Tag Archives: Realty Executives

Things to Consider When Planning For a Home Addition

When you and your family first moved into your new home, everything seemed so spacious. Your kids ran through the halls and played in the living spaces without any hitch. You were able to throw parties and have enough space for all your guests. Continue reading

Why Aren’t Millennials Buying Homes?

Overall, there’s been a lot of discussion about millennial home-buying habits. While the housing market has recovered since the 2008 bust, many millennials are still not buying homes. It’s a divergence from an old pattern in the United States, where home ownership has always been viewed as one of the key pillars to building wealth. According to research from the Urban Institute, home ownership among millennials aged 25 to 34 is eight percentage points lower than baby boomers at the same age and more than eight points lower than Generation X. Continue reading

New Data Finds Homeowners Struggle When Selling, Despite Hot Market

Twelve days before Thanksgiving, Mark Meaney and his wife, Sue, decided to put their 109-year-old house on the market. They looked at comps of similar-sized homes near their St. Paul neighborhood, agreed on a price with their agent and waited anxiously for their first offer to roll in. Continue reading

Home Staging Hacks to Get Your Home Sold Fast

A well-staged home can make the difference between a quick sale or a long, drawn-out one. If you don’t declutter and present your property in its best possible light, a prospective buyer might not be able to picture the home as their own. Here are some hacks to get you on the right track: Continue reading

What to Consider if You’re Planning To Move for Retirement

Usually, the only thing you’d think about when moving is location, location, location. However, when you’re moving for retirement, it’s never the same thing – you have to consider several factors because things will never be the same once you retire. For one, you won’t be earning the same money you usually earn from a regular day job. This means that when you retire, you should be keen on your expenses. Healthcare will also become a necessity during this phase of your life. To ensure that your move during retirement will become beneficial to you in the long run, consider these questions: Continue reading

7 Booming Real Estate Markets in the US and Canada in 2018

The 2018 real estate market is hot. Buyers are facing a shortage of inventory and sellers are selling their homes faster than previous years. Some markets are experiencing even greater real estate success with increasing home values, more interested buyers, and an influx of new residents. These are a few of the top booming real estate markets so far in 2018. Continue reading

Feel Good Friday – Realty Executives in The Villages

Glenn Stein and his team at Realty Executive in The Villages have had a busy year impacting their community.

They help wherever they see a need, donating approximately $18,000-$20,000 to different local charities each year including Combat to Careers. Most recently, they hosted a musical bingo tournament which raised funds for children in need and are preparing to help host the Vietnam Wall Memorial in The Villages over Veteran’s Day.

However, Stein’s main focus is to help underprivileged children, a cause he holds close to his heart. Continue reading

Realty Executives Top Producers featured in REAL Trends America’s Best and The Thousand lists

We want to congratulate the 62 teams and 107 individual Realty Executives agents that have been featured in REAL Trends annual report, America’s Best Real Estate Professionals. Twelve of the highest-ranking Realty Executives agents and teams were also included in REAL Trends renowned list, The Thousand, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. The prestigious national awards rankings represent less than one percent of America’s real estate practitioners. Continue reading

Essential Questions You Need to Ask Your Contractor

Getting construction work done is always an exciting prospect, but it can also get very stressful . What could lessen the stress, however, is if you hire a good contractor for your project. To make sure you’re hiring the right contractor, you will need to ask certain essential questions. Here are a few: Continue reading

What to Consider if You’re Planning To Move for Retirement

Usually, the only thing you’d think about when moving is location, location, location. However, when you’re moving for retirement, it’s never the same thing – you have to consider several factors because things will never be the same once you retire. For one, you won’t be earning the same money you usually earn from a regular day job. This means that when you retire, you should be keen on your expenses. Healthcare will also become a necessity during this phase of your life. To ensure that your move during retirement will become beneficial to you in the long run, consider these questions: Continue reading