Redfin’s Scholarship Winner Examines Community in Tucson, Arizona

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The Redfin Scholarship is a way for Redfin to help students on their journey through higher education. The scholarship application period occurs twice yearly with awards given to a student in both the spring and fall. Here is the student essay that won the 2017 fall scholarship. Congrats Emma Derstine! Essay Prompt: The place (or places) where we were raised often … Read More

6 Steps for Preparing Your Home for Winter

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The winter months can be cruel on your home no matter where you live. Gusting winds can batter plants. A snowstorm could stress an older home’s roof. Even a few days of heavy January rain could wreak havoc on clogged gutters and downspouts. Whether you’re looking to sell your home or you just want to keep your house intact this … Read More

Here’s the #1 Reason It’s so Hard to Find an Affordable Home

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Why Cities Must Become Affordable For the Middle Class

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This article was originally published on attn.com. Cities need the middle class. They need nurses and teachers. Yet if people have a well-paying job like those, they’re finding it increasingly hopeless to afford to pay for a house in the city in which they work. Cities tend to have the most job opportunities, but they also have the highest cost … 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

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

13 Cities That Will Scare You Silly This Halloween

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In case you haven’t noticed, people have a crazy obsession with fall. From partaking in pumpkin-spiced everything to busting out beloved cableknit sweaters, many people believe there’s no better time of year than when the leaves turn rich shades of red and orange and the air becomes crisp. One of the best reasons to rejoice when autumn graces us with … Read More