Here are 3 costly financial surprises for first-time homebuyers — and how to prepare for them

If you're a first-time homebuyer, experts say it's critical to prepare for hidden expenses. Here are three of the costliest ones.

Keeping It Simple (Simply Elegant) On Paradise Island In The Bahamas

Clear turquoise waters, white-sand beaches and a resort vibe define the island in the Bahamas connected to the capital city of Nassau by two bridges.

NAR throws support behind Bob Goldberg in face of growing unrest

Support for the embattled CEO, who many expected to announce his early retirement as a result of a fast-moving harassment scandal, came late Thursday with a statement from new president Tracy Kasper.

How to Choose Paint Colors

How Brigette Romanek, a celebrity designer in Los Angeles, chose a new wall color for her bedroom.

Median Home Prices in Massachusetts Soar, but Flood Risks Also Increase

Median home prices in Massachusetts are way up, but so is the risk of property damage from flooding. With flood risk only increasing in the future thanks to climate change, and with many homeowners not being prepared for the increase by keeping up with flood insurance requirements, what does this mean for homeowners? Sometimes Higher […]

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A Day of DIY – Home Improvement Projects that Only Need a Screwdriver

We all know, hopefully, that DIY projects can have numerous benefits from boosting resale value to cost-effectively improving its overall aesthetic appeal and comfort. Some DIY tasks do require a significant upfront investment in tools and equipment. Yet for others, a tool as simple as a screwdriver will make do. In today’s guide, we’ll take […]

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Abandoned Schools Garner Top Grades In Adaptive Reuse

For a great many reasons, conversions of abandoned schools should be seen as one of the solutions to the nation’s housing crisis, as the professionals at architectural firm Moody Nolan can readily attest.

Will Crowdfunding for Commercial Real Estate Ever Catch On?

It was all the rage in 2018. It picked up more steam during the pandemic, reaching new frothy heights. New commercial real estate crowdfunding platforms were popping up one after the other in a bid to finance all sorts of transactions. The thought was that by pooling money through small monetary investments from the average Joe or Jane via online portals, this technology could bring commercial real estate to the mainstream investor. Minimum required investments were as low as $100 or sometimes even less. Finally, the mass democratization of commercial real estate appeared to be within reach. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012 paved the way by allowing non-accredited investors to participate in crowdfunding. New firms, some of which did require individual investors to be accredited, came on the scene right away, with RealtyMogul and Fundrise leading the way with 2012 debuts right on the heels of the establishment of the JOBS Act. RealtyMogul is one of the standout success stories, as it has reeled in more than $1 billion on its platform. Fundrise, on the other hand, has gotten out of the crowdfunding game, as have many, many others.

The crowdfunding market for commercial real estate continues to grow in the United States, reaching an estimated value of $11.5 billion in 2022, according to Vantage Market Research. “More and more investors are aware that they can invest in high-quality real estate online and build a diversified portfolio from the comfort of their own home,” said Jilliene Helman,

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The Dirtiest Corners of New York City

A study examined 311 complaints to isolate the ZIP codes with the most.

Tech billionaires’ secretive plan to build a California city from scratch

The billionaires behind Flannery Associates have bought up more than 140 parcels in Solano County with dreams of ‘a new city with tens of thousands of new homes.’