Real Estate Blog
Losses Pile Up in Housing Market
U.S. homes were expected to lose more than $1.7 trillion in value in 2010, 63 percent more that the $1 trillion lost in 2009, according to home listing and valuation service Zillow. Since the market peaked in June 2006, U.S. homes have lost $9 trillion. Most of the value lost in 2010 occurred during the second half of the year. From January to June, home values lost $680 billion, but Zillow estimates that home value losses may have topped $1 trillion from July to December.
Ideas for Winter Curb Appeal
During summer months when gardens are in bloom and the sun is shining bright, curb appeal comes naturally to many homes. But when the autumn chill turns to winter cold and the sun sets earlier in the day, it becomes more difficult to create that inviting exterior look that grabs buyers from the curb.
Fortunately, it is possible to create striking winter curb appeal without expensive or complicated exterior changes. It just requires a little creativity.