Tagged : Home sales

Found 106 blog entries tagged as "Home sales".

interest_alexandrgordeev_450realtor.com - The moribund mortgage market suddenly sprang back to life last week after a drop in interest rates to levels not seen in almost two years sent borrowers rushing to lock in cheaper loans.

Mortgage applications rose a seasonally adjusted 49% in the week ended Jan. 9 from the previous week and 30% from a year ago, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association. Application volume touched its highest level since August 2013, with most of the increase driven by borrowers seeking to refinance.

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sale_chris_boswell_450When selling your home, it’s easy to get caught up in second-guessing your decisions.

You don’t want to overprice or undersell. You need to showcase your home but you don’t want to make things look forced or pressure potential buyers with a “hard sell.” You want a good listing agent who understands the market and knows what works where you live.

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moneyhouse_oleg-doroshin_450realtytimes.com - There's one piece of advice that every real estate agent on earth will tell you - "If you overprice your home, it will take longer to sell and sell for less money."

Yet, sellers ignore them, and overprice their homes anyway, hoping their home will be the one to defy market physics. Why do they do it?

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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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houseonmoney__voronin76_450realtytimes.com - Your home is listed on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and the sign goes up in your front yard. Now what? Sit back and let the offers roll in. Of course, that's what every seller wants but that's not always what happens.

So, let's rewind a bit and see what can be done to make buyers want your home. The steps you take before you actually put your home on the market can help to ensure interest in your home.

Start by creating a "buy-me-now" attitude. How's that done?

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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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househill_sellingpix_450money.cnn.com - America's biggest homes are getting even bigger.

The average size of homes built last year hit 2,600 square feet, an all-time high that surpassed even the housing bubble years, when homes averaged around 2,400 square feet, according to the Census Bureau.

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housekeys_voronin_450realtytimes.comYou may have loved your home when you first moved in, but over the years your feelings have changed.

You start to dream about another setting for your household -- on the beach, in the sky, on a golf course. You dream about a downstairs master suite, a bigger yard, an open kitchen -- something you don't have about your home right now.

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houseonmoney__voronin76_450realtytimes.com - What is written about a home that's for sale may have a positive impact on its sale price. I've written many times about how professional videos and photos can help sell your home faster and possibly for more money but we can't forget the power of the written word.

A new study reports that the words used in listings can help increase the sale price of the home. On average, each property characteristic mentioned in a listing increased the sale price by just under 1% and the probability of selling the home by 9.2%, according to the study conducted by Bennie Waller, professor of finance and real estates at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.

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housemoney_volff_450zillow.com - Homeowners hear that the real estate market has finally turned a corner and assume that means multiple offers and bidding wars are back. Even if your town is buzzing with real estate activity and sales are picking up, it doesn’t mean that you’re guaranteed multiple offers, or even one offer for that matter. For a seller to get lots of activity on their listing, there are three must-haves: location, price and presentation.

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