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Why choosing the right time to move really pays off

Choosing the right time to sell, buy, move and remodel can lead to significant savings.

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How long does it take to sell a house?

The answer depends on how well your home is priced - and other factors that we will highlight in this post.

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How to find the best school for your child when moving

If you’re looking for a new home and a new school, how can you tell if it’s a good fit? We'll tell you.

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How to find the ideal home when starting or growing a family

Whether you're expecting your first child or your fifth, what you need from a home changes. Here are our tips.

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5 technology trends that make buying and selling a home easier

Artificial intelligence, virtual reality and digital transaction services are changing the real estate market.

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How to find a multi-generational family home that makes everyone happy

Bringing generations together under one roof requires a house that can handle a range of lifestyle demands.

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Selling your Raleigh home: Old way vs. Opendoor (Infographic)

Infographic that compares the traditional home selling process in Raleigh versus selling to Opendoor.

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Renovations that can improve the value of your home

When you're looking to increase your home's value, it's smart to know which renovations can pay you back.

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What buyers and sellers need to know about home appraisals

Having a solid understanding of how the appraisal process works can only benefit you.

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17 essential real estate terms you should know

Taking time to understand the vocabulary can help home buyers and sellers educate themselves on the process.

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Real estate options to consider when planning your retirement

Planning for retirement involves developing a real estate strategy that supports this new lifestyle. Our tips.

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How to sell your home and move in with a blended family

When it comes to navigating merging two families, there are many challenges. Our tips should help you.

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Understanding the fundamentals of the real estate market

We explain five fundamental factors that affect the market and how they impact your buying and selling power.

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The most important things to repair before selling a house

Keeping a home in good repair can pay significant dividends when you sell your home. Here are our tips.

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When is the best time to sell a house? 5 factors to consider

Before you stake a “For Sale” sign in your yard, consider these five factors.

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8 critical factors that influence a home’s value

By pricing your house with these factors in mind, you will make your home selling process less stressful.

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15 expert tips to increase your home value

In this guide, we share our expert tips on home improvements that can help you fetch a higher sale price.

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The impact of interest rates on home ownership – a primer

How do interest rates rise and fall? What impact does this on housing prices and mortgage rates? We explain.

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10 ways to conserve water at home

We share 10 simple steps that help reduce your daily water consumption and waste.

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7 eco-friendly spring cleaning tips for your home

Going green while you clean doesn't have to take much extra time, and could actually save you money.

How Opendoor helped a couple go from “her house” to “our home”

The Pendas sold their home to Opendoor in just 3 weeks, in-between running a marathon and riding a bike race.

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How to sell a home with a pool

Depending on the area of the country you live in, a in-ground pool can boost your home's value significantly.

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10 ways to keep your emotions in check when it’s time to sell your home

The time has come when you realize you need to break up with your current home & move on to something better.

How selling her home to Opendoor helped a writer keep her deadlines

Miriam ran her business out of her home and knew a traditional sale would disrupt her work.

How Opendoor put a Phoenix family on the fast track to their forever home

The Hamiltons chose a fast, fair, & certain sale to Opendoor so they wouldn't miss out on buying their dream home.

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5 tips to show your home some love

Try out these simple tips to improve your living space, and you'll be feeling the love in no time.

Less home sales stress, more time for family togetherness

Crystal saved time & skipped stress by trading in her old home for a new Opendoor home in competitive Frisco, TX.

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10 romantic ideas for Valentine’s Day at home

Home is where the heart is. So why go anywhere else for Valentine's Day?

How a busy entrepreneur used Opendoor to simplify selling his rental property

Busy planning for a 2nd child & running a business, Eric didn't have time to spare for a traditional home sale

For an experienced Phoenix seller, Opendoor was a ‘no-brainer’

Adam was initially skeptical about selling to Opendoor, but his research and a great offer dispelled his fears.

Buying and selling with Opendoor adds up to a dream home for this Texas accountant

Busy with her career, Ginelle prized convenience when selling and buying a home. So she used Opendoor Trade-in.

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10 smart home trends to watch in 2018

A new wave of smart technologies makes domestic life more efficient, productive, and entertaining.

A smooth, easy sale for a Tempe family of four

Jennifer found the perfect home. To buy it, she'd need to move fast—but her current home wasn't ready to sell.

How Opendoor helped three generations find a forever home

Keith didn't want to burden his mom with frequent showings and cleaning, so he sold his home to Opendoor.

How a Dallas couple created a smooth, stress-free move

Timing is everything when buying your dream home. Kurt and Christi learned how Opendoor can help.

