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Market a Home When the Garden Is Fullest

When is your garden in full bloom? Believe it or not, waiting to put a house on the market when flowers, plants, shrubs, and trees are at peak color can make a big difference in how fast a home sells and at what price. That's one of the tips in a special show on the spring selling season on "Real Estate Today," the National Association of REALTORS®' consumer-facing radio show. The show is a top story in the latest Voice for Real Estate news video from NAR, which also looks at a recent scam in which cyber criminals tried to collect fees from Florida real estate professionals by sending them realistic invoices from the "Florida Board of Realtors"—a group that doesn’t exist. Also in the video is a look at why young households are getting back into the market after being hit hard during the last economic downturn. Legislative coverage in the video looks at two positive developments: a slowdown in a rule NAR opposes that would make responsible development harder in areas that have small bodies of water, as well as signs of progress on federal flood insurance reauthorization. Getting flood insurance set for another several years is a real estate industry priority because if the program expires, thousands of transactions a day would fall out of escrow since the insurance is necessary for financing to close in thousands of communities in the country. —REALTOR® Magazine

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