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Where Foreclosures Surprisingly Are Picking Up

Foreclosures are not nearly as prevalent as they were during the housing crisis in 2008. But they are still occurring.In fact, some states are seeing an uptick in foreclosure starts compared to last year, notably Montana (up 48 percent), Minnesota (up 29 percent), Nebraska (up 28 percent), Texas (up 15 percent), and Florida (up 13 percent), according to a year-end foreclosure report released recently by ATTOM Data Solutions, a real estate data fi

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More Big-Market Sellers Are Cutting Prices

More listings are facing price cuts, particularly among the nation’s largest markets. Fifteen percent of U.S. listings saw a price cut in January and more homes spent longer on the market, according to realtor.com®’s latest housing report.Thirty-nine of the 50 largest markets saw an uptick in the share of price reductions compared to last year. The greatest increases in price reductions in January were in Las Vegas (up 16%), followed by San

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Where the Most Listings Are Undergoing Price Drops

Discounted listings are becoming more commonplace, with 38 of the largest 45 U.S. markets seeing an increase in price reductions in December, according to a new report from realtor.com®. The highest number of price reductions on homes was in Charlotte, N.C., where 24 percent of listings were discounted in December, followed by San Jose, Calif. (10 percent); Tampa, Fla. (9 percent); Phoenix (9 percent); and Seattle (8 percent). Further, 40 percen

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3 Home Repairs That Can Save a Sale

Sellers whose homes aren’t in tip-top shape may need to spend extra money or put in a little elbow grease to get their properties in market-ready condition. But what are the most important repair or maintenance tasks that support a higher asking price? “Smaller and less expensive updates in combination with good staging will have a great return,” Susanna Haynie, GRI, a sales associate with Colorado Real Estate Group in Colorado Springs, tol

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Holidays in 3D: Tour 5 festive locations right now

Get inspiration for decorating and staging listings at the most wonderful time of yearWhen staging a property, brokers want to evoke a sense of what life is like inside the home. Buyers who come through should be able to imagine their own lives in the space — including entertaining and family gatherings.If part of your staging efforts include decorating a home during the holidays, you can look for inspiration in many places. The architectural s

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Major Cities With the Most Listings Below $200K

Budget-conscious home buyers may have a tough time finding the right property, as only 30 percent of listings on realtor.com® are priced below $200,000—down from 53 percent in 2012, according to a recent analysis of the online portal’s data. But there are some surprising cities that still offer plenty of cheaper options for hungry house hunters.House hunters on the East Coast and in the Midwest may have the greatest number of choices, but th

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Airbnb to Begin Designing, Building New Homes

Airbnb is moving beyond helping people rent out space in their homes. Now it wants to start providing the actual houses, too. The company has announced plans for a new venture that will design and build homes, called “Backyard.” Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia describes it as “an endeavor to design and prototype new ways of building and sharing homes.”Airbnb officials say they want to combine the use of smart-home tech and sophisticated man

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REALTORS: Why Your Listing Is Being Ignored

Are you getting few showings for your listing, or do visitors want to leave quickly? Here are a few items that could be turning off potential buyers.Vague property descriptions. Online descriptions of just a few words—or none at all—create a missed opportunity to provide buyers with more details on why they should visit a property. Pictures aren’t always enough. Use the listing description to add details that pictures aren’t able to sh

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Keeping a Listing Tidy While Pets Live in It

Making sure a listing is clean when the owners have a dog or cat can be tough. Pets can leave behind messes, scratch marks, fur, dander, and odors. Home improvement website HouseLogic offers some of the following tips on how to tidy a house with pets while it’s on the market:Steam clean all fabrics.Steam clean carpets, rugs, upholstered furniture, and the drapes. “Job number one is to take care of [the soft surfaces in your house],” Mel

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Viral Listing With Half-Nude Models Draws Backlash

To draw more attention to a languishing listing, a Houston real estate professional hired two fitness models to pose half-nude in the property photos, depicting everyday household tasks such as cooking or changing a light bulb. But even though the marketing ploy exponentially increased buyer interest, public complaints about the risqué listing prompted a local real estate portal to remove it.“After 40 days on the market and several open hou

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