A Big Nuisance Entering More Homes This Fall: Spiders

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More spiders will likely weave their webs inside homes this fall. Here’s how you can get rid of them.

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Builders Warn Trade War Is Now Hitting Housing

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The latest round of tariffs “could have major ramifications for the housing industry,” the builders’ trade group warns.

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‘We Will Rebuild, and Many People Will Come Again’

Real estate professionals in the Carolinas put their businesses on hold to help communities get back on their feet after Hurricane Florence.

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5 Ways to Customize Your Real Estate Services

These exclusive tips during CRS Week will help you distinguish yourself from the competition.

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Do You Spend Too Much or Too Little on Technology?

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NAR’s 2018 Technology Survey reveals real estate professionals’ gadgetry habits, as well as the most popular tools being used right now in the field.

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Down Payments Jump to Record Highs

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Buyers are “upping the ante” when it comes to putting more money down on a home purchase.

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Study: Mobile, Traditional Homes Appreciate at Similar Rates

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New findings counter what the public has long assumed about mobile homes.

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Top 6 Places to Live in America This Year

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Realtor.com® teamed up with Money to identify what it calls the best towns to reside, based on several economic and housing factors.

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Find Out the New, Hot Home Color for 2019

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By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine

Photo credit: Behr

The paint company Behr has named a rich, bluish hue its 2019 Color of the Year. Blueprint is a mid-tone blue that is described as warmer than denim but softer than navy.

Behr is predicting that embracing a full range of blue, teal,and gray will be a key style for home design in 2019. “Layer light and dark blues on walls, cabinets, furniture, and decor for impactful results,” Behr says.

The color matches with the jewel tone trend that has been taking off in 2018, which also has seen the popularity of dark greens and purples in decor.

Blueprint is a dark color but can also be a classic that can be mixed with many color combos and in different home styles too, the company notes. The color can work as an accent wall color, on kitchen cabinets, in home accessories, bedding or blankets, or furnishings.

Gray will remain a hot neutral in 2019, but color forecasters believe that as warmer tones in taupe and terra-cotta rise in popularity, earthy blues and brown combinations will grow too.

Also, Behr predicts that powder blue, blush peach, and tinted lilac will emerge as new neutrals in the new year as well. These colors create “relaxed and expansive spaces,” the company says. “Matte finishes emphasize softness, while metal accents add glamour.”

Photo credit: Behr

Photo credit: Behr

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6 Types of Mortgage Fraud Are Becoming More Prevalent

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About one out of every 109 mortgage applications has been found to contain false or misleading information, according to real estate data firm CoreLogic.

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