When you put your home on the market, there are a number of important factors to consider. One of the keys to a quick and successful sale is to insure your home is staged in a way that makes it very appealing to prospective buyers. Here are a few tips. Reasons to Stage Your Property

The number of homes for sale is steadily increasing in spring 2014, and is expected to continue into the summer. This improvement in market conditions is certain to please prospective home buyers who suffered through a somewhat depressed market in fall/winter 2013/2014. In fact, buyers are finding a greater selection than a year ago. In

According to a national survey of consumers that cited responses from more than 1,000 people in the US, 30% of current home owners say they think they wouldn’t quality for another loan, according to the firm OmniTel in April 2014. In fact, respondents who want to buy a home within the next 24 months, a

You may be more environmentally aware than you think, especially when shopping for just the riught home. A recent survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported that more than 65% of home buyers say they want an environmentally friendly home. However, just 15% of those surveyed said that they are willing

A unique venue for Raleigh, NC and its suburbs opened in late March 2014. It’s called the “Apex Nature Park,” and encompasses 160 beautiful and functional acres. Featured are an outdoor amphitheater, disc golf course, dog park and more. Nearly a Decade in the Making Also including Seymour Athletic Fields, the park is located at

A web site for real estate insiders recently published an article about the sales figures for new family homes in February 2014. The report cited a 3.3 percent seasonally adjusted annual rate of just 440,000 homes in that month, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Census Bureau. The numbers

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a piece of real estate, you do need to be aware that the market can experience cyclical variations. For example, the rapid price rise of a few years ago has leveled off, leaving many buyers and sellers wondering what’s next. Here are a few relevant tips. The first,

If you’re considering a major relocation, then it makes sense to investigate the cost of housing and living in a number of urban and suburban areas. As most people know, renting can be expensive and owning your own home has a number of important benefits, including those related to taxes and cost of living. Harvard

With the coming of spring, the real estate market can be quite lively. Although it may seem that it doesn’t take much to buy or sell a home, the fact is that such a transaction can be very complex and expensive. Would you trust your health to someone who’s not a physician? Why, then, do

When you’re buying or selling a home, there’s a lot to consider. Here are a few more reasons why a real estate agent can be immensely useful. Reason #5: Confidentiality and Negotiating Skills The best real estate professionals are trained in the important skill of negotiation. They focus unemotionally on the process and strive to

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