Sun.Feb 21, 2021

Should You Insulate the Interior or Exterior of Your Home?


Image: c12 / Making sure that your house is properly insulated can significantly reduce your monthly bills, as well as increase the thermal comfort in your home. But how do you decide which side of the walls to insulate?

Existing-Home Sales Ticked Up Slightly in January

RIS Media

Existing-home sales ticked up slightly in January and increased 23.7% from a year ago, according to the latest data from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). January reported a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.69 million existing-home sales.

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Tyler McLay’s experience as a young buyer helps clients get into the market

REM Online

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Moving Faster in 2021

RIS Media

I think I speak for most when I say that it’s a relief to have 2020 behind us. While the real estate industry had one of its best years yet, the trials of the pandemic and the associated economic carnage have left our country with a long road to recovery.

What to Do If You Inherit A Home


Inheriting a house is likely to be one of the greatest gifts you can ever receive from a loved one or family member. However, receiving such a gift can sometimes come with its fair share of expenses and other headaches.

4 Steps to Establishing Your Real Estate Brand

RIS Media

You are in the people business and now, more than ever, people crave authenticity. Realness is what bolsters clients’ trust in you and makes them hire you. Fakeness often sends them running.

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RPR: Reimagined, Redesigned and Rebuilt—Just for REALTORS®

RIS Media

Since 2010, REALTORS® have relied on RPR®—Realtors Property Resource®—to give them on-the-go access to comprehensive data, powerful analytics and client-friendly reports. A refreshed version goes live in late February.

DIY staging: 5 pieces every agent should invest in


If your homeowners can’t afford (or won’t spend extra money on) staging, it pays to have some inventory to help you improve the look of your new listing. Agent Design Lifestyle Select Service Staging Alex Lilly Antoinette Fargo DOORA Designs interior design staging staging advice

Fannie Mae: U.S. Economy Expected to Expand at 6.7% Clip in 2021

RIS Media

The U.S. economy is expected to grow 6.7%in in 2021, an improvement not only from last year’s 2.5% contraction but up, too, compared to last month’s forecast of 5.3%, according to the February 2021 commentary from the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group.

This Week’s Top Stories: Canadians See Their Homes Make More Than Them, But It Still Underperformed Other Investments

Better Dwelling

Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s top stories. Canadian Real Estate Everything’s A Bubble, And Canadian Real Estate Was One Of The Worst Returns Canadian real estate printed huge price gains this year, but how does it compare to other assets?

Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Moved Up in February

RIS Media

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 2.81%.

South Florida SilverSneakers Fitness

Waterfront Properties

SilverSneakers classes are unique fitness classes led by supportive instructors who are trained in senior fitness. COVID-19 has kept South Floridians out of the gym, and it has become too easy to slip away from pre-COVID exercise routines.


Regional Spotlight: Florida’s Housing Market Going Strong

RIS Media

Florida’s housing market continued to show momentum in January even with the ongoing pandemic, with more closed sales, rising median prices, more new pending sales and increased pending inventory compared to a year ago, according to Florida REALTORS® latest housing data.

Insane Seller’s Market Calls for… Auctions?

Notorious ROB

Since this is earnings week in real estate, with Realogy, Redfin and RE/MAX all reporting… I figured any non-VIP stuff I want to write, I should get in today. And as it happens, there is something I wanted to discuss and explore.

Regional Spotlight: California Housing Market Momentum Continues

RIS Media

California’s housing market kicked off the year on a positive note, following up on December’s strong showing with double-digit price and sales growth on a yearly basis in January, according to the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.).

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Osoyoos Realtor Allan Taylor moves to eXp Realty

REM Online

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5 Ways to Save on Title Insurance

RIS Media

(TNS)—Title insurance gives you financial protection in case someone claims to have partial ownership of your home after you purchase and close on the property.

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Retire to Florida?


Hat tip to DB for sending in this article/trailer: New documentary, ‘Some Kind of Heaven’ explores the dark underside of America’s largest retirement community known as ‘The Villages’ in central Florida with a notorious swingers scene.

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HUD Applauds U.S Formal Return to Paris Climate Agreement

RIS Media

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued the following statement on the U.S. formal return to the Paris Climate Agreement: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) applauds President Biden for officially rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement.

Just Sold! 3325 NE 50th Ave

The Living Room

3325 NE 50th Ave, Portland, Oregon, 97213. The front porch welcomes you to this charming Alameda Bungalow. Inside you will find a light filled front room, with an attractive mantel, builtins, and a wood stove. The kitchen has retro flair and an eating nook, perfect for intimate evening meals.

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A Common Guide For Property Managers Charge? Fees, Costs & What To Expect

Rent, Buy & Sell

If you are a first-time investor or not aware of valuable services provided by Property Management Company then property management fees might seem intimidating to you.

Miami-Dade Total Home Sales Continue Surging in January 2021

Realty Biz

Miami-Dade County total home sales posted a double-digit increase for the fifth consecutive month in January 2021 as pent-up demand and record-low mortgage rates continue fueling transactions, according to the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.

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How to Clean Your Gutters in 5 Steps

Louisville Homes

The gutters attached to the side of your house or edge of your roofing structure provide a way to ensure rainwater flows down to the drains. However, they also catch various debris such as leaves, twigs, and other items along the way that can create blockages and other issues.

South Florida COVID-19 Update New Vaccine Sites

Waterfront Properties

Governor Ron DeSantis announced additional COVID-19 vaccine sites. The latest statistics for South Florida are as follows. There are 1,868,772 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida. 30,434 people have died. There are 117,559 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Palm Beach County. 2,394 people have died.

Top 10 Brooklyn Real Estate Listings: A Wood Frame in Prospect Heights, a Limestone in Bed Stuy


The most popular listings on Brownstoner include a rental in Park Slope, a co-op in Brooklyn Heights and a row house in Windsor Terrace. Popular listings are scattered across the borough this week.

A rare offering in Tahoe City, California!

Luxury Real Estate Blog

. The Bear Paw Lodge - 2900 Polaris Road, Tahoe City, California . 6 Beds, 5 Full & 2 Half Baths, 6110 SFT, 30 Acres . Listed price - $8,600,000.

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Want a Backyard Firepit? Try This Easy DIY Tutorial!

Warmer weather will be here before you know it! What better way to usher it in than by building a DIY backyard fire pit? This step-by-step tutorial video takes out all the guesswork of installing this popular backyard amenity. The post Want a Backyard Firepit? Try This Easy DIY Tutorial!


Projecting Safety Still Matters

RIS Media

Once the pandemic hit nearly one year ago, keeping a home safe from germs quickly became part of a REALTOR®’ s day-to-day. Everyone was talking about being more cautious and having controlled showings when allowing buyers into a prospective seller’s home.