Why Most Renters Don’t Have Insurance and Why Insurance Companies Should Take Notice



According to the Insurance Information Institute, only 41% of renters own insurance, compared to 95% of homeowners (III). Why is there such a wide gap?

Scammers are running riot in U.S. rental markets



A staggering 43 percent renters say they’ve come across online rental listings that could be fraudulent, while a seemingly improbable five million say they’ve actually been scammed,

Austin Realtor Cody Hobza Becomes Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist



Cody Hobza, with Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty in Austin, recently earned the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™

NAHB data shows lower-than-expected household formation among millennials



The U.S. has around 2.4 million less households than it “should” have, according to a new analysis from the National Association of Home Builders.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac offer mortgage relief to California’s wildfire victims



Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government-sponsored entities that finance the majority of mortgages in the U.S., have announced relief for homeowners affected by the record-breaking wildfires currently affecting California. The two GSEs said borrowers living in disaster zones that have been officially declared as such by the Federal Emergency Management Agency may be […]

Mandalay Bay shooter Stephen Paddock’s homes go on sale



Two properties that formerly belonged to Mandalay Bay hotel shooter Stephen Paddock are to be sold, with all the proceeds of the sales going to his victims, reports say.

HGTV buys Brady Bunch home following intense bidding war



Popular home design and improvement channel HGTV has snapped up the iconic home used as the main setting for the classic 1970s sitcom “The Brady Bunch”,

The proportion of renters has grown significantly in every major U.S. city since 2006



Every single one of the U.S.’s 50 largest cities now has more renters than it did 10 years ago, according to a new Zillow analysis. The real estate listings

Home buying ranked as “most stressful” event in people’s lives



Most people are aware that buying a home is a confusing and complicated process, but a new survey from Homes.com shows that for many of us, it’s also the most stressful experience we’ll ever go through. Homes.com’s survey of 2,000 consumers found that 40 percent of Americans saying buying a new home is the “most […]

The Pros and Cons of Houseboat Living



Considering the high cost of purchasing a traditional home, some people choose living on houseboats. You might want to consider this yourself but don’t jump

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