September 6, 2012 - 2:23 PM
With election season in full swing, there’s been a lot of talk about how the past four years have gone, and whether American people feel “better off” today than in 2008. While Republicans contend that the American people are worse off, and recently took to Twitter to prove their point – promoting the hashtag... Read More
September 5, 2012 - 10:19 AM
HARP 2.0
  Established in March 2009, HARP, which stands for Home Affordable Refinance Program was part of the Obama Administration’s response to disturbing statistics showing that as the economy dove, as many as 5 million American homeowners were underwater (or nearly so) with their mortgages. HARP, part of the HAFA... Read More
September 4, 2012 - 10:12 AM
Obama and real estate
As the Democratic Convention is this week, we’re studying President Obama’s handling of the country’s real estate industry. Some legislation and programs generated under this administration have been more publicized than others (though even popular programs deserve further study, so we’ll return to them in a... Read More

Real Estate Under the Obama Administration

As the Democratic Convention is this week, we’re studying President Obama’s handling of the country’s real estate industry.

September 3, 2012 - 12:35 PM
It's a national holiday, but lots of us are probably using the day to fix up the house or prepare the garden for fall. Whatever you're doing today, remember the historical resonance of Labor Day. We're supposed to relax, kick back, and thank ourselves for all our hard work-- maybe even take some time to... Read More

Happy Labor Day from ZipRealty!

It's a national holiday, but lots of us are probably using the day to fix up the house or prepare the garden for fall. Whatever you're doing today, remember the historical resonance of Labor Day. We're supposed to relax, kick back, and thank ourselves for all our hard work-- maybe even take some time to enjoy the fruits of our labor. Celebrate!

Labor day

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August 31, 2012 - 3:09 PM
Hopefully you're not laboring too much this Labor Day weekend, but if you're looking for a DIY project for your home or garden, check out some of the most popular ideas from our DIY and How-to's Pinterest board! 1. Homemade Vanity 2. DIY Crate Shelving 3. Stacked Shelving Try one, or all three this... Read More

DIY Projects: Our Most Popular Pins

Hopefully you're not laboring too much this Labor Day weekend, but if you're looking for a DIY project for your home or garden, check out some of the most popular ideas from our DIY and How-to's Pinterest board!

1. Homemade Vanity

August 30, 2012 - 2:18 PM
Whether you have our mobile app on your smartphone or your tablet, the ZipRealty mobile app is a great tool to have when you’re out in the evenings or on the weekends seeing homes. Here are five ways you can use the app to search smarter:   1. Hunt down Open Houses Our mobile app – just like our website... Read More
August 30, 2012 - 10:25 AM
Our latest Powered by Zip partner is Illustrated Properties in Palm Beach. Check out this infographic for ten reasons we're loving this Florida city! Read more about the partnership. Sarah Louise Green lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and writes about national real estate trends, home financing, advice... Read More
August 29, 2012 - 10:49 AM
Price-per-square foot: the amount a certain area’s homes fetch-- per square-- tells you a lot about the market in that area, about how much the location means to the buyer. If people are willing to pay more for less space, that generally indicates a popular place in high demand with homebuyers. Of course, we... Read More

Telling It to You Square: Price per Square Data Shows Great Variation, Even in Expensive Markets

Price-per-square foot: the amount a certain area’s homes fetch-- per square-- tells you a lot about the market in that area, about how much the location means to the buyer. If people are willing to pay more for less space, that generally indicates a popular place in high demand with homebuyers.

August 28, 2012 - 10:30 AM
ZipRealty is expanding the Powered By Zip Network  from one side of the Florida peninsula to the other. Today, we’re excited to introduce you to our new brokerage partner in Palm Beach – Illustrated Properties! Founded: 1975 Area Served: From Port St. Lucie down to Fort Lauderdale, IPRE covers the Treasure... Read More

Meet Our New Partner: Illustrated Properties

ZipRealty is expanding the Powered By Zip Network  from one side of the Florida peninsula to the other. Today, we’re excited to introduce you to our new brokerage partner in Palm Beach – Illustrated Properties!

Founded: 1975

August 28, 2012 - 10:10 AM
When the first time homebuyer begins pouring over the mathematical formulas that make up a mortgage, she may feel like her head it exploding. At least, I did. The number of acronyms scattered aout a typical loan document is cofounding—often so much so that fledgling loan applicants miss very important points... Read More

Lessons in Loan Lingo: What is APR?

When the first time homebuyer begins pouring over the mathematical formulas that make up a mortgage, she may feel like her head it exploding. At least, I did. The number of acronyms scattered aout a typical loan document is cofounding—often so much so that fledgling loan applicants miss very important points. That’s what this series is about: teaching first-time buyers the lingo of lending.  Today I attempt to illuminate the difference between APR and APY.

APR

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