December 9, 2013 - 10:09 AM
If selling your home is in the near future, you might have already started thinking about some ways you could make your home more attractive to the homebuyer. For instance, some home sellers consider replacing the outdated or broken appliances before listing their homes - like appliances in the kitchen.... Read More

Must See Luxury Appliances for the Kitchen

If selling your home is in the near future, you might have already started thinking about some ways you could make your home more attractive to the homebuyer. For instance, some home sellers consider replacing the outdated or broken appliances before listing their homes - like appliances in the kitchen. Having a newly updated kitchen can definitely be a selling point for a home. If your kitchen is clean and up to date, you won't run the risk of  instilling suspicion amongst your potential buyers as to whether you have taken good care of the property overall.

December 4, 2013 - 4:30 PM
The latest edition of ZipRealty’s Housing Trends Report points to an overall cooling of the housing market across 24 metro areas. Even though the median sales price across all markets of $267,832 is still 12.6% higher than it was in mid-November 2013, year-over-year growth has waned from a 15% gain just one... Read More

As Home Price Growth Slows, Inventory Rises

The latest edition of ZipRealty’s Housing Trends Report points to an overall cooling of the housing market across 24 metro areas. Even though the median sales price across all markets of $267,832 is still 12.6% higher than it was in mid-November 2013, year-over-year growth has waned from a 15% gain just one month ago. 

Metros where you can find the best housing bargains or those that were flat or posted very little price growth as of Nov. 15 are located primarily on the East Coast:

December 4, 2013 - 10:21 AM
Heated driveways serve many purposes during the winter, but their main objective involves turning snow into slush, decreasing the time homeowners spend shoveling it off or laying down salt. It’s the ultimate prevention method against icy patches and other damaging aspects that people living in heavy... Read More

Warming Up Wintry Driveways

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Heated driveways serve many purposes during the winter, but their main objective involves turning snow into slush, decreasing the time homeowners spend shoveling it off or laying down salt. It’s the ultimate prevention method against icy patches and other damaging aspects that people living in heavy snow climates deal with.  It’s a worthwhile investment for people living in snow-heavy cities, but it is important know what it’s involved in this purchase.

December 3, 2013 - 10:29 AM
‘Tis the season for gift guides! Whether you’re buying for a gourmand or a techie, we’ve rounded up a few items to add to your shopping list or your own holiday wishlist. For the Baker or Chef From the sisters behind Four & Twenty Blackbirds, the Brooklyn pie shop, comes a cookbook of the same name... Read More

Holiday Gift Guide for the Home

‘Tis the season for gift guides! Whether you’re buying for a gourmand or a techie, we’ve rounded up a few items to add to your shopping list or your own holiday wishlist.

November 29, 2013 - 7:36 PM
As the snow season is fast-approaching, many are getting ready to plan their winter vacation, while others are thinking about buying their second home in one top ski resorts in the nation. With the allure of winter sports like skiing and snowboarding, mountain houses are becoming a premier option when it... Read More

Top Winter Destinations in the U.S.

As the snow season is fast-approaching, many are getting ready to plan their winter vacation, while others are thinking about buying their second home in one top ski resorts in the nation. With the allure of winter sports like skiing and snowboarding, mountain houses are becoming a premier option when it comes to buying a vacation property. 

If you're thinking about buying a ski resort property, here are a few of the top ski resort destinations in the U.S.

November 26, 2013 - 11:03 AM
Whether you’re interested in creating instant ambiance, bringing in an additional heat source, or simply adding value to your home, a fireplace is the way to go. We’ll walk you through the different options available to you, and the pros and cons of each. Gas Fireplace Ambiance: A gas fireplace produces a... Read More

Gas Fireplace vs Electric Fireplace: How to Choose

Whether you’re interested in creating instant ambiance, bringing in an additional heat source, or simply adding value to your home, a fireplace is the way to go. We’ll walk you through the different options available to you, and the pros and cons of each.

November 22, 2013 - 10:07 AM
It is nearing the end of the year, the summer months and consequential peak in number of homebuyers has come and gone by now. According to Time.com, the best time to make an offer on a house is during these winter months, as the competition is generally uninterested in house hunting when it is cold and wet... Read More

Is it too late to buy a home this year?

It is nearing the end of the year, the summer months and consequential peak in number of homebuyers has come and gone by now. According to Time.com, the best time to make an offer on a house is during these winter months, as the competition is generally uninterested in house hunting when it is cold and wet outside. Subsequently, people looking to sell their homes before the end of the year will most likely have to lower their price expectations.

November 21, 2013 - 2:08 PM
Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season, but if you’re hosting the big meal, Turkey Day might fill you with dread or nightmares of dirty dishes. Here are some tips we’ve rounded up to help you have a stress-free feast so you can relax and enjoy Thanksgiving with your guests.   1. You Can Always Fix the... Read More

7 Ingredients for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season, but if you’re hosting the big meal, Turkey Day might fill you with dread or nightmares of dirty dishes. Here are some tips we’ve rounded up to help you have a stress-free feast so you can relax and enjoy Thanksgiving with your guests.

 

November 20, 2013 - 11:39 AM
Several indicators in ZipRealty’s latest Housing Trends Report point to a less-frenzied real estate market, compared to this past spring. While the median sales price of $267,215 at the end of October was 14.2% higher on a year-over-year basis, the new report indicates that across markets, prices are... Read More

Western Metros Bucking National Trend in Home Sales Prices

Several indicators in ZipRealty’s latest Housing Trends Report point to a less-frenzied real estate market, compared to this past spring. While the median sales price of $267,215 at the end of October was 14.2% higher on a year-over-year basis, the new report indicates that across markets, prices are moderating, the inventory of homes has started to increase and sold-to-list price ratios are trending downward.

November 20, 2013 - 9:21 AM
If you’ve moved into a new home or never have enough outlets for holiday decorations, you may need to consider installing more outlets. Installing an outlet might sound like a simple project, but the danger of electrocution or short circuits means it’s probably best to call in an electrician for... Read More

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