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Virtual Staging: An Innovative Way to Impress Buyers

Virtual Staging: An Innovative Way to Impress Buyers

Virtual staging is becoming more popular with home-sellers. But is it worth it, and how does it compare with traditional staging? According to the National Association of Realtors, 77 percent of buyers’ agents say that staging makes it easier for buyers to visualize themselves living in a home, while as many as 38 percent of […]

Yard-Staging Projects That Will Help Sell Your Home

Yard-Staging Projects

First impressions matter—and when you’re selling your house, there’s nothing quite like the vision of a manicured yard to really wow potential buyers. Like staging the inside of your home, staging your yard takes time, effort and a little bit of money. But your hard work is sure to impress, and the payoff can be […]

The Characteristics That Define a Single-Family Home

The Characteristics That Define a Single-Family Home

You’ll see the phrase “single-family home” often when browsing through real estate listings. A single-family home seems easy to define: It’s a home for a single family, right? Not exactly. To be classified as a single-family home, there are requirements the property must meet. Here, Realtor.com takes a closer look at those prerequisites. What is […]

Closing on a Home in the Most Competitive Market of All-Time

Closing on a Home in the Most Competitive Market

Although low inventory, rising home prices, and higher interest rates are making it more difficult to close on a home, these factors aren’t deterring some homebuyers. According to a new survey by Realtor.com—The Home of Home Search, which was conducted earlier this month by Harris Research and includes online responses from more than 1,000 people […]

8 Things Parents Wish They’d Checked Before Buying Their House

8 Things Parents Wish They’d Checked Before Buying Their House

Home buyers with children (or who are expecting them soon) know to look for properties with certain kid-friendly characteristics, such as a good school district and room for a nursery. But do you know all of the things you should check? Here, Realtor.com offers a list of eight features that parents should factor into their […]

7 Things People Always Pack Wrong

7 Things People Always Pack Wrong

So, you’ve purchased a new home or you’re getting ready to vacate a home you recently sold. Either way now comes time for the big move. Keep in mind, however, that there likely are at least a few things you’ll pack all wrong. Why should you care? Because, of course, possessions that aren’t packed well tend […]

5 Creative Ways to Win a Bidding War in a Hot Market

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House hunting in South Bay LA—one of the country’s hottest real estate markets—where the supply of houses is low and buyer demand is high, you’ll find yourself in a bidding war, with multiple offers pushing prices ever higher. Here, Realtor.com shares some creative, less-expected methods prospective buyers have used to win over sellers.   Putting heart and […]

How to Buy Your Ideal Vacation Home Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Buy Your Ideal Vacation Home using Zodiac

A zodiac sign can inform you about your personality traits and compatibility with a partner. So, it only makes sense that the stars also could tell you where you should spend your vacation days. Realtor.com consulted some top astrologists came up with these suggestions about how to buy your ideal vacation home based on when […]

How Public Art Can Affect Nearby Home Prices

How Public Art Can Affect Nearby Home Prices

Around the country, public art has become a hot commodity that is being used to spark nearby home prices in blighted neighborhoods and to turn vacant land into places where people want to live, work and play. Builders are increasingly incorporating art both into these emerging neighborhoods and into their own developments, as they compete […]

The Scoop on Investing in Single-Family Rental Homes

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Demand for single-family rentals is at an all-time high and showing no signs of slowing, according to MarketWatch. If you’re a newcomer to single-family rental investing, know that buying and owning a single-family rental home is easier than you might imagine. Here, the financial information website offers four tips to get you started.   Know your […]