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How to Find Out if Your New Home is in a Safe Neighborhood

Buying a house in a neighborhood you don’t know very well? While it might look nice at the outset, you never really know what happens after dark (or in broad daylight, for that matter).

Buying a house in a neighborhood you don’t know very well? While it might look nice at the outset, you never really know what happens after dark (or in broad daylight, for that matter). That’s why you should find out as much as possible about your potential neighborhood’s safety and crime rates so you’ll know […]

Why Selling Your Home During the Fall or Winter is a Good Idea


One of the most important questions homeowners ask themselves during the selling process is whether it’s a good time to put their house on the market.  While many real estate experts think that spring is the ideal time to sell a home, there are plenty of reasons why it’s a good idea to sell your home […]

Features That Can Turn Away Millennial Home Buyers

Millennial home buyers

With millennials now comprising such a large percentage of all home buyers, it makes sense that you would want to keep this age group in mind when selling your home. While there definitely are upgrades that can catch the eye of millennial home buyers, there also are some home features that are known to send […]

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Home-Buying Tips From HGTV’s House Hunters

HGTV’s home buying

HGTV’s House Hunters reality show premiered 20 years ago in October. The focus: A couple (usually) is seeking a home within a certain budget, with their agent informing them exactly what they can get for that budget and showing them three options. The couple then agrees on a choice, put in an offer and get […]

How to Keep Your Pets Calm & Safe When Moving to a New Home

When you get ready to move to a new home, some of the first things you likely will consider is packing and hiring movers. If you own pets, however, you’ll also want to think about how you can ensure a smooth transition for your furry friends. Here are some expert tips from that pet […]

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 […]