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

September 10, 2012 - 9:38 AM
Who sells in the fall? Though of course different parts of the country have different market conditions influencing a decision to sell, some aspects of fall selling apply across the board. For instance, Becky Gee, ZipRealty agent in Portland, OR, says that “Fall home selling usually brings out the most... Read More

Tips for Fall Home Sellers

Sell a home this fallWho sells in the fall? Though of course different parts of the country have different market conditions influencing a decision to sell, some aspects of fall selling apply across the board.

September 7, 2012 - 2:27 PM
This week, we pinned black and white on our Color Schemes board. Black and white must make people think about type and typography, because letters kept popping up in this color combo. I personally love the use of letters in the home - what about you? 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Sarah Louise Green lives in the San... Read More

Color of the Week: Black and White

This week, we pinned black and white on our Color Schemes board. Black and white must make people think about type and typography, because letters kept popping up in this color combo.

I personally love the use of letters in the home - what about you?

September 7, 2012 - 10:42 AM
1. Outline exactly where you want to search *StreetSketch™ is my favorite feature. I live in Oakland, and the neighborhoods vary so much within just a few blocks - I love having the ability to draw my search area down to the street. Plus, it’s fun to use! 2. Get neighborhood stats from the curb *... Read More

8 Favorite Features of the ZipRealty Mobile App

1. Outline exactly where you want to search

*StreetSketch™ is my favorite feature. I live in Oakland, and the neighborhoods vary so much within just a few blocks - I love having the ability to draw my search area down to the street. Plus, it’s fun to use!

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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