September 4, 2013 - 9:39 AM
As the summer home selling season winds down and families head back to school, the ZipRealty Housing Trends Report shows the housing market in a healthy state. Median home sales prices were up 16.2% year-to-year to an average of $278,000 in the markets we studied, and new pending sales increased by 19% in... Read More

Higher Mortgage Rates and Seasonal Slowdown Bring Moderation to Housing Market

As the summer home selling season winds down and families head back to school, the ZipRealty Housing Trends Report shows the housing market in a healthy state. Median home sales prices were up 16.2% year-to-year to an average of $278,000 in the markets we studied, and new pending sales increased by 19% in the month ended August 15, 2013 compared to one year earlier, according to ZipRealty CEO and President Lanny Baker.

August 27, 2013 - 11:20 AM
When selecting a real estate agent there are many factors to consider, not least of which is what kind of personality fits best you with and your unique real estate needs. Are you a real estate junkie who just wants a hard-nosed negotiator to close the deal? Maybe this is your first purchase, and you’d like... Read More

Amazing Agents: Stories of Agents Going Above and Beyond

When selecting a real estate agent there are many factors to consider, not least of which is what kind of personality fits best you with and your unique real estate needs. Are you a real estate junkie who just wants a hard-nosed negotiator to close the deal? Maybe this is your first purchase, and you’d like an agent who will help you learn along the way. Every real estate agent has a different way of getting the job done, and it’s important to find someone whose approach works with your needs.

August 26, 2013 - 2:59 PM
Maybe you’d like to make your home more energy efficient but aren’t ready for a major renovation? We’ve rounded-up three eco-friendly home improvement projects just for you! They’re all inexpensive and easy enough to tackle on your own this weekend. When it comes to home appliances and heating systems,... Read More

3 Easy Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Projects

"In With the New" by Casey FleserMaybe you’d like to make your home more energy efficient but aren’t ready for a major renovation? We’ve rounded-up three eco-friendly home improvement projects just for you! They’re all inexpensive and easy enough to tackle on your own this weekend.

August 23, 2013 - 12:59 PM
Everyone’s saying it’s a great time to take steps toward buying a home. But what if you don’t have the money to make a down payment on the type of home you want? Rather than being discouraged and giving up on your dreams of homeownership, keep in mind that there may be options for potential homebuyers who... Read More

Not Sure You Can Afford a Down Payment? Tips on Reducing Upfront Costs

Everyone’s saying it’s a great time to take steps toward buying a home. But what if you don’t have the money to make a down payment on the type of home you want? Rather than being discouraged and giving up on your dreams of homeownership, keep in mind that there may be options for potential homebuyers who can’t afford to put down a large amount of money upfront when they’re making a home purchase.

August 22, 2013 - 4:17 PM
The trajectory of the real estate market as evidenced in the latest edition of ZipRealty’s Housing Trends Report is one of moderation with underlying strength. “Home listings, median days on market and pending sales all remained relatively unchanged over the past six weeks. "Additionally, the increase in... Read More

Is the Real Estate Market Starting to Stabilize?

The trajectory of the real estate market as evidenced in the latest edition of ZipRealty’s Housing Trends Report is one of moderation with underlying strength. “Home listings, median days on market and pending sales all remained relatively unchanged over the past six weeks. "Additionally, the increase in median home prices moderated from 16.8% year-over-year in our last report to a still strong 15.8% currently,” says Van Davis, ZipRealty’s President of Brokerage Operations.

August 14, 2013 - 11:43 AM
The Study We conducted a study to rank the most affordable places to live in Boston without a car to follow-up our similar study in the San Francisco Bay Area.   According to WalkScore, Boston is the 3rd most walkable city in the United States! But what are the best (and most affordable) neighborhoods... Read More
August 12, 2013 - 10:52 AM
With all of the talk about supply constrained markets and a lack of inventory in the housing market, ZipRealty has created a list of the top 10 markets with the greatest opportunities for interested home buyers, based on MLS data released on July 15. “The tight supply of for sale housing inventory in 2013... Read More

Which Housing Markets Offer the Most Opportunities for Interested Buyers?

With all of the talk about supply constrained markets and a lack of inventory in the housing market, ZipRealty has created a list of the top 10 markets with the greatest opportunities for interested home buyers, based on MLS data released on July 15.

August 12, 2013 - 10:08 AM
We’ve totally redesigned our mobile app from top to bottom for both iOS devices as well as Android! The newest version of the app is visually slick, easier than ever to navigate and packed with some great new features. Visual Redesign Key property info is highlighted on home detail pages and on the map,... Read More

Check out the redesigned ZipRealty mobile app!

We’ve totally redesigned our mobile app from top to bottom for both iOS devices as well as Android! The newest version of the app is visually slick, easier than ever to navigate and packed with some great new features.

August 9, 2013 - 2:06 PM
If you are in the market for buying a home, you may have considered purchasing a “fixer-upper” to try and save money. You may even be considering a fixer-upper from a real estate investment perspective after watching one of the many shows on television that focus on “flipping” fixer-uppers. While it is true... Read More

What to Watch Out For When Buying a Fixer Upper

If you are in the market for buying a home, you may have considered purchasing a “fixer-upper” to try and save money. You may even be considering a fixer-upper from a real estate investment perspective after watching one of the many shows on television that focus on “flipping” fixer-uppers.

August 2, 2013 - 12:23 PM
Buying the home you love, or selling the home you love, is a monumental life event. Not only do both involve a large financial transition, but they both can be emotional rollercoasters involving a lot of unforeseen difficulties. Choosing an agent to expertly guide you through the ups and downs is one of... Read More

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