The new $8,000 federal tax credit is spurring some people on to take the plunge and become first time home buyers. From the Wall Street Journal comes some sound advice on making your property more attractive to these newbie purchasers. The article points out one thing working in home sellers’ favor is that their home with its lived-in feel, if freshened up and properly staged, has more appeal than a hollowed-out foreclosure property. Other suggestions include offering to help with closing costs or providing a home warranty to cover major systems. If you are selling your home in this difficult market, you’ll want read the complete list of tips.

Credit: Wall Street Journal article