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Las Vegas Realtor Terri Gamboa Shares Home-Selling Secrets

  LAS VEGAS/ MARCH 18, 2019 (STL.News) The Realty One Group team leader has seen many people go it alone and sell their home without a Realtor, and explains why using a real estate professional can save them more than just a headache. Homeowners across the nation can often relate when asking themselves if they … Continue reading Las Vegas Realtor Terri Gamboa Shares Home-Selling Secrets

RE/MAX Realtor Susan Alaimo Examines Home-Selling Advantages

  HOLLYWOOD, FLA./ JANUARY 23, 2019 (STL.News) “The first impression when showing potential buyers a property is critical, and a knee-jerk reaction from them can result in immediate interest in a property or a ‘no thanks’ and quickly moving on to the next home,” said Alaimo. To help sellers ensure a home sells, Alaimo shares … Continue reading RE/MAX Realtor Susan Alaimo Examines Home-Selling Advantages

Equifax Introduces Soft Credit Inquiry Checks for Tenant Screening

  ATLANTA/ Dec. 17, 2018 (STL.News) As of June 2018, 36 percent of all occupied homes across the country were rented, an increase from 31 percent in 2006, according to Zillow. To keep consumers from having negative impacts to their credit scores in the highly-competitive rental market, Equifax has enhanced its suite of multi-family credit … Continue reading Equifax Introduces Soft Credit Inquiry Checks for Tenant Screening

Zillow Announces Nine New Canadian Listing Partners

  SEATTLE/ Dec. 4, 2018 (STL.News) Zillow®, the leading real estate and rental marketplace in the U.S., announced today it has signed listing agreements with additional brokers and franchisors in Canada including HomeLife Real Estate Canada, Sage Real Estate, and Your Choice Realty. All new partners will display listings on Zillow’s mobile app and website, … Continue reading Zillow Announces Nine New Canadian Listing Partners

Take a Peek Inside Santa’s $765,000 Custom North Pole Home

  SEATTLE/ Nov. 26, 2018 (STL.News) Santa Claus’ home and state-of-the-art toy workshop at the North Pole is currently worth an estimated $764,389 after gaining 7.6 percent in value over the past year, according to Zillow®. Santa and Mrs. Claus claimed their home on Zillow in 2016, updating the home facts on the 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom … Continue reading Take a Peek Inside Santa’s $765,000 Custom North Pole Home

American IRA Discusses: Are Raleigh and Charlotte Ideal for the Self-Directed Real Estate IRA?

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Noting that Raleigh, NC recently took the #2 spot in this year’s Hottest Housing Markets for 2018 from Zillow, American IRA—itself based in North Carolina—noted recently that  Self-Directed Real Estate IRA investors may want to pay attention to two key North Carolina real estate markets if they are to make the most of … Continue reading American IRA Discusses: Are Raleigh and Charlotte Ideal for the Self-Directed Real Estate IRA?

Zillow Begins Buying and Selling Homes in Denver

  SEATTLE/ Oct. 22, 2018 (STL.News)– Starting today, home sellers in Denver can use Zillow Offers to request a cash offer from Zillow to buy their home. Zillow Offers reduces the stress and uncertainty that typically goes along with selling a home. Starting today, potential home sellers in the Denver area will be able to … Continue reading Zillow Begins Buying and Selling Homes in Denver

JUMP Introduces New Tools for Real Estate Pros to Manage Zillow Reviews

LEHI, UTAH/ OCTOBER 05, 2018 (STL.News) JUMP Software announced their integration with Zillow, the leading online real estate marketplace. This partnership allows JUMP customers to connect their Zillow account through the JUMP dashboard, effectively adding to the software’s suite of online integrations. This continued effort to simplify online presence management for small business owners and … Continue reading JUMP Introduces New Tools for Real Estate Pros to Manage Zillow Reviews

US home prices jumped 6.3 percent from a year ago

WASHINGTON/ August 29, 2018 (STL.News) — U.S home prices climbed 6.3 percent in June from a year earlier, as affordability is becoming a greater obstacle for would-be buyers. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose at a slightly slower pace than the 6.5 percent annual gain in May from a year earlier, according … Continue reading US home prices jumped 6.3 percent from a year ago

Homes with Tuxedo Kitchen Cabinets and Black Front Doors Can Sell Up to $6,000 More than Expected

SEATTLE/ June 20, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Painting a home in the right colors can have a significant impact on its sale price. According to a Zillow® analysis, homes with black front doors, tuxedo kitchen cabinets and periwinkle blue bathrooms sell for as much as a $6,000 premiumi. Zillow’s 2018 Paint Color Analysis looked at more … Continue reading Homes with Tuxedo Kitchen Cabinets and Black Front Doors Can Sell Up to $6,000 More than Expected

