Tips to Sell Your Home During COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has added challenges to selling a home, but it’s not impossible to do so. (DepositPhotos)

COVID-19 has reshaped the real estate business — 84 percent of top real estate agents have shut down open houses to help slow the spread, according to a recent HomeLight survey — so it could be a challenge to sell your home.

The following tips from 500 of America’s leading HomeLight real estate agents can help you conquer your spring home sale.

Whether it’s sprucing up your curb appeal or painting with neutral tones, we’ve got you covered.

Just look at the infographic below for 2020 trends, including avoiding accent walls (if you’re selling) along with opening up space and adding energy-efficient windows.

Remember: Your home should reflect your needs and preferences. So, don’t be discouraged if you like vibrant colors, accent walls or cozy, divided rooms.

These tips apply only if you want pointers for how to sell your home fast.

HomeLight infographic on how to sell a home fast during COVID-19

Further Reading: Buying or Selling a Home

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Composite Roof Shingles: What You Should Know

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Composite roofing can last up to 20 years (or more) than asphalt shingles. Photo: ©pharry –

Asphalt shingles have been a popular roofing choice since the early 1900s. However, since then, several roofing innovations, including composite roof shingles, have been introduced. 

Like asphalt, composite shingles are cost-effective and simple to install. But they also have a range of other benefits. 

What are Composite Roof Shingles? 

Materials like asphalt, slate, laminate, tar paper, wood and fiberglass make up composite shingles. By mixing these materials together, composite shingles can outperform many single-material alternatives. 

In addition, composite shingles can come from completely recycled material. They also can include additives that increase protection. 

The Benefits 

Here are six of composite roofing’s biggest benefits: 

  1. Durability and Longevity: These shingles can last around 30 to 50 years. For comparison, asphalt shingles last around 15 to 20 years. In addition, composite shingles resist splitting, cracking, deterioration and color fading. 
  • Color Options: Like vinyl roofing shingles, composite shingles come in a variety of colors and styles. They can fit almost every aesthetic you want. 
  • Impact Rating: These shingles have a Class 4 impact rating, so they stand up to high winds, along
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