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Redfin: May Housing Market Sets Records for Speed and Competition

More than a quarter of homes sold for more than their asking price By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (June 15, 2017) SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)– U.S. home prices rose 6.8 percent to a median sale price of $288,000 in May, according to Redfin (, the next-generation real estate brokerage. Home sales increased 7.5 percent over last year,

Homes with Barn Doors Can Sell for Up to 13 Percent More and 60 Days Faster

For-sale listings touting craftsman or farmhouse-style design features sell faster  By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (April 29, 2016) –  Why do some homes sell for a premium? In addition to timing, a home’s listing description can have a significant impact on its final sale price. Listings mentioning keywords like “barn door,”shaker cabinets” or “subway tiles,” sell