Live in Southern California? Newly married? There's a pretty good chance you're in a less-than-ideal area for where you currently find yourself in life. According to a new study conducted by Destify, nine of the 10 worst cities for newlyweds, based on their criteria, are located in California—eight of which are in Southern California. To come up with this list,...

By Meghan Belnap Purchasing a fixer-upper gives homeowners the perfect opportunity to have their own dream home makeover. As these renovations can be quite costly and time-consuming, homeowners would do well to focus on a few key areas of their home when starting the renovation. Consider the following ideas during a home remodel: Kitchen The kitchen is one room that's...

Sure, one of the primary reasons for renovating is increasing a home's value, or for convenience. But how many people are renovating because they're envious of what their neighbors have? Quite a bit, it seems, according to a recent My Job Quote report, which found that 70 percent of homeowners in the U.S. have copied a neighbor's decor. Copycat renovations are pretty...

A fixer-upper might have a lot more problems than you think. The last thing you want to do is purchase a home that ends up costing you more to fix than you calculated for. So before you spend a lot of your time and money on a fixer-upper, you need to know the questions to ask first. Related: Tips for Buying a Foreclosure Without asking the right questions, you could...

Mega-hit songwriter Ali Tamposi recently sold her four-bedroom, five-bath Los Feliz home for just over $3 million.  If you don't know Tamposi by name, you almost certainly know her work. Her big breakout was Kelly Clarkson's 2011 hit "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," and by the age of 30, Tamposi had churned out winning tunes for Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera,...

By Zoe Eisenberg In the following interview, Michael LaRocque, broker/owner of LaRocque & Co., REALTORS® in Cocoa, Fla., discusses the firm's internet lead program and branding strategies.

Region Served: East Coast of Central Florida
Years in Real Estate: 20
Number of Offices: 1 brick and mortar, 2 virtual
Number of Agents:...

Credit: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®—a Tri-State Delaware-New Jersey-Pennsylvania brokerage—recently began automating its rental listings to post to Facebook Marketplace, in partnership with HomeSnap. The move, which at first glance looks like an unusual tactic, has paid...

By Elizabeth La Riva With the holidays over, heading into the coldest months of the year, many people might assume that now is a terrible time to buy a home. However, now is the best time to score a deal on that dream house! Related: 4 Tips for Home-Buying During the Colder Months Here are a few reasons why it may be in your best interest to buy a house this...

300 Honored in RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine and in Online Newsmakers Directory
RISMedia, the leading information and news provider for the residential real estate industry, today announced its 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers, a dynamic group of individuals making headlines as a result of their newsworthy contributions to the real estate industry, and their...

By Johanna Baker Real estate is a massive industry in the U.S. In 2018 alone, real estate contributed a whopping $1.15 trillion to the country's gross domestic product. By becoming a REALTOR®, you can effectively tap into this market. Related: Top 6 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home The job requires you to conduct deft negotiation to convince...