August 21, 2012 - 6:51 PM
  I’m finally living in my first home, and I know I’m lucky, so don’t think this blog is a complaint. But when my husband and I bought this house, a classic Portland, OR 1920’s farmhouse with 3 bedrooms and a converted attic, I told myself the one bathroom—a tiny bathroom at that—wasn’t a problem. I thought... Read More
August 21, 2012 - 10:44 AM
  When inventory is as low as it is across the nation, home sellers become more powerful. But they’re not all powerful, a caution we’d like to offer with this blog post. Smart pricing still sells home faster than unrealistic pricing, and that’s where your Realtor® comes in. With less competition for your... Read More

Tip for Sellers in a Hot Market: The Right Price Still Matters

 

pricing your homeWhen inventory is as low as it is across the nation, home sellers become more powerful. But they’re not all powerful, a caution we’d like to offer with this blog post. Smart pricing still sells home faster than unrealistic pricing, and that’s where your Realtor® comes in.

August 20, 2012 - 10:08 AM
Median home sale price gains
We’ve highlighted pricey markets getting pricier. And though such news can be both interesting and insightful for those studying the country’s real estate, it can also be a touch depressing for middle-class buyers priced out. But fortunately, though home prices are up all over the nation, mid-range buyers... Read More

Lower Priced Markets Gaining Value this June

We’ve highlighted pricey markets getting pricier. And though such news can be both interesting and insightful for those studying the country’s real estate, it can also be a touch depressing for middle-class buyers priced out. But fortunately, though home prices are up all over the nation, mid-range buyers can still find many affordable markets.

August 17, 2012 - 11:20 AM
Earlier this week, we told you about the newest feature on our Android app – today we’re focusing on our app for the iPhone and iPad. Like the Android, the latest version of the iPhone app includes the ability to “lock” your search area by city or zip code using Boundary Search. To read more, check out our... Read More
August 16, 2012 - 11:17 AM
If you’ve been around the real estate block for a while, you already know that the term “short sale” is laughable. While it might sound like a super-fast transaction, short sales are infamous for their delays! The “short” actually refers to the fact that the property is being sold “short” of the amount owed... Read More

Short Sale Basics: What You Need to Know

If you’ve been around the real estate block for a while, you already know that the term “short sale” is laughable. While it might sound like a super-fast transaction, short sales are infamous for their delays!

August 15, 2012 - 12:55 AM
Tips for single women buyers in 2012
In the words of Aretha Franklin, sisters are doing it for themselves. For two years running, single women have purchased homes more often than single men. According to the National Association of Realtors, in 2011 almost twice as many single women (20% of all home purchases) bought homes as their single male... Read More

Great Tips for Single Women Buyers

women homebuyersIn the words of Aretha Franklin, sisters are doing it for themselves. For two years running, single women have purchased homes more often than single men. According to the National Association of Realtors, in 2011 almost twice as many single women (20% of all home purchases) bought homes as their single male peers (12%). And in 2010, that ratio was 21:10.

August 14, 2012 - 1:50 PM
We just released the latest version of our Android mobile app for finding homes for sale on-the-go. Some of the features, such as Boundary Search and driving directions, were requested by you! Your feedback helps us figure out what features you need for your real estate search, so we can develop them and... Read More

Latest Version of the ZipRealty Android App Now Available

We just released the latest version of our Android mobile app for finding homes for sale on-the-go. Some of the features, such as Boundary Search and driving directions, were requested by you! Your feedback helps us figure out what features you need for your real estate search, so we can develop them and help you find the home meant for you even faster (and make the process fun, too!).

 

August 14, 2012 - 10:23 AM
With inventory and interest rates so low, we shouldn’t be surprised when low-priced property markets suddenly gain value. More people can suddenly afford to borrow money and buy a home, and when the number of buyers exceeds the number of available homes for sale, prices naturally inflate. But what might... Read More

3 Pricey Markets Getting Pricier

With inventory and interest rates so low, we shouldn’t be surprised when low-priced property markets suddenly gain value. More people can suddenly afford to borrow money and buy a home, and when the number of buyers exceeds the number of available homes for sale, prices naturally inflate. But what might surprise us is that high priced markets—those already well above the national average in terms of median prices—are also on the rise, showing decisively that in some parts of the country, wealth and high demand for property can keep real estate expensive, even in a sluggish economy.

August 13, 2012 - 9:51 AM
What does amortization mean
Picture my husband and I, long time renters, neither of us even ever having had a car loan, sitting with a mortgage broker, discussing our options for financing a home. We thought we were educated, but nothing made us feel clueless faster than the mortgage process, with its acronyms and obscure terminology.... Read More

Lessons in Loan Lingo: What's "Amortization"?

Picture my husband and I, long time renters, neither of us even ever having had a car loan, sitting with a mortgage broker, discussing our options for financing a home. We thought we were educated, but nothing made us feel clueless faster than the mortgage process, with its acronyms and obscure terminology. That feeling is what this series of “lessons in loan lingo” blogs is meant to save you from.

August 10, 2012 - 3:29 PM
This week, we continued pinning jewel tones with majestic and rich eggplant purple (following on the heels of mustard yellow, teal, gold, and olive green). Check out some of our most popular eggplant pins! 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 Related Posts: Teal Neon Gray Sarah Louise Green lives in the San... Read More

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