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cleaning_tan4ikk_450zillow.com - For many people, the new year represents a clean slate, and brings a renewed sense of possibility and enthusiasm. It’s a wonderful time to get your home organized in anticipation of the busy months ahead. Effective storage solutions and organization systems will enable you to enjoy your home to its fullest. Here are some tips to put you on track for an orderly and productive 2015.

Learn to let things go

The first step in any organization plan is purging. This can be the hardest part, but it is also the most rewarding.

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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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new_construction_buchachon_450realtor.com - Home builders across the United States are most likely to focus on “convenience, livability and energy efficiency” when constructing a typical single-family home today, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders.

Beyond those big three features, plenty of other “practical and functional” amenities were cited by the builders in the survey as key selling points, so we found examples of some of them.

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realtor.com - When people buy a home, a plethora of factors influence their decision. The look of the home, as well as its size, layout, age, and proximity to amenities are all important to varying degrees, depending on the individual buyer.

The local school district is one factor with significant influence. We’ve always known that good schools attract families with school-age children, but recent statistics add concrete numbers and surprising trends to the storyline.

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money.cnn.com - Consider this one more sign that the housing market is heating up: Appraisers are putting higher values on homes again, allowing for more deals to go through.

During the housing bust, sales were often derailed by low-ball appraisals that fell far shy of a home's selling price.

For example, if a home cost $500,000 and required a 20% down payment of $100,000, the buyer would need to finance $400,000. But if the appraiser valued the home at $450,000, the buyer would only be eligible for a $360,000 loan -- making the home too costly for some buyers.

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  • #1 Built-in Aquariums
  • #2 Built-in Electronics
  • #3 Eliminating a 3rd or 4th Bedroom
  • #4 Over-improving the basement
  • #5 Expansive outdoor living space out of Sync with the climate

It can be a balancing act to polish to the point of perfect return, especially if you expect to sell the house soon. Consider putting in one moderately priced focal point improvement that can make the room memorable. For example, one — just one — built-in specialty appliance in the kitchen can be a selling point. That appliance might be a warming drawer, a wine cooler or a five-burner stove with a griddle instead of the standard four-burner stove. Even then, calculate your payback in terms of a shorter selling time, not in terms of dollar return. - zillow.com

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When sellers start the home-selling process, no one wants to think "What would happen if my home doesn't sell?" But before you panic, recognize that there are many things that you can do so you don't wind up in that position.

Tip 1: Understanding the real estate market and the value of your home will help you avoid this dilemma.

Tip 2: Fix up your home. 

Tip 3: If you need to sell your home, don't pull it off the market because you think the season isn't right.

Tip 4: Consider incentives. 

Tip 5: Stage your home. 

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