Month: <span>February 2021</span>

Navigating the Slopes and Market in The New Silicon Valley: How to Buy a House in Salt Lake CityEileen WubbeHomeLight Blog

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February 28, 2021

Envision yourself at the top of a mountain looking down into a valley of opportunity. If you’re looking to live in a metropolitan area that offers an abundance of diverse cultural options and easy access to nature, Salt Lake City is your perfect fit. Whether you want to hit the

WFH Forever with the Backyard Office of Your DreamsAllaire ConteHomeLight Blog

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February 28, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has led to more people working remotely than ever, with 42% of the U.S. labor force working from home full-time. Not only have employees grown accustomed to the five-second commute, but employers are seeing increased employee productivity and saving on brick-and-mortar costs. With benefits like these, all

Brown Walls and Old World Touches Are Out: Here’s How to Update Your Tuscan HomeAllaire ConteHomeLight Blog

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February 28, 2021

The old-world charm that was popular in the early 2000s is out, and fresh, contemporary coastal is in. Homebuyers are opting for a simple, airy design over warm tones, rustic iron, and wine-inspired vignettes. What does this mean for homeowners who bought or remodeled in the height of the Tuscan

7 Celebrity Interior Designers Worth Emulating When Revamping Your HomeGina RodriguesHomeLight Blog

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February 28, 2021

Once shrouded behind fabric samples and paint color swatches, the creative minds behind popular interior design trends have stepped into the limelight. Today’s most famous interior designers are celebrities in their own right, as they boast TV deals, collaborate with national retailers, amass Instagram followings, and work with A-list clients.

Add a Dash of 1920s Glamour to Your Home with This Art Deco Style GuideMikayla UberHomeLight Blog

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February 28, 2021

Wondering how to add a dose of glamour to your living space? Art Deco interior design just might be the answer. Opulent, luxurious, and inspiring, this style continues to inspire nearly a century after its heyday. Marked by bold colors, geometric patterns, and statement accessories, Art Deco provides plenty of

Crime Impacts Property Value. These 10 Websites Help You Keep Tabs on Neighborhood CrimeLori LovelyHomeLight Blog

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February 28, 2021

Studies show that crime rates can impact property values. Not surprisingly, when crime rates go up, property values go down, and vice versa. If you’re a seller, it pays to know your neighborhood’s crime stats so you can adjust your pricing and marketing strategies accordingly. While your real estate agent

All-white No More: New Kitchen Trends Are Set to Dominate 2021Kate Van PeltHomeLight Blog

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February 27, 2021

2021 is bringing a wave of changes. Major news outlets are moving on from election drama. Toilet paper shortages are a thing of the past. We’re even using the word “unprecedented” a little less. Americans are eager for a fresh start, and one way we’re scratching the itch is through

Heads Up Seller: You’re on the Hook for Paying Both Real Estate Agents’ CommissionMatthew StalcupHomeLight Blog

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February 27, 2021

According to HomeLight’s transaction data analysis, the national average real estate agent commission rate is 5.8% of the final home sale price. So, who pays for real estate agent commission? The simple answer is that, customarily, it’s going to be the seller. In the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) 2020

Compare Countertop Materials to Totally Transform Your KitchenAllaire ConteHomeLight Blog

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February 27, 2021

“All I can say is that you get more offers with a kitchen that’s done,” remarks Pleasant Hill real estate agent Kevin Kieffer. With over 20 years of experience and stats like selling of 76% more homes than the average agent in his area, Kieffer would know. When it comes

Real Estate in the Digital Age: 3 Ways You Can Sell Your Home OnlineKristine HansenHomeLight Blog

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February 27, 2021

Today, the success of your home sale hinges on your ability to sell your home online. Whether you sell your house to a cash buyer like an iBuyer or list your home on the market, you’ll encounter digital processes at almost every phase of the sale. Your home’s online presence