Vacation Home Markets Haven’t Yet Regained All Their Lost Value

SEATTLE/ June 13, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — In places where vacation homes are most common, the housing crisis still shows a noticeable effect on the market. Scattered across the country, vacation home marketsi experienced a steeper run up in home values during the housing bubble, but also a sharper fall. Vacation home markets gained 117 percent … Continue reading Vacation Home Markets Haven’t Yet Regained All Their Lost Value

Birth Rates are Falling Most where Homes are Appreciating Fastest

SEATTLE/ June 11, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — The rate of babies being born is dropping the most in counties where home values are appreciating the fastest, according to a new Zillow® analysisi. An extra 10 percentage-point rise in home values is associated with an extra 1.5 percentage-point drop in birth rates for 25-to-29 year old women.  The trend is … Continue reading Birth Rates are Falling Most where Homes are Appreciating Fastest

Zillow Partners with CENTURY 21 Canada; Will Feature Canadian Listings on Zillow This Year

SEATTLE/ June 8, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Zillow®, the leading real estate and rental marketplace in the U.S., announced today that it will receive a direct listing feed from CENTURY 21 Canada. Since most (79 percent) U.S. home buyers shop online for homes, Zillow will drive exposure of Canadian real estate listings to the millions of … Continue reading Zillow Partners with CENTURY 21 Canada; Will Feature Canadian Listings on Zillow This Year

Less Than 10 Percent of Homeowners Are Underwater on Their Mortgages

SEATTLE/ May 30, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — More than a decade after the housing market collapsed, the recovery has passed another milestone. The share of homeowners who owe more than the value of their home is 9.1 percent, falling below 10 percent for the first time since the housing market fell, according to Zillow®’s 2017 Q4 Negative Equity … Continue reading Less Than 10 Percent of Homeowners Are Underwater on Their Mortgages

Experts Predict Next Recession Will Begin in 2020

SEATTLE/May 22, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — The United States will likely enter the next recession in 2020, according to the 2018 Q2 Zillow® Home Price Expectations Surveyi. The quarterly survey, sponsored by Zillow and conducted by Pulsenomics LLC, asked more than 100 real estate experts and economists about their predictions for the housing market, including when … Continue reading Experts Predict Next Recession Will Begin in 2020

Share of Millennials Living with Mom on the Rise

SEATTLE/ May 10, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — More millennials age 24-36 live with their moms than at any time in the past decade, according to the latest Zillow® analysis[i]. Nearly a quarter of U.S. millennials are living at home with their mom, which translates to about 12 million young adults nationwide. Despite a strong economic recovery, … Continue reading Share of Millennials Living with Mom on the Rise

Condemned Northern California house sells for $1.23 million

FREMONT, Calif./April 19, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — A condemned Northern California house with holes in the roof and mildew in the pipes sold last month for $1.23 million, a price tag that highlights how a housing shortage is fueling skyrocketing home prices in the San Francisco Bay Area. Listing agent Larry Gallegos said Wednesday he received … Continue reading Condemned Northern California house sells for $1.23 million

Coldwell Banker Premier Realty Selected to Partner with Zillow Instant Offers™ Expansion to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS/ April 13, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News)  — Coldwell Banker Premier Realty has been selected as one of three partners with Zillow® on their industry-leading Instant Offers™ program expansion to Las Vegas. Beginning this spring, home sellers in the Las Vegas market will be able to compare an agent’s comparative market analysis (CMA) to offers from … Continue reading Coldwell Banker Premier Realty Selected to Partner with Zillow Instant Offers™ Expansion to Las Vegas

Black Homebuyers Could Afford 55 Percent of U.S. Homes for Sale in 2017

 SEATTLE/ April 11, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — When it comes to buying a home, black homebuyers are at a distinct disadvantage compared with other racial groups. A homebuyer making the median black household income ($39,466) could afford 55.3 percent of the homes listed for sale in 2017 without paying more than 30 percent of their income … Continue reading Black Homebuyers Could Afford 55 Percent of U.S. Homes for Sale in 2017

ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Celebrates $3 Billion In Total Sales Volume And Its 10-Year Annivarsary At The Company’s Annual Meeting, One Summit

MIAMI/ March 6, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — ONE Sotheby’s International Realty (ONE SIR), South Florida’s leading real estate brokerage firm and voice of luxury, celebrated its 10th year in business, taking the number one spot in South Florida for average sales volume, at their annual summit. The majority of ONE SIR’s 800 agents as well as 87 … Continue reading ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Celebrates $3 Billion In Total Sales Volume And Its 10-Year Annivarsary At The Company’s Annual Meeting, One Summit

