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:

January 7, 2014 - 9:46 AM
Buying a house in a seller’s market requires a great game plan. Since inventory is low and competition is high, it’s important that you know what you want, move quickly and get your offer accepted ahead of any others. There’s no way to guarantee success in a seller’s market, but these five tips should help... Read More

5 Tips for Buying a House in a Seller’s Market

Buying a house in a seller’s market requires a great game plan. Since inventory is low and competition is high, it’s important that you know what you want, move quickly and get your offer accepted ahead of any others. There’s no way to guarantee success in a seller’s market, but these five tips should help you get ahead of the game and the competition.

January 1, 2014 - 11:35 AM
With the coming of the new year comes questions of resolutions and plans. For many homeowners, New Years brings talk of upcoming home renovation projects. If you are considering a home renovation or upgrade, remember to choose your projects wisely. Some projects will have more of an impact on a home's value... Read More

5 New Home Improvements for the New Year!

With the coming of the new year comes questions of resolutions and plans. For many homeowners, New Years brings talk of upcoming home renovation projects. If you are considering a home renovation or upgrade, remember to choose your projects wisely. Some projects will have more of an impact on a home's value than others, so if the possibility of selling is in your future, you want to make the right choice.

1. Go Green!

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:

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