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The Rise of the Unsightly Home

Tweet Your listing is less than perfect, and it’s going to take a miracle to sell. Learn about the market for “ugly” homes. MAY 2012 | BY MELISSA DITTMANN TRACEY For every perfectly staged home that beckons buyers, there is a growing number of lemons—and one day you might have to sell one of them.  From [...]

Luxury fixer-uppers for cheap, but you can’t stay

Tweet MAURICE CAPOBIANCO/STAFF Cleaning up a home and making it livable and presentable for prospective buyers is the goal of the home caretakers. Magdalena Santana cleaned eight days straight for a home in Land O’ Lakes. By SHANNON BEHNKEN | The Tampa Tribune Published: July 25, 2011 Updated: July 25, 2011 – 12:32 PM ST. PETERSBURG – When [...]

Furnished Houses Sell

TweetFurnished houses sell far better than unfurnished ones.  But the truth is, in today’s market, a large percentage of the homes being offered for sale are vacant.  Why?  One of the reasons might be because the burden of upkeep may have simply been too much for the homeowner to bear.  When an unoccupied home is [...]