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?
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 wooing you for your business? Well, you break it down to see what each does… Continue reading Redfin vs. Zillow vs. Trulia: Which Is Better?
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
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
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
Plenty has changed over the past four years in the real estate world. Home prices have plummeted, large banks and mortgage lenders have gone out of business, and millions have received foreclosure notices. But as the dust begins to settle, opportunities will present themselves, and as I always say, real estate is local, so some… Continue reading Most Overvalued Cities in the United States
Buying a home isn’t easy. There are a number of things that can and will go wrong, from the financing falling through, to the appraisal coming in low, to seeing your offer on that dream house get trumped by another buyer. Adding to the difficult and sometimes competitive process is timing the transaction. Is now… Continue reading Don’t Buy the Most Expensive House on the Block
Real estate Q&A: “Are foreclosures listed on MLS?” Foreclosures are plentiful at the moment, and though interest has grown for such transactions, not everyone is looking to scoop one up. Though they could turn out to be bargain, they’re more often riddled with delays and headache. The good news is foreclosures are listed on the… Continue reading Are Foreclosures Listed on the MLS?
The following is a list of celebrities who have faced foreclosure in the last year and change. Sadly, this list is likely to grow as time goes on, and I’ll do my best to update it frequently, as needed. Keep in mind that the celebrities on this list may not have actually lost their home,… Continue reading List of Celebrity Foreclosures
Yes it’s cool, but no, the 90210 house isn’t really in Beverly Hills, California. Or even close to it. Well, at least it’s in the same state. That’s a start, right? The picture above is a screen shot of the famous Walsh home (Redfin via Google) that served as a popular landmark for televisions viewers… Continue reading The Real Beverly Hills 90210 House