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This Historic Home Doubled in Value After a Subtle Renovation

It doesn’t matter how perfect your home is—if your listing photos don’t stand out, potential buyers won’t come by to take a look. In our series “Lessons From Listing Photos,” we dissect the smart updates sellers have made to their homes, and how their listing pictures highlight the home’s best assets.

There’s something remarkable about an original Craftsman house—especially in a city like Portland, OR, where the old houses are as treasured as the beautiful landscape. The neighborhood of Irvington, in northeastern Portland, is actually home to the largest collection of historical homes in the state, including this massive five-bedroom, three-bathroom Craftsman built in 1912.

Through the decades, the owners had maintained many historical architectural touches, but the property was desperately in need of updating in 2013, when it was sold for $762,000. Luckily, the buyers knew exactly how to modernize it while honoring its past. And when it came

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The 10 UK neighborhoods where home sales have doubled in 2020

  • UK home sales north of £1 million (or $1.3 million) were double what they were in 2019, according to a new Bloomberg report, citing property website Rightmove.
  • Wealthy buyers are flooding the market on a mission for more space amid the pandemic, and 10 UK markets in particular saw the biggest increases in sales.
  • Areas in the countryside are experiencing the highest demand, with Norfolk and Wiltshire seeing 244% and 174% spikes in sales, respectively. 
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While the pandemic continues to drive volatility in the luxury real estate market across the US, some neighborhoods in the UK are feeling a different effect. 

In August, UK home sales north of £1 million (or $1.3 million) were double what they were in 2019, with wealthy buyers flooding the market on a mission for more space amid the pandemic, according to a new Bloomberg report. 

And million-pound

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