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What Are The Most Coveted Features In Luxury Homes?
By Fatima
March 6, 2015

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With over 115 million occupied homes, apartments, and townhouses in the U.S., all of which have the potential to go on sale at any given moment, it stands to reason that home sellers need to do whatever they can to stand out to potential buyers. And this becomes an even greater challenge in the higher end or luxury home market. Real estate agents have some surprising insights about the features that help homes sell:

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Homes Near Starbucks Are Worth More
By Fatima
February 12, 2015

real estate agentsBuying homes for sale near Starbucks will reap significant rewards, a Feb. 3 CBS news report reveals. According to the new findings, which some describe as the Frappuccino Effect, "Homes located near one of the popular coffee shops (within a 1/4 mile) have appreciated 96% in the last 17 years, compared with the average American home appreciation of just 65%." The exact reasons for this sharp increase in real estate value are unclear, but the numbers speak for themselves.

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Smart Homes Rise In Popularity
By Fatima
January 28, 2015

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There are more than 115 million households in the U.S. -- and experts expect more people to buy new homes in 2015 than they have in a very long time. Headlines about new homes for sale are not just about these promising numbers. People are also excited about what kinds of homes are for sale, and -- in particular -- many Americans are enthusiastic about the prospect of The Internet of Things and new smart homes.

Three Advantages Of Buying Homes In The Winter
By Fatima
December 3, 2014

real estate valueIn 2013, homeowners and real estate agents sold more than 5,090,000 homes. Believe it or not, a large portion of these homes were sold in November, December, and January, some of the least likely months to buy and sell apartments and houses. In fact, winter months can be the best time to buy a new house. Here are a few reasons why.

Winter Homes May Be The Most Reasonably Priced
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Two Ways To Keep Coastal Areas Festive During The Holidays
By Fatima
November 25, 2014

homes for saleLet's face it. Winter in New England does not just entail a few, scenic snow flurries here and there. In fact, the snow that has pummeled Buffalo, NY for the past few days (now amounting to more than eight feet) may set several historic records. Thanks to this snowfall, some may be reconsidering living in states with harsh winters and frigid cold temperatures -- and real estate companies reaffirm that relocating isn't such a bad idea after all.<...