Sun.May 08, 2022

More than two-thirds of Americans say now is a bad time to buy a house

Realty Biz

In one of the most unsurprising poll results seen this year, when a house is on the agenda, a record majority of Americans have indicated they believe now is most definitely not a good time to buy a home. For Sale Sign on a Lawn in Front of a House.

Opendoor 1Q2022: The King is Dead, Long Live the King

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How to Save Money for a Down Payment and Closing Costs on a New House

Realtor.com

kroach/iStock When you’re wondering how to save money for a house, it can start to feel like you’ll never scrape together enough for a down payment. Yeah, you already know that Rome wasn’t built in a day. Well, the same holds true for building a down payment. It takes time!

Thoughts on Leadership: Lessons from New York

RIS Media

This week my travels brought me to Uncasville, Connecticut for an incredible event at the Mohegan Sun, led by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties/New York Properties/Hudson Valley Properties President and CEO Candace Adams.

Kick-Off Your Summer With Never-Ending Prospects

Speaker: Kevin Smullin, Founder, 2Q Lead Generation Strategies

In this webinar, Kevin Smullen will demonstrate a methodology that will help you create a pipeline with continuous prospects.

One-Story vs. Two-Story Home: Which Is Better?

Realtor.com

M House Development/Houzz; Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects/Houzz One-story versus two-story home: Which is better? When house hunting, this question is worth considering—and the answer isn’t as simple as you might think.

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5 Things Every First-Time Home Buyer Needs to Know

Realtor.com

Here’s what every first-time home buyer needs to know to dive into house hunting with confidence—and with as few curveballs as possible.

Top 10 Brooklyn Real Estate Listings: A Park Slope Brownstone, a Clinton Hill Rental

Brownstoner

The most popular listings on Brownstoner this week include a row house in Crown Heights, a carriage house in Prospect Heights and a standalone in Prospect Park South. Popular listings were scattered across the borough this week.

Landlord Responsibilities and More They Wish You Knew

Realtor.com

Ekaterina Minaeva/iStock Landlord responsibilities can make going into the business of running rentals a major undertaking. And let’s face it, landlords don’t always get the respect they deserve! Sure, landlords call the shots on your living situation right now.

This Week’s Top Stories: Canadian Real Estate’s Laundering Problem and Population Growth Won’t Protect Prices

Better Dwelling

Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s top stories. Canadian Real Estate Canadian Real Estate Has A Money Laundering and Fraud Problem: Intelligence Report Canadian real estate is an excellent tool for money laundering, according to CISC.

The Complete Realtor: Tools to Successfully Manage Your Personal Life, Career, and Health

Speaker: Marki Lemons Ryhal, REALTOR, Keynote Speaker, 4X International Best Selling Author, and Podcaster at ReMarkiTable, LLC

In this webinar, Marki Lemons Ryhal will teach you how you can pivot and succeed as a real estate agent in the face of adversity!

How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes, in 5 Clever Ways

Realtor.com

Terri Rosa Fox/iStock With heat advisories raging across the country, dripping humidity, and no relief in immediate sight, we’re bearing the brunt of summer’s doggiest days. To make it all worse, we have to deal with the season’s biggest villain: mosquitoes.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

BubbleInfo

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers everywhere! My mom is hanging in there! She is still in the retirement home in San Rafael, and is relatively healthy. We sent her flowers and chocolate-covered strawberries for Mother’s Day, and she has called me three times to thank me! I’m not sure if she forgot that […]. About the author

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Rental Scams That Anyone Can Fall For—and How to Avoid Them

Realtor.com

ktsimage/iStock The rental market is tough enough without having to deal with fake ads and crooks looking to steal your money. But it happens all the time. And it’s alarmingly easy for these rental scams to rope in even the smartest among us.

Digital Real Estate In the Metaverse

McKissock

With the rising normalization of cryptocurrencies in our marketplaces, it’s no surprise crypto has found its way into real estate. In recent news, the first commercial property in New York has been put on the market exclusively for Bitcoin — $29 million dollars worth, to be exact.

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Database Restoration: How to Revive Dead Leads and Generate New Ones

Speaker: Rivers Pearce, CEO of W8LESS

In this session Rivers Pierce, CEO of W8LESS, will teach you how winning agents restore and revive their database to continue to gain market share!

