June 2015 Foot Traffic

Foot traffic in homes for sale has increased to its highest level since June 2013. Contact Michelle Beck at 208.890.1061 to find out what your home is worth! http://www.realtor.org/infographics/june-2015-foot-traffic

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What babies tell us about housing

By Diana Olick, CNBC

 

The suburbs are over, and young people are flooding into big cities. That has been the growing consensus of builders, real estate agents, urban planners and even environmentalists during this housing recovery. However, it just may not be true.

Millennials are not flocking to big cities, at least according to newly released Census figures analyzed by Trulia’s chief economist, Jed Kolko.

“From 2012 to 2013, population growth for millennials(20-to-34-year-olds)​ was highest outside big cities,” wrote Kolko in his report. “Millennial population growth in 2012-2013 in big, dense cities was outpaced by big-city suburbs… Continue reading

HOUSE CLEANING AND ORGANIZATION TIPS FOR A TIDY HOME

BY MICHELLE ULLMAN
In the busy home of an active family, messes can become hazards. Toys end up scattered across the living room floors, dishes build up in the sink and clutter accumulates on the counter. A messy house can feel like a nuisance, but consider this: did you know that a mess can sometimes create dangers to your safety, health and well-being? Household messes are more dangerous than you think; consider these household cleaning and organization tips for keeping a tidy and safe home:

  • Keep escape routes open. If a fire, earthquake, flood or other emergency strikes, every… Continue reading