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Found 20 blog entries tagged as "home for sale".

kitchen_1024zillow.com - There are a number of tactics you can employ in an effort to sell your home quicker, but one of the top tricks is to stage the house.

“When a seller decides to put their house on the market, they need to recognize that they are now selling a product and that product should be marketed as best as possible,” explained Nicole Rorem of Su Casa Staging. “This is where staging comes in.”

Not only that, says Lori Livers of Interiors by Lori, home buying can be emotional and staging a home can help the buyer feel that connection.

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sale_chris_boswell_450zillow.com - Homeowners looking to sell usually face the tough task of not only getting their homes ready to go on the market, but also keeping them in “showing” condition once they’re listed. It is a delicate balance to have your home showing in its best possible light while also living there comfortably. If your home is priced right and shows well, the amount of time you need to live in your “for sale” home should be minimized.

Here are some tips to make living in your home bearable while it is on the market.

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construction_adamvilimek_450realtor.com - Every home has shortcomings, even that adorable cottage you swooned over at first sight or that house with the majestic views you can still picture with your eyes closed.

It did have the bathroom tiles that were wiggling loose. Its closets were smaller than you had hoped. The weeds in the backyard needed to be whacked. And its water heater seemed to be making strange noises.

But which shortcomings can you deal with, and which ones are deal-breakers?

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houseinhand_voronin_450zillow.com - Your home is listed for sale but you aren’t getting showings, let alone offers. It’s been six weeks and even though you’ve listed your home with an agent and put the sign on the front lawn, you aren’t seeing any action on your home. Meanwhile, all you hear is that the real estate market is back. It’s now a seller’s market and homes are selling quickly with multiple offers. So why isn’t your home feeling the love?

To better understand this, it helps to take a step back and look at how you came to the decision to list your home for sale in the first place. In good markets, when a home is priced right and shows well, it should see positive action within four weeks. If not, something’s wrong.

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goldhouse_buchachon_450zillow.com - What are millennials looking for when it comes to housing? And what do baby boomers want? Here’s a breakdown.

Style - A nice, yet casual-looking social hub is what millennials look for. Practicality is what it’s all about.  Boomers, on the other hand, really want more of a private retreat — think vacation-like. After all, they’ve worked hard for it so why not enjoy the fruits of their labor? Boomers want their next, and final, home to be the best ever — the picture of success.

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housemoney_volff_450homes.yahoo.com - Timing is everything when it comes to a lot of things - baking a soufflé, fertilizing your lawn, and buying a home. Not so sure about that last one? With interest rates going up and housing prices on the rise, you may think that it might not be the best time to purchase a home or even refinance the one you've got. But experts disagree.

Click the link below for the five major reasons why mortgage experts believe that there is no better time than the present to get that dream house you've always wanted:

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houseinhand_voronin_450Real estate agents see it all.

From the unmade beds to the overstuffed garages to the “What were they thinking?” decor.

Over the years, they learn a thing or two: Why some houses sell, while others linger on the market. Why some promising buyers never make it to the closing table. How to get a better deal on the mortgage. Even just how much the other agents stand to make on your home.

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new_construction_buchachon_450zillow.com -Every year, millions of us pack up our homes and head across town or across the country to new digs. While the thrill of living in a new place can be exhilarating, the prospect of sorting through belongings, packing boxes and loading trucks is considerably less exciting.

Here are eight things you can do to prepare your home for a smoother move: 1. De-clutter 2.  Consider Storage  3.  Trim down your pantry 4.  Pack room by room 5.  Set aside Importnt items 6.  Remove Distractions 7.  Don't forget utilities 8.  Take stock of your home.

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interest__max5128_450Mortgage rates dipped for the second consecutive week, with the most popular loans falling to their lowest marks since late November.

Key rates saw a sharp dip last week amid signs that the economy and housing market may be too weak to handle a large upswing in home prices.

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houseinfingers_lehui_450realestate.msn.com - Home sellers should get ready for their close-ups.

More real-estate agents are asking owners to take a starring role in short videos touting the best features of their home and neighborhood. These videos, designed to make a home stand out in Web searches, can move homes faster, because they draw more traffic for open houses and showings. Some agents believe they can help sellers fetch a slightly higher price for their home, even in a sluggish market.

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