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
August 9, 2012 - 10:50 AM
Cash offers are infamous for winning bidding wars and swaying sellers, because as we all know: money talks. Obviously cash offers aren’t for everyone, because most buyers can’t really afford to buy their home outright. But in the event that you are able to put down some green for a home you love, here’s why... Read More

Must Be the Money: the Almighty All-Cash Offer

Cash offers are infamous for winning bidding wars and swaying sellers, because as we all know: money talks.

Obviously cash offers aren’t for everyone, because most buyers can’t really afford to buy their home outright. But in the event that you are able to put down some green for a home you love, here’s why it’s a win-win situation for everyone.

August 8, 2012 - 10:34 AM
Last week, Sarah Green reported on the national uptick in median home prices. Today we look closer at that trend—specifically at the three markets showing the greatest improvement year-over-year: Phoenix, AZ; the San Francisco Bay Area’s East Bay in CA; and Denver, CO. The data we draw on here charts home... Read More
August 7, 2012 - 1:29 PM
We have some terrific mobile apps here at ZipRealty that work with the iPhone, iPad, and Android. Our customers love our apps, because they’re easy to use and make searching for a home that much more convenient. Check out this video on our iPhone and iPad apps: Here are just three of the reasons you'll love... Read More
August 7, 2012 - 9:18 AM
My first experience with PITI was in a meeting with a mortgage broker. She said the word a few times; but it was new to me (like everything else about mortgages) and she was throwing around a lot of lending lingo. I couldn’t grasp the context and had almost no idea what she meant.  I kept thinking of a... Read More

Lessons in Loan Lingo: What's a PITI?

what is PITI

My first experience with PITI was in a meeting with a mortgage broker. She said the word a few times; but it was new to me (like everything else about mortgages) and she was throwing around a lot of lending lingo. I couldn’t grasp the context and had almost no idea what she meant.  I kept thinking of a small pit bull, aptly named “Piti.”

In realty, PITI is an acronym, standing for

August 6, 2012 - 10:54 AM
How to market your home to families with school age kids
  Economists, Realtors® and parents all know this: family homebuyers are often willing to pay more for close access to the best schools. How much more, of course, varies on the general budget constraints of the buyer, but the latest Brooking Institute study on public schools and property values confirms that... Read More

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