January 22, 2014 - 8:32 AM
Looking for winter projects to help increase home appeal? One of the cheapest DIY projects is painting the interior. A small financial investment in paint, a roller, brush, and drop cloths will dramatically increase room appeal without remodeling it. Here are some tips for painting rooms like a pro:... Read More

7 tips for painting your room like a pro

Looking for winter projects to help increase home appeal? One of the cheapest DIY projects is painting the interior. A small financial investment in paint, a roller, brush, and drop cloths will dramatically increase room appeal without remodeling it.

Here are some tips for painting rooms like a pro:

January 21, 2014 - 1:30 PM
Finding the right real estate agent is key in your home search process. Not only can the right agent help you find exactly what you’re looking for, but a great agent will make sure you’re in the best possible position to win the home you love! But even a great real estate agent isn’t one size fits all.... Read More

Finding the Right Real Estate Agent for Your Home Search

Finding the right real estate agent is key in your home search process. Not only can the right agent help you find exactly what you’re looking for, but a great agent will make sure you’re in the best possible position to win the home you love!

But even a great real estate agent isn’t one size fits all. Everybody needs something a little different, depending on their home search. Below we’ve outlined several different agent personas to help you figure out what kind of real estate agent you’re looking for!

January 17, 2014 - 9:53 AM
  Whether you’re on the buyer or seller side of a transaction, it’s important to be familiar with home sale disclosure requirements. We’ve got a quick overview of what you need to know.     What is a home sale disclosure? First things first - what is a home sale disclosure anyway? It’s an official... Read More
January 15, 2014 - 8:43 AM
In preparation for spring home sales, homeowners remodel to increase home values, including adding new rooms. Additions are significant investments known to recoup anywhere from 50 to 80 percent of a seller’s investment during resale, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2013 Cost vs. Value Report... Read More

Planning your home addition

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In preparation for spring home sales, homeowners remodel to increase home values, including adding new rooms. Additions are significant investments known to recoup anywhere from 50 to 80 percent of a seller’s investment during resale, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2013 Cost vs. Value Report.

January 13, 2014 - 11:05 AM
Ana decided it was time to buy a house that she and her kids could call their own The housing market is beginning to wake from its winter slumber, making it a great time to figure out if now is the right time for you to buy a home or if you should wait. If you’re trying to decide, ask yourself these three... Read More

How to Decide if You Should Buy a House Now or Wait

Should you buy a house now or wait? ZipRealty home buyer Ana is happy she took the plunge.

Ana decided it was time to buy a house that she and her kids could call their own

The housing market is beginning to wake from its winter slumber, making it a great time to figure out if now is the right time for you to buy a home or if you should wait. If you’re trying to decide, ask yourself these three questions:

January 10, 2014 - 11:26 AM
Making a list of New Year’s resolutions has long been a tradition in the United States. Almost everyone makes one. For 2014 why not make a New Year’s resolution you can actually keep by deciding that this is the year you are going to buy a home? If 2014 is your year to buy a home the first decision you need... Read More

Start The New Year with a New Home!

Making a list of New Year’s resolutions has long been a tradition in the United States. Almost everyone makes one. For 2014 why not make a New Year’s resolution you can actually keep by deciding that this is the year you are going to buy a home? If 2014 is your year to buy a home the first decision you need to make as a home buyer is where to purchase your new home.

January 10, 2014 - 10:28 AM
When buying a home, a buyer typically considers a number of factors. Which factors are at the top of the list will vary among buyers; however, “walkability” has become an important consideration for many people when choosing a place to live. The term “walkability” is a relatively new term which refers to how... Read More

Buy a home in the most "walkable" neighborhoods in the U.S

When buying a home, a buyer typically considers a number of factors. Which factors are at the top of the list will vary among buyers; however, “walkability” has become an important consideration for many people when choosing a place to live. The term “walkability” is a relatively new term which refers to how walker friendly or pedestrian friendly a particular neighborhood is compared to other similar areas. With gas prices on the rise, being able to live nearby all your shopping, dining, and amenities is important.

January 9, 2014 - 5:11 PM
After a few months of decelerating home sales price trends, the tide might be turning − or at least stabilizing − in the real estate market, based on ZipRealty’s latest analysis of key housing market trends. Median home sale prices rose 11.9% in the month ended Dec. 15, 2013 compared to the same period of... Read More

Housing Market Trends Show Signs of Improvement

After a few months of decelerating home sales price trends, the tide might be turning − or at least stabilizing − in the real estate market, based on ZipRealty’s latest analysis of key housing market trends. Median home sale prices rose 11.9% in the month ended Dec. 15, 2013 compared to the same period of 2012, and that’s just over half a percentage point stronger growth than in the 30-day period ended Nov. 30, 2013. The median sales price in the metros analyzed by ZipRealty was approximately $267,000 as of mid-December 2013.

January 9, 2014 - 2:51 PM
  If you’re selling your home, you might be interested in attending your own open house to hear what people are saying about your home and to see how much interest it’s generating in your local market. While that might be tempting, here are 3 reasons you should leave the open house to your listing agent... Read More
January 8, 2014 - 11:40 AM
Removing wallpaper seems formidable to homeowners in cities like Portland as well as across homes in the US, but there are ways to simplify the task. To reach the drywall underneath, homeowners should consider these different DIY removal techniques for wallpaper: Strip the wallpaper: A lot of wallpaper... Read More

5 easy ways to remove wallpaper

Removing wallpaper seems formidable to homeowners in cities like Portland as well as across homes in the US, but there are ways to simplify the task. To reach the drywall underneath, homeowners should consider these different DIY removal techniques for wallpaper:

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