December 26, 2013 - 4:43 PM
We are giving away $3,000 to Crate&Barrel to one lucky winner in our My City, My Home photo contest, and there’s still time to enter! Even if you didn’t get what you wanted this holiday season, we’re giving you a chance to treat yourself and your home to a brand new look for the new year. Submit a... Read More
December 23, 2013 - 1:08 PM
  Whether you’re hosting a holiday party this season or want to have more dinner parties next year, being in a small space shouldn’t stop you. While having an open floor plan or an outdoor area are great for entertaining, you can still pull it off, even in a tiny apartment. Here are 8 tips for how to host a... Read More
December 23, 2013 - 10:25 AM
Heading into one of the slowest times of year in the real estate market, it’s no surprise that median sales price growth has slowed, while the median days homes spend on the market have risen. Although still in the healthy double-digit range, price growth in the 24 metros analyzed in ZipRealty’s Housing... Read More

Housing Market Feels the Effects of Wintertime’s Chill

Heading into one of the slowest times of year in the real estate market, it’s no surprise that median sales price growth has slowed, while the median days homes spend on the market have risen. Although still in the healthy double-digit range, price growth in the 24 metros analyzed in ZipRealty’s Housing Trends Report dropped to its lowest level of the year at 11.3%. As of Nov. 30, the median sales price was $266,524.

December 19, 2013 - 3:38 PM
Although some efficient home improvements keep electricity bills down during the summer, reducing the winter heating bill means additional upgrades before temperatures drop. Whether it involves a few energy projects before winter or a complete overhaul of the home, homeowners will need to take steps towards... Read More
December 19, 2013 - 1:37 PM
The holidays are in full swing, and your calendar probably is filling up with a get-together or two. Perhaps you’re even hosting a group of people for dinner. If that idea fills you with panic, we’ve got three easy ways you can wow your guests without spending days preparing. Minimize your dishes Isn’t... Read More

Easy Recipes for Entertaining

The holidays are in full swing, and your calendar probably is filling up with a get-together or two. Perhaps you’re even hosting a group of people for dinner. If that idea fills you with panic, we’ve got three easy ways you can wow your guests without spending days preparing.

December 19, 2013 - 12:26 PM
When you decide to purchase a home there are a variety of decisions that must be made such as where you want to live, how many bedrooms you need, and what style of house you hope to call home. Along with decisions about the home itself you will need to make some important decisions regarding home financing.... Read More

30 yr. Fixed Rate Mortgage vs. 15 yr. -- Which One Is Right for You?

When you decide to purchase a home there are a variety of decisions that must be made such as where you want to live, how many bedrooms you need, and what style of house you hope to call home. Along with decisions about the home itself you will need to make some important decisions regarding home financing. One of the most important considerations when financing a home is what type of mortgage to take out.

December 13, 2013 - 11:07 AM
During the Christmas holiday season millions of Americans take to the nation’s roadways or hop on a plane to visit family and friends. Potential home buyers often take time over the holidays to visit dream destinations looking for the perfect vacation home. Others simply take advantage of the vacation time... Read More

Great Places to Spend the Holidays!

During the Christmas holiday season millions of Americans take to the nation’s roadways or hop on a plane to visit family and friends. Potential home buyers often take time over the holidays to visit dream destinations looking for the perfect vacation home. Others simply take advantage of the vacation time to visit popular holiday destinations across the United States to help them get into the holiday spirit. If you are able to travel during the holidays and want a destination that will really get you in the holiday spirit, consider one of the following cities:

December 11, 2013 - 11:49 AM
Hosting a dinner with friends and family is always fun – right up until its midnight and you’re still washing the last load of dishes. During the holiday season when things are already hectic, entertaining can feel a bit overwhelming, to say the least. Not to fear! Here are four simple tips to help you throw... Read More

Stress-free Entertaining during the Holidays

Hosting a dinner with friends and family is always fun – right up until its midnight and you’re still washing the last load of dishes. During the holiday season when things are already hectic, entertaining can feel a bit overwhelming, to say the least. Not to fear! Here are four simple tips to help you throw a great party and keep your sanity.

December 11, 2013 - 11:33 AM
What’s the best place to live if you love hosting fabulous parties? Los Angeles, of course! In a recent study ZipRealty.com found that LA, aka the “Entertainment Capitol of the World” had the most listings that were perfect for entertaining, followed by Denver, CO and Dallas, TX.  With year-round warm... Read More

Los Angeles Ranks as the #1 City to Party at Home

What’s the best place to live if you love hosting fabulous parties? Los Angeles, of course! In a recent study ZipRealty.com found that LA, aka the “Entertainment Capitol of the World” had the most listings that were perfect for entertaining, followed by Denver, CO and Dallas, TX. 

With year-round warm weather and a wide variety of entertainment-friendly home styles, it’s no surprise LA is the nation’s top hot spot for entertaining at home.

December 11, 2013 - 8:42 AM
When winter hits the lawn, everything colorful transforms into brown and yellow shapes. The well-maintained landscape suddenly looks less appealing for several months. Yet prospective home sellers with frosty winters like Baltimore and other cities can increase their curb appeal through the frosty season by... Read More

Transforming the Wintry Yard into a Wonderland

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When winter hits the lawn, everything colorful transforms into brown and yellow shapes. The well-maintained landscape suddenly looks less appealing for several months. Yet prospective home sellers with frosty winters like Baltimore and other cities can increase their curb appeal through the frosty season by utilizing winter landscaping.

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