Mortgages

8 'must-do' steps to sell your home this year

Selling your home, Mortgages

Most sellers dream of a stress-free sale where they simply list their house, quickly find a qualified buyer, collect the cash and hand over the keys. The reality is that selling a home includes many moving parts -- some which you can control and some that are out of your hands.

For example, geography might influence how long your house lingers on the market and how much mark-up you can get away with.

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Housing Starts Reach Post-Recession High in May as Permits Soften

Total housing starts rose 5% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department. This is the highest housing starts report since July 2007.

While housing production numbers rose, overall permits dropped 4.6% to 1.3 million units: Single-family permits fell 2.2% to 844,000 while multifamily permits fell 8.7% to 457,000.

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Bathrooms Overtake Kitchens as Most Popular Remodeling Project

The kitchen is king among the spaces with the most impact on a home’s identity. But having a beautiful bathroom is just as, if not, moreimportant for many home owners.

In fact, bathrooms overtook kitchens as the most popular remodeling project, according to a new NAHB survey. NAHB has released the results highlighting the most common remodeling projects to kick off National Home Remodeling Month in May.

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