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.

January 17, 2013 - 10:58 AM
A tablet can be a great asset when you’re searching for real estate. Tablet devices are becoming increasingly more popular, and there’s a bunch you can choose from. A few months ago, we ran a post comparing the new iPad and the Nexus 7 - did we mention our app runs on both devices? - and one of the standout... Read More
January 14, 2013 - 9:14 AM
When buying a home, you may run across properties that are listed as “short sales." Buying short sales can be a complicated process.  Before you consider making an offer on a short sale property, it is probably a good idea to have a basic understanding of how a short sale works as well as the advantages and... Read More

Is buying a home in a short sale right for you?

When buying a home, you may run across properties that are listed as “short sales." Buying short sales can be a complicated process.  Before you consider making an offer on a short sale property, it is probably a good idea to have a basic understanding of how a short sale works as well as the advantages and disadvantages of buying short sales.

What is a Short Sale?

January 2, 2013 - 10:19 AM
Buying a home is often the most important, and most expensive, investment you will make during your lifetime. Naturally, prospective home buyers usually devote a considerable amount of time and thought into weighing the pros and cons of buying a home before making such a monumental decision. If you are... Read More

Benefits of owning a home

Buying a home is often the most important, and most expensive, investment you will make during your lifetime. Naturally, prospective home buyers usually devote a considerable amount of time and thought into weighing the pros and cons of buying a home before making such a monumental decision. If you are contemplating a home purchase, understanding the benefits of buying a home versus continuing to rent may help you make a decision that is right for you.

December 31, 2012 - 11:16 AM
New year's predictions
Predictions for 2013: The Final Chapter Well, tomorrow brings the first day of 2013. What a crazy year 2012 was- a sometimes excruciating, other times exhilarating mix of progress, decision-making, tragedy and wonder. And for real estate, 2012 was all of those things, which makes predicting the industry’s... Read More

Real Estate Predictions for 2013, the New Year's Eve Edition

Predictions for 2013: The Final Chapter

Well, tomorrow brings the first day of 2013. What a crazy year 2012 was- a sometimes excruciating, other times exhilarating mix of progress, decision-making, tragedy and wonder. And for real estate, 2012 was all of those things, which makes predicting the industry’s performance in the New Year an exciting- but potentially imprecise- task. Still, on this New Year’s Eve, we bring you a round-up of our predictions for 2013 with a fair degree of certainty—because we have the data to back us up.

December 27, 2012 - 11:54 AM
The holidays: joy and generosity, but also, sadly, crime. As you spend your money and fill your home and car with gifts, you need to be aware that some less than savory people are hoping to take advantage of your distracted, hurried state of mind. And even if part of the holidays is over, the season isn’t:... Read More

Tips for a Safe and Secure Holiday Season

The holidays: joy and generosity, but also, sadly, crime. As you spend your money and fill your home and car with gifts, you need to be aware that some less than savory people are hoping to take advantage of your distracted, hurried state of mind. And even if part of the holidays is over, the season isn’t: these tips on extra home security are still timely—and perennial.

Tips for Extra Security During the Holidays

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December 26, 2012 - 11:26 AM
It’s Boxing Day and we thought we’d take a look at three markets that got exactly what they wanted for they wanted from Santa this year—or at least, from a much changed economy. Some are expected: hot markets that got even hotter in November of 2012 in the wake of shrinking inventory and a burgeoning tech... Read More

Best Holiday Gift for Real Estate? Metro Areas with Impressive Year-over-Year Price Gains

It’s Boxing Day and we thought we’d take a look at three markets that got exactly what they wanted for they wanted from Santa this year—or at least, from a much changed economy. Some are expected: hot markets that got even hotter in November of 2012 in the wake of shrinking inventory and a burgeoning tech market (think San Francisco and Silicon Valley).

December 26, 2012 - 10:13 AM
We hope you are having a fantastic holiday season with your loved ones. If you didn’t get what you wanted for Christmas this year, you’re in luck - we’ve got a few more gifts under the tree just for you! Between today and the end of January, you can be entered to win an iPad mini just by downloading our... Read More
December 24, 2012 - 9:46 AM
mortgage industry 2013
Predictions for 2013, Part 3: The Mortgage Industry This Christmas Eve, we return to our series on predictions for 2013. We’ve predicted new construction’s performance. We’ve predicted trends in housing prices. Today, we look at the mortgage industry and—with the help of expert analysis and perhaps a crystal... Read More

Predictions for Real Estate in 2013, Part 3, Christmas Eve Edition

Predictions for 2013, Part 3: The Mortgage Industry

This Christmas Eve, we return to our series on predictions for 2013. We’ve predicted new construction’s performance. We’ve predicted trends in housing prices. Today, we look at the mortgage industry and—with the help of expert analysis and perhaps a crystal ball or two—speculate on changes to come in the New Year.

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