Simple Tips for Hillside Landscaping

Hillside landscaping is one of the hardest jobs around. Many… read more

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Houzz Tour: Opening Up a Midcentury Schreiber Home in Phoenix (18 photos)

After stripping this midcentury Phoenix house of its cabinetry, wood paneling, faucets and other finishes, the homeowner and project manager were stumped. They had a grand vision for the home, built in 1956 by prominent midcentury architects Charles and Arthur Schreiber. They wanted to knock down… read more

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Pending Home Sales Surge 6.1%

Pending home sales posted a sharp 6.1 percent rise in May, as lower mortgage rates and rising inventories helped propel the market into the summer… read more


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Home Sales Hit 7-Year High

Home sales surged in 2013 even as prices continued to rise in all regions of the country. read more


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Homeowners Beware of the Tax Identity Thief

Whether you just bought a home or have owned one for a while, you’re probably looking forward to the mortgage interest deduction you claim when you file your annual income taxes.  But what happens when you go to file your return and you discover they’re already filed? You may be a victim of refund fraud. read more


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While there is no cure-all for pest problems, implementing these strategies in tandem can help you stop uninvited guests from compromising your quality of life. read more

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Texas Realtors won’t provide member info to competing statewide Realtor site,

The executive board of the Texas Association of Realtors has turned down a request from the Houston Association of Realtors for membership data that would have been displayed on the Houston association’s consumer-facing website, The move limits which Texas … read more

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Should You Consider a Metal Roof?

Frequent concerns for people unfamiliar with metal roofs are fear of rust, noise and denting, but care has been taken to engineer metal roofing to solve these potential issues. read more


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Learning the True Costs of Living in a Community

Relocating can be one of the most exciting and important decisions a family or individual makes. When families relocate, they’re choosing more than just a house or apartment: they are also selecting the schools, job opportunities, green spaces and other characteristics that come with that community.   And, at the center of it all is a […] read more

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Now that Twist is gone, what location apps can keep a Realtor on schedule?

I wrote a post about the wonderful app, Twist, a few months ago. I LOVED this app and always made sure everyone knew about it. Twist was an app that would allow you to send notifications to your clients to let them know when you would arrive for appointments … read more

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The Long Road to Paradise

Author Don Wallace reflects on falling in love with life on a French isle, but buying a home there was no dream. read more

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Mortgage Foreclosure Laws

Foreclosure is the process of terminating a home loan that is in default and transferring the property from the borrower to the lender. The foreclosure process becomes more common when the real estate market has declines and more homeowners find themselves unable to make monthly mortgage payments on their homes. California has strict legal guidelines to the process of foreclosure that homeowners should be aware if they begin to fall behind on their loan payments. read more


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Translate Your Summer Travel Into Home Decor Inspiration

Summer is a season for travel. I’m not much of… read more

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Secrets to converting phone leads into real estate clients

Former President and CEO Allan Dalton once observed that the real estate industry is great at generating leads — it’s converting those leads that is the issue. With inventories being tight and loans harder to obtain than ever, you’re probably wondering how to maximize your income over the next few months … read more


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Aging Homes May Present Big Bargains

Bargain-hunters be ready: An aging housing inventory may offer up some golden opportunities, according to a new analysis. read more


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