April 23, 2012 - 9:52 AM
All Realtors ® are real estate agents, but not all real estate agents are Realtors ®. It sounds like the beginning of a logic question on the LSAT, but actually that little sentence represents a truism many first-time buyers find mysterious. When I started looking for an agent, I didn’t know the world “... Read More

Real Estate Agent Vs. Realtor (R): Is There Really a Difference?

All Realtors ® are real estate agents, but not all real estate agents are Realtors ®. It sounds like the beginning of a logic question on the LSAT, but actually that little sentence represents a truism many first-time buyers find mysterious. When I started looking for an agent, I didn’t know the world “Realtor” had any distinction from the words “real estate agent.”

April 19, 2012 - 10:57 AM
If you’re one of many potential homebuyers hoping to take advantage of the spring real estate market, one of the questions on your mind is how you’re going to pay for the home once you find the one you love. If you’re fortunate to get over the hurdle of securing financing, you still have to figure out how... Read More
April 18, 2012 - 10:54 AM
    Daffodils and baby bunnies aren’t the only sings of new life this spring. Nationally, real estate too is starting—tentatively-- to bloom. Consumer Confidence Blossoming For people to buy homes, they need to feel assured that a) they can pay for them and b) the homes won’t depreciate the moment they’re... Read More
April 17, 2012 - 10:29 AM
  Moving interstate has to be one of the more stressful endeavors you could choose for yourself. If moving from one block to another is painful, imagine moving from one state to another. To keep your sanity (and your relationship), you need to keep the reason you're moving front and center. For us, it was to... Read More
April 16, 2012 - 9:57 AM
  When we, the renters of the world, start dreaming about becoming homeowners, our dreams consist largely of sunny, carefree images: flower-filled gardens we own, walls we paint any color we want, dinner parties we throw, yards where our kids and dogs play. But owning a house has its challenges as well, and... Read More
April 12, 2012 - 10:18 AM
We recently added open house data to our website, so you can power up your home search and make a plan for seeing homes on the weekend this spring. We now have open house data for an additional six areas: Denver Jacksonville New York Philadelphia Richmond Westchester Here’s an example of... Read More

Open House Data Now in More Cities

We recently added open house data to our website, so you can power up your home search and make a plan for seeing homes on the weekend this spring. We now have open house data for an additional six areas:

April 11, 2012 - 10:19 AM
  Love the ecology and economy of today's environmentally friendly, efficient new homes? With help from the Mother Nature Network (MNN), we offer you the top three American cities to live a green lifestyle. The cities are also great options for those buyers looking for sustainable new construction, a... Read More
April 10, 2012 - 9:58 AM
Anna Erwert
  My husband Scott loves sleek, modern, capacious spaces. Since he’s a painter, he wants walls of glass, as much light as possible to soak the interiors. If we didn’t have a dog that we treat with as much affection and attention as an actual human child, we’d be living in a loft. And if we had all the money... Read More

First Time Buyer Chronicles, Part 3: Choosing Where to Live

 

Anna ErwertMy husband Scott loves sleek, modern, capacious spaces. Since he’s a painter, he wants walls of glass, as much light as possible to soak the interiors. If we didn’t have a dog that we treat with as much affection and attention as an actual human child, we’d be living in a loft. And if we had all the money in the world, it would probably be in Greenwich Village or Paris. Or, we could have stayed in San Francisco where we’d rented for over a decade.

April 9, 2012 - 9:33 AM
Inspired by all our DIY ideas? America offers many established neighborhoods with old, charming homes in need of buyers who love the idea of a fixer-upper. And the plus side of buying such a home, other than the history and craftsmanship, is that often a fixer will cost you less to buy than its perfectly... Read More

3 Great Cities to Buy the Vintage Fixer-Upper of Your Dreams

Inspired by all our DIY ideas? America offers many established neighborhoods with old, charming homes in need of buyers who love the idea of a fixer-upper. And the plus side of buying such a home, other than the history and craftsmanship, is that often a fixer will cost you less to buy than its perfectly restored counter-part. Of course, fixing up a house isn’t cheap, but many cities offer special loan programs specifically to help buyers remodel an older home.

April 6, 2012 - 3:57 PM
For a long time, I thought Chevron was just the name of a gas station, and I had no idea that the company took its name from its logo’s shape: a chevron! These playful patterns have been popular choices for wood flooring or tiles for quite a while. Over the last few years, chevrons have been zig-zagging all... Read More

DIY Friday: Crazy About Chevrons

For a long time, I thought Chevron was just the name of a gas station, and I had no idea that the company took its name from its logo’s shape: a chevron! These playful patterns have been popular choices for wood flooring or tiles for quite a while. Over the last few years, chevrons have been zig-zagging all over the DIY home design world in bold new colors.

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