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
July 18, 2013 - 2:55 PM
“ZipRealty’s latest report provides our first real glimpse into the health of real estate market since mortgage interest rates began to rise in mid-June,” says CEO and President Lanny Baker. “During the third week of June, mortgage rates posted their largest one-week increase in more than a quarter-century... Read More

Home Prices, Transaction Activity Unscathed in June by Mortgage Rate Spike

“ZipRealty’s latest report provides our first real glimpse into the health of real estate market since mortgage interest rates began to rise in mid-June,” says CEO and President Lanny Baker. “During the third week of June, mortgage rates posted their largest one-week increase in more than a quarter-century and rates are now 1% higher than they were a month earlier. However, that hasn’t mattered much in terms of home sales prices and transaction activity,” he says.

July 15, 2013 - 9:17 AM
Summertime has historically been the best time to sell a home. If your home is going to be on the market during the summer, you already have an advantage (as opposed to trying to sell in the cold winter season); however, don’t stop there. There are still some important steps you will have to take in order to... Read More

Home Staging Tips for the Summer Heat

Summertime has historically been the best time to sell a home. If your home is going to be on the market during the summer, you already have an advantage (as opposed to trying to sell in the cold winter season); however, don’t stop there. There are still some important steps you will have to take in order to help ensure a quick home sale. By properly staging your home you can increase your chances of winning the attention of a homebuyer.

July 13, 2013 - 4:14 PM
Summertime is typically considered the busiest season for the real estate market. The days are longer, the weather is better, and buyers often take time off from work that allows them more opportunity to home search. If you are selling your home during the summer, heeding some simple tips for selling your... Read More

Tips for Selling Your Home This Summer: Curb Appeal and Exterior Improvements

Summertime is typically considered the busiest season for the real estate market. The days are longer, the weather is better, and buyers often take time off from work that allows them more opportunity to home search. If you are selling your home during the summer, heeding some simple tips for selling your home will likely increase your chance of closing a deal.

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