15 Real Estate-Related Movies

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There are actually many Real Estate-related movies for any type of genre: dramas, thrillers, comedies, tear-jerkers, horrors, and even slasher films. Here’s a list — in no particular order — of some you’ve probably seen and some you might have not… 1. The Money Pit (1986), starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long A couple desperately tries to repair their newly … Continue reading

Benefits of Saying Thanks

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You’ve always been taught that saying “thank you” is important and courteous. But don’t think of it as being just a polite gesture — it may also help your business succeed. This is not an article about how the business world has turned into a cold, sterile, impersonal environment, but about how your business can have a distinctive edge in … Continue reading

Rising costs may push renters to home ownership

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Home prices are affordable, mortgage rates are low, options are plentiful, and now there’s another reason for buyers to make the leap into home ownership: rent is on the rise. New data across the country shows that rental costs have been steadily increasing over the past few years. A new housing report from Hotpads.com has found that two-bedroom rental prices … Continue reading

New real estate data may bring some good news

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Realtor.com has released new data on real estate market trends happening around the country. The report has found that inventory on the national level has declined by 21% compared to last November. In addition, the median age of inventory went down 3.4% compared to a year ago.? Median list prices are up by 4% nationally on a year-to-year comparison. How … Continue reading

Stigmatized property?

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My new favorite TV show, American Horror Story on FX, is about an old restored mansion which the locals have dubbed “murder house.” The current homeowners are trying to sell their haunted house to no avail. Maybe you’ve never had to sell a haunted house, but most agents at one time or another have had to deal with a stigmatized … Continue reading

How an earthquake teaches us about human nature

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If you felt that earthquake last week, it might have taken you by surprise. If you’re like me, you immediately turned to the Internet and Facebook to see what other people were saying and to learn where the epicenter of the quake occurred. One thing is for sure: human nature forces us to share our unique experiences with others and … Continue reading