home values Archive

Walkable Areas Fetch Higher Home Prices

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine More home shoppers say they want to live where there is walkable space, and they’re willing to pay extra for it. A new study by the Brookings Institution found that the more walkable...

An Unusual Secret Weapon? Boost a Home Price by $7k

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine   Many critics have long-argued that Walmart’s “always low prices” often stretches to nearby home prices too. When the big-box discount retailer comes to town, some residents have protested, saying that the store...

Staged-to-Sell, But Is it Priced-to-Sell?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Staging a home to perfection can certainly get buyers’ attention, but pricing the home to sell is what often will get them in the front door, housing experts say. With home values dropping...
September 12, 2011