5 Family-friendly Neighborhoods to Live in Calgary



It’s no wonder why Calgary is one of Canada’s most popular cities for families. The big city provides jobs in a variety of fields, but it’s also located in one of the most geographically beautiful places in the country. With Banff National Park just miles away from the city, it makes sense why so many […]

Can You Still Get a Mortgage with Bad Credit?



Can You Still Get a Mortgage with Bad Credit Many home buyers remember the housing collapse and mortgage crisis of 2008. Up until that time, anyone with a social security number could get a mortgage regardless as to whether they had bad credit or even a job. Soon after, those mortgage options disappeared leaving few […]

How to Make the Most of an Open House (for Sellers)



You will find a lot of real estate agents these days that are completely against open houses. There are literally thousands of real estate articles about how open houses don’t work anymore. But, all that being said, sellers still expect most agents to conduct an open house at some point during the listing. Often times, […]

How moving impact’s your sleep



Everyone knows the stress of moving into a new home can cause sleepless nights, but a recent survey shows that it can take longer to return to normalcy than many people might have believed. Healthy Sleep, a researcher of sleep quality, quizzed more than 1,000 Americans who had moved home in the past year to […]

Why Dual Agency in Real Estate Is Bad For Buyers and Sellers



What is Dual Agency and How Does it Work? There are lots of things in a real estate transaction that a layman has no idea about. Most people do understand the basics of representation. For example a “seller’s real estate agent” represents a seller and a “buyer’s real estate agent” represents a buyer. Pretty simple […]

Realtor.com CEO Ryan O’Hara steps down



Ryan O’Hara is stepping down from his role as CEO of Move Inc., the company that operates the realtor.com website, after four years. The company says it’s now searching for a successor to O’Hara, who has led it since January 2015. “Ryan has transformed realtor.com, overseeing a period of remarkable growth, with revenues more than […]

Ghosts of Memphis



Memphis and the Mid-South are known for an abundance of ghosts and ghost stories. You don’t have to believe in ghosts to be entertained by the stories. These short summaries of some of the most famous stories but are not intended to be conveyed as facts, rather as the legends they are. The Orpheum Theatre […]

Ohio Bill Would Create Credit Protection Type Laws for Land Contracts



A land contract provides a rent-to-own structure which enables someone to purchase real estate with little to no cash down payment.  Called contracts for deed or land installment contracts in some states, land contracts require the buyer to make monthly payments towards purchase of the real estate to the seller. Part of each month’s payments […]

5.9 million homeowners could benefit from refinancing



The recent fall in mortgage rates won’t just benefit those looking to buy a home, but also those who’ve already purchased a property, should they decide to take advantage and refinance, experts say. Around 5.9 million borrowers in the U.S. could see their mortgage rates fall by at least 75 basis points if they decide […]

Experts warn Mexican tariffs will hurt housing market



Housing experts have warned that President Donald Trump’s plans to impose a 5% tariff on imported Mexican goods could have a negative impact on the real estate market, leading to higher home prices and more expensive household goods. For example, they say newly-built homes would become more expensive as building materials will cost more, CNBC […]