Thursday, June 5, 2014

5 Most Popular Homes For Sale By Owner in May

From a Victorian beauty built in northern Illinois in 1921 to a 3-year-old custom-designed model in the Mississippi countryside, the five homes below couldn't be more different. Here's what they have in common: well-designed property ads with clear, appealing exterior and interior photos that show off the homes' best features. These were the most popular homes on ForSaleByOwner.com in May; what can you learn from these successful online listings when designing your own? 

1. 138 H Burge Road, Poplarville, MS 39470
Price: $580,000
Highlights: This custom-built 5-bed home is set on more than 35 acres in rural Mississippi. Elegant amenities include premium hardwood floors, travertine tile showers in the 3.5 baths and tray ceilings throughout the house. Gracious porches are the epitome of Southern hospitality, and an inviting salt water pool surrounded by a large deck guarantee happy guests.


2. 11302 Grove St., Huntley, IL 60142
Price: $212,500
Highlights: Built in 1921, this Victorian-style home features refinished original details including the front door and hardwood flooring throughout the first level. Three bedrooms with vaulted ceilings can be found on the second story. The welcoming wrap-around porch is outfitted with cedar ceilings and custom lighting.

3. 37 Twin Oak Ave., Middletown, NJ 07748
Price: $559,000
Highlights:
A pleasant front porch greets visitors at this Colonial 4-bed home. The family room features a wood-burning fireplace and cathedral ceilings, while a finished basement with bar is perfect for parties. Don't miss the expansive private backyard with a beautiful in-ground heated pool and separate pool house! 


4. 116 Boalsburg Road, Lemont, PA 16851
Price: $219,900
Highlights:
A 1930s charmer with plenty of architectural details and upgrades, this 4-bed, 2-bath home is close to Pennsylvania State University and walking distance from Spring Creek. Living space includes a kitchen, dining room, family room and living room. Relax on the front porch complete with swing or on the back wood deck.


5. 6 Township Road 1357, South Point, OH 45680
Price: $279,900
Highlights:
Located on a sprawling corner lot, this 4-bed, 2.5-bath home makes the most of its outdoor space with a large in-ground pool, hot tub and deck. The covered front porch leads into the great room of this light-filled home, complete with 18-foot ceilings. The first floor also includes a master bedroom, formal living room and dining room.

We want to know: What tricks of the trade have you used in designing your home's online listing?

1 comment :

Monica Peterson said...

I like the first one because it has 5-bed and on more than 35 acres, and also it has hardwood floors. As far as home designing is concern, i think the one who buy the house make his house in his own way like if he like brick flooring rather than hardwood floors. Actually it depends on owner how his house looks. If owner keep maintain his house in good condition then buyer pays much high. Many owners House for sale through real estate agents.