Seller Home Staging Tips

Misty Soldwisch, a broker/owner and team leader with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate in Des Moines, says staging is essential to her company’s success. She estimates that sellers who opt to stage receive 5% more in sales price and their homes sell 20% faster. Real estate professionals should have a dependable relationship with at …

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Housing Starts Down 0.5% – Single-Family 4.1%

Single-family housing starts continued to fall in November, with the pace of construction down 32% since February, the month when mortgage rates began to rise. The housing market continues to weaken as higher construction costs, elevated interest rates and flagging demand harm housing affordability. The count of multifamily units under construction reached a near 50-year …

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Fla. Insurance Pressures Continue After Nicole

Despite pounding parts of the East Coast, Hurricane Nicole will not hit Florida’s insurance market as hard as Hurricane Ian. CoreLogic, a property-information and analytics firm, released an early estimate Friday that said Nicole’s privately insured losses will be less than $750 million. The modeled estimate represented “gross” losses, which typically means insurance carriers would …

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