Tips for HomeSellers and buyers: Heed changing trends.
Pay attention to trends and react accordingly. Thinking of laying carpet? Agent surveys in the past few years show homes
with hardwood floors or faux wood laminate floors are far faster sells. You still want to be in suburbia? Millennials
don't. Numerous cities -- such as Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and Minneapolis -- have watched this more
environmentally conscious generation flock to "mixed-use" urban districts served by trendy cafes, nightclubs, bike
paths, civic events and mass transit. For now, they're not buying condos, which haven't recovered like the single-family
market. They're renting -- but watching the condo market ever so carefully.
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