Today, Melbourne Homes for Sale have Two Levels of ‘Curb Appeal’

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

The way the ‘curb appeal’ phenomenon applies to a Melbourne home for sale is explained simply enough. Like the packaging on a store shelf item, its mission is to break through the competition—to strike a responsive chord with potential buyers. That is the goal, but no Melbourne home that’s up for sale can possibly ‘bat […]

Extra Payments for Melbourne Mortgages Questioned

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

It’s usually around this time of year when the one in charge of keeping track of your Melbourne household’s finances either sits down to do some budget arithmetic, or (at a minimum) goes hunting for a new shoe box to hold the coming year’s tax receipts. Both activities are simply exercises in ascertaining what is […]

Ultimate Rainy Day Home Décor Inspiration Generator

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

  Even if you don’t pride yourself on your artistic flair, you probably have developed fairly firm ideas about what makes some Melbourne homes come across better than others. Without even consciously thinking about it, you know as soon as you walk through a front door whether that immediate impression is strongly positive, just so-so, […]

Melbourne Real Estate Investments Forgotten in Savings Survey

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Along with all of last week’s New Year’s Day festivities came what you could call the New Year’s Frame of Mind: the familiar, this-time-of-year special consciousness of the passage of time. For most Melbourne residents, all the other seasons come and go with everyone too busy tending to everyday affairs to pay much attention to […]

Housing News that Melbourne Homeowners Have Been Waiting For

Friday, August 14th, 2015

For Melbourne homeowners, the news was a long time coming. The bounce back from last decade’s dizzying plummet in the nation’s residential housing values has been underway for quite a while now—but those values hadn’t quite returned to their former heights. Until last month! The Wall Street Journal was early to break the long-awaited headline, […]

Noted Actor’s French ‘Residence’ is Unlike any Melbourne Listing

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Putting together a Melbourne listing is serious business. It has to be brief, to-the-point, and at the same time, engaging. The photos and language of a Melbourne listing is the tip of the marketing spear: if it’s dull, and just a repetition of the specifics that are enumerated in the columns of numbers that follow, […]

Melbourne Home Curb Appeal—an Eight-Second Opportunity?

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

“Buyers make their decisions in exactly eight seconds. After that, they’ve either fallen in love or are just honoring an appointment.” You’re likely to come across that quotation (from prominent Manhattan Realtor® Barbara Corcoran) whenever you’re researching how to add the most value to your Melbourne home with the least expense. For Melbourne home owners […]

Melbourne Listings Might Echo U.S. Trend toward Less Luxury

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Just as with movie credits, the features you find in Melbourne listings have a “billing order.” The “stars” may not be printed in gigantic superstar type—but the order in which they appear do reflect changes in current buyer priorities. For a homeowner soon to add their property to this spring’s Melbourne listings, it’s important to […]

If History Plays Hob with a Melbourne House for Sale

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Would you buy a house where someone died? Would it make a difference if the death was peaceful or…otherwise? You might never have considered such questions, but the answers can become a serious issue for a Melbourne house for sale—especially if it has a history that could be right out of a CSI episode. And […]

Zillow Buys Trulia for $3.5 Billion

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Real estate listings site Zillow has agreed to purchase Trulia for $3.5 billion in stock, the companies announced in a joint statement. It’s a 25% premium to Trulia’s Friday close. Each Trulia shareholder will get .444 Class-A Zillow shares. Zillow shares are halted. Trulia is up 16%. Bloomberg had reported Thursday that Zillow was seeking $2 billion. This […]