October 22, 2013 - 2:44 PM
We’ve brought you tips for buying in the fall, a decor project you can diy for the holidays, and yes - it’s already time to think ahead to winter, especially if you own a home in a chilly part of the country! One of the most important components of winterizing your home is turning your attention toward... Read More
October 21, 2013 - 10:57 AM
Whether you’re getting ready to host an autumn open house or you just want to create some seasonal cheer to welcome holiday guests, a wreath is a fun, easy project that you can make yourself! If you’re not the crafty type, you can always pick one up at a craft or home decor store. But if you want to try... Read More
October 18, 2013 - 11:30 AM
For those unfamiliar with what a jumbo mortgage is, it is a home loan that does not conform to the standards set by the GSEs because it exceeds the limit set by the two government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), such as Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. This limit is the maximum amount that the two enterprises are... Read More

Jumbo Loan Rates Fall Below Conforming Mortgage Rates

For those unfamiliar with what a jumbo mortgage is, it is a home loan that does not conform to the standards set by the GSEs because it exceeds the limit set by the two government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), such as Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. This limit is the maximum amount that the two enterprises are willing to pay for any individual loan.

October 16, 2013 - 4:13 PM
  When you’re touring a home you’re interested in, you know the essentials to look for: what’s the square footage? does the roof obviously need repairing? what’s the flow like? If you’re thinking of buying a home in the fall, there are a few more things you should watch for when you’re checking out homes... Read More
October 15, 2013 - 12:40 PM
  As a hopeful home buyer, you have plenty to keep you busy: looking for homes you’re interested in, finding an agent who’s right for you, getting preapproved for a mortgage, checking into open houses and more. And while you want to keep your eyes open for that perfect home, you don’t want the search to... Read More
October 11, 2013 - 11:18 AM
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, who were regulars in the headlines back in 2008, have maintained a relatively low profile as of late. However, just because the two haven't been making headlines during the more recent years does not mean that they have not been busy. In fact, quite a lot has happened since the... Read More

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac after the bail out and what it means for the homebuyer

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, who were regulars in the headlines back in 2008, have maintained a relatively low profile as of late. However, just because the two haven't been making headlines during the more recent years does not mean that they have not been busy. In fact, quite a lot has happened since the bailout of 2008, especially involving Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

An Overview of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

October 9, 2013 - 9:42 AM
The fall’s cooler temps are being matched by a cooling off in the housing market’s red-hot trends, according to ZipRealty’s latest Housing Trends Report. For the month ended Sept. 15, median homes sales prices in the 24 metropolitan areas surveyed were up 14% year-over-year, compared to 16.2% a month prior... Read More

Home Prices Trend Downward as Moderation Sets into Market

The fall’s cooler temps are being matched by a cooling off in the housing market’s red-hot trends, according to ZipRealty’s latest Housing Trends Report. For the month ended Sept. 15, median homes sales prices in the 24 metropolitan areas surveyed were up 14% year-over-year, compared to 16.2% a month prior to that. Median sales prices were higher than a year ago in all cities studied, but the annual price increases shrank in 19 out of 24 markets. The median sales price of about $272,000 in mid-September was also approximately 2% lower than in mid-August 2013.

October 4, 2013 - 11:46 AM
Trying to figure out home loan interest rates at any given point can initially seem daunting. Actually, it can seem downright impossible. However, after you simplify the process using factors like the U.S. Treasury Yield for example, finding the rate of interest that you might pay on a home loan is really... Read More

Figuring Out Home Loan Interest Rates

Trying to figure out home loan interest rates at any given point can initially seem daunting. Actually, it can seem downright impossible. However, after you simplify the process using factors like the U.S. Treasury Yield for example, finding the rate of interest that you might pay on a home loan is really not all that difficult. To help you do so, here are some tips to consider when trying to figure out home loan interest rates in the future. ¨

October 4, 2013 - 11:18 AM
The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are turning (in most of the country!), and days are getting shorter. To take advantage of fall buyers who are out looking at homes, we have some home staging tips to help your house stand out during the season. Gorgeous autumn days mean fewer hours of natural light... Read More

Staging Your Home for the Fall Selling Season

The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are turning (in most of the country!), and days are getting shorter. To take advantage of fall buyers who are out looking at homes, we have some home staging tips to help your house stand out during the season.

Gorgeous autumn days mean fewer hours of natural light, but you can still brighten up your home with artificial illumination inside and out to put your home in the best light for potential buyers. Designers break lighting into 3 categories:

September 27, 2013 - 11:12 AM
With the free ZipRealty mobile app, you have the power of ZipRealty.com wherever you go. Whether you’re relaxing at home, playing with your kids or hard at work, you can set up your unique searches and let the app do the searching for you while you live your life! Between September 27th and November 1st,... Read More

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With the free ZipRealty mobile app, you have the power of ZipRealty.com wherever you go. Whether you’re relaxing at home, playing with your kids or hard at work, you can set up your unique searches and let the app do the searching for you while you live your life!

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