The 10 Most Affordable Beach Towns

Kids frolicking in the sand. Afternoons spent on the sailboat. Watching the sun set over the water. Ponying up a $50,000 monthly mortgage payment. Because you need that kind of cash to be able to afford a beach house, right? Maybe not. SmartAsset’s 2019 look at the most affordable beach towns in the country might…

An Insider’s Look at the Reality of Home Staging

When it comes to home staging, there are typically two buyer camps: The first thinks it’s a waste of money and doesn’t want to pay more to potentially make their home more attractive to buyers—even if their real estate agent says they’ll make it up (and then some; The second realizes the value and is…

How to Scam-Proof Your Roof

Spring is here and, for many people across the country, that means storms. And storms, unfortunately, mean storm chasers. But not the kind who get in their car and follow the path of those storms so they can report dangerous weather and learn more about preparedness. We’re talking about those who show up at your…

Why Is Everyone Moving to Austin?

The #1 Top Place to Live in the USA (U.S. News and World Reports). The #1 Top Place in the World for Tech (Savills). The #1 Best Place for Veterans to Live (WalletHub). These are but a few of the many, many accolades Austin has racked up in just the last few years, and all…

Why Is Everyone Moving to Austin?

The #1 Top Place to Live in the USA (U.S. News and World Reports). The #1 Top Place in the World for Tech (Savills). The #1 Best Place for Veterans to Live (WalletHub). These are but a few of the many, many accolades Austin has racked up in just the last few years, and all…

Gen Xers Driving Multi-Generational Housing Trend

This Is Us. Jane the Virgin. Black-ish. What do they have in common? They are all family television programs that have members of multiple generations living under one roof. But the reality of multi-generational living is more than storyline fodder. According to the 2019 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report by the National Association…

Top Tips to Make Your Offer Stick

It’s that time again, when the Spring real estate market starts to get hot (or gets even hotter, depending on how steamy your particular corner of the world is). Multiple-offer situations and selling prices that soar over asking prices are great for sellers, not so much for buyers. If you’re looking for an edge to…