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

No Rush to Buy a Home

I follow the real estate market pretty intently, and I’ve actually considered purchasing some real estate myself, given the fact that bargains are beginning to emerge. But at the same time, I don’t think there is any rush whatsoever to purchase a property. I don’t think you’ll miss anything if you wait. Sure, home prices… Continue reading No Rush to Buy a Home