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Karen Tray wrote:

Does furniture staging help to sell a home?

A study done in 2010 by the RESA (Real Estate Staging Association) showed 126 homeowners had their property on the market on average of 263 days before they decided to stage. 263 days = 9 months!!!That same study also showed 284 homes that were staged before they went on the market and they sold on average in 40.5 days. This is approximately 223 days less time on the market. 223 days = 7 months.  People looking for a home to live in with their families want to feel warm and cozy.  Staging, I believe, helps that happen.Karen L. Tray, ABRKeller Williams Preferred
May 12 2013

rentr to buy or

Hi Rehana:  The best place to put your money is still in real estate.  If you do qualify for a mortgage and have 20% down, you will be able to get an excellent low interest rate.  Renting is like trying to heat a home without windows.  It is definitely throwing away money.  So many advantages of owning a home,  Choose a local Accredited Buyers Agent/Realtor and local mortgage/bank, they should work for you with your best interests at heart.  The inventory is great, interest rates are low, if you need any help, please feel free to contact me at  Good Luck.Karen 
April 15 2011