Do Consumers Care if Your Brand is Socially Responsible?

Does a shopper really make purchasing decisions based on how a company treats its employees and the environment? Believe it or not this is becoming a bigger and bigger concern for shoppers. We’re not talking just organic, tried and true “green” brands; more and more, these...

Are Golf Communities Still Relevant?

There were 15,619 golf courses in the United States as of January 2013, after 154.5 courses (in 18-hole equivalents) went off line last year, according to the National Golf Foundation (NGF). Post recession, developers seem to be acquiring golf courses with conversion plans that include townhomes...

Multigenerational Housing – for Tough Times or Here to Stay?

According to a Pew Research Center analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, approximately 51 million Americans, or 16.7 percent of the population now live in multigenerational homes: homes containing three generations under one roof. It could be the college graduate that moved back in...

Freelance Nation?

Research shows that by 2020, more than 40% of the US workforce will be freelancers, according to a study conducted by software company Intuit in 2010. That’s more than 60 million people saying goodbye to the rush hour commute! We are quickly becoming a nation of...

What Do Buyers Want?

A recent survey by the NAHB reveals what prospective new-home buyers desire—and what they’re willing to pay for it. As the economy recovers pent-up demand is released and we see housing markets stabilize. As builders and buyers return, they are asking the next logical question: what...

Major Cities Where Millennials Can Be Homebuyers

The turbulent economy has made life challenging for millennials. The ultimate American dream, homeownership, has seemed uncertain and even out of reach. But it’s not necessarily that way across the US - here are some major cities where it is best to be a millennial...

Who Are Today’s Wealthiest Homebuyers?

According to Coldwell Banker's end-of-year Luxury Market Report, the ultra-luxury sector -- generally defined as the top one percent of a given real estate market -- is booming. In fact, in the city with some of the most luxury home listings - Greenwich, Connecticut - sellers...

Millennials and Baby Boomers Both Find City Appealing

Everyone’s making a fuss about the young, hip, Gen Y that wants technology and convenience. Are we missing out on another vital trend? Although Millennials and Boomers have a list of differences, these two groups have one major thing in common: they are moving to...

Boomers Are Actually Connected

We’ve all heard our parents or grandparents being teased about having to call the kids to figure out how to use their computer or cell phone. Well these jokes are actually outdated. They may not have tablets, smartphones and laptops in each appendage like the Millennials,...

The Newer, Smarter Generation Uses Doorsteps

It’s a new generation of homebuyers and they have smarter and faster tools to bring them exactly what they want. As a realtor are you going to cry over business lost to technology or join the wired generation and get your name out there? One way...