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How Much Can You Negotiate on a House, Really?

So, you’ve finally found the perfect home and you’ve submitted your offer. In an ideal situation, the seller would accept it, you’d close, and the home would be yours. However, it’s not always that easy. In fact, it’s likely the seller will submit a counter offer.This is when negotiations begin. 

Even if you have a well-versed real estate agent by your side, the thought of negotiating can be daunting. It can be tricky to know how low or high of a price to counter back with, or what other points you should negotiate on. However, when armed with the right

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The Block 2020 episode 16 recap: in a stressful week contestants deliver the best Block bathrooms ever

In a week when COVID-19 was three days from shutting down the country, the contestants somehow managed to deliver the best five bathrooms The Block has ever seen.

There wasn’t a bad decision among them, and the voting was as close as it’s ever been, and Scott Cam paid tribute to the contestants before delivering the judges’ verdict.

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Radical way COVID is changing our homes

He said after last year’s Block he had vowed to make things easier for future contestants.

“I promised myself we’d never do a Block that

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Housing Market White Hot After Labor Day

September 18, 2020 by

New listings of homes for sale were 6% above 2019 levels

Key housing market takeaways for 434 U.S. metro areas during the 4-week period ending September 13:

  • Median home sale price increased 13% from 2019 to $319,261—the highest on record. The 13% year-over-year increase was the largest since October 2013.
  • Pending home sales climbed 27% year over year.
  • New listings of homes for sale were up 6% from a year ago.
  • Active listings (the number of homes listed for sale at any point during the period) fell 28% from 2019 to
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Sydney auctions: Vaucluse semi-detached on Coolong Road sells $2m above reserve

No. 10 Coolong Road, Vaucluse, has sold for $5.5m — $2m above the $3.5m reserve.


Onlookers who gathered to watch the worst house on Vaucluse’s best street left in total disbelief after it sold for $2m above reserve.

The two-bedroom semi-detached described as a doer-upper with no off-street parking attracted nine bidders including Jackie O’s ex, Lee Henderson.

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Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty agent Michael Pallier said the auction for 10 Coolong Road took off from the start

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Hot Housing Market Spans the Political Spectrum

Homes are selling the fastest in swing counties, a reflection of rising interest in the suburbs as the pandemic drives homebuyers to prioritize space. 

The median home price in blue counties nationwide rose 13.1% from a year earlier to $346,000 during the four weeks ending September 6. Prices rose 11.5% to $259,500 in swing counties, and they were up 10.6% to $209,000 in red counties. 

For this analysis, counties were classified as “blue” if the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate won by more than 10 percentage points, and classified as “red” if the 2016 Republican candidate won by more than 10

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