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Pet customizations are becoming a standard wish-list item for many prospective homeowners.


Advances in real estate technology are a big reason why homebuyers are getting comfortable making one of the most important decisions of their lives from a laptop.

The McMansion was considered the ultimate sign of affluence in the late 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s, before the crash of the housing market in 2008.

Know what your homeowners insurance covers if a trick-or-treater gets injured, or if your property gets damaged on Halloween.


Members of Congress ask for upgrades to schools, transportation, utilities, hospitals and more in areas that are part of or are close to military installations.

disaster planning, disaster relief

Earlier this month, we suggested it was a good idea to document your belongings as a precaution to any kind of disaster. The response to our story was overwhelmingly positive.

disaster planning

Documenting all of your belongings certainly may seem like an intimidating undertaking, but with the right assistance and resources it can be totally manageable.

disaster planning, disaster relief

Do “disaster investors” help or hinder communities hit by events like hurricanes, tornados, floods or wildfires?

Affordable Housing

It’s been a long-time coming, but new loan policies for condominiums are finally coming to fruition which will create more housing affordability for Americans.

In cities around the country, legal cannabis dispensaries are acting as a beacon – indicating that a neighborhood’s property values are, or soon will be, on the rise.