Home Sales Fell 8.1 Percent in September, Third Month in a Row of Declining Sales

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Sales fell 8.1 percent compared to last year, the largest decline posted since July 2016, and the third month in a row with declining sales. Meanwhile price-growth is strong, up 7.6 percent in September to a national median sale price of $288,000 across all markets Redfin serves. The median value of off-market homes in September was $251,000, as measured by … Read More

10 Ways to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

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Small bathroom spaces aren’t found just in apartments and condos – they’re in our guest bathrooms and powder rooms, too. Since no one likes feeling crowded, here are a few tips for making any small bathroom seem bigger – no wall demolition required. 1. Brighten the room Bring in as much light as possible. Light, bright rooms always feel more … Read More

How Historic Racial Injustices Still Impact Housing Today

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For the majority of Americans, regardless of race or ethnicity, owning a home is a major goal. According to the first Zillow Housing Aspirations Report , 63 percent of whites, 63 percent of blacks and 73 percent of Hispanics believe owning a home is necessary to live the American Dream. But although they share the same dreams as whites, for … Read More

Is Your Bathroom a Total Snooze Fest? (It Doesn't Have to Be)

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The current trend of turning household bathrooms into spa-like retreats isn’t a bad one, per se. Whether waking up with a hot shower or relaxing before bed in a soothing bath, everyone appreciates a crisp, clean palette and great lighting for getting prepped. And neutrals make sense for installed features like bathtubs and sinks – things that are difficult and … Read More

20 Best Cities for Trick or Treating in 2017

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Pumpkins, haunted houses and costumed kiddos can only mean one thing – it’s time for Halloween! Every year, Zillow’s team of economists crunches the numbers to find the best cities for little ghosts and ghouls to score the best candy. These cities are based on places where home values are high, there are plenty of kids under 10, and where … Read More

Migration Patterns Show More People Leaving Politically Blue Counties

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In the first half of 2017, more people moved from blue (Democratic) counties to red (Republican) counties than from red to blue counties, according to data on Redfin.com user searches. Counties were classified as “blue” if the Democratic candidate for 2016 won by more than 20 percentage points and vice versa for “red” counties.1 Overall, 7.4 percent more people moved … Read More

#248: From Shop Teacher to Multifamily Syndicator with Todd Dexheimer

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Looking to scale up your real estate investing business? If so – don’t miss this incredibly powerful episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast . On today’s show you’ll meet Todd Dexheimer, who started investing in real estate while working a full-time job as a shop teacher at a Minnesota High School. Todd walks us through his journey of quitting his job and scaling … Read More

This Mid-Century Home Originally Designed for a WWII Pilot Just Hit the Market

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Available for the first time on the open market, and with only two owners since its construction in 1964, the DeLeeuw Residence  is a beautiful mid-century example of Leroy Young and John Remington’s architectural work. The duo designed commercial and residential buildings in and around Los Angeles in the late-1950s and 1960s, and were commissioned by Carl M. DeLeeuw, a World … Read More

Poll: How Would You Improve Your Home With $17,850?

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Ceiling fan or chandelier? New front door or smart alarm system? New kitchen appliances or new cabinets? Home improvements mean flexing your decision-making skills. And those decisions add up. The typical U.S. homeowner can spend up to $3,021 per year on home improvement projects, such as landscaping, cleaning and maintenance, according to a Zillow analysis of the costs associated with … Read More