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Redfin: Homebuyers More Inclined to Purchase Now

Redfin: Homebuyers More Inclined to Purchase Now When asked how their perspective has changed during the past year, a little more than 43 percent of those looking to purchase a home said they are “more inclined to buy now,” according to a recent Redfin survey of 1,002 Redfin.com users in 38 states and Washington, D.C. […]

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Is Spring the Best Time to List Your Home?

Thinking about selling your home this spring? Based on new data from Zillow, placing your home on the market during April or May can net you a quicker selling time along with additional funds. According to Zillow—which examined sales in the 25 largest metro areas—spring is the optimal time to sell a home, with properties […]

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The Top 10 Benefits of Buying a Home

Buying a home may be the American dream, but it’s also a monumental task: You have to clean up your credit, apply for a mortgage, gather a down payment and then move all of your possessions in after you close on the deal. Then why do millions of Americans go through the trouble? Because they […]

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Show Some Devotion to Your Home During the Month of Love

Valentine’s Day is the time to show your significant others how much you care about them. But how about your home? Although you can’t send your house a bouquet of roses or a card, here are five tips from Zillow on how to show your residence a little love during February, or any time of […]

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How to Prepare Your Credit for the Home-Buying Season

So, you’ve decided you’re ready to purchase a home. But is your credit where it needs to be? If not, then you’ll want to start working to improve it, as your credit helps determine the loans for which you may qualify and your monthly loan payments. Here, Redfin offers some tips on preparing your credit for the home-buying season. Know […]

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Hot New Technologies to Help You Buy, Sell or Decorate Your Home

Burgeoning 3-D and virtual reality home tours, created with technology from imaging firms, are beginning to catch on with buyers, sellers and their real estate agents. According to Realtor.com, here are some real estate–friendly technologies that you may not even be aware of yet. Augmented reality There are a bunch of cool new tools to help buyers […]

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Four Signs it’s Time to Lock in Mortgage Rates

One major question among home buyers who need a loan is this when to lock in mortgage rates. While some might presume they should lock one in as soon as possible due to the possibility of rising rates, others argue that the waiting game could pay off in case rates fall. There’s no crystal ball to help determine the […]

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What Today’s 55-Plus Buyer Wants

Today’s 55-plus market has significantly changed, with healthy and active baby boomers seeking far more than institutional-style senior housing. “With baby boomers, 47 percent of them might be shopping for a home, but only 36 percent are buyers,” said Lita Dirks, of design group Lita Dirks and Co., during a presentation at the International Builders’ […]

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Six Technology Features That Will Make Your Home Smarter in 2017

Today’s home-automation technology can do wonders to enhance your living experience by making your home look cooler, helping you feel more comfortable and safe, and decreasing your utility bills. Whether you’re moving into a new home or remodeling, Redfin recommends these six smart-tech gadgets if you want to ensure a more comfortable, efficient, modern and […]

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