What is the Average Time to Sell a Home?

August 8, 2011

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In recent years, the average time to sell a home has dramatically increased. This is largely due to the unemployment rate and credit crunch, which are limiting the number of first time home buyers entering the market, as well as the increasing number of short and foreclosure sales. According to the Accredited Seller Agent Council, [...]

How to Avoid Capital Gains Tax after Selling a Home

July 28, 2011

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Benjamin Franklin stated that the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. While there’s little you can do to cheat death when it comes, there are many tax breaks available to homeowners. This article will explain how to avoid capital gains taxes after selling a home. There are many tax breaks available to [...]

Emotions of Selling a Family Home

July 13, 2011

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Deciding to put a home on the market can be a difficult decision for many homeowners. There can be many emotions selling a family home, especially if the family has lived in the house for multiple generations or years. While it may be difficult for children and other dependents to understand, a home is a [...]

What are the Best Home Improvements to Sell a House?

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In a tough real estate market, many home sellers will find that it’s difficult to sell their property. Whether it is a primary residence or an investment property, a soft market can force home sellers to make many home improvements to sell a house. It’s important to remember that while there are many home improvements [...]

Growing Green: Landscaping Ideas to Sell Your Home

July 7, 2011

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When selling a home, your home’s landscaping could be your best advertisement. If potential homebuyers are excited by your home’s curb appeal, you will have a better chance of getting them inside to tour your home and eventually make an offer. Home staging services and real estate agents agree that curb appeal is of utmost [...]

How Your Garden Grows: The Effect of Trees on Property Value

June 9, 2011

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Return on Investment: Home Improvement Lists Should Include Landscaping With real estate values down across the U.S., it is important for homeowners to do what they can to try to improve property values, and the effect of trees on property values is often overlooked. Most articles that focus on the return on investment of home [...]

What are the Costs Involved in Selling My Home?

May 30, 2011

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It’s often said that it takes money to make money, and that’s certainly true when you’re selling your home. If you’re thinking about selling your home, you may be asking yourself, “What are the costs involved in selling my home, and how can I lower them?”  The first step to lowering the costs involved in [...]