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Surviving the Relo Relay

January 14, 2014: 

In her new book, Home Sweet Homes: How Bundt Cakes, Bubble Wrap, and My Accent Helped Me Survive Nine Moves, Diane Laney Fitzpatrick gets into the nitty gritty of these ugly, cross-country relocations.

Wintertime Tips to Keep Landscaping Safe

January 9, 2014: 

Lawn care is typically a spring and summertime activity, but in the dead of winter — even one as brutal as this has been — there’s still plenty you can do to protect your landscaping.

Homes Are Getting Smarter, More Connected

January 9, 2014: 

Several technology companies at the Consumer Electronics Show this week are spotlighting new devices that further the experience of living in a smart home.

Give Your Sales Meetings Value

January 8, 2014: 

Here are some quick tips for brokers looking to raise the caliber of their sales meetings to better train agents.

3 SEO Trends to Make You More Findable Online

January 8, 2014: 

If more real estate customers are looking online nowadays, how can you ensure they'll find you? Here are three ways to boost your SEO.

Education Campaign on New Mortgage Rules

January 8, 2014: 

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is launching an education campaign to help make home buyers and home owners more aware of new mortgage regulations coming in January.

New-Home Sales Drop in November

January 8, 2014: 

Sales of new single-family homes dropped 2.1 percent in November, but they are still keeping a pace well above a year ago.

Buyers Facing Fewer Bidding Wars

January 8, 2014: 

One brokerage reports that bidding wars are easing in many markets and that buyers may face less competition in their attempts to snag a home this winter.

Study: Staging Doesn't Influence Selling Price

January 8, 2014: 

While effective home staging can influence first impressions of a property, new research concludes that the strategy by itself may not convince buyers to pay more.

A Look Back: Best Home Design Trends From 2013

January 8, 2014: 

A recovering housing market has led more home owners to spruce up their interiors. As designers take a look forward of what will be trending in 2014, let's take a look back at the design trends that caught on this year that will likely stick around.