September 21, 2012 - 2:27 PM
Can you believe it's the last day of summer? In honor of autumn, we've been pinning brown home interiors this week! Make yourself some tea, get cozy, and enjoy! 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / Happy Friday! Enjoy your last day of summer!   Related Posts: Color of the Week: Black and White Color of the Week:... Read More

Color of the Week: Brown

Can you believe it's the last day of summer? In honor of autumn, we've been pinning brown home interiors this week! Make yourself some tea, get cozy, and enjoy!

September 20, 2012 - 1:48 PM
The inventory shortage is nothing new. We’ve written a few times about how fewer homes for sale means more competition, bidding wars, and a lot of disappointed buyers. The upside of the limited supply is that it should push prices up, and though it would mean less chance of getting a “steal”, that’s better... Read More

Shrinking Inventory of Homes For Sale in the Golden State

The inventory shortage is nothing new. We’ve written a few times about how fewer homes for sale means more competition, bidding wars, and a lot of disappointed buyers. The upside of the limited supply is that it should push prices up, and though it would mean less chance of getting a “steal”, that’s better for the market and buyers’ investments on the whole.

September 19, 2012 - 10:57 AM
ZipRealty home search
Curious about a different city? Maybe even a different state? Moving out of your immediate comfort zone is both exhilarating and terrifying, and the only way to make it more the former and less the latter is to arm yourself well with knowledge. And ZipRealty puts all of that knowledge at your fingertips.... Read More

Using a ZipRealty Home Search to "Meet" Your New Community

Curious about a different city? Maybe even a different state? Moving out of your immediate comfort zone is both exhilarating and terrifying, and the only way to make it more the former and less the latter is to arm yourself well with knowledge. And ZipRealty puts all of that knowledge at your fingertips.

September 18, 2012 - 12:37 AM
203 k loan
You love the idea of a fixer-upper, but you know they often cost quite a lot to “fix up.” As a new buyer then, you might be interested in an FHA 203K loan. Distributed by the office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), these loans specifically target buyers who want ready access to the extra cash needed... Read More

Is a FHA 203K Loan Your Fix to Buying a Fixer?

You love the idea of a fixer-upper, but you know they often cost quite a lot to “fix up.” As a new buyer then, you might be interested in an FHA 203K loan. Distributed by the office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), these loans specifically target buyers who want ready access to the extra cash needed for remodeling and repair.

203k loanLenders and Fixers

September 16, 2012 - 11:48 PM
PCI house
Many homebuyers today want to reduce our impact on the environment as well as the size of our utility bills and remodeling costs. Green construction then is a win-win for us. It’s a especially a win-win when it’s not just ecologically and economically responsible, but gorgeous as well. Today I showcase 3... Read More

3 Homes Showcasing New-- and Gorgeous-- Green Construction

Many homebuyers today want to reduce our impact on the environment as well as the size of our utility bills and remodeling costs. Green construction then is a win-win for us. It’s a especially a win-win when it’s not just ecologically and economically responsible, but gorgeous as well. Today I showcase 3 unusually beautiful eco-conscience houses, and give you some links to similar resources as those used to make these homes come to (green) life.

PCI House

September 14, 2012 - 2:56 PM
There are so many great DIY projects out there, especially now that crafting, working with your hands, and learning to do-it-yourself has become so popular. I see variations of the same kinds of projects all the time, but I was stopped in my tracks this week when I saw what resourceful and imaginative... Read More

DIY Friday: Seriously Resourceful Lights

There are so many great DIY projects out there, especially now that crafting, working with your hands, and learning to do-it-yourself has become so popular. I see variations of the same kinds of projects all the time, but I was stopped in my tracks this week when I saw what resourceful and imaginative homeowners are using to make lights for their homes.

Masking Tape

September 13, 2012 - 10:00 AM
We're excited to be working with Fillmore in Brooklyn, NY. This is one seriously awesome metro - here are some of our favorite things in Brooklyn! 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 for... Read More
September 12, 2012 - 9:37 AM
Wood paneled ceiling
New homeowner, look up. That big expanse above your head? It does a lot more than keep the rain out. In fact, keeping you warm and snug is more your roof’s job. Your ceiling on the other hand becomes part of your home’s overall aesthetic. Yes, it has practical applications too, but because of those practical... Read More

3 DIY Ideas for Transforming Your Ceiling, Transforming Your Home

New homeowner, look up. That big expanse above your head? It does a lot more than keep the rain out. In fact, keeping you warm and snug is more your roof’s job. Your ceiling on the other hand becomes part of your home’s overall aesthetic. Yes, it has practical applications too, but because of those practical concerns, we might easily overlook the fact that we can enhance, remodel, paint, embellish, and otherwise improve the look of our ceilings—and in doing so, improve  the look of our whole home.

Pretty and Practical

September 11, 2012 - 11:41 AM
understanding HAMP vs. HARP 2.0
Yes, we’re back with another lesson in acronyms for homeowners. We’re thinking especially of ZipRealty clients who responded to our customer survey, the results of which we posted for you last week. A key feature of the survey was the fact many of our buyers had homes that had depreciated in value—yet they... Read More
September 10, 2012 - 4:28 PM
We’re excited to welcome yet another great partner into the Powered By Zip Network . We’ll be teaming up with Fillmore Real Estate to offer real estate services in the Brooklyn area. Founded: 1966 Area Served: All of Brooklyn and parts of adjacent borough, Queens Manpower: 18 offices and over 500 agents PBZ... Read More

Meet Our New Partner: Fillmore Real Estate

We’re excited to welcome yet another great partner into the Powered By Zip Network . We’ll be teaming up with Fillmore Real Estate to offer real estate services in the Brooklyn area.

Founded: 1966

Area Served: All of Brooklyn and parts of adjacent borough, Queens

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