Faux Homeowners: Good for Home Sales?

Faux Homeowners: Good for Home Sales?

Abby Stone
Jul 10, 2009

071009-fauxners.jpgBoth The Wall Street Journal and NPR are reporting the latest trend in home selling: moving in faux homeowners to help sell luxury homes. These human props get to live in style at a deeply discounted rent and earn a bonus if their work helps sell the house. They bring their own furnishings, pay utilities and insurance and maintain the home, lawn and pool in spotless condition for showing at a moment's notice. And, when the house sells, they have to be ready to move out immediately. What do you think of this new trend? Take our survey, after the jump...

To read The Wall Street Journal article click here

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