It Takes 11 Years for a Single Homebuyer to Save for a Down Payment

SEATTLE/ Feb. 9, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — In today’s highly competitive housing market, finding an affordable home can feel increasingly out of reach, especially for singles. A single homebuyer would need to save for nearly 11 years to reach a 20 percent down payment on the typical U.S. home, according to a new Zillow® analysis. However, for … Continue reading It Takes 11 Years for a Single Homebuyer to Save for a Down Payment

U.S. Housing Market Has Gained Back All $9 Trillion in Value Lost During Recession, but Uneven Recovery Means Some Markets Still Lag

SEATTLE/ Jan. 25, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — The U.S. housing market has gained back all $9 trillion in value it lost when the market collapsed, but the uneven nature of the crisis and subsequent recovery has left many housing markets trailing behind, while others surge further ahead. More than half of the nation’s largest housing markets have … Continue reading U.S. Housing Market Has Gained Back All $9 Trillion in Value Lost During Recession, but Uneven Recovery Means Some Markets Still Lag

Inventory Shortage at Crisis Levels in Nation’s Hottest Housing Markets

SEATTLE/ Jan. 18, 2018 (STLRealEstate.news) — Home shoppers looking to buy in 2018 will have 10 percent fewer homes to choose from than a year ago, according to the December Zillow® Real Estate Market Reporti. For-sale inventory is stuck at crisis levels in some of the nation’s hottest housing markets where home values are appreciating fastest. In … Continue reading Inventory Shortage at Crisis Levels in Nation’s Hottest Housing Markets

Nearly One Quarter of 2017 U.S. Home Sales Were Above the Asking Price

SEATTLE/Jan. 11, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Buyers paid more than the asking price in nearly one quarter (24 percent) of U.S. home sales in 2017, netting sellers an additional $7,000 each. Five years ago, 17.8 percent of final sale prices were higher than the asking price, according to a new Zillow® analysisi. Over the past year the … Continue reading Nearly One Quarter of 2017 U.S. Home Sales Were Above the Asking Price

All U.S. Homes Worth Cumulative $31.8 Trillion

SEATTLE/ Dec. 28, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News)– The total value of all homes in the United States is now $31.8 trillion after gaining $2 trillion in 2017. The cumulative value of the U.S. housing market grew at its fastest annual pace – 6.5 percent – in four years. The value of all U.S. homes rose 8 percent annually … Continue reading All U.S. Homes Worth Cumulative $31.8 Trillion

Single-Family Rental Boom Lowered Annual Home Sales by 270,000 Homes

The number of single-family homes that are rented grew by more than 5 million between 2006 and 2017 – Across the United States, starter homes are slightly more likely than more valuable homes are to be rented out. – After steadily increasing over the past decade, the share of single-family homes that are rented edged … Continue reading Single-Family Rental Boom Lowered Annual Home Sales by 270,000 Homes

Experts Raise Expectations for Home Price Growth in 2018

Biggest surprise of the 2017 housing market was the lack of single-family home building SEATTLE/Dec. 5, 2017 (StlRealEstate.News) — Housing experts are increasing their expectations for home price appreciation as rising prices show no signs of slowing. Experts expect home prices to climb 4.1 percent in 2018, according to the 2017 Q4 Zillow® Home Price Expectations Surveyi, … Continue reading Experts Raise Expectations for Home Price Growth in 2018

US home prices leapt in September by the most in 3 years

WASHINGTON/November 28, 2017 (AP)(StlRealEstate.News) — U.S. home prices rose at the fastest pace in more than three years in September, lifted by a record-low supply of houses for sale. The Standard & Poor’s CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index released Tuesday rose 6.2 percent in September from a year earlier, the largest gain since June 2014. … Continue reading US home prices leapt in September by the most in 3 years

Home Buyers Need to Save up to $600 a Month — Just to Keep Up with Rising Home Prices

Saving for a down payment is a moving target for many first-time buyers, especially in pricey markets like Seattle and San Jose, where home values are expected to rise as much as $36,000 over the next year. SEATTLE/ Nov. 10, 2017 (PRNewswire)(StlRealEstate.News) — For future home buyers wondering when to stop saving and get into … Continue reading Home Buyers Need to Save up to $600 a Month — Just to Keep Up with Rising Home Prices

Amid booming economy, homelessness soars on US West Coast

SEATTLE/November 9, 2017 (AP)(StlRealEstate.News) — In a park in the middle of a leafy, bohemian neighborhood where homes list for close to $1 million, a tractor’s massive claw scooped up the refuse of the homeless – mattresses, tents, wooden frames, a wicker chair, an outdoor propane heater. Workers in masks and steel-shanked boots plucked used needles … Continue reading Amid booming economy, homelessness soars on US West Coast