Because so many websites can end up looking alike, designers have recently been looking for ways to step outside the box and make their sites stand out from the pack. One of the trends that has started to emerge from this is home pages and menus of real estate sites having images and texts overlapping each other. This gives visitors to the sites something exciting to look at visually, as well as giving them a hint as to what they can find inside the site.
The most important thing to consider if you are going to pursue this method of design is how to make your text stand out. One way to do this is to incorporate a bold font and an underline, like the example pictured in this post. Another way to do it is to have a scroll over function that greys out the picture in the background, so the text jumps out to a visitor when their mouse is over the text. However you decide to do it, this method of design is still eye-catching and not over-saturated in the market, so it is a good time to implement it if you are looking to change things up.