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Real estate valuation might appear complicated and arbitrary to some consumers. They might wonder why an “exactly the same” house next door is listed at a higher price or why new marble countertops didn’t add more to their home’s value.

Nov 1

Landscaping can be a major contributor to a home’s value and could potentially influence an owner’s ability to sell the property. According to a National Association of Landscape Professionals survey, 84 percent of Americans agree that the quality of a home’s landscaping would affect their decision to buy the home.

Jun 7

Whether buying or selling, consumers are increasingly expressing an interest in green homes. However, this rapidly growing and changing field can cause confusion among homeowners — and real estate professionals, too — on what exactly green means and how to potentially get its maximum value during a purchase or sale.

Apr 4