What is a Pocket Listing?

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 that is “for sale,” but not necessarily officially. So basically a homeowner is interested in… Continue reading What is a Pocket Listing?

How to Buy Real Estate with No Money Down

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 put anything down; heck, there was even a mortgage lender named “Zero Down Mortgage.” But… Continue reading How to Buy Real Estate with No Money Down

Zillow Zestimates Could Be Thing of the Past

Could this be the end of Zillow Zestimates as we know it? First American CoreLogic Inc. has sued Zillow and seven other companies that provide automated house values. The Santa Ana, CA-based company claims Zillow, Fiserv, IntelliReal, Interthinx, Lender Processing Services, Precision Appraisal Services, Real Data Inc, and Realec Technologies Inc. infringed upon a 1994… Continue reading Zillow Zestimates Could Be Thing of the Past

More than 80 Percent of Buyers Believe Now is a Good Time to Buy a Home

More than 80 percent of first-time home buyers believe now is a good time to buy a home, according to a new survey from Realogy and parent company Century 21 Real Estate. Which begs the question: why do only 80 percent of those buying a home think it’s a good idea? Are 20 percent buying… Continue reading More than 80 Percent of Buyers Believe Now is a Good Time to Buy a Home