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
August 2, 2013 - 9:54 AM
If you are among the majority, buying your dream home will include the need to finance the purchase through a mortgage loan. Because financing a home is usually the most expensive purchase an individual will make during the course of a lifetime, it is worth the time and effort to shop around for the lowest... Read More

Mortgage rates on the rise! Ways to lower costs of a home loan

If you are among the majority, buying your dream home will include the need to finance the purchase through a mortgage loan. Because financing a home is usually the most expensive purchase an individual will make during the course of a lifetime, it is worth the time and effort to shop around for the lowest possible mortgage interest rate. Although rates have been at all-time lows as recently as the beginning of 2013, reports indicate that they are rising at a steady rate.

July 26, 2013 - 12:47 PM
At the end of June, a group of ZipRealty agents in Seattle volunteered at the Seattle Ronald McDonald house. They cooked a huge dinner for all the families staying at home supporting a loved one battling cancer. What an awesome way to give back to the community!   Here are some photos and quotes from the... Read More
July 25, 2013 - 1:54 PM
Buying a short sale is a way to possibly find a great deal, but you should be aware of the complexities of this kind of transaction. A short sale occurs when the bank agrees to a home selling for “short” of the total amount still owed on the loan. Take note: short has nothing to do with speed - in fact,... Read More
July 24, 2013 - 9:23 AM
Why walkability matters We recently partnered with WalkScore.com to conduct a study ranking the most walkable cities with the most affordable homes in the Bay Area, but outside the borders of San Francisco. The City by the Bay is infamous for its walkability and many of its residents get around on bike,... Read More
July 23, 2013 - 5:03 PM
Your real estate agent has listed your home and it's now on the MLS, so what can you expect now? The home sale process is a challenge that can be drawn out over a long period of time, so understanding what to expect after listing your home will help the process seem more manageable. After listing your home,... Read More

Home Sale Process: What to Expect After Listing Your Home

Your real estate agent has listed your home and it's now on the MLS, so what can you expect now? The home sale process is a challenge that can be drawn out over a long period of time, so understanding what to expect after listing your home will help the process seem more manageable. After listing your home, you can expect to go through the following five steps.

Getting Your Ducks in a Row Before Listing Your Home

July 22, 2013 - 11:55 AM
Summertime is traditionally when the real estate market heats up -- along with the weather. Buyers are more inclined to spend time outdoors looking for homes and perusing open houses. If you are planning to sell your home during the summer, increasing the value of your home can be accomplished by committing... Read More

How to Make Your Home Stand Out This Summer!

Summertime is traditionally when the real estate market heats up -- along with the weather. Buyers are more inclined to spend time outdoors looking for homes and perusing open houses. If you are planning to sell your home during the summer, increasing the value of your home can be accomplished by committing to a few relatively inexpensive home improvements that add value to your home.

July 22, 2013 - 10:59 AM
Ah, there’s nothing like taking a midday dip in your very own swimming pool. This is a great addition to any home for cooling off, getting great low-impact exercise or just having a blast! But you shouldn’t just dive into pool ownership without thinking about the commitment. Here’s what you need to know,... Read More

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