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April, 2024


6 Surprising Home-Selling Habits To Ditch—Before They Sabotage Your Sale

Even when houses get offers within days of hitting the listing pages, selling a home is a long, complex, and stressful process. It’s easy to get confused, overwhelmed, or too attached to how you imagine your home sale should go.

With the spring market heating up, we asked real estate agents how some home sellers self-sabotage by neglecting crucial aspects of the selling process.

Here are the bad habits the pros say you should give up and what to do instead to successfully sell your home quickly for the most money.

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5 Tips for New Homeowners

Congrats on buying a new home. Being a new homeowner is a big step and as a new homeowner you will want to keep a few tips in mind:

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Pending Home Sales Ascended 3.4% in March

Pending home sales in March climbed 3.4%, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Northeast, South and West posted monthly gains in transactions while the Midwest recorded a loss. Year-over-year, the Northeast and South registered decreases but the Midwest and West improved.

"March's Pending Home Sales Index – at 78.2 – marks the best performance in a year, but it still remains in a fairly narrow range over the last 12 months without a measurable breakout," said NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. "Meaningful gains will only occur with declining mortgage rates and rising inventory."

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Clever Home Staging Tricks You Can Steal

Getting ready to sell your home? It would be awesome to hire a home stager.

Home stagers are paid to furnish a home and help it look its best. What they create isn't so much the ideal living environment but rather the idealized one—one in which there are no awkward furniture arrangements, toys on the floor, crumbs on the countertops, or surprises in the toilet. It's not maintainable for most people everyday, but boy, does it work when selling your home!

Stagers typically have furniture and accessories at their disposal—not to mention interior design degrees. But they can cost hundreds—even thousands—of dollars. Fortunately, you can achieve great results by using some of their tricks.

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Steps To Buy a House: How Long Do They Take?

Homes aren’t impulse purchases. It takes time to sift through listings and make your way from one home showing to the next; then, of course, there are those agonizing hours you wait to find out if your offer on a house was accepted, whether you can secure financing, and any number of other holdups.

Just so you’re prepared to play the waiting game, here are the steps to buy a house and how long they typically take, so you aren’t sitting there holding your breath and wondering if something’s up.

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