Remodeling Projects That Don't Make Financial Sense for Home Sellers.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Across the nation, something old is being made new again. Many neighborhoods that were once all but written off as casualties of urban blight are being revived into burgeoning communities. We are seeing more and more neighborhoods turning the corner thanks to urban revitalization projects as well as unorganized reinventions of forgotten areas in the U.S. Frequently, these areas become eclectic neighborhoods that attract boutiques, cafes, and the arts.
May is a great time to tackle a landscaping project you’ve been dreaming about. In general, evening temperatures stay above frost levels, so anything you plant will survive the nights. Also, weather is generally not too hot yet, so your plants will have a chance to acclimate and thrive without any wilting or scorching.
Whether you’ve been planning and pinning ideas for a single bed in your garden or an entire backyard overhaul, one of the first things to consider is what kind of garden style will best complement your home.
The fastest-moving housing markets are all on the West Coast based on year-over-year declines in median days on market. These same metros saw a huge increase in the number of homes selling in 7 days or less in the past two weeks.
The Top 5 Fastest-Moving Housing Markets ZipRealty surveyed are Orange County, San Diego, Sacramento, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.