Selling your house? These words can boost its price

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    Percent increase over expected values: 6.9

    Days sold faster than expected: 63

    These clean, basic tiles were a big draw for buyers, especially in Philadelphia, according to Zillow, and helped homes sell more than two months faster than expected. Adding a subway tile backsplash can be a quick, inexpensive way to boost your home's appeal, Harr said.

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