Thu.Nov 26, 2020

Vancouver To Triple Empty Home Tax To 3% In 2021

Better Dwelling

Vancouver is doubling down on the success of its vacant home tax…well, tripling down, technically. The Vancouver Empty Homes Tax (EHT) will be tripled from its original rate for the 2021 assessment year.


Buyers Can Now Access Flood Data on®

RIS Media

Last August,® began displaying flood risk information on for-sale properties across the United States.


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Living with Pets? Here’s How to Keep Allergies Under Control


Image: Gladskikh Tatiana / Millions of us share our homes with furry, feathered, and scaly friends. Pets are a great addition to the family and bring comfort and joy to people across the world. However, many pet owners are also somewhat allergic to their animal companions.

Are You Targeting First-Time Sellers? Here’s Why You Should Be

RIS Media

Real estate agents are well-acquainted with the first-time homebuyer market. But did you realize that nearly one in three sellers are first-time sellers? Or that the overwhelming majority (88 percent) of sellers aged 22 – 29 are first-time sellers?

John Stobbe spearheads Anne Frank statue project in Edmonton

REM Online

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PSA Thursday: How to Slash Your Food Budget, with Rosemary Fotheringham

Afford Anything

Welcome back to PSA Thursday, a weekly- ish segment in which we talk about how to handle money, work, and life in the year that is 2020. Today, we’re tackling one of the biggest line-items on your budget: food.


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Thank You for Your Support

Keeping Current Matters

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How to Work With Different Generations

RIS Media

To a great extent, the life stage of your clients determines their real estate needs and desires. Life phases can also influence the type of support and service they need from you as their agent. Here are some suggestions on how to work with different generations of clients. First-Time Homebuyers.

8 Creative Places To Store Cookbooks Other Than Your Kitchen Counter

Gege Gatt ( / Getty Images The holidays and coronavirus have many of us cooking more than ever, but kitchen fatigue can easily settle in. Need some inspiration for tackling a new dish, from ratatouille to creme brulee? It might be time to crack open those cookbooks.

NAR Launches “First-Time Buyer” Streaming Video Series on ROKU

RIS Media

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) this week launched its new digital video series to over 40 million households on Roku, the No. 1 streaming TV platform in the U.S.

How to Rent Your First House or Apartment

Realty Biz

What to Know About Renting For The First Time. Are you thinking of moving out of your parent’s home and renting your first house or apartment? When you rent your first home, there are things you should know to avoid the pitfalls that could put you at odds with your landlord.

Focus and Finish Lines

RIS Media

What you focus on can either empower or disempower you. The awesome thing is that we get to choose what gets our attention, even in a year that has thrown us many curveballs. Some of you may already know that I ran the New York City Marathon. This was no easy feat for a man like me.

Centuries-Old and Charming: The 10 Oldest Homes To Land on the Market This Week Calacatta marble is nice, but the oldest homes to land on the market this week will have you swooning for wide-plank floors, keeping rooms, and Colonial charm. The senior of the bunch dates to 1700, and the whippersnappers are a trio of homes completed in 1750.

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Why I’m grateful for the lessons and hardship of 2020


It has been a year of unprecedented anxiety and hardship — the phrase “dumpster fire” keeps getting tossed around — but I can’t help feeling grateful for so much of what has happened this year and the resilience it has produced in all of us and in our industry.

5 Fabulous Homes of Your Favorite Formula 1 Drivers: Part I

Fancy Pants Homes

If you’ve been paying any attention to Formula 1 in 2020, then you’ll know that this was a historic season. Mercedes-AMG Petronas won their sixth consecutive constructor championship, while Lewis Hamilton added a seventh world title to his resume — matching Michael Schumacher’s record wins.

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Zillow: Remote Work Could Most Help Black Renters Trying to Buy Homes

RIS Media

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, more companies have opted to go remote, and now a new report from Zillow states that this new trend could benefit Black renters far more than other renters.

