Real estate agencies put the spotlight on staging

Staging is a crucial step in the home-selling process. Even minor touch-ups and decorations can go a long way in getting a home sold quickly and for the best possible price. The National Association of Realtors estimates that for every $100 spent on staging a home, a seller can potentially recoup $400. In recent years, real estate agencies have begun to offer services that make the process of staging a home for sale less daunting.

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Multifamily Rent Growth Gets Serious

June was an inflection point for US multifamily rent growth, according to new figures by Yardi-Matrix. Following several months this year of slow rent growth, rents rose robustly in the second quarter by $12 to reach $1,465, the company says. Average rents increased by 2% in the second quarter of 2019, and they are up 2.6% so far this year. Year-over-year growth increased to 3.3%, up by 40 basis points from May.

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Barry lost some bite, but these 10 cities could lose billions in housing to floods by 2050

Hurricane Barry dumped more than 23 in. of rain in places as it stormed up the Mississippi River Valley from Louisiana and Alabama to Arkansas and as far north as Ontario, Canada, this week. Although the weather system did less damage than initially feared, some experts say that, thanks to climate change, things will only get worse going forward.

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