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Avocado: A True Game-Changer for Real Estate

May 27, 2017 by

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com:

Who knew that creamy, verdant avocados could make or break one’s future in real estate?

According to Australian developer Tim Gurner, (who is 35 and worth half a billion dollars, nbd) millennials are poor and unable to buy homes because of their infatuation with the single-seeded berry (yes, it’s technically a fruit—The More You Know!)

On a recent episode of Australia’s “60 Minutes,” he said: “When I was buying my first home, I wasn’t buying smashed avocado for 19 bucks and four coffees at $ 4 each.”

I would propose that maybe only millionaires would pay $ 19 for guac, but I digress.

Also noteworthy, Gurner was handed $ 34,000 from his grandfather at the age of 19, which led to his early success in real estate, and he wants to chastise me for my love of guacamole!? Get outta here. What does he think? That if I was given free money, I would’ve bought 22,667 avocados instead of investing it? (Actually, that sounds like a pretty OK investment, if you ask me.)

Snarks aside, Australian real estate company Ray White is latching on to the avocado craze and offering buyers a delicious deal: free avocado toast for 12 months is up for grabs for anyone willing to shell out for a new two- or three-bedroom townhouse in Queensland.

Now, millennials can save their pennies for a townhouse and guacamole in one fell swoop! If you’re an avocado aficionado, you’d better get that passport renewed ASAP: the deal expires June 30.

What a time to be alive.

Nick Caruso is RISMedia’s senior editor. Email him your real estate news ideas at nick@rismedia.com.

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Brokers Shutting Down Feeds to Sites Like Zillow

May 27, 2017 by

With all the turmoil going on with Zillow, it’s no wonder that some brokers are shutting down their listing feeds to these type of sites.

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Reflections on Memorial Day – Some Ideas for Family Tributes

May 26, 2017 by

Memorial Day this year falls on Monday, May 29. If you’re looking for some family-friendly activities to help your kids learn about and honor the true spirit of Memorial Day, read on for some helpful ideas. But first, a little history about this important day to honor those who gave their lives serving in the U.S. armed forces.

Memorial Day’s origins trace back to 1864, when a group of women in Pennsylvania began visiting the graves of the deceased Civil War soldiers, placing flowers on them in memory of their service.

In 1866, after word spread about visiting and decorating the graves, women in Mississippi began doing the same thing and “Decoration Day” was born.

Waterloo, N.Y., is the first place that officially celebrated a holiday called Memorial Day, and on May 5, 1868, General John Logan made the day official as flowers were placed on the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers at the Arlington National Cemetery.

After World War II, Memorial Day became a day to honor all deceased veterans of any war or service instead of just those who had died in the Civil War. In 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which moved Memorial Day from its fixed date of May 30 to the last Monday in May. The law went into action on the federal level in 1971.

Family Activities for Memorial Day
There are a number of ways families can take advantage of a late spring Monday off while still paying respect to America’s protectors past and present.

While reading to children is a stellar way to spur their imaginations, Ellen Sturm Niz at Parents Magazine suggests using Memorial Day as a prompt to help kids better understand its meaning. She suggests The Wall by Eve Bunting and Memorial Day Surprise by Theresa Golding.

In The Wall, a young boy and his father travel to Washington, D.C. to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to find Grandpa’s name. In Memorial Day Surprise, a mom tells her son that there is a “big surprise” at the Memorial Day parade, which turns out to be his grandfather, a veteran, being applauded as a hero at the end of the procession.

The bloggers at momtastic.com believes Memorial Day is a perfect time to introduce or remind youngsters about flying the American Flag, visiting a National Cemetery, or even building a care package for an in-service vet or one who is being cared for at a regional veterans hospital.

You can access a list of approved agencies to help get your care package delivered here.

This Memorial Day we pause to remember and honor the brave Americans who have died in service to the country.

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Brokers Shutting Down Feeds to Sites Like Zillow

May 26, 2017 by

With all the turmoil going on with Zillow, it’s no wonder that some brokers are shutting down their listing feeds to these type of sites.

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