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Top Female Entrepreneur Alison Clay-Duboff Shares Secrets of Success

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Alison Clay-Duboff has worked in real estate for over 13 years. She studied at George Washington University and the American University in Paris and has lived in the U.K., St. Barts, France, Sweden and Saudi Arabia. Alison and her husband, Ken Duboff, operate Salty Water Properties, Inc. as part of RE/MAX Estate Properties in Manhattan […]

5 Home Features Millennials Couldn’t Care Less About

If you’ve just placed your home on the market, there’s a high likelihood that your potential buyer could be a member of the millennial set. So, it’s probably a good idea to figure out what kind of houses the members of this generation are seeking. According to real estate professionals, a large majority of millennials […]

4 Things You Should Avoid Doing When Putting Your Home on the Market

So, you’ve decided to place your home on the market. In addition to enlisting a professional real estate agent, you’ll need to know what not to do when selling your house. Here, RISMedia offers a handful of things to get you started. 1. Don’t over-improve As you prepare to list your home, you might realize […]

What Is the Average Price per Square Foot for a Home—and Why Does It Matter?

Thinking about buying a house? The first dollar figure you’ll want to know is the price, but a close second is the cost per square foot—along with the average cost per square foot for a home in that neighborhood (or the median cost for a square foot of home space, which is actually a better […]

7 Red Flags to Watch Out for When Buying a Home

Before you make an offer on a home, it’s a good idea to take a peek around the neighborhood. After all, you can change your house, but you can’t change the location. If your new neighborhood is on the decline, you might have a difficult time when you decide to sell. And because a bad […]

11 Tips On Using Scents To Sell Your Home

You’ve likely spent considerable time and energy to making sure you’re your house looks great before placing it on the market. However, did you forget about any smells that might be lurking? Even if you’ve decorated or staged your home perfectly, if potential buyers walk in and detect an unpleasant odor, they could make a […]

What To Expect When a Home Is “Move-in Ready”

You’ve likely heard the phrase “move-in ready” used to describe a property, but do you know what it really means? At the minimum, a home listed as move-in ready should be livable without any anticipated repairs. However, some home buyers might incorrectly assume that the term means “updated” or “brand-new,” and move-in ready can be used […]

How Your Bedroom Could Turn Off Potential Buyers

Many people selling their house throw all of their efforts into beautifying its curb appeal, and scrubbing the kitchen and baths until they shine. But it’s important not to forget the bedroom. According to, here are some items in your bedroom that are most likely to make potential buyers run for the exit. 1. […]

5 Things to Think About Before Purchasing a Condo

If you’re thinking about entering the real estate market, you might be wondering whether or not it’s a good idea to shop for a condo. After all, condos usually are less costly to purchase than houses or townhouses, and they also can offer conveniences you might not otherwise be able to afford. The bottom line: […]

7 Ways to Make Moving Day Less Stressful

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You’ve sold your house and are ready to move into a new one, but how do you avoid the looming giant headache? Here’s 7 tips to make moving less stressful offers some helpful tips. 1. Follow the rule of 2’s When you know a move is imminent, there’s a tendency to procrastinate, which can […]