February 28, 2013 - 9:56 AM
After years of facing a real estate market slump, it seems as though we are really beginning to see the silver lining. For those who have been waiting for just the right time to get into the real estate investment business, now may be the time. Overall, experts believe that the market has already hit rock... Read More

Financing Rental Property Investments

After years of facing a real estate market slump, it seems as though we are really beginning to see the silver lining. For those who have been waiting for just the right time to get into the real estate investment business, now may be the time. Overall, experts believe that the market has already hit rock bottom and will only pick back up from this point on, meaning that now may be an opportune time to invest in real estate,  more specifically, invest in rental property.

February 21, 2013 - 1:54 PM
Owning your own home has long been, and still remains, the American dream.  For many though, the price of purchasing that first starter home seems out of reach. While that may be true in some areas, there are a number of cities and towns across the country where a buyer can still get quite a bit of home for... Read More

How much house can you afford with $150K?

Owning your own home has long been, and still remains, the American dream.  For many though, the price of purchasing that first starter home seems out of reach. While that may be true in some areas, there are a number of cities and towns across the country where a buyer can still get quite a bit of home for under $150,000. The key is to do your homework and conduct a thorough property search to find a dream home you can afford.

February 14, 2013 - 3:28 PM
Buying your first home? Or do you have bad credit and need some help qualifying for a loan? A FHA loan might be the solution for you!  The Fair Housing Administration has been helping people finance their home purchase for nearly 8 decades. This particular type of loan appeals to first time buyers or low to... Read More

Don't have enough money for a down payment? Find out how FHA insured loans can help!

Buying your first home? Or do you have bad credit and need some help qualifying for a loan? A FHA loan might be the solution for you!  The Fair Housing Administration has been helping people finance their home purchase for nearly 8 decades. This particular type of loan appeals to first time buyers or low to moderate income homebuyers for a number of reasons, some of which include:

·FHA loans requires less cash for your down payment and closing costs

February 14, 2013 - 9:33 AM
Many U.S. Cities Becoming Sellers’ Real Estate Markets, According to ZipRealty Western metros are the strongest as the gap between the list price and close price narrows nationwide EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2013 –ZipRealty, Inc. (http://www.ziprealty.com) (NASDAQ: ZIPR), the leading online technology-... Read More
February 11, 2013 - 11:00 AM
With the return of the second half of Season 3 of the Walking Dead, we thought you could benefit from our extensive knowledge on zombies.  I know what you’re thinking... What could ZipRealty possibly know about zombies?  Well, if you think real estate isn't a prime concern during a zombie apocolypse, Think... Read More

Homes to Help Prepare for the Walking Dead!

With the return of the second half of Season 3 of the Walking Dead, we thought you could benefit from our extensive knowledge on zombies.  I know what you’re thinking... What could ZipRealty possibly know about zombies?  Well, if you think real estate isn't a prime concern during a zombie apocolypse, Think again.  We’ve compiled a list of key things to look for when seeking a refuge from  the threat of being eaten alive.

#1  Location! Location! Location!

February 6, 2013 - 3:44 PM
As a general rule, first time home buyers should take some time to learn about any hidden costs may be associated with owning a home. Property taxes, for example, are expenses that people should account for before buying a home. If you are about to become a first time home buyer, there is no better time... Read More

What Homebuyers Should Know about Property Taxes

As a general rule, first time home buyers should take some time to learn about any hidden costs may be associated with owning a home. Property taxes, for example, are expenses that people should account for before buying a home. If you are about to become a first time home buyer, there is no better time than now to familiarize yourself with ins and outs of property taxes.

February 1, 2013 - 1:50 PM
With the Super Bowl just around the corner, we thought it'd be fun to bring you a post about the homes and neighborhoods of the two biggest stars in this year's Super Bowl! Courtesy of www.49ers.com It seems that the limelight of the Super Bowl this year is on the head coaches, more so than the actual... Read More
January 28, 2013 - 4:45 PM
Have you ever dreamed of owning a beautiful home in an upscale community, but felt like it was too far out of your reach? Well, owning a luxury estate may be more feasible than you think!  Here are just a few cities in the U.S. that offer the exclusive luxury properties for under $500K. Atlanta, Georgia As... Read More

Where to Find Luxury Estates for Under $500K

Have you ever dreamed of owning a beautiful home in an upscale community, but felt like it was too far out of your reach? Well, owning a luxury estate may be more feasible than you think!  Here are just a few cities in the U.S. that offer the exclusive luxury properties for under $500K.

Atlanta, Georgia

January 28, 2013 - 1:41 PM
Our New Year, New Toy contest ends this Thursday, January 31st, so you still have a few days to enter to win an iPad mini! Entering the contest is a snap: just download the free ZipRealty app for iPhone or Android and sign into your ZipRealty.com account (which is also free if you don’t already have one).... Read More
January 21, 2013 - 1:35 PM
Last week, we touched upon foreclosure properties when we talked about short sales in one of our posts titled "Is buying a home in a short sale right for you?" This week, we wanted to continue on the topic of distressed properties and talk more about foreclosures. For anyone in the market to purchase a home... Read More

Thinking about buying a foreclosure property?

Last week, we touched upon foreclosure properties when we talked about short sales in one of our posts titled "Is buying a home in a short sale right for you?" This week, we wanted to continue on the topic of distressed properties and talk more about foreclosures. For anyone in the market to purchase a home, it is often worth the time to consider foreclosure listings as a potential source for locating your dream home.

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