I got a call on Sunday from my favourite tenant. She’s been living in one of my investment properties for nearly four years, and has been nothing but a pleasu
Is Winter The Best Time To Sell A House?
Find out why spring may not be the best time to sell a house, and why you may benefit from listing your home during wintertime.
How Newly Proposed Capital Gains Tax Rates May Affect Landowners
When a landowner sells property, the difference between the sale price and the basis (the original purchase price plus improvements and less depreciation) is known as a capital gain, and the tax incurred upon it is known as capital gains tax.
What is A Condominium Homeowners Association (HOA)
What is a condominium homeowners association? Here is your guide to understanding a condo homeowners association (HOA).
Our Software Is Biased Like We Are. Can New Laws Change That?
Data scientists and civil rights groups have been raising the alarm about bias in algorithms that determine everything from who goes to jail to how much your insurance will cost. Lawmakers are now acting on those warnings.
5 Reasons Why Blog Readers Make the Best Real Estate Clients
Contributed by Karen Highland Keeping a consistent real estate blog is a lot of work. On top of the actual job of being a REALTOR®, a blog requires a layer of technical knowledge and writing skill, a...
How Google Earth Revealed Chicago's Hidden Farms
When scientists scoured lists of the city's community gardens, they discovered they didn't tell the whole story of where food was being grown. Satellite images instead show the city's food-producing gardens tucked away in backyards, on roofs and thriving in vacant lots.
How low appraisals are hurting real estate
TODAY’s real estate expert Barbara Corcoran explains how low home appraisals are causing frustration and disappointment for buyers and sellers and she offers advice about how to avoid them.
How You Can Avoid A Low Real Estate Appraisal
A low home appraisal can ruin the sale of a home. Don’t let it happen to you.
Former Air Force intelligence officer charged with spying for Iran and revealing defense secrets
A former Air Force intelligence officer is accused of espionage for the Iranian government.