Market Trends

October 17, 2012 - 9:51 AM
DOM Bay Area 9.2012
September can be hit or miss for homesellers. Families have generally settled prior to school starting; people begin thinking about the holidays; rain returns to many landscapes. But the San Francisco Bay Area doesn’t suffer from any of these factors, at last not according to ZipRealty’s year-over-year data Read More

Bay Area September Sales Show No Sign of Seasonal Slowdown

September can be hit or miss for homesellers. Families have generally settled prior to school starting; people begin thinking about the holidays; rain returns to many landscapes. But the San Francisco Bay Area doesn’t suffer from any of these factors, at last not according to ZipRealty’s year-over-year data.

September 27, 2012 - 11:09 AM
We’re continuing our fall predictions today, moving to the West Coast to look at how many pending transactions on homes for sale there were in August 2012 compared to the year before. Today’s post comes on the heels of some great news for the housing market: July home prices posted the highest gains since Read More

Fall Predictions, Part 2: Pending Sales Data for the West Coast

We’re continuing our fall predictions today, moving to the West Coast to look at how many pending transactions on homes for sale there were in August 2012 compared to the year before. Today’s post comes on the heels of some great news for the housing market: July home prices posted the highest gains since 2005 according to the Case-Shiller index!

September 24, 2012 - 8:43 PM
Richmond, VA pending sales up
In this fall outlook series, we’re drawing predictions for the coming season, traditionally a slower one than summer, from pending sales. These are transactions which haven’t closed yet, but for which an offer has been accepted and transfer of title is in progress. Pending sales aren’t guaranteed sales— Read More

Pending Sales Make for an Optimistic Fall Outlook

In this fall outlook series, we’re drawing predictions for the coming season, traditionally a slower one than summer, from pending sales. These are transactions which haven’t closed yet, but for which an offer has been accepted and transfer of title is in progress. Pending sales aren’t guaranteed sales—anything can go wrong with the escrow process. However, they, along with home prices and days on the market data, offer important information for predicting the future performance of any localized real estate market.

September 20, 2012 - 1:48 PM
The inventory shortage is nothing new. We’ve written a few times about how fewer homes for sale means more competition, bidding wars, and a lot of disappointed buyers. The upside of the limited supply is that it should push prices up, and though it would mean less chance of getting a “steal”, that’s better Read More

Shrinking Inventory of Homes For Sale in the Golden State

The inventory shortage is nothing new. We’ve written a few times about how fewer homes for sale means more competition, bidding wars, and a lot of disappointed buyers. The upside of the limited supply is that it should push prices up, and though it would mean less chance of getting a “steal”, that’s better for the market and buyers’ investments on the whole.

September 6, 2012 - 2:23 PM
With election season in full swing, there’s been a lot of talk about how the past four years have gone, and whether American people feel “better off” today than in 2008. While Republicans contend that the American people are worse off, and recently took to Twitter to prove their point – promoting the hashtag Read More
September 4, 2012 - 10:12 AM
Obama and real estate
As the Democratic Convention is this week, we’re studying President Obama’s handling of the country’s real estate industry. Some legislation and programs generated under this administration have been more publicized than others (though even popular programs deserve further study, so we’ll return to them in a Read More

Real Estate Under the Obama Administration

As the Democratic Convention is this week, we’re studying President Obama’s handling of the country’s real estate industry.

August 30, 2012 - 10:25 AM
Our latest Powered by Zip partner is Illustrated Properties in Palm Beach. Check out this infographic for ten reasons we're loving this Florida city! Read more about the partnership. Sarah Louise Green lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and writes about national real estate trends, home financing, advice Read More
August 29, 2012 - 10:49 AM
Price-per-square foot: the amount a certain area’s homes fetch-- per square-- tells you a lot about the market in that area, about how much the location means to the buyer. If people are willing to pay more for less space, that generally indicates a popular place in high demand with homebuyers. Of course, we Read More

Telling It to You Square: Price per Square Data Shows Great Variation, Even in Expensive Markets

Price-per-square foot: the amount a certain area’s homes fetch-- per square-- tells you a lot about the market in that area, about how much the location means to the buyer. If people are willing to pay more for less space, that generally indicates a popular place in high demand with homebuyers.

August 24, 2012 - 10:08 AM
As we wrote yesterday, we are really excited to be partnering with Prudential Tropical Realty to provide real estate services for the Tampa Bay area. Here are some of the reasons we're excited to have homes for sale in Tampa, FL on our website! Read more about the partnership. Sarah Louise Green lives in Read More
August 23, 2012 - 9:29 AM
  Like much of the nation, Portland real estate is making a comeback. We expect a slight uptick in summer anyway, with our weather glorious, the long days tapering into warm evenings spent sitting outside under the trees or beside the river. But this summer has been particularly kind to the Portland metro’s Read More

Summer Real Estate Values Hot, Hot. Hot

 

Like much of the nation, Portland real estate is making a comeback. We expect a slight uptick in summer anyway, with our weather glorious, the long days tapering into warm evenings spent sitting outside under the trees or beside the river. But this summer has been particularly kind to the Portland metro’s home sellers-- a group of folks that in the very recent past was getting nothing but bad news.

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