Author: Michael Urbanski

REPOST: Home Warranties Are Worth Their Weight

As a real estate agent, your client is your top priority. You are, after all, in the client services industry, and not only should you aim to help your client, but to also shepherd them through what will likely be

REPOST: How Far Does $400K Go In Different Markets?

Have you ever wondered how far $400,000 could take you in various markets? This has been analyzed in a newly released HomeUnion report comparing investment property values in 10 of the most sought-after markets among HomeUnion’s clients. The company analyzed

Basic Training of Tools and Skills

I love my real estate tool chest: CRM, lead-generation systems, transaction management, call capture, electronic signatures and social media. The tools that real estate agents and brokers have at their fingertips are second to none, and we, as an industry,

Mortgage Applications Are Rising

Mortgage applications increased 2.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 30, 2016. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased

How To Save Money On Your Home

The process of buying a new home is stressful, even if you’ve already done it before. Looking at properties, researching areas, processing paperwork, etc., can all take a toll on your schedule and daily life. With all this going on,

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Customer Service That Works For All

No matter what your job title is, in real estate, customers are the reason your company makes money. Whether you’re a real estate agent, an administrator or in sales, customers and clients breathe life into your business. Because they’re so

Winterize Your Summer Home Safely

When the temperature’s still in the 90s, it’s tough to think about winter, but soon, millions of people will be shutting the door on summer and their seasonal homes. Here are some tips to help you do that thoroughly, and

Downsizing Your Home Guide

Downsizing your home can provide you and your loved ones with some amazing benefits over the years. In addition to lower energy bills, keeping a smaller home clean and tidy takes just a fraction of the time. If you are

Give Millennial Homebuyers What They Require

With the housing market seeing significant recoveries in home prices, many millennials are making a move toward homeownership. In fact, according to the National Association of REALTORS®, “for the third straight year, the largest group of recent buyers were millennials.”

Should You Lease or Buy Solar Panels?

In 2015, the United States reached 27.4 gigawatts (GW) of solar power capacity. That’s enough power to serve 5.4 million homes, making 2015 the biggest solar year yet. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) predicts that residential installation of solar

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