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Real estate in 2020 has been a very interesting to understand and predict, to say the least. Changes in how agents and customers approach and view real estate during COVID, has lead to increased use of technology to support the buying and selling of homes,. among other things. Real estate agent a...
In the spring of 2020, the traditional indicators for real estate trends hit radical levels, with interest rates for mortgages reaching an all-time low, while simultaneously the unemployment rate soared to over 14%. These traditional markers of real estate trends have been upended by new policy r...
By Maggie Hartman, Sustainability Content Writer, Realty Sage.The intangible gains of public transit. So, let’s be real ­­– no one can deny the incredible buzzwords that are walkability, livability, commuter-friendly, and the like. These terms are quickly becoming commonplace and these lifestyles...
Purchasing a property or improving an existing property can be one of the largest investments a person may ever make.  Realty Sage asked sustainability expert Miriam Gennari, President of MetroMakeover LLC, and real estate agent with Ikon Realty in Annandale Virginia, to share her story in a 3-pa...
By Syd Ulrich-Dogonniuck, Sustainability Content Writer for Realty Sage Millennials have changed nearly every aspect of life as we know it, so why wouldn’t the Real Estate market feel those changes too? Here’s a look at what Millennials want and how the housing market needs to change to meet thos...
By Syd Ulrich-Dogonniuck, Sustainability Content Writer for Realty Sage Millennials. Go ahead, groan, I know you want to. When I hear “Millennial” I even want to groan, and I am a Millennial!! I feel like the word just has so many layers to it at this point, and those layers run the whole spectru...
By Syd Ulrich-Dogonniuck, Sustainability Content Writer for Realty Sage Whether you are a homeowner looking to sell your house soon or live in it for years to come, sustainability is a proven method to increase the value of your home and have a positive environmental impact!  In a recent survey c...
By Kari Klaus, Founder of RealtySage.com If you’ve upgraded your home in the past 10 years then you’ve probably added smart technology like NEST thermostats, or why you chose Alexa powered lights and Ring doorbells and likely some energy efficient or water saving features. You may even have a hom...
When solar goes to the dogs. Literally.by Kari Klaus, Founder of RealtySage.com  Denver hosted the 2017 US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon which was described," as a life-changing competition for collegiate students and an intensive course in sustainability for consumers." However, a much mo...
By Syd Ulrich-Dogonniuck, Sustainability Content Writer for Realty Sage If you ever studied Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in an intro Psychology or Humanities course you may recall that the first level of need is about the basics: food and water. Maslow said that after the basics were accounted for...

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