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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 »

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 »

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 »

Top 10 Cities to Buy vs Rent

Top 10 Cities to Buy vs Rent
July 8, 2010 No Comments »

We’ve already covered the top 10 cities to rent vs. buy, so now let’s look at the top 10 cities to buy vs rent. While there are plenty of advantages to renting an apartment or a home, there may be ... Read More »

Top 10 Cities to Rent vs. Buy

Top 10 Cities to Rent vs. Buy
June 9, 2010 No Comments »

If you’re curious whether it’s the right time to buy that dream house, you may want to consider the local rents in the area. There are plenty of advantages to renting, like no down payment, the flexibility to move, and ... Read More »

Zillow Zestimates Could Be Thing of the Past

Zillow Zestimates Could Be Thing of the Past
May 6, 2010 No Comments »

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 ... Read More »

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

More than 80 Percent of Buyers Believe Now is a Good Time to Buy a Home
April 22, 2010 No Comments »

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 ... Read More »