Category Archives: For Sellers

Buyers More Flexible on Commute Than Home Size

Most consumers are willing to extend their commutes in order to find a single-family home with a yard, according to a new Redfin survey of 1,400 consumers. Eighty-nine percent of survey respondents say they would choose a single-family home with … Continue reading

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Staging Tips to ‘Master’ the Owner’s Suite

The master bedroom is an important room to stage in order to help potential buyers feel right at home. Apartment Therapy recently highlighted tips from designers on how to achieve a posh bedroom look without spending big bucks.

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Best Way to Triumph in a Bidding War

Cash offers are overwhelmingly the top way for home shoppers to emerge as a victor in a bidding war. An all-cash offer tends to double a buyer’s odds of getting their offer accepted when in a competitive buying situation for … Continue reading

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Cohabitating Unmarried Couples Are on the Rise

The share of American adults who live with an unmarried partner has more than doubled since 1993. The percentage still remains small—3% in 1993, compared to 7% now—but the growing numbers are significant because demographers say it represents a shift … Continue reading

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‘Amazon Effect’ on Housing Is Real

One year after Amazon selected Arlington, Va., as its second headquarters site, home prices and sales in the surrounding area continue to surge, a new study from realtor.com® shows. “Massive inventory shortages, sky-high price spikes, and a blistering pace of … Continue reading

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Who Are Homebuyers?

Home buyers are ready to plant roots: Today’s buyers are young, multicultural, tech-savvy, and eager to buy a home as a personal investment, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2019 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Sellers, on the … Continue reading

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Midwest Dominated 20 Hottest Housing Markets This Fall

Ohio is proving to be a hot housing market. The state boasted the largest number of metros to make it onto a top 20 list of the nation’s top-performing housing markets for October, realtor.com®’s data shows. realtor.com® ranks the markets … Continue reading

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Top Markets for Millennials, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers

Millennials are flocking to affordable smaller cities, baby boomers are retiring in walkable communities that offer urban amenities, and Gen Xers are heading to larger, high-priced markets. Realtor.com® researchers recently evaluated the migration trends of the generations. Life stages—growing families, … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity Advice Shuns Complicated Passwords

Cybersecurity experts used to recommend adding random characters to passwords to make them stronger. However, such a tactic also makes passwords harder to remember—so security advisers are now backing off that advice. Bill Burr, a former manager of the National … Continue reading

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Small Updates to Prep for Showings

When it comes to selling a home, the small tweaks can sometimes make the largest difference. From the tile grout to the smells, Apartment Therapy recently asked real estate pros to chime in with the easy-to-overlook attributes of a home … Continue reading

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