Month: <span>March 2021</span>

11 Cheap Bathroom Remodel Ideas That Read Spa-likeSharon BrandweinHomeLight Blog

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March 31, 2021

Crisp subway tiles, fluffy towels, an LED back-lit mirror — you dream of upgrading your bathroom every time you brush your teeth. And with our cheap bathroom remodel ideas, you can completely transform your grooming space without shelling out the median bathroom renovation cost of $32,000. We’ve curated a list

Grandmillennial Design: Why You Need This Next-Level Granny TrendGina RodriguesHomeLight Blog

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March 31, 2021

Part traditional, part cottagecore, and part modern maximalism, grandmillennial style is reviving all of the elements we formerly considered stuffy and old-fashioned. Think wicker furniture, vintage candy dishes, and 1980s Laura Ashley florals. Chintz and Chinoiserie. Ruffles and skirted tablecloths. Gilded mirrors and antique brass sculptures. Oh yeah, gran-glamour is

An Invisible Toll: California Wildfires Impact Property ValuesAllaire ConteHomeLight Blog

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March 31, 2021

Fire season seems to grow longer and more destructive each year. In California, the state with the highest fire risk in the nation, seven of the ten most destructive fires in the state’s history have burned in the last five years alone. As wildfires grow in size and ferocity, so

Exposed Brick, Copper Pipes, and Edison Bulbs: Industrial Interior Design Is a VibeStacey KelleherHomeLight Blog

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March 31, 2021

While contemporary industrial interior design is essentially a 20th century movement, its roots can be traced back to factory buildings of the 18th and 19th centuries. The style draws inspiration from unfinished, utilitarian factory spaces, highlighting the beauty of raw wood, concrete, brick, and exposed pipes. With mainstream popularity, industrial

Realtors Typically Earn 5.8% Commission — Here’s When That Percentage VariesMatthew StalcupHomeLight Blog

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March 31, 2021

Today, the national average real estate agent commission fee sits around 5.8% of the sale price. The average commission fee fluctuates over time, although usually by just a few tenths of a percent. Since the listing agent and buyer’s agent split the commission, each Realtor® makes around 3%. While paying

Are Pre-listing Home Inspections Worth It? Here’s What Sellers Need to KnowMatthew StalcupHomeLight Blog

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March 31, 2021

The home inspections process is often one of the greatest obstacles to closing a swift sale. If the inspector finds issues with your property, your buyer can leverage these findings to negotiate a lower price or even walk away from the sale. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR),

Georgia Sellers: Here’s a Round Up of Your Closing CostsKristine HansenHomeLight Blog

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March 31, 2021

Whether you’re selling a modern condo in Atlanta’s Midtown or a century-old property in Savannah’s Historic District, you need to know the closing costs sellers are responsible for in Georgia. The last thing you want is sticker shock when you review these subtractions in your seller’s settlement statement. The Georgia

4 Scenarios Where Sellers Can Use Seller Credits to Close the SaleStacey KelleherHomeLight Blog

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March 31, 2021

While researching the home sales process, you’ve likely come across the term “seller credit.” A seller credit is a type of seller concession where the seller offers the buyer money at closing to sweeten the deal. Buyers appreciate seller credits since these essentially discount their closing costs which are typically

Style a Staycation-worthy Interior with These Modern Tropical Decor IdeasAlesandra DubinHomeLight Blog

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March 31, 2021

Those of us of a certain age know that tropical interior design is not a new notion (remember when The Golden Girls’ Miami Beach home was everything?). However, like all trends that come and go, today’s iteration of tropical modernism has a fresh spin. Derived from modernism, the modern tropical

Seller’s Market 101: Is Your Real Estate Market Hot or Not?Gina RodriguesHomeLight Blog

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March 31, 2021

Is your serene street suddenly jammed with cars because of an open house next door? Does a ‘Sale Pending’ sign materialize on your neighbor’s yard a few days after a “For Sale” sign appears? Do your friends grumble about how many offers they’ve submitted on homes to no avail? If