How to Stage Your Outdoor Space to Sell Your Home Faster

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Everyone loves the idea of indoor-outdoor living, even in climates where it’s only possible a few months out of the year. And when you’re selling a home, staging your outdoor space can be an important way to show off one of your home’s best features while attracting prospective buyers. Whether your property has a sweeping lawn or a small city … Read More

Sellers: Here's How to Update Your Home With Looks Buyers Love

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When you’re putting your home on the market, you want it looking its best. You know you’ll need to clean and declutter , but what about making cosmetic updates? Investing in a new look for your home might be well worth the effort. The recent Zillow Paint Colors That Sell Analysis reported that certain paint colors in specific rooms can impact the … Read More

Homes With Blue Kitchens Sell for $5,400 More Than Expected

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A fresh coat of paint in the right color may help sell a home for more money. Homes with rooms painted in shades of light blue or pale blue/gray can sell for as much as $5,400 more than expected, according to a new Zillow report. Zillow’s 2017 Paint Color Analysis looked at more than 32,000 photos from sold homes around … Read More

U.S. Homeowners Spend $15,000 in Hidden Costs to Sell a House

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Selling a home not only takes time, but also costs money. To help with budgeting, Zillow and Thumbtack identified several common – but often overlooked – seller expenses. From closing costs to home prep projects like carpet cleaning, U.S. homeowners can expect to spend more than $15,000 on these extra or hidden costs to sell the median home, according to Zillow … Read More

9 Ways to Get Your Bathrooms Open-House Ready

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Clean contemporary bathroom sink When it comes time to sell your home, you want to make sure every room is in tip-top shape—that means clean, neat and free of clutter. One room to pay particular attention to is the bathroom. No one wants to be reminded of the drudgery and hard work that is required to maintain it. Bathrooms quickly … Read More

Want To Flip Instead Of Flop? Avoid These Common Rehab Mistakes

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Image via iStock You don’t have to look too hard these days to find a TV show following real estate investors as they glamorously flip houses for jealousy-inducing amounts of profit. However, the unfortunate truth is that most of these shows are about as representative of real estate investing as “Jersey Shore” was of the great state of New Jersey. … Read More

Why May Is the Magic Month for Home Sellers

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When it comes time to sell a home, every seller wants the same outcome: to sell quickly, for as much money as possible. According to a new Zillow analysis , listing a home toward the end of spring significantly increases a seller’s chances of making this happen. In all but five of the country’s 25 biggest metro markets, the best … Read More

7 Simple Tips for Staging Your Home While Living There Too

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Trying to sell your home while still residing there poses some unique challenges. Here are seven quick tips to help you keep your home staged for potential buyers and still comfortable for your family. 1. Ditch Your Clutter Before listing your home on the market, go through all of your belongings and keep only the most valuable. Less clutter will … Read More

Sellers: Capture the Value of “Green” Upgrades With These 3 Tips

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Demand for energy efficient homes is growing. Homebuyers recognize that investments in improvements like energy efficient windows , insulation and duct sealing enhance comfort, reduce utility bills, create a healthier indoor environment. According to the National Association of Home Builders, nine out of 10 homebuyers would rather buy an efficient home—and they’re willing to pay a little more , too. … Read More

Change of Address Checklist: Everyone You Should Contact When You Move

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There are countless aspects to organizing a move—renting a truck , gathering moving supplies and trying to stay sane while doing it.  While you’re worrying about all the heavy lifting, you may be forgetting about other small changes that must be made.  One of these includes updating your address with certain companies.  It probably sounds tedious, but it’s very important … Read More