October 25, 2013 - 12:30 PM
Halloween is almost here! Whether you’ve been working on a costume since this summer or are going to throw something together at the last minute, we’ve got you covered in one department: the best places to trick-or-treat in the country!     How we found the sweet spots We used zip code-specific housing... Read More

Best Places to Trick-or-Treat

Halloween is almost here! Whether you’ve been working on a costume since this summer or are going to throw something together at the last minute, we’ve got you covered in one department: the best places to trick-or-treat in the country!

October 25, 2013 - 9:38 AM
It's that time of year again when the long, hot, humid dog days of summer give way to the brilliant colors and cool breezes of autumn. That also means that it's apple picking time in America! This time-honored tradition takes place in backyards, local orchards, and massive farms across the United States... Read More
October 24, 2013 - 9:51 AM
ZipRealty’s Housing Trends Report for the month of September paints a far brighter overall picture of the real estate market in comparison to the same time last year, although our new data also shows that price and transaction trends have begun to moderate. The September 2013 median sales price of... Read More

As Winter Approaches, Housing Market Shows Signs of Cooling

ZipRealty’s Housing Trends Report for the month of September paints a far brighter overall picture of the real estate market in comparison to the same time last year, although our new data also shows that price and transaction trends have begun to moderate.

October 22, 2013 - 2:44 PM
We’ve brought you tips for buying in the fall, a decor project you can diy for the holidays, and yes - it’s already time to think ahead to winter, especially if you own a home in a chilly part of the country! One of the most important components of winterizing your home is turning your attention toward... Read More
October 21, 2013 - 10:57 AM
Whether you’re getting ready to host an autumn open house or you just want to create some seasonal cheer to welcome holiday guests, a wreath is a fun, easy project that you can make yourself! If you’re not the crafty type, you can always pick one up at a craft or home decor store. But if you want to try... Read More
October 18, 2013 - 11:30 AM
For those unfamiliar with what a jumbo mortgage is, it is a home loan that does not conform to the standards set by the GSEs because it exceeds the limit set by the two government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), such as Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. This limit is the maximum amount that the two enterprises are... Read More

Jumbo Loan Rates Fall Below Conforming Mortgage Rates

For those unfamiliar with what a jumbo mortgage is, it is a home loan that does not conform to the standards set by the GSEs because it exceeds the limit set by the two government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), such as Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. This limit is the maximum amount that the two enterprises are willing to pay for any individual loan.

October 16, 2013 - 4:13 PM
  When you’re touring a home you’re interested in, you know the essentials to look for: what’s the square footage? does the roof obviously need repairing? what’s the flow like? If you’re thinking of buying a home in the fall, there are a few more things you should watch for when you’re checking out homes... Read More
October 15, 2013 - 12:40 PM
  As a hopeful home buyer, you have plenty to keep you busy: looking for homes you’re interested in, finding an agent who’s right for you, getting preapproved for a mortgage, checking into open houses and more. And while you want to keep your eyes open for that perfect home, you don’t want the search to... Read More
October 11, 2013 - 11:18 AM
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, who were regulars in the headlines back in 2008, have maintained a relatively low profile as of late. However, just because the two haven't been making headlines during the more recent years does not mean that they have not been busy. In fact, quite a lot has happened since the... Read More

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac after the bail out and what it means for the homebuyer

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, who were regulars in the headlines back in 2008, have maintained a relatively low profile as of late. However, just because the two haven't been making headlines during the more recent years does not mean that they have not been busy. In fact, quite a lot has happened since the bailout of 2008, especially involving Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

An Overview of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

October 9, 2013 - 9:42 AM
The fall’s cooler temps are being matched by a cooling off in the housing market’s red-hot trends, according to ZipRealty’s latest Housing Trends Report. For the month ended Sept. 15, median homes sales prices in the 24 metropolitan areas surveyed were up 14% year-over-year, compared to 16.2% a month prior... Read More

Home Prices Trend Downward as Moderation Sets into Market

The fall’s cooler temps are being matched by a cooling off in the housing market’s red-hot trends, according to ZipRealty’s latest Housing Trends Report. For the month ended Sept. 15, median homes sales prices in the 24 metropolitan areas surveyed were up 14% year-over-year, compared to 16.2% a month prior to that. Median sales prices were higher than a year ago in all cities studied, but the annual price increases shrank in 19 out of 24 markets. The median sales price of about $272,000 in mid-September was also approximately 2% lower than in mid-August 2013.

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