July 12, 2012 - 10:31 AM
In keeping with yesterday’s post on buyer’s markets, today we’re going to dive a little deeper into some pockets of the country where a good deal is still possible. Well, a relative good deal. In a recent report, Chicago, Milwaukee, Cleveland, and New York topped the list of national markets that still... Read More
July 11, 2012 - 12:15 PM
Chicago BMR
We’ve seen the hot seller markets, heating up competitive bidding all over the country. We've heard how low inventory is pushing national demand way over national supply. But does that mean the days of the buyer market are over? Hardly.  Even in those exciting metros where below market transactions are... Read More
July 10, 2012 - 10:11 AM
After covering the trend toward hotter markets in the Pacific Northwest and California, we're taking a trip to the desert- and we're taking you with us. Pack your sunscreen! Because the weather isn't the only thing heating up in Nevada and Arizona. Property values too, after a deep thaw, and warming up for a... Read More

The Heat Is on in the Desert: Nevada and Arizona Real Estate Warms Up for a Comeback

After covering the trend toward hotter markets in the Pacific Northwest and California, we're taking a trip to the desert- and we're taking you with us. Pack your sunscreen! Because the weather isn't the only thing heating up in Nevada and Arizona. Property values too, after a deep thaw, and warming up for a turn around. Today we'll study this national trends toward fewer homes sold for less than asking price as it applies to Las Vegas, NV, Phoenix, AZ and Tucson, AZ.

July 9, 2012 - 10:18 AM
LA property values on the rise
The heat wave continues. Last week, using ZipRealty’s data, we looked at major metro areas showing signs of positive growth. In the Northwest, specifically,Portland and Seattle. the number of homes sold for below asking price has dropped dramatically. And it's down all over the country. Today, we look at... Read More
July 5, 2012 - 10:38 AM
On Monday, we read about the housing markets in Portland and Seattle, and how fewer and fewer homes are selling for below their asking price. The same trend is happening with homes for sale in San Francisco, and the change has been dramatic. According to ZipRealty’s data, the rate of home selling below... Read More
July 4, 2012 - 10:55 AM
Fireworks
Wishing you a safe, happy, and spectacular 4th of July!!!!   Read More
July 3, 2012 - 1:21 PM
Since homeownership is an integral part of the country’s economy, the federal government has a stake in the nation’s real estate market. That’s one of the reasons the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) offers special loan programs to make homeownership possible for more Americans. The FHA... Read More

Get to Know the FHA Loan: Is it Right for You?

Since homeownership is an integral part of the country’s economy, the federal government has a stake in the nation’s real estate market. That’s one of the reasons the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) offers special loan programs to make homeownership possible for more Americans. The FHA loan stands as a prime example of such a program, but like all things federal, is a complicated phenomenon. Today we look closer at this loan and its pros and cons.

What is an FHA Loan?

July 2, 2012 - 11:20 AM
  The Northwest is heating up, and we aren’t just talking about the weather. According to ZipRealty’s own data, two major metro areas in this part of the country show strong signs of positive growth: specifically, Portland and Seattle. In both locations, the number of homes sold for below their asking price... Read More
June 25, 2012 - 10:38 AM
You can use solar power to heat your home, your water heater, your pool, or to generate electricity. No longer the bulky technology of its first incarnation, modern solar comes from slender panels, in the form of roof shingles or facades. They can be quite elegant, increasing the beauty of a home as well... Read More

Solar Offers Powerful Advantages to Homeowners

Solar panels on a roofYou can use solar power to heat your home, your water heater, your pool, or to generate electricity. No longer the bulky technology of its first incarnation, modern solar comes from slender panels, in the form of roof shingles or facades. They can be quite elegant, increasing the beauty of a home as well as its energy efficiency.

Myths about Solar

June 22, 2012 - 7:44 PM
We've got some new tools (and improvments to some of our current tools) that we're really excited about and would like to share with you. New! Homes I'm Watching: Enter the addresses of any homes not currently for sale that you’d like to "watch", and we’ll send you weekly market updates about the property... Read More

Now "Watch" Homes on ZipRealty.com

We've got some new tools (and improvments to some of our current tools) that we're really excited about and would like to share with you.

New! Homes I'm Watching:

Enter the addresses of any homes not currently for sale that you’d like to "watch", and we’ll send you weekly market updates about the property and surrounding neighborhood. This is an especially useful tool for home owners who are thinking about selling their home and want to get a feel for their property and neighborhood in the current market.

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