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The History of the NAR

The National Association of REALTORS® was founded as the National Association of Real Estate Exchanges on May 12, 1908 in Chicago. With 120 founding members, 19 Boards, and one state association, the National Association of Real Estate Exchanges’ objective was … Continue reading

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Curb Appeal Choices w/ Staying Power

Improving your home’s curb appeal brings immediate satisfaction. Plus, the financial benefits can be fabulous, too. Good curb appeal increases your home’s value, making your property easier to sell — and easier to love. The challenge? Spending too much limits your ROI (return on … Continue reading

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What is the Fair Housing Act?

We’ve all heard about the Fair Housing Act or the Fair Housing Administration, but not everyone knows what exactly they are for or when they came about. In 1948, the Supreme Court heard the case Shelley v. Kramer and ruled … Continue reading

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First-Time Home Buyer Tips

Buying your first home is a really big deal. How do you know which loan is right for you? How do you swing the down payment? How do you ensure your offer isn’t too low or too high? What don’t … Continue reading

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How to Keep Bugs Out of Your Home & Yard

A lush spot for outdoor entertaining? Great. Perfect. A constant swarm of insects that invade your patio and home? No, thank you. Here’s 7 ways to keep bugs away from your patio and yard, and from getting inside your house. … Continue reading

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A Pandemic Makeover

Interior designer Esther Dormer(link is external) sought to give an old space a new life. She bought a dilapidated unit in an abandoned, 80-year-old building in Pittsburgh in March 2020, recognizing the potential in its stunning cityscape views and desirable … Continue reading

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Solar Energy for a Home

9 Steps to Help Decide on Solar Energy for a Home Provide value-add for your green-minded clients and walk them through what they need to consider before installing solar panels. February 5, 2021 by Brandon Doyle, Vincent Ferro 3 Takeaways A homeowner should … Continue reading

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9 Organizing Mistakes That’ll Totally Screw Up Your Dreams

One of the most common? Buying organizers without measuring. Organization is about giving everything the right place (sometimes the donation bin), and while that sounds straightforward, it’s pretty easy to choose the wrong places, turning your attempt at a tidier home into wasted … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Mortgage Assistance for Washington Residents

Important Things To Know First If you can pay your mortgage, pay your mortgage. If you can’t pay mortgage, or can only pay a portion, contact your mortgage servicer immediately.You may need to stay on the phone for a while … Continue reading

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