Zero Listing Fee for Selling Your Home New Redfin Concierge Service Offers Cleaning and Staging as Part of Listing Fee Cozy: A Free and Easy Way to Collect Rent Money Online Sold Over Asking: Is It Good or Bad? Why You Should Buy a Bigger House Than You Need

Zero Listing Fee for Selling Your Home

If you’ve been tinkering with the idea of selling your home, you may have come across the infamous “zero listing fee” option. While it sounds ...

New Redfin Concierge Service Offers Cleaning and ...

Redfin has launched a new home-selling service that is a lot more hands-on than its traditional offering, known as “Redfin Concierge Service.” In a nutshell, ...

Cozy: A Free and Easy Way to ...

If you’re a landlord, you undoubtedly explored the question of how best to collect the rent each month. Do you ask for a check, does ...

Sold Over Asking: Is It Good or ...

These days, it’s not uncommon for homes to be sold over asking. In fact, real estate agents are quick to point out this fact once ...

Why You Should Buy a Bigger House ...

While tiny homes might be all the rage right now, you’re probably better off avoiding one. It’s hard enough to live with your lovely and ...

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Cul-de-Sac vs. Dead-End Street: From a Real Estate Perspective

Cul-de-Sac vs. Dead-End Street: From a Real Estate Perspective
April 25, 2012 5 Comments »

Cul-de-Sac Definition Even if you’ve never shopped for real estate, you’ve undoubtedly heard both the term “cul-de-sac” and “dead end.” And you’ve likely driven on both types of roads. Often times they are used interchangeably, but they are really two ... Read More »

Smart Move Advantage Guaranteed Lease Review

Smart Move Advantage Guaranteed Lease Review
April 24, 2012 No Comments »

Homebuilder Pardee Homes recently teamed up with Smart Move Advantage in the hopes of selling more homes, while alleviating the concerns of existing homeowners. It’s called the “Smart Move Advantage Lease Guarantee,” and basically guarantees rent on your existing home ... Read More »

Two Standard Sales That Aren’t So Standard

Two Standard Sales That Aren’t So Standard
April 23, 2012 No Comments »

These days, real estate agents love to mention that a particular listing is a “standard sale,” meaning it’s not in foreclosure or in a short sale situation. While this is generally a good thing, largely because non-standard sales can be ... Read More »

Half Bath vs. Full Bath: Where’s the Value?

Half Bath vs. Full Bath: Where’s the Value?
April 19, 2012 6 Comments »

While perusing real estate listings on Zillow, Redfin, or Trulia, you’ve probably encountered terms like “half bath” and “full bath,” or “1.25 bathrooms” and “1.50 bathrooms.” Or even 3/4 bathroom. What does it all mean? After a while it can ... Read More »

Condo vs. House: Which to Buy and Why?

Condo vs. House: Which to Buy and Why?
April 18, 2012 No Comments »

Realty Q&A: “Condo vs. house.” If you’re currently looking to buy a piece of property, perhaps to take advantage of the record low mortgage rates on offer, and also the reduced home prices, you may be torn between a house ... Read More »

What is a Pocket Listing?

What is a Pocket Listing?
April 17, 2012 No Comments »

Here’s a hint. It’s not a really small house you can put in your pocket. But it is somewhat hidden, which explains the name “pocket listing.” Put simply, a pocket listing, also known as a “pocket deal,” is a house ... Read More »

Redfin vs. Zillow vs. Trulia: Which Is Better?

Redfin vs. Zillow vs. Trulia: Which Is Better?
April 17, 2012 1 Comment »

There have been plenty of exciting match-ups throughout history. Rabbit vs. turtle, cobra vs. mongoose, Magic vs. Bird…the list goes on. But how do you choose when three very similar real estate listing websites with equally ridiculous names are all ... Read More »

Is Buying a Flip House a Smart Move?

Is Buying a Flip House a Smart Move?
April 16, 2012 No Comments »

Should I Buy a Flipped House? If you’re in the market to buy a new home, you’ve probably encountered one or two “flip homes” along the way. When I say flip homes, I mean homes that were purchased fairly recently, ... Read More »

How to Buy Real Estate with No Money Down

How to Buy Real Estate with No Money Down
September 10, 2010 No Comments »

Real estate Q&A: “How to buy real estate with no money down?” It used to be easy to buy real estate without putting a penny down. Back in 2006, 100% financing was the norm and you were a fool to ... Read More »

Home Prices Rise in 100 US Cities

Home Prices Rise in 100 US Cities
August 11, 2010 No Comments »

Most US cities saw home price gains in the second quarter, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors. From April to June, 100 out of the 155 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in the United States had ... Read More »