June 15, 2013 - 2:00 PM
As real estate markets throughout the United States show signs of rebounding, many home owners are once again considering selling their homes.  Home values across the nation plummeted in recent years because of the overall recession.  As a result most real estate markets became a “buyer’s market.” In a buyer... Read More

Difficulties of Selling Your Own Home: How a Great Listing Agent Can Help

As real estate markets throughout the United States show signs of rebounding, many home owners are once again considering selling their homes.  Home values across the nation plummeted in recent years because of the overall recession.  As a result most real estate markets became a “buyer’s market.”

June 10, 2013 - 10:35 AM
ZipRealty’s new Housing Trends Report is showing a 16.4% year-over-year increase in median home prices in 24 metros, according to MLS data. The median home price in these metro areas rose to $262,409 as of April 30, 2013. “We’re seeing sales close quickly – in 32 days on average – at nearly full listing... Read More

New Listings Outpace Pending Sales as Home Prices Rise 16.4%

ZipRealty’s new Housing Trends Report is showing a 16.4% year-over-year increase in median home prices in 24 metros, according to MLS data. The median home price in these metro areas rose to $262,409 as of April 30, 2013.

“We’re seeing sales close quickly – in 32 days on average – at nearly full listing price or 98.9% of their asking price,” says ZipRealty CEO and President Lanny Baker. “In fact, homes are selling at 100% or more of their list price in nine cities we analyzed, and in two weeks or less in six cities we analyzed,” he notes.

June 7, 2013 - 5:10 PM
If you are seeking a permanent residence, vacation getaway, or an investment opportunity; buying a home in a beach community can offer a relaxing or lucrative lifestyle. As summer commences across the United States, now is a great time to explore some of the top beach community options for potential home... Read More

Top Beach Communities To Buy Property In

If you are seeking a permanent residence, vacation getaway, or an investment opportunity; buying a home in a beach community can offer a relaxing or lucrative lifestyle. As summer commences across the United States, now is a great time to explore some of the top beach community options for potential home buyers.

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

June 3, 2013 - 10:50 AM
Remodeling Projects That Don't Make Financial Sense for Home Sellers. If you plan on selling a home in the near future, you undoubtedly want to maximize your profit while minimizing your costs. Home sellers are bombarded with well-meaning advice on how to achieve the highest sale price possible, much of... Read More
May 22, 2013 - 3:58 PM
For most people, the "dream home" they purchased when they were in their 20s falls short of qualifying as a dream home a few years down the road. If you purchased your home before you had children, for example, you may quickly find that you need more space. The question then becomes “Do I buy a home or... Read More

Should You Remodel or Buy a New Home?

For most people, the "dream home" they purchased when they were in their 20s falls short of qualifying as a dream home a few years down the road. If you purchased your home before you had children, for example, you may quickly find that you need more space.

May 22, 2013 - 9:10 AM
After months of looking, you’ve finally found the home of your dreams. It’s the right price, in a neighborhood you love, and even has that backyard you’ve been hoping for. You tell your agent about it, and then they give you the bad news: it’s pending. To avoid this disappointment, you want to be sure you’... Read More

Persistence Pays Off: It’s Not Closed Until It’s Closed

After months of looking, you’ve finally found the home of your dreams. It’s the right price, in a neighborhood you love, and even has that backyard you’ve been hoping for. You tell your agent about it, and then they give you the bad news: it’s pending.

May 20, 2013 - 12:23 PM
Selling a home can be an enjoyable and profitable experience if you take the time to prepare the home for sale. Considering that many parts of the U.S. are experiencing real estate markets that are favorable to home sellers, now might a great time to sell!  According to Wall Street Journal, "The number of... Read More
May 20, 2013 - 12:11 PM
Memorial Day is just a week away, so if you haven’t already done some spring cleaning, now is a great time! Whether you’re hosting a gathering indoors or a BBQ outdoors, we’ve got some great tips to help you whip your home into shape. Let the Light In Spring evenings are wonderful for their long-lasting... Read More
May 15, 2013 - 2:30 PM
Today we’re excited to introduce our first annual ranking of the Best Places for Families to Live. When searching for a home, many families are looking to buy in high-performing school districts, but they don’t want to break the bank doing so (since good schools are often in affluent areas). Our rankings... Read More

10 Best Places for Families to Live

Today we’re excited to introduce our first annual ranking of the Best Places for Families to Live. When searching for a home, many families are looking to buy in high-performing school districts, but they don’t want to break the bank doing so (since good schools are often in affluent areas).

May 13, 2013 - 1:23 PM
In today’s competitive, seller-friendly real estate market, the list price of a home is not always an accurate reflection of the home’s value or an indicator of what the home will sell for. With an inventory shortage and rising home prices, buyers often find themselves bidding against each other - and over... Read More

When to Bid Above List Price

In today’s competitive, seller-friendly real estate market, the list price of a home is not always an accurate reflection of the home’s value or an indicator of what the home will sell for. With an inventory shortage and rising home prices, buyers often find themselves bidding against each other - and over the list price - for a home they love.

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