POSTED: Saturday, December 19th, 2015

Merry Christmas

Why Do We Save ‘Merry’ Just for Christmas?

Why don’t we say “Happy Christmas?” After all, it’s “Happy Easter,” “Happy Thanksgiving,” “Happy New Year,” “Happy Birthday,” and “Happy Everything Else”… Continue reading

POSTED: Monday, December 14th, 2015

UFO space alien.

Alien UFOs Visit Trumbull County?

A Night of UFO Sightings in Trumbull Co. Ohio
Dispatcher first thought someone was pulling her leg — but it quickly turned very real and was documented on 911 and police radio recordings from all over southeast Trumbull Co (Liberty, Hubbard, Vienna, Brookfield) the night of December 14, 1994. Continue reading

POSTED: Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Video: You Belong Here. (Mill Creel Park, Lake Newport from Fellow Gardens, Youngstown, Ohio

Youngstown & Mahoning County, a Video Tour

You Belong Here! Youngstown and Mahoning County give its residents a wide variety of attractions, outdoor recreation, arts and special cultural events and festivals that our families know and love. This Video Tour will remind you why we’ve chosen to live in the Mahoning Valley. Continue reading

POSTED: Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Home Price Index. U.S. House Prices Rise 1.3 Percent in Third Quarter.

House Prices Still On the Rise in Third Quarter 2015

U.S. house prices rose 1.3% third quarter of 2015 according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI). That’s the 17th consecutive quarterly price increase in the purchase-only, seasonally adjusted index. Continue reading

POSTED: Friday, November 13th, 2015

UPSTREAM a new data platform.

Voice For Real Estate (34): Week of Nov. 9, 2015

Voice For Real Estate (34): Week of Nov. 9, 2015. An initiative called UPSTREAM gets underway. UPSTREAM is intended to make it easier for brokers of all sizes and business models and all MLSs to manage and control listing data. Continue reading

POSTED: Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

RaidsOnLine.com screen image.

RAIDS Online: Youngstown Crime Mapping

New Crime Mapping software could be useful REALTOR® tool. Those living—or planning to live—in the City of Youngstown now have a hi-tech way to track crime in any neighborhood. Continue reading

POSTED: Monday, November 9th, 2015

U.S. Capitol Building at twilight.

Voice for Real Estate: Week of Oct. 26, 2015

Voice for Real Estate for the week of Oct. 26, 2015. REALTORS® send tens of thousands of letters to Congress to keep “G-fees” in real estate. Also Congress asked to make FHA condo financing easier; home sales post a strong comeback; and Americans view of home ownership overwhelmingly positive. Continue reading

POSTED: Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Jack Skellington, Pumpkin King of Halloween Town

“This Is Halloween”

This is Halloween: A REALstuff Halloween Tradition
The greatest Halloween Song ever, from the greatest Tim Burton Halloween, er… Christmas, er… (take your pick) movie ever. Pump up The volume and meet Jack Skellington — King of the Pumpkins! Continue reading

POSTED: Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Homemade Pumpkin Keg filled with pumpkin ale.

How To Make A Pumpkin Keg

Perk up your Halloween party this year with this easy to make pumpkin keg. The perfect center piece for your Halloween party bar. Continue reading

POSTED: Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Victorian Autumn - 2015 Ohio Fall Color

2015 Ohio Fall Color Update #3 – Peak Conditions Expected

Peak fall color conditions expected across northern and the central Ohio this weekend, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Continue reading