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3186madrona_640zillow.com - House hunting is a little like speed dating. You only get a few minutes to make a great impression. That’s why curb appeal is so important.

“When potential buyers pull up to your house, they’re asking themselves: Is this place worth getting out of the car to look at?” says Kevin Kieffer, a real estate agent based in California’s East Bay area. “Your house needs to be framed up: It needs to look like a picture when people pull up. They expect to see tasteful paint colors, well-trimmed grass, new bark, fresh flowers — the whole deal.”

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kitchen_primoz_jenko_450realtytimes.com - A new study by Ikea, found that less is more in some areas but not in the kitchen. The survey, recently released, found that Americans are cutting back in many areas of living but when it comes to kitchen storage space, "more" is the operative word.

Ikea surveyed Americans 24-54 years old who earn at least $35,000 annually and found that these areas were among the most important: living rooms, kitchen storage, energy-saving appliances, solar, more bedroom space, wired kitchen for TV and computers, and recycling.

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interest_alexandrgordeev_450zillow.com - Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell over the past week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.14 percent, down from 4.20 percent at this same time last week.

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate plummeted on Wednesday from 4.24 percent to 4.12 percent, where rates have continued to hover into this week.

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sale_chris_boswell_450zillow.com - A common question from a buyer or seller is: what is the best time to buy or sell a home? In the clothing world, it makes sense to get the best “deal” on winter clothes at the end of winter and that you will likely will pay top dollar for a swimsuit in April. Does the same trend hold true for real estate purchases and sales? Not really. But there are some considerations a buyer or seller should make as they enter the market that could have an impact on the transaction.

Spring and fall are better times for buyers

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househill_sellingpix_450zillow.com - It’s spring, which is the traditional start of the home shopping season. And as the housing market heats up and more homes become available, sellers need to do everything they can to stand out.

To help sellers fight the competition, Zillow asked top real estate agents and interior designers nationwide to identify the most valuable home improvements for a quick resale.

1. Curb Appeal 2.  Staging  3.  Invest in Small Home Improvements   4.  De-clutter  5.  Granite Countertops and Stainless Steel Appliances

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interest_alexandrgordeev_450Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell last week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.20 percent, down from 4.25 percent at this same time last week.

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate peaked on Wednesday at 4.28 percent before falling to 4.20 percent over the weekend.

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holiday-phildkeen_450zillow.com - Fireplaces are hotter than ever. The National Association of Home Builders reports that, in 2010, nearly half of new single-family homes completed had a fireplace. And the National Association of Realtors say 40 percent of home buyers value fireplaces enough that they’d be willing to spend more to get a home that has one. To be clear: attractive fireplaces are hot. Outdated, poorly designed fireplaces are not. If your fireplace is more “Ugly Stepsister” than “Cinderella,” consider prettying it up using one of these four do-it-yourself fixes:

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housekeys_voronin_450zillow.com - Given an improving economy, more confidence and the prospect of higher mortgage rates, many homeowners are gearing up to list their homes in what is expected to be a very busy and competitive selling season.

As you spruce up your home to make it warm and welcoming, you must begin by cleaning and eliminating clutter. Buyers need to imagine that they are already living there, and things like family photos, religious decor, kitschy memorabilia and other knick knacks, make it all the more difficult. You should be making minor repairs. Little things, like a leaky faucet or chipped paint on a baseboard, can suggest to buyers that you might not be maintaining the house in other ways, too.

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houseonmoney__voronin76_450homes.yahoo.com - One year ago, Trulia's Rent vs. Buy Report, released by online real estate aggregator Trulia, found it was 44% cheaper to buy a house than to rent. Today, the gap has narrowed, due in part to rising interest rates and home prices. The newest edition of the report finds that buying a home is now 38% cheaper than renting.

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interest_alexandrgordeev_450zillow.com - Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell last week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.19 percent, down from 4.21 percent at this same time last week.

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate steadily declined last week, dropping to as low as 4.13 percent over the weekend before rising slightly to today’s rate.

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