By Brooke Chaplan The roof on your home is the main structure standing between the elements and the interior of your property. Although your roof can become damaged by things such as high winds and hail, you might overlook other things that happen every day that can cause damage. Related: Getting a Custom Home? Here's How to Get the Strongest Roof Watch out for these...

By Zoe Eisenberg Names: Gabe Dusharme and Brian Voigt
Company: RE/MAX of Chico
Official Titles: Gabe Dusharme, Broker Associate, RE/MAX of Chico; Brian Voigt, Broker/Owner, RE/MAX of Chico, and Broker/Owner, RE/MAX of Paradise
Years in Real Estate: Gabe, 12; Brian, 15
Region Served: Chico and Paradise, Calif.
Number of Offices: 2

By Meghan Belnap If you have a dog and want to put your house up for sale, certain things around your home might need to be replaced due to damage caused by your pet. Having these problems addressed before putting your home on the market can help you get higher offers from potential buyers. Related: Realtor.com Report: Anatomy of Home-Buying Pet Owners If you're...

By Lizzie Weakley As a real estate professional, you may have some competition from other REALTORS® when looking for business. As in every career, marketing plays a significant role in establishing a brand and building a client base. Related: 4 Methods to Speed Up a Home Sale Without a Big Advertising Budget Here are some popular and proven strategies for advertising...

Two luxury contemporaries in Los Angeles, Calif., recently closed simultaneously, making the $75 million combined sale (with the buyers represented by Ten X Realty) the largest residential transaction in the U.S. (at press time). The two awe-inspiring homes are located in the Bird Streets neighborhood, a sought-after enclave that promises jaw-dropping views of LA. Related:...

By Anita Ginsburg Without windows, our homes would feel like dreary prisons. Windows connect us to the outside world, allowing light and fresh air into our homes. Related: How to Make Your Home Attractive to Environmentally-Conscious Buyers Windows also contribute to the cost of heating and cooling our properties. One way to cut down on this expense is to use energy-efficient...

As a REALTOR® at LIV Sotheby's International Realty, Delroy Gill's background is in real estate marketing and lead generation tools. He's made his mark by excelling at garnering new clients through his efforts on social media—particularly Instagram. Based in Denver, Colo., Gill helps luxury clients buy and sell homes in the area's best neighborhoods. Also, he regularly...

If you're buying new this year, your choice in homes may skew slightly smaller. That's because, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), homes keep shrinking. In the past four years, the average build downsized, and now clocks in at 2,520 square feet, with fewer rooms. Goodbye to the once-popular three-bathroom, four-bedroom layout, and cavernous...

Oscar season is in full swing and Housecall is here to celebrate some of the biggest stars nominated this year! Our 2020 Oscar Contest is NOW OPEN, so don't miss your chance to cast your vote for which nominee you'd most like to see join your brokerage. Here's how to enter: Step 1: Like RISMedia and/or Housecall on Facebook. Step 2: Comment on this Facebook post...

As children, many of us dreamt of living in the homes of the fictional characters we saw on screen and read about in books. From Spongebob Squarepants' pineapple-shaped home to the Lars Homestead in "Star Wars," there are plenty of residences that we'd move into, even today, if given the chance. It's for this reason that outdoor furniture manufacturer FarawayFurniture.com...