On Airbnb and Vrbo, Competing Hosts Scramble to Offer ‘Experiences’

More hosts are fighting over fewer guests, driving down prices and forcing the hosts to find creative ways to entice renters.

Do Ground-Floor Co-op Apartments Really Have to Carpet Their Floors?

Carpeting rules are common. But housing laws protect residents with disabilities, to a point.

Showcase Outdoor Spaces

Showcasing outdoor spaces is crucial when photographing a property, as it helps potential buyers visualize the lifestyle opportunities that come with the home. Here are some tips for capturing outdoor spaces effectively: Capture from Different Angles: Take photos of outdoor spaces from multiple angles to showcase the layout and features. Include sh...

How to Create a Home Bar: Jessica Schuster’s Dos and Don’ts

Interior designer Jessica Schuster offers advice on how to set up a home bar.

How To Set Up a Home Bar: Liquor, Glassware and Tools You Need

An artful display tells your guests you care about them — and it’s easier to create than you may think.

V.A. Loans Don’t Cover Commissions. How Will Veterans Afford New Fees?

The V.A. loan prohibits borrowers from paying commissions to real estate agents — a rule that could put veterans at a great disadvantage when buying a house.

$1.3 Million Homes in Athens

A two-level penthouse on the Athens Riviera, an industrial-flavored loft with Acropolis views, and a custom-built villa just south of central Athens.

With Homes Flying Off the Market, They Hoped $500,000 Would Suffice in Chicago. Which Apartment Did They Buy?

After a decade in rentals, a couple hoped to strike the right balance for their first purchase on the north side of the city: ‘square footage versus access to coffee shops and restaurants.’ Here’s what they found.

Stay Flexible and Adaptable

Flexibility and adaptability are essential traits for success in the real estate industry. Here's how you can cultivate these qualities: Embrace Change: Real estate markets can be volatile, with fluctuations in demand, prices, and regulations. Instead of resisting change, embrace it as an opportunity for growth and adaptation.Stay Informed: Keep yo...

Homes for Sale in Connecticut and New York

This week’s properties are four-bedroom homes in Greenwich, Conn., and Port Washington, N.Y.

Do You Wish You Lived in a Low-Tax State?

If paying taxes every year makes you think about moving, consider the state and local tax burden, which varies from state to state.

Homes for Sale in Manhattan and the Bronx

This week’s properties on Central Park South, in West Chelsea and Riverdale.

Create a Unique Brand Identity

Creating a unique brand identity as a real estate agent is essential for standing out in a competitive market and attracting clients. Here are some steps to help you craft a distinctive brand identity: Define Your Unique Selling Proposition (USP): Identify what sets you apart from other real estate agents. This could be your expertise in a specific...

At Home With Doris Kearns Goodwin

It has taken the historian a while to adjust to leaving the Concord, Mass., farmhouse she shared with her husband. But Boston has its compensations.

$420,000 Homes in West Virginia, Mississippi and the District of Columbia

A 1940 Colonial Revival home in Charles Town, an 1858 Greek Revival house in Holly Springs and a one-bedroom condominium in Washington.

How to Grow Potted Topiaries

You just have to follow a few simple rules. (Also, forget about going away for the weekend.)

Partner with Local Businesses

Partnering with local businesses can be a strategic move for real estate agents to expand their network, provide added value to clients, and generate referrals. Here are some tips for effectively partnering with local businesses: Identify Complementary Businesses: Look for businesses that complement your real estate services and cater to a similar ...

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on Her New Home and Book

It took Doris Kearns Goodwin a while to adjust to leaving the Concord, Mass., farmhouse she shared with her husband. But Boston has its compensations.

A Brooklyn Hospital Is Trying to Evict Workers from Staff Housing

A Brooklyn hospital is trying to evict employees and retirees from staff housing, as it struggles financially, but tenants fear they will now be homeless in an unaffordable city.

Stay Persistent and Resilient

Staying persistent and resilient is crucial for success in any field, especially in real estate where the market can be unpredictable and challenges are inevitable. Here are some strategies to help real estate agents maintain persistence and resilience: Set Clear Goals: Define specific, achievable goals for your real estate business. Having clear o...

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