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How's This for a Title: Ukraine Conflict Boosts US Real Estate Market?

Ukraine's ongoing war with pro-Russian separatists and their Moscow benefactors is pushing money out of the region -- and into the United States.

"I hate to say it, but all this uncertainty and chaos is great for my business," said Marlen Kruzhkov, a Ukrainian-American attorney whose business is oriented toward foreigners, particularly those [...]

Renovation Tips and Trends

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At times, the thought of renovating can be so daunting that instead, we do nothing. But caring for the properties we love can have many returns - both in terms of our own use and when it come time to sell.

Some renovations involve solely practical

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Surge In Boston Home Sales

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Surge In Boston Home Sales

The Greater Boston housing market exhibited significant growth this August, with the month’s 1,720 single-family sales representing a 13.5 percent increase from a year ago.

Furthermore, with 1,302 contracts signed in August pending sales were up 30.9 percent. This denotes at least another month of strong sales [...]

The Millennial Homebuyer

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The Millennial Homebuyer

A recent study by apartmentlist.com focused exclusively on millennials and their intentions about buying a home. The data comes from nearly 6,000 millennial renters (age 18-34) at a time when home ownership for American's under 35 is the lowest in history since 1984.  Here, we break down the key findings in the [...]

How to Avoid Cyber Rental Scams

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Just because it’s on the Internet doesn’t mean it's true: words to live by, especially when renting online.

You think you’ve found the perfect place – everything you've been searching for with a landlord eager and willing to accept first, last and security. But beware; that too good to be true listing you found online might actually be too [...]

Housing Feature Trends for 2016: Walk-In Closets are A Must

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It’s important to keep on top of what homebuilders are featuring in their new homes. In December 2015, a nationwide survey asked builders about the likelihood of certain features being included in their typical single-family homes.  Using a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being not likely at all and 5 being very likely) the builders reported the following as the most likely features to show up in a typical 2016 home.

 

Housing Starts Hit Nine Year High

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The U.S. housing market continues to rebound with single-family homes inching up 7.2 percent, the highest level since November 2007. In February, builders started production on 1,178,000 homes, a 5.2 percent increase over January and a 30.9 percent increase from February 2015. Single-family home completions also increased, rising 6.1 percent to 736,000 annualized rate, the highest since November 2008.

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The Millennial Homebuyer Affordability Crisis

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As millenials flock to major cities for professional opportunities, it seems their chances of being able to buy a home are slimmer than they realize. While nearly 80 percent of millennial homebuyers say they plan on purchasing a home someday, more than 40 percent have not started saving for a down payment.

 

Outdoor Trends That Attract Buyers

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Often times when people are planning to sell, they focus on indoor improvement. A home's exterior and backyard are just as important and shouldn't be neglected. You want to make your home as appealing as possible for potential buyers. Here are some of today's trends in outdoor living to help you bring in the buyers