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According to a new report from the National Association of REALTORS®, 61 percent of REALTORS® reported that consumers are interested in sustainability when it comes to buying a home. The report found that transportation and commuting are the most important environmental considerations consumers take into account, with easy access to highways (82 percent), short commute times and distance to...

David Stearrett, director of the Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate at the Federal Emergency Management Administration, led a panel discussion with fellow FEMA staff today at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. The panel focused on the importance of the National Flood Insurance Program and steps the agency deems necessary...

For new homeowners, the first time the toilet starts leaking can cause them to panic and run to hire the nearest plumber. They may be surprised to find out, however, how easy it is to make some of these minor fixes themselves and that doing so can save them the upwards of $150 per hour that it costs to hire a professional. Small projects like stopping a leaky faucet or fixing a broken garbage...

Picking a color for just one room in a home can be difficult, so choosing colors for an entire house can be overwhelming. Figuring out how to coordinate colors in the kitchen with the colors in the living room – not to mention the colors in the bedroom! – requires some effort. Experts recommend when choosing a palette to start with three colors – one neutral and two other tones. Make sure to...

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce Department report on Q1 GDP:

“The continuing economic expansion assures further job creations and household formations. However, the latest GDP growth rate (of 2.3%) is short of what is possible. Residential...

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