According to  research done by the National Association of Realtors, it could matter quite a lot. Staging can make it easier for buyers to visualize what the spaces in a home can be used for, and a home that is staged can even reduce its time on the market. This infographic illustrates just how important staging a house can be for a successful sale.

Row of residential houses in winter with snow

Even though we are barely into fall of 2018 yet, it is already time to start looking forward to the state of the market this winter and what it could bring with it. Usually, colder months mean less activity from buyers and lower prices, but some researchers and investors think that that might not be the case for this upcoming winter. Here are 3 predicted …

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A quitclaim deed is a deed that releases interest in a property without stating the nature of the person’s interest or rights, and with no included warranties. These deeds don’t guarantee that the person relinquishing claim had valid ownership, but it does prevent the person from later claiming that they have an interest in the property. A quitclaim usually includes a legal description of the …

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Eriphora sp., Brazil (Amazonian rainforest), an ecribellate orb-weaver (adult female) of the family Araneidae in foraging position, at the hub of its orb web Gustavo Hormiga/ George Washington University

As the weather starts to get cooler, many critters that usually live outside are going to try to seek refuge inside homes where it is warmer. Some of the biggest perpetrators of this squatting are spiders. Many of them make their way indoors to keep warm, or some of them have already set up shop inside and are more willing to show themselves as food …

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Where are Millennials currently living? Where do they want to live? This question is extremely important for realtors to consider, because Millennials are making up a huge part of the market right now. According to the U.S. Census Bureau data, it is not that hard to figure out. Millennials are still showing a preference for big cities with zip codes in busy, walkable parts of …

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A seller-paid point is an offer made my a seller that includes an asset or cash offer means to rebate part of the purchase price. These are most commonly offered by the seller of a home to the buyer as a way to reduce the interest the buyer has to pay on the mortgage. These kinds of deals are attractive for their tax advantages, because …

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According to research done by home sharing company HomeAway, vacation home owners are prioritizing rental income over personal use for the first time ever. In a survey done over February and March of this year, 4300 property owners were asked how they viewed their property, and what their motivation was to buy it. Global tourism is growing, with international tourists reaching a record 1.3 billion …

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Sometimes, as a real estate agent, it can feel like treading water trying to get new clients and get your name out there. It is a business that relies heavily on word-of-mouth, and having a good reputation can take you far. Luckily, in this video from The Rockin Realty Guy, he shares what he thinks are the three biggest things an agent can do in …

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As technology and the Internet of Things becomes more popular, gadgets and appliances for your home are becoming more and more popular for home buyers. That, and appliances or home systems that are designed for conserving energy and being green are often cited as the most sought after features for buyers. But, what specific amenities are people searching for homes actually looking for? This breakdown …

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According to the latest report from Redfin, 24% of its users who were searching for a home are looking to move to a new metro area, and particularly are looking to move away from high-tax coastal markets like San Francisco, New York, and Washington D.C. Less expensive markets that are farther from the coast are starting to get more attention, and last year’s tax reform …

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