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5 ways to prepare your home for selling in the new year

The quiet of January is the perfect time to start tackling the to-do list to preparing your house for a sale.

Opendoor turns doubtful salesman into a believer

To sell his home, Shane looked for a company that shares his values of honesty and transparency.

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The paint colors that can boost your home’s value

One of most cost effective ways that help to increase your home's value is also one of the simplest: paint.

How Opendoor and Bernie Lake worked together to fulfill a promise to a friend

Bernie executed his late friend Don's will. He sold to Opendoor to get the best deal for Don's sons.

How Opendoor helped a growing family find their future home

With baby #3 on the way, Laura & Jim Boldin knew they needed a bigger home. The busy family sold to Opendoor.

The Bertotys used Opendoor to skip the home-selling stress and retire in style

The Bertotys wanted to quit taking care of a house and start enjoying retirement. Opendoor made their sale a breeze.

Five holiday houses and where to find them

Some of the most iconic Christmas homes to grace the silver screen are actual homes you can see.

A miracle move for a family that beat all the odds

Chantelle used Opendoor trade-in to swap her old home for a new, next-gen home to care for her parents.

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10 biggest mistakes to avoid when selling your home

For big things like selling your home, you'll want to do everything right. Here are 10 mistakes to avoid.

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Real estate photography tips to make your listing stand out

We'll share why professional photography helps you to attract buyers faster, and what matters during the shoot.

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How to sell your house for the most money

Selling your home takes time. Fortunately, there are strategies to boost your bottom line. Here are 12 tips.

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Top things homeowners hate about the home selling process

Being prepared for some of the more tedious aspects of selling your house may help you weather the process.

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Opendoor Halloween: what a boo-tiful night!

More than 1,200 people stopped by our decorated homes at Opendoor's Halloween Block Parties in Phoenix.

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How a postcard led an Atlanta couple to a better future

Thanks to a fast and easy selling process with Opendoor, a couple from Atlanta was able to buy their dream home.

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Why do pending home sales fall through?

Take a look at the top five deal breakers and learn how you can protect yourself from them.

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How does Opendoor make money?

We explain our business model for our mission to radically simplify the home selling and buying experience.

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Essential steps for selling a home with pets

Follow these steps to ensure nothing gets in the way of selling your pet-friendly home for maximum value.

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How school ratings impact home prices

As school test scores rise, so do home values. A sale inside a good school district will likely reap dividends.

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How much are closing costs for the seller

We'll explain what closings costs are, and break down the types of expenses you’ll pay as a seller.

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The essential first-time home seller guide

We provide an in-depth guide for first-time home sellers, providing helpful tips for all stages of the process.

12 questions to ask when interviewing a realtor

We list some of the top questions you should ask when hiring a realtor for selling or buying your home.

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Days on market: what they are, why they matter

We explain the term "days on market", one the most scrutinized statistic in real estate.

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How to prepare your home for sale

We’ll break down the essential steps so you can get your home show-ready without losing your cool.

How selling to Opendoor led a couple to their forever home

In this customer story, JoAnn and Guy explain how selling to Opendoor helped them to snag their dream home.

When is the best time to sell a house in Phoenix?

In this post, we provide a clear answer to one of the most asked questions we hear from our customers.

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The top 10 questions you should ask yourself when selling a home

We share some of the most important questions for the home selling journey - and provide answers as well.

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How to calculate the value of your home

Do you know how much your house is worth? We’ll explain how to evaluate your home the way real estate pros do.

Total cost of selling a home

We provide a comprehensive overview of all the fees that you need to anticipate when selling your home.

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Steps for selling your home

Selling a home can be overwhelming. This comprehensive step-by-step overview will guide you through the process.

7 tips on how to sell your home in Phoenix

We’ve collected knowledge from 3 years of experience to put together this guide on how to sell your home fast.

How do I increase my home’s value?

We’ll guide you through a comprehensive house improvement plan that will increase your home’s value.

The upside of downsizing

When is the best time to downsize? We set out to put this question to rest with Opendoor data at our disposal.

The 7 hidden costs of selling your home

These are the 7 most common costs to keep in mind before you list your home.

Document preparation for mortgage applications

Applying for a mortgage to buy your dream home is no small task, and can be

Packing your pod: preparing for a multi-stage move

Use these five tips for packing your pod, and you'll get your move off to a great start.

Flipping the real estate industry on its head vs flipping homes

Opendoor is rebuilding the home buying and selling experience, empowering everybody with the freedom to move.

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