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Looking for a dose of instant sunshine to help you through the winter?

This latest deal out of Italy could be just the warm jolt of vitamin D you need.

As of right now, you can buy a house on southern Italy's beautiful island of Sicily for less than the cost of an espresso.

Sambuca, a hilltop town with views over the Mediterranean island and nearby beaches, has placed dozens of dwellings on the market for €1, or just over a dollar.

The deal is aimed at reviving a community that, like many other rural spots in Italy, has suffered from depopulation in recent years as residents move to bigger cities.

It's not the first Italian town to lure in outsiders with tempting offers but, say local officials, Sambuca is scrapping red tape to make

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Colorado cracked the nation's top 10 in population growth over the past year, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau figures. 

Those estimates, released on Wednesday, show that Colorado's population grew 1.4% in the one-year time span from July 1, 2017, to the same date in 2018, landing the Centennial State's growth rate at No. 7 among the county's 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. 

Colorado grew by 79,662 residents since last year.

The nation as a whole grew in population by 0.6 percent to 327.2 million people, its slowest pace in more than 80 years, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Nine states in addition to

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It shouldn't be any surprise that new homes are bigger than they used to be. But it may be a bit of a shock to learn just how much space we take up compared with roughly 40 years ago.

The median size of a new, single-family home sold in 2017 was 2,457 square feet, with a median sale price of $323,100, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Compare that to 1978, when the median size of a new home was just 1,655 square feet with a median sale price of $55,700.

Houses are getting bigger overall, but that doesn’t mean a larger house is right for you.

“Fit is super important and people get complacent, and they don’t think about if their home is still fitting them,” says Marni Jameson, a home and lifestyle expert and author of

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2018 was clearly a Seller’s Market in nationwide residential real estate.

Supply has been low and housing starts are down 1.4 percent year-over-year, which has lead to increasing home prices and a reduction in the total number of homes sold.

Overall, total revenue has remained flat: Fewer sales were made, but the sales that were made came at higher price points.

So, what is in store for the year ahead? 

What is the housing market doing now?

New residential home sales dropped 8.9 percent in October, falling to a new two-year low, according to a new residential sales report released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Scars from the housing market crash a decade ago

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Maine draws about 36 million tourists each year with four seasons' worth of enticements, from white sandy beaches to world-class skiing.

But the northeasternmost US state can't seem to get enough young people to move there. So, officials have hit upon the ultimate incentive: Move to Maine, and they'll help you pay off your student loans.

How the program workS

The program started in 2008 as a retention tool for young professionals already living in Maine. The Educational Opportunity Tax Credit program targeted Maine college grads and allowed them to use their loan payments as tax credits. "Over time, the employer community spoke out loud and clear that even if 100% of college graduates in Maine chose to stay here and work,…
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Being a homeowner can pay off in many ways- and in same cases it's even profitable after only one year of building equity.

Nationally, the average homeowner with a mortgage saw their equity shoot up by nearly $16,200 in the past year alone, according to a recent report by CoreLogic. (The real estate data firm compared the second quarter of this year to the second quarter of the previous year.) That's a 12.3% annual increase, thanks to fast-rising home prices across the country.

Homeowners on the West Coast accrued even more equity. In just one year, those who own homes in California gained an average $48,800 in home equity. That was the most in the country—and more than many folks earn in a year.

But the huge equity gains could slow down at

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There are many reasons that staging your home can help you sell faster. It not only allows the buyer to see themselves living in the home, but it also gives them a better impression of the place, making it stand out among the rest.

That’s why it’s important to know how to properly stage your home to sell faster and possibly for more money. In this blog, we will highlight the top 7 staging tips that can make your home irresistible to buyers.

Staging Tips to Make Your Home Irresistible

  1. Mirrors! Mirrors reflect light and can help make a room look bigger, which is a huge plus. They are also impersonal. Head to a home store, get a couple of mirrors and place them in a dark spot and/or a small room. 

    staging tips

    I love the large mirror here in this

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It's that time of year, when Facebook is filled with photos of kids of all ages heading back to school...and off to campus life.

For parents with college students, this can mean a really big life adjustment, and often a big move (or a downsize) as empty nesters! For West + Main clients and other Colorado homeowners, this often offers the opportunity to sell their large house in the suburbs and buy a smaller place closer to the city, or closer to the mountains. It might also mean buying a home with the anticipation of visiting grandchildren, or a place where adult children can retreat when needed, or the ability to invest in a vacation home or to free up resources to travel more often with less house to maintain. 

If you are thinking about making

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According to new findings, the ideal age for most Americans to buy their first home is 28. A recent Bankrate study touted this number as the sweet spot that those surveyed seemed to gravitate to.

Of course, not everyone agrees. A quarter of men surveyed believe the ideal time to buy a first home is prior to age 25, but only 12 percent of women concur.

And region matters, too: Nearly one in five (18 percent) of Northeasterners thinks the ideal age is over 35, twice as many as any other region. This makes sense, as the cost of living in the Northeast tends to be higher, on average.

Income also impacts mindset. With so many millennials stuck under the weight of massive student loans, buying a home by 28 may seem a bit unattainable. Fifty-two

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The #1 Colors to Increase Curb Appeal and the Selling Price of Your Home

We just talked about what colors to paint every room in your house to increase its value (Read that post here!) but what about the exterior?

You don’t need a touchscreen refrigerator, a WiFi-enabled thermostat or color-changing light bulbs to pump up the sale price of your home.

In fact, all you need is a black door.

That’s according to online real estate database Zillow, which released an analysis Wednesday after examining some 135,000 photos from listings across the U.S. since 2010. Zillow found that on average, houses with black or charcoal gray front doors sold for as much as $6,271 more than expected.

“For a seller, painting a front door is one the least

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