Steps You Can Take to Boost Your Home's Value

In a buyers’ market, details count.


Complicating the difficulty in selling homes is the glut of foreclosed housing that remains on the market. Until that excess supply is removed, sellers will remain at a steep disadvantage.

"It's going to take us two, two-and-a-half years to work through this excess supply, and the banks need to finish foreclosing," Staiger says. "It doesn't allow the market to clear."