Styling to Sell a Home

Styling your home can make a world of difference in how quickly you sell and even how much you sell your home for. Find out how to style your home to sell to make a great impression on your buyers.

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10 Tricks to Help Your Bathroom Sell Your House

Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 12.30.43 PMAs with the kitchen, the bathroom is always a high priority for home buyers. Here’s how to showcase your bathroom so it looks its best

Buyers love the allure of a fresh, beautiful bathroom that reminds them of luxury hotels or soothing spas they have enjoyed. And, most important, buyers want to envision themselves enjoying this luxury every day in their new home.

However, the reality is that most of us do not have the perfect bathroom. And we know that, in most instances, it is not a wise investment to do a full, costly renovation just for a home sale. It simply doesn’t translate into profit.

A better strategy is to maximize what you already have, on a budget. You want to transform your real-life, everyday bathroom into a five-star hotel experience that prospective buyers will love, without overcapitalizing. Here are simple ways to create havens with a wow factor.

A Snapshot of Mortgages [INFOGRAPHIC]

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HOW SHORT-TERM STORAGE HELPS DURING A HOUSE MOVE

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5 Latest Stats to Gauge Heat of the Market

From the National Association of Realtors:

For the second consecutive month, existing-home sales were on the rise in October, now above year-over-year levels for the first time in 12 months, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ latest housing report.

Existing-home sales rose 1.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.26 million in October. Sales now are at their highest annual pace since September 2013.

“Buyers continue to be encouraged by interest rates at lows not seen since last summer, improving levels of inventory, and stabilizing price growth,” says Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist. “Furthermore, the job market has shown continued strength in the past six months. This bodes well for solid demand to close out the year and the likelihood of additional months of year-over-year sales increases.”

Read the entire article here.

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Homeownership & America’s Youth [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Real Estate: BEST Long-Term Investment Americans Believe [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The 6 Most Essential Homebuyer Tips [infographic]

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Homeownership Cost in the Top 25 US Cities [INFOGRAPHIC]

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