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In 1928, United Country changed the real estate marketing landscape by introducing the first real estate catalog. In the years since, we’ve found innumerable ways to communicate with brokers, agents, buyers and sellers and are constantly looking for new ways to hold conversations about real estate, auctions, lifestyle properties and more. Platforms like this allow people to communicate regardless of geography – the very thing our founder, Roscoe Chamberlain, had in mind when he printed that first catalog nearly a century ago.

Our vision for this blog is that it will allow us to share the things we think are most important with you – industry and market information, company announcements, videos, helpful home buying and selling hints and more – as well as get input from you about your real estate experiences.

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Owning a coastal property is a dream come true for many people, offering striking views, a more relaxed way of life, fresh air, open space, and...

Current mortgage rates have never been lower and that bodes extremely well for consumers and the real estate market.

Whether you're an experienced business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur, investing in commercial real estate is a great way to build personal wealth.

Stimulus money can be put to good use if you’re one of those looking to buy your next property.

With the call for “social distancing,” living in the country provides multiple benefits.

UC Ranch Properties is an enhanced platform for premier ranches. The brokers and agents involved all meet specific and demanding qualifications.

Here is a short guide to help you navigate what you’ll need to do financially in order to purchase your next property.

If the auction method is for you, here are 10 terms we think you should know...

There are plenty of ways to lower your utility costs that won’t cost a lot upfront. Learn what you can do now to help save money in the long run.

Does your auctioneer auctioneer have the knowledge and experience needed to sell a specific type of property at auction?

If you’re thinking of making a career change for a more flexible schedule, the ability to be your own boss and limitless income, consider real estate.

Familiarize yourself with some common real estate terms to help the buying and selling process process go smoothly.

While there are obvious perks to using an agent like paperwork, negotiating and research, there are many reasons you may have not considered...

The cry of the auctioneer (or “the chant”) has always had a special allure to auction bidders, as they watch items sell at a rapid pace...

Finding the right buyer that is looking to live the country lifestyle depends on location, timing, and price point.

Selling a home is as much an art form as it is a science. Staged homes spend less time on the market than a house that's not in show condition.

Auctions create urgency, excitement and competition to all involved, making it easier to maximize results.

There’s no better way to liven up your home and make it feel more warm and cozy than to spice up your décor...

It’s an age-old question, should I buy a home or should I rent? There’s really not a 100 percent correct answer...

If you’re looking to sell quickly and for fair market value, an auction could be the best method. Before you look for an auctioneer, remember...

Before making a decision to invest and/or own your own property or even to sell, it’s important to evaluate how the real estate market is performing..

If an appliance goes out in your home, most likely it’s going to be a costly repair that can really take a toll on your pocketbook.

No matter how good an agent is at selling real estate, it’s important to find someone who can effectively market your home as well.

The concept is simple. A large piece of property is broken up into smaller and more affordable pieces...

With a few simple, low-cost tweaks, you can walk away from the sale with even more money in your pocket in a shorter amount of time.

Urban homesteaders are inspired by urban agriculture and driven to a sustainable lifestyle...

One of the most important steps in the process of selling your home is having your home inspected.

Whether you want to hunt deer, turkey, duck or other wildlife, your land means nothing it if isn’t cared for and properly managed.

Whether it’s an electrical fire, brush fire or wildfire, it’s never too late to start preparing your property for potential fire hazards.

Home warranties are service contracts that are designed to cover appliances and other items that can break within the home. However...

Though not for everyone, selling at auction is a convenient and effective method of selling property and provides many unique benefits...

Real estate agents everywhere are being forced to adjust their traditional ways in order to reach out to this fast growing group...

The decision to buy or sell property isn’t a decision you take lightly so neither should choosing your real estate agent...

Professional auctioneers who are successful in business and life share a common trait – putting the needs of their sellers in front of their own...

Your personal real estate agent bio is a marketing tool and effective at assisting you build your brand...

Companies now are fighting for their website to be the top spot on a Google search. How is that possible? It’s called Search Engine Optimization...

It’s been shown that those who apply knowledge in the real world while also learning from a classroom environment are able to excel more often...

Real Estate Trends and 2014 Outlook

Rural Housing, Land Market is on Fire

Selling Land and Unique Properties

Increase in Online Searches for Real Estate Indicates Strong Buyer Interest

Timeless Real Estate Advice: Excerpts from United’s Blue Book

Find Your Freedom Friday: Peter Gehres

Find Your Freedom Friday: Myers Jackson

“I don’t like to tell a man what to do with his money, but if you ain’t investing in property, then you are dumber than a dummy.”