This week’s round up of real estate links we love...
REAL ESTATE NEWS
Trulia looked at the 100 most populated metros in the country, then used five key metrics to determine 10 real estate markets with the highest growth potential in 2018: strong job growth, affordability, low vacancy rates, home search rates on Trulia.com, and a high population of young households...See the top 10 cities
Is fake money all it’s cracked up to be? Currently, one Bitcoin equates to more than $11,000, making it the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market cap. Despite the threat of a Bitcoin bubble, real estate developers are taking notice in a big way. For the first time, a developer in the nation’s capital is offering up residencies for both Bitcoin and conventional dollar prices...Read Full Article Here
The growing thirst for youth sports, especially soccer, lacrosse and field hockey, boosts local budgets with sales and hotel taxes. That in turn provides some cushion to the property tax rate, and can help pay for improvements to other government services...Read Full Article Here
Hampton Roads is in somewhat of a Goldilocks situation in the commercial real estate market: It’s not too hot and not too cold...Read Full Article Here
REAL ESTATE INVESTING
Find out 9 different ways you can make smarter and better real estate investing decisions in 2018...Read Full Article Here
HOME IMPROVEMENT TIPS
Removing dog smells from the home is a challenge all dog owners have to face at some point. Because dogs smell like, um, dog. But rather than relegate your beloved four-legged family member to an outdoor canine cabana 24/7, there are other things you can do to rid your home of that doggy funk....Read Full Article Here
Each year in the United States, more than 2,200 children - or six kids a day - die from an injury in the home. Learn what parents are concerned about and what they do - or don’t do - to keep kids safe in the home.
Homeowners decide to do renovations for a number of reasons, but one constant is clear, they all should create a renovation budget to ensure they stay on track and on budget. Forty percent of the money spent on renovations in the United States every year is spent on kitchen remodels, from granite countertops to bright retro stoves...Read Full Article Here