October 19, 2012 - 11:44 AM
Black and orange immediately reminds us of Halloween, but here are just a few examples from our Color Schemes board, of how this pairing can be used stylishly all year long! 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Happy Friday! Sarah Louise Green lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and writes about national and local real... Read More
October 18, 2012 - 10:17 AM
We’ve been reporting on a lot of positive numbers for the housing market – pending sales are looking good across much of the country, prices are rising as a result of steady demand and low housing inventory. But what about the old elephant in the room – the shadow inventory of foreclosures? Is it still... Read More

Fall Foreclosure Report

We’ve been reporting on a lot of positive numbers for the housing market – pending sales are looking good across much of the country, prices are rising as a result of steady demand and low housing inventory. But what about the old elephant in the room – the shadow inventory of foreclosures? Is it still casting gloom over what looks to be a housing recovery?

October 17, 2012 - 9:51 AM
DOM Bay Area 9.2012
September can be hit or miss for homesellers. Families have generally settled prior to school starting; people begin thinking about the holidays; rain returns to many landscapes. But the San Francisco Bay Area doesn’t suffer from any of these factors, at last not according to ZipRealty’s year-over-year data... Read More

Bay Area September Sales Show No Sign of Seasonal Slowdown

September can be hit or miss for homesellers. Families have generally settled prior to school starting; people begin thinking about the holidays; rain returns to many landscapes. But the San Francisco Bay Area doesn’t suffer from any of these factors, at last not according to ZipRealty’s year-over-year data.

October 16, 2012 - 10:44 AM
Save energy this fall
Cooler weather generally means higher energy bills. But if you make some small, easy changes, you might be surprised how much money you can save. And, of course, you save energy in general. Good for the Earth, good for your wallet: it’s a win-win. Furnaces and Thermostats Energy experts estimate you save... Read More

Easy Ways to Cut Energy Costs this Fall

Save energy this fall

Cooler weather generally means higher energy bills. But if you make some small, easy changes, you might be surprised how much money you can save. And, of course, you save energy in general. Good for the Earth, good for your wallet: it’s a win-win.

Furnaces and Thermostats

October 15, 2012 - 10:21 AM
Walkable. Even as I type the word, my spellchecker starts freaking out. Not a word! Don’t recognize! Not in dictionary! Well, perhaps “walkable” hasn’t made the official Collins dictionary yet, the way “cyberbully” and “frenemy” have, but the word certainly has meaning these days—particularly in real estate... Read More

Walkable Neighborhoods: The New "Must Have" for Homebuyers

Walkable. Even as I type the word, my spellchecker starts freaking out. Not a word! Don’t recognize! Not in dictionary! Well, perhaps “walkable” hasn’t made the official Collins dictionary yet, the way “cyberbully” and “frenemy” have, but the word certainly has meaning these days—particularly in real estate.

Check Your Walk Score with ZipRealty

October 12, 2012 - 3:14 PM
Halloween is just around the corner, and it's time to start tricking out your house in frightful decor! Here are 5 spooky ideas from our Seasonal Pinterest board: Use these simple skulls to give trick or treaters the chills on their way to your door! Try this black silk flower wreath for something spooky... Read More

Five Spooky Decor Ideas for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, and it's time to start tricking out your house in frightful decor! Here are 5 spooky ideas from our Seasonal Pinterest board:

Use these simple skulls to give trick or treaters the chills on their way to your door!

October 11, 2012 - 10:53 AM
Today we wrap up our series on up-and-coming neighborhoods with a spotlight on an Oakland neighborhood that started to “up and come”, but didn’t quite make it: Maxwell Park. Maxwell Park is a small residential neighborhood in the Oakland foothills. If you’re familiar with the East San Francisco Bay Area, you... Read More
October 10, 2012 - 9:53 AM
Buying in an up and coming neighborhood
We've talked now about up-and-coming neighborhoods: their past, their present, and their future. Our essential lesson: such neighborhoods, if you can identify them before they "up and come," represent excellent opportunities, not only for buyers who can get a great price for a home that quickly appreciates... Read More
October 9, 2012 - 9:24 AM
Sell your home this fall
In one week, why do two similarly sized homes on the same street sell for different amounts? Could be one seller was better prepared than the other. We want you to be the prepared one, the one who gets the better offer. That’s why we offer you these tips to get your home sold by 2013. Fall Selling Is Faster... Read More

Ready, Set, Sell: Your Guide to Selling Your Home this Fall

Get ready to sell this fallIn one week, why do two similarly sized homes on the same street sell for different amounts? Could be one seller was better prepared than the other. We want you to be the prepared one, the one who gets the better offer.

That’s why we offer you these tips to get your home sold by 2013.

Fall Selling Is Faster

October 8, 2012 - 9:44 AM
Up and coming neighborhoods san francisco
What makes a neighborhood “up and coming?” The easy answer is: a formerly troubled, under-developed, or otherwise struggling neighborhood begins making noticeable signs of progress.  In the real estate world, the term creates excitement. Picture a heavily populated city, competitive buyers vying for home—but... Read More

Up-and-Coming Neighborhoods: Getting in While the Getting Is Good

what makes an up and coming neighborhoodWhat makes a neighborhood “up and coming?” The easy answer is: a formerly troubled, under-developed, or otherwise struggling neighborhood begins making noticeable signs of progress.  In the real estate world, the term creates excitement. Picture a heavily populated city, competitive buyers vying for home—but they all want the same neighborhoods.

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