April 22, 2013 - 10:35 AM
  Buying a home is an exciting milestone, but it can often feel overwhelming, disappointing and downright stressful! We’ve got a few tips to make your home buying experience as stress-free and relaxing as possible. Educate Yourself Doing your homework will pay off in the long run. Make sure you’re... Read More

How to Stay Stress-free When Buying a Home

 

Buying a home is an exciting milestone, but it can often feel overwhelming, disappointing and downright stressful! We’ve got a few tips to make your home buying experience as stress-free and relaxing as possible.

April 19, 2013 - 9:33 AM
If you have attempted to qualify for a mortgage over the last few years, then you likely know how tough the credit standards have become. According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, or FHFA, a potential borrower currently needs, on average, a credit score in the 760s to qualify for a mortgage loan.... Read More

Credit Standards for Home Loans Expected to Ease in 2013

If you have attempted to qualify for a mortgage over the last few years, then you likely know how tough the credit standards have become. According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, or FHFA, a potential borrower currently needs, on average, a credit score in the 760s to qualify for a mortgage loan.

April 15, 2013 - 10:51 AM
The Housing Trends Report analyzes eight metrics including median home prices, foreclosures and other indicators. EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 15, 2013 –ZipRealty, Inc. (http://www.ziprealty.com) (NASDAQ: ZIPR), the leading online residential real estate brokerage and technology provider, has released its... Read More

ZipRealty’s New Report Provides Real-Time Analysis of Housing Market

The Housing Trends Report analyzes eight metrics including median home prices, foreclosures and other indicators.

EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 15, 2013 –ZipRealty, Inc. (http://www.ziprealty.com) (NASDAQ: ZIPR), the leading online residential real estate brokerage and technology provider, has released its first Housing Trends Report, according to CEO and President Lanny Baker.

April 12, 2013 - 11:10 AM
As we all know, the proverbial bottom fell out of the real estate market about half a decade ago. Home values, for the most part, have always climbed and dropped along with fluctuations in the economy; however, the fall of 2007 was significantly worse than what the market had seen in the past.  This was due... Read More

Top Real Estate Trends Causing a Buzz this Spring

As we all know, the proverbial bottom fell out of the real estate market about half a decade ago. Home values, for the most part, have always climbed and dropped along with fluctuations in the economy; however, the fall of 2007 was significantly worse than what the market had seen in the past.  This was due, in large part, to artificially high rates of home price appreciation that preceded the fall.

April 10, 2013 - 1:24 PM
The office and its partners have a goal of raising $1,500 for the Reachout & Run 5K Walk/Run on April 21. EMERYVILLE Calif., April 10, 2013 – A large number of agents and staff members in the Baltimore office of ZipRealty, Inc. (http://www.ziprealty.com) (NASDAQ: ZIPR), the leading online residential... Read More
April 9, 2013 - 4:56 PM
The first ZipRealty Housing Trends Report is now available! The bimonthly report provides a comprehensive analysis of 24 major real estate markets served by ZipRealty. As of March 15, 2013, median home prices increased 14.6% on a year-over-year basis, with the highest gains in San Francisco, where home... Read More

ZipRealty Releases New Housing Trends Report

The first ZipRealty Housing Trends Report is now available! The bimonthly report provides a comprehensive analysis of 24 major real estate markets served by ZipRealty. As of March 15, 2013, median home prices increased 14.6% on a year-over-year basis, with the highest gains in San Francisco, where home prices shot up 38%. Real estate prices in both Las Vegas and Phoenix jumped 31% during the same period.

April 5, 2013 - 10:19 AM
Anyone who has thought about purchasing or selling a home over the past several years knows that home sale prices fell significantly once the housing market “bubble” burst.  Across the nation, home prices dropped by an average of one-third from where they were at the beginning of 2007.  Although experts... Read More
April 5, 2013 - 10:13 AM
Lots of people were entered into our New Year, New Toy contest by downloading the free ZipRealty app for iPhone or Android. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve picked the 5 lucky winners of a shiny new iPad mini! And we’re also excited to hear about how much our winners love the ZipRealty app, and how it... Read More
March 29, 2013 - 10:51 AM
For home buyers trying to purchase real estate in a seller’s market, the guidance and assistance of an experienced real estate agent can be invaluable. The real estate market is affected by changes in the overall economy as well as local factors which can also impact the real estate market. When it is a... Read More

How a Real Estate Agent Can Help Home Buyers in a Seller's Market

For home buyers trying to purchase real estate in a seller’s market, the guidance and assistance of an experienced real estate agent can be invaluable. The real estate market is affected by changes in the overall economy as well as local factors which can also impact the real estate market. When it is a seller’s market, however, locating the right property and negotiating an advantageous sale is usually harder for a prospective buyer.

March 22, 2013 - 11:38 AM
For most homebuyers, buying a home is the single most expensive purchase they will make during their lifetime. Along with committing to monthly payments toward the principal, interest, and taxes on your new home, you will also need to prepare for the costs associated with closing on a home. For the buyer,... Read More

Practical Tips to Cut Closing Costs!

For most homebuyers, buying a home is the single most expensive purchase they will make during their lifetime. Along with committing to monthly payments toward the principal, interest, and taxes on your new home, you will also need to prepare for the costs associated with closing on a home. For the buyer, there are essentially two separate closings – one for the mortgage and another for the actual purchase of the home.

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