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Social Media and Real Estate

Social Media and Real Estate

Real estate agents can leverage the power of social media to reach a wider audience. About 77% of agents in the real estate industry use social media. Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram are the most common platforms among real estate agents. Here are a few tips about...

Contingent vs. Pending in Real Estate

Contingent vs. Pending in Real Estate

When buying or selling a home, it is crucial to understand the difference between contingent and pending. Contingent means something else needs to happen before the sale goes through while pending means the seller already approves the sale. Knowing the difference can...

Worst Cities for First Time Homebuyers

Worst Cities for First Time Homebuyers

The housing market has been booming in recent years. Many people are looking to buy their own homes rather than renting. Although the prices for buying houses have skyrocketed, many first-time purchasers are unafraid to make a purchase. Owning a home for the first...

Some Home Renovations You Should Avoid

Some Home Renovations You Should Avoid

Home renovations are sometimes a necessity. Other times, they are a choice.   You can use home renovation projects to: Improve your quality of residential life Make your home closer to your ideal environment Address glaring issues with a home Improve potential...

Tips for Investing in Real Estate

Tips for Investing in Real Estate

Investing in Real Estate has proved to be one of the most significant investment opportunities since the late 1950s. With the right amount of knowledge about the industry, people from all walks of life can make a solid living. Listed below are a few tips for beginners...

Pros and Cons of Buying a Home

Pros and Cons of Buying a Home

Buying a home is a big financial decision. There is the upfront cost of the building and the mortgage, upkeep, and any repairs you must pay for out of pocket. But after renting for several years, you may feel like you’re ready for the next step of homeownership- after...