Category Archive: Human Interest

3 ways we can celebrate Earth Day in our communities

Earth Day is about more than just celebrating our great planet. This upcoming holiday is the perfect opportunity to make where we live, work and play a better place for generations to come.    While Earth Day is relatively new—celebrated for the first time in 1970 to remember and raise awareness about the environmental devastation from […]

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3 money-related steps for prospective buyers

Did you know April is National Financial Literacy Month? While we’re not financial advisers, it’s important that anyone who is preparing to buy a home anytime soon is well-versed in the money aspect of it all, so we gathered essential tips from the experts regarding saving effectively for your future home. Organize your finances. There’s a […]

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4 takeaways from the potential NAR settlement

The landmark commission lawsuit against the National Association of REALTORS® appears to be headed for a settlement. However, how much change is on the horizon for buyers, sellers and those of us in real estate is still unclear.  Since we take pride in the real estate industry, we wanted to take a moment to summarize […]

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4 more reasons new construction homes are worth a look

In today’s market, as a shortage of existing inventory continues to challenge buyers of all kinds, new construction homes are a great option for many house hunters. We’ve written about the pros and cons of choosing a newly-built home before, but the topic is particularly timely right now as builder confidence continues to rise in 2024. A […]

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3 stats that show we need to keep talking about wire fraud

For years, wire fraud has been a thorn in the side of everyone involved in real estate. Despite continued efforts and conversation, it remains a formidable enemy. Plus, the scammers behind it continue to evolve and exploit any weakness they can.  Why are we repeating this warning now? A new report from a leading anti-fraud […]

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3 reasons interest rates matter so much right now

Raise your hand if you’re tired of talking about interest rates. If you fit in that category, you certainly won’t love this special February message. But it’s the topic that is still on the minds of most people – real estate professionals, and our customers alike.  Here are three different ways continued lower mortgage rates […]

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4 new rules to buying or selling a home this season

Thinking about entering the real estate market soon? Great. You’re certainly not alone. More listings, falling interest rates, (even though the Fed left rates unchanged last month) and general optimism about future market conditions have many people thinking soon could be the perfect time to start the next chapter of their lives. However, the roller […]

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5 ways to maximize your extra day this month

There’s always so much to love about February, but every four years, this month gives us even more to appreciate. Yes, we’re talking about leap years and how you can make the most of the additional 24 hours of 2024.  Whether you’re looking to enhance your marketing strategy, unwind, or bolster your team’s spirit, here […]

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