Retired Baseball Star Jarrod Saltalamacchia Selling His $3.3M Florida Home, Jared Wickerham/Getty Images The former baseball catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is looking for a buyer for his home base in Florida. It’s now on the market for $3,295,000. The 35-year-old West Palm Beach native picked up the Wellington, FL, property in 2013 for $2.65 million.

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3 Things CEO’s Do After They Retire

I Am 1 Percent

Being a CEO of a corporation is a big job. It comes with daily stress and what feels like never a moment for oneself. When a CEO goes to retire, it would make sense that he or she decides to. Read more. The post 3 Things CEO’s Do After They Retire appeared first on I Am 1 Percent. Career


Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Increases Slightly to 5.48 Percent

RIS Media

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance increased from 5.47 percent of servicers’ portfolio volume in the prior week to 5.48 percent as of Nov. 15, 2020. According to MBA’s estimate, 2.7 million homeowners are in forbearance plans. The share of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans in forbearance dropped for the 24th week in a row to 3.35 percent—a 1 basis-point improvement.

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We Appreciate You

The Living Room

To our beautiful clients –. Thank you so much for the wild ride we’ve had over the past year. It’s been amazing to see your dedication and commitment to riding the bidding war wave alongside Chris and I in finding the perfect house.

Recipes for Realtors: Christmas cake gift stuffing

REM Online

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Adding A New Deck On A Tiny House –

The Living Room

Our seller, Kurt, had already done a great job of sprucing up the interior of his tiny home he wanted us to sell for him. He asked Chris and I for direction on what to do with the backyard. It didn’t make sense to either of us that the current deck be so small.

How Brooklynites Once Celebrated a Day of Thanks


Editors note: This post originally ran in 2015 and has been updated. You can read the previous post here. Thanksgiving in America has always been a rather strange combination of festival, food and frolic.


The Grand Victorian | McGarr Realty Corp. Brokerage A Tradition of Luxury

Luxury Real Estate Blog

Exclusive opportunity to own one of Niagara-on-the-Lakes landmark estates, located on the prestigious Niagara Parkway.

Happy Thanksgiving!


We participated in the annual Mama’s Pies event again this year, and we delivered our 60+ pies in person yesterday – all for a worthy cause! link] Happy Thanksgiving! The post Happy Thanksgiving! appeared first on Klinge Realty Local Flavor


As people stay at home more, good neighbors matter

Realty Biz

People’s priorities are shifting as they spend more time at home freed from the strain of constantly commuting and being active. Now, home shoppers are placing more emphasis on the neighborly qualities on the areas where they live.


Did We Uncover the World’s Most Inspiring Dining Rooms? You Decide

Sotheby's International Real Estate

Houston, Texas | Kim Phillips , Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty . The dining room is an important hub in any home. It’s where families gather, where friends linger late into the evening after a dinner party, where holiday meals take place and school projects are constructed.

Just Sold In Tequesta!

Luxury Real Estate Blog

JUST SOLD! . Huge congrats to our super agent Gabrielle Corrine Coutant who brought the buyers to this lovely home in Tequesta ! Contact Gabrielle with all your Real Estate needs: 561.420.4833 . What's Your Florida Home Worth? Check Out Your Home's Value?

New On The Market / Luxury Urban Villa In The Exclusive Area Of Milan

Luxury Real Estate Blog

GENOA, ITALY - IB International Real Estate , a nationally-recognized luxury real estate agency, is pleased to share with the network their latest acquisition: a luxury newly built villa with an indoor pool in Milan. . Address: Milan. Location: Lombardia, Italy. List Price: € 4. 000,00.

Just Listed | Magical in Martin's Crossing | 4778 SE Graham Drive

Luxury Real Estate Blog

Experience the ?????? of Home ECHOnomics. MAGICAL IN MARTIN'S CROSSING 3 Beds | 2/1 Baths. Dream home alert! This beautiful home features a bonus loft/den, gorgeous decor & design throughout, and a lovely garden with lake views.