10 Top Real Estate Social Accounts You Should Follow on Instagram

Real estate offers one of the most visually stimulating experiences in the world, so it is no surprise that real estate agents across the globe have taken to Instagram, Snapchat, and other social media platforms to share the images they see as they help clients buy and sell homes. Some accounts stand out from the crowd due to their interesting, beautiful, or educational posts. Here are some favorites you should consider following. Continue reading

9 Home Upgrades that are Cheaper Than You Think

If you are a new home buyer and are looking to buy a new construction home, these are the steps you will need to take to get the most of your money's worth.

Whether you are moving into a new home or just want to liven up one you’ve been living in for a while, you have unlimited options to upgrade and customize your home when you own it. From the bathrooms and kitchen to the garage and yard, your home can become an even better place for you and your family to enjoy every day. And, better yet, you can likely do it on a budget. Here are nine budget home upgrades to get you started. Continue reading

Tesla Rooftop Solar Coming Soon to a House Near You

Roofing is not an exciting aspect of real estate to most people, but that may change with new developments from Tesla. Tesla is most known for its electric sports cars, but the company, led by entrepreneurial visionary Elon Musk, is trying to completely change how power grids works around the world. At the center of it is a giant battery and new roofing tiles that may show up shortly on your neighbor’s roof! Continue reading

Chicago Homeowner Sues Zillow Over Poor Estimate


A particular home shows up on popular real estate website Zillow with a Zestimate of $551,252, a fair estimate of the value by some measures. But the owner doesn’t think Zillow is even in the right ballpark, as the home last sold for $626,000. Unfortunately for Zillow, the owner of that home is a lawyer, and she decided to sue Zillow over its valuation of her suburban Chicago home. Continue reading

Talk to Your Home with These Smart Home Accessories

Smart home accessories are all the rage in 2016, and the Internet of Things will continue to grow in 2017 and beyond. As more parts of our homes can be connected to our phones and voices, it can be tough to keep up with all you can do. These smart home accessories are top-of-the-line options to get yourself started. Continue reading

The 3 Best Cloud-Based Landlord Apps

Landlords and other property investors have many options when it comes to cloud based landlord apps. In fact, there are dozens of landlord apps to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites you can consider if you are looking to start or improve your property management with the use of modern property management apps. Continue reading

Are Homes with Poor Internet Connectivity a Tough Sell?

Not long ago, the only requisite to connect to the internet was a phone line. New buyers, particularly looking for high end homes, have more stringent criteria today. They only want to buy a home in an area that has access to high speed internet and they want a strong cell phone signal at home. I an otherwise perfect house, missing those two features could be a deal breaker. Continue reading

Drone Photo Use in Real Estate

Aerial photography could be a major boon when selling certain properties. Here are a few things realtors should know about drone photo use in real estate.There’s no shortage of uses for drone technology. The military has been using drones for unmanned missions for a while, surveying dangerous areas without putting men and women at risk. They can carry out all kinds of important tasks and save lives in the process. Continue reading

Hot Green Trends in Home Building

New construction continues to feature advanced green home building. Here are trends to ask your real estate agent about when you're ready to buy a new home.

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Despite the fact that federal incentives for eco-friendly home upgrades like solar panels are no longer available, plenty of home buyers are interested in finding properties that meet their sustainable ideals.  Not only do such homes help owners to reduce their impact on the environment, but in many cases the energy- and water-saving properties also reduce ongoing expenses, as savvy real estate agents can attest.

Because the demand for eco-friendly products remains high, new construction continues to feature advances in green home building.  Here are just a few trends you should ask your real estate agent about when you’re ready to buy a new home. Continue reading