What Is a Kick-Out Clause? Helping Sellers Get the Best Deal in a Timely Manner

Realtor.com

monkeybusinessimages/iStock; realtor.com A kick-out clause gives sellers the ability to continue marketing a house in the event that they receive an offer with contingencies, or conditions that must be met. One of the most common contingencies is that the buyers must sell their current home.

How to Build a Loft Bed in an Afternoon (and on the Cheap)

Realtor.com

The Washington Post/Getty Images Here’s how to build a loft bed and have it finished by the time you’re ready to fall asleep tonight. Why would you want to do such a thing? Because a loft bed is the ideal solution for bedrooms that lack square footage but have high ceilings.

How to Put an Offer on a House That’s Already Under Contract

Realtor.com

Getty Images Wondering how to put an offer on a house that’s already under contract? Picture this: You’ve been house hunting for ages and finally find the home of your dreams. The only problem is, it’s already under contract with another buyer.

10 Money-Saving Tricks Furniture Stores Don’t Want You to Know

Realtor.com

andresr/iStock If you’re anything like us, you probably have a love-hate relationship with furniture shopping. You’re besotted while browsing catalogs, admiring gorgeous pieces, and imagining them in your home. But then reality strikes: You have to actually go to the store.

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The Real Estate Pulse: Analyzing the 2022 Housing Market

Speaker: Grier Allen, CEO and Co-Founder of BoomTown

In this session, Grier Allen, CEO and Co-Founder of BoomTown, will breakdown the top housing trends for 2022, and help you navigate the constant changes in the market so that you can achieve success!

House of Horrors: 6 Things a Home Inspector Might Not Catch

Realtor.com

RyanJLane/Getty Images Before buying into a monthly mortgage payment, 77% of home buyers hire an inspector to go through their new digs with a fine-toothed comb. This is a very good idea. That extra set of eyes gives buyers peace of mind that a new house won’t have a leaky roof or cracked foundation.

What Is a Saltbox House? A Colonial Style That Modern Buyers Love

Realtor.com

Barry Winiker/Getty Images While house hunting, you may have come across a mention of a “saltbox” and wondered: What the heck is a saltbox house? Well, wonder no longer!

8 Staircase Decorating Ideas That Raise the Bar, From Railings to Risers

Realtor.com

If you think your home’s staircase is just a way of getting to the second floor, think again. The stairs are a focal point of your home—and often the first thing that your guests or, if you’re selling, a potential buyer will see when they walk in your front door.

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How to Get Out of a Contract When You Don’t Want to Buy That House

Realtor.com

erhui1979/Getty Images If you’re wondering how to get out of a contract for a house you thought you wanted to buy, you are certainly not the first person to land in your shoes. Sure, when home buyers find a place they adore, they tend to champ at the bit to seal the deal and move in.

#Trending: How to Leverage Instagram’s Algorithm to Build Your Pipeline

Speaker: Eric Simon, Founder of The Broke Agent Media | Matt Lionetti, Real Estate Salesperson at The Agency

In this session, The Broke Agent and Matt Lionetti will break down the strategies they utilize to grow their Instagram accounts to over 360,000 and 40,000 followers. They will also discuss vertical video, podcasting, and the importance of producing consistent content!

What Is a Ranch House? A Suburban Architectural Gem

Realtor.com

Realtor.com What is a ranch house? If there’s one architectural style that says “suburbia,” it’s this type of home design. Comfortable in design and humble in every sense of the word, this iconic, homegrown archetype actually has a glamorous past. What is a ranch house?

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How to Clean a Kitchen: Tips Your Parents Should Have Taught You

Realtor.com

South_agency/iStock Learning how to clean a kitchen might not seem like rocket science, but it’s definitely a lost art—something previous generations of homemakers obsessed over.

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What Is a Victorian House? A Home Fit for Romantics

Realtor.com

A Victorian house sounds like it comes from the Victorian era. And the Victorian era conjures up images of women in corsets and hoop skirts lounging on fainting couches. But where? In a Victorian house, of course. But what exactly is a Victorian house?

What Is a Banister? Slide Into the Know About This Home Amenity

Realtor.com

KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock “As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction,” says an old Irish blessing. As whimsical (or painful) as that sounds, it begs the question: What exactly is a banister?

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