Spring Market in Full Bloom

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Home Staging on a Budget

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Housing Expectations for 2015

The information in this infographic comes from a video of NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talking about his 2015 housing market expectations. He expects existing-home sales to rise about 7 percent in 2015 behind a strengthening economy, solid job gains and a healthy increase in home prices.

Watch the video of Lawrence Yun’s forecast.

Read the news release about Lawrence Yun’s forecast.

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Sitcom Cribs: Could Your Favorite TV Characters Actually Afford Their Home?

Homer Simpson seems to be one of the more well-off characters that we’ve listed below. With affordable living being at 30% of one’s monthly income – Homer dominates with only spending about 15% of income on living. Other TV stars aren’t so lucky. Full house is devastated when taken into account San Francisco’s housing boom. With modern day prices even Don Draper of Mad Men would be spending too much on living, although I’d say it’s worth it to live in his homes.

Our TV stars seem to have good jobs and no one is living on the minimum wage. Well, there’s always It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Who knows how that crew pays rent. [via]

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Top 5 Reasons Millennials Buyers Choose A Home

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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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