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The housing market has started recovering, but many people are still gun shy about it. Instead of buying new, they prefer to get the most out of their homes now and at resale. There are numerous ways to expand your living space and push up the value of your home. The best one for you will depend on your budget, location, and sense of style.

Build an Addition

The most direct way to expand your living space is an addition. The cost of an addition depends on its size and the complexity of construction. puts the national average at around $40,000. While any addition will increase your home’s value, the nature of the addition and your location will determine the percentage you can expect to recoup at resale.


Many people

Deciding whether to remodel a home or not can be a difficult decision to make. Everyone wants to enjoy the home they live in and try to maximize their return when the time comes to sell and move on. In order to see whether it is worthwhile to do a remodel, it is vital to understand how or if renovations will affect the housing market, and to what degree.


In order to see how renovations affect the housing market, it is necessary to compare figures and evaluate trends that are seen in the housing market. In essence, did the value of any single or combination of home renovations affect the resale value of that home, and if so, to what degree was the resale value impacted.

Types of Renovations to Consider

Based on charts and reports,

When selling a home, it is important for sellers to understand that they are selling a product. Because of this, your home needs to be presented properly, just as you would if you were selling something like a car or a dresser. That’s why 38% of sellers’ agents stage every home before listing them for sale.

Here are a few different ways in which properly staging your home can make a huge difference in selling it.

Buyers Will Connect On An Emotional Level

77% of buyers’ agents agree staging made it easier for buyers to visualize the property as their future home.

Most often, when buyers are searching for a home, they are looking for the right space, but also a sort of emotional attachment. Home staging is vital to selling your home because you can

Should you lower the price of your home if your house isn’t selling? It’s a fact: no homeowner in the world wants to leave money on the table when selling a property. That’s what makes correctly pricing a home such a delicate art. It’s natural to want to err on the side of caution, pricing your home a little too high, rather than a little too low. If you’re not on a timeline to sell, then employing this strategy isn’t the worst—you won’t risk anything, but you also may begin to second-guess your rationale if the home fails to bring in any offers right away.

It goes without saying that you’ll get the best pricing advice from a trusted real estate professional who understands your property and your local market, but there are a few tried-and-true best

Luxury Portfolio International completed a profile of wealthy homebuyers and how the global real estate market is affecting how affluent buyers approach a new home purchase. If you are planning to sell your million dollar home in Southern California, it's crucial to understand your potential buyer. This Luxury Portfolio white paper dives into the differences based on buyer's price range when comparing three markets, the $1 to $2 million buyer (Practical Explorers), the $2 to $5 million buyer (Meaning Seekers), and the $5 million and above (Power Players). 

Check out the full white paper below and read about each buyer profile to find out more about the audience who could be interested in buying your home. Each profile includes demographics, insight and

Have you considered selling your own home so you can save money on an expensive agent commission? Then it might be time you considered all of the facts. A new study from Collateral Analytics suggests that homeowners will net roughly the same proceeds whether they sell through a real estate agent or decide to sell on their own and take the FSBO (for-sale-by-owner) route.

Why is that? It’s because agents are more likely to achieve a higher sales prices for properties than comparable FSBO listings — enough to offset their commission fee. The study looked at more than 200,000 FSBO sales and one million MLS sales in 2016 and 2017. They defined a FSBO listing as a non-MLS listing.

“Overall it is clear that FSBOs have a low probability of selling, and

Today’s homes are much more than just four secure walls with weather-tight roofs. Instead, they comprise a great deal of comfort measures and technological advancements that make them a pleasure to reside in and keep families safe.

Buyers on the real estate market are looking for the ideal home to meet their needs, and give them a heightened sense of comfort and convenience. Smart home technology doesn’t have to be confusing,; there are plenty of great products that are easy to understand and simple to put into daily practice. Check out these three technological advancements that will help homeowners keep up with the changes in the modern housing market and appeal to all buyers when it comes time to sell.

Remote Controlled Lights and Locks

Find a new home by the start of the school year: that’s the goal for tons of summer homebuyers. That makes the end of summer a mad dash to get into your new home and settled before the first day of school. Moving day is often more chaotic than you expect it to be, but if you’re prepared, it doesn’t have to be.

What should families do make the move easier? Here are some quick tips to get your ducks in a row for moving day.

Divvy up responsibilities - and don’t forget about the dog.

Having a plan is one of the best ways to help make your move less of a confusing situation. Each member of the family should be responsible for packing, organizing and cleaning one area of the house. The sooner you have everyone’s responsibilities set, the sooner

Even if you're not planning on selling your home anytime soon, it's always a good idea to consider the overall value of your home and what you can to do improve it. Doing a bit of work on your home won't just improve its value, but it will also help to make your entire neighborhood more desirable and may inspire your neighbors to take better care of their homes.

Luckily, there are a number of basic improvements and upgrades that you can do without having to dedicate a huge amount of money or time. In fact, by taking the following steps, you could potentially add thousands of dollars to the value of your property by the end of the summer.

Give Your Exterior an Update

Simple things like repainting your doors and trim can have a huge effect on the

The real estate market is currently experiencing a classic seller's market, meaning there is more demand than inventory. According to Trendgraphix, there is only 1.8 months of inventory across Southern California (LA, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties). With little inventory and mortgage rates at historic lows, sellers are sitting pretty, right? Well that's half of the story. 

According to a survey from Redfin, it might be a seller's market, but selling is hardly the finish line for these folks. Most home sellers still need to purchase another home after the sale of their current residence. This infographic from the California Association of REALTORS® breaks down the top three challenges for seller's in today's market.