Inventory Shortage Crimps Growth in Tours; Offers Unfazed

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May 2013 Redfin Real-Time Demand Pulse (April data) The number of Redfin customers touring homes and making offers both continued to post stronger monthly gains in April this year compared to last year, pointing toward additional gains in May and June sales. With so few homes available to buy, touring strength was softened somewhat. Monthly growth in tours came in … Read More

Collection of the Week: Gatsbyesque Estates

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Based on the latest trailer , we predict that “The Great Gatsby” movie will make the Roaring Twenties in vogue once again thanks to the beautiful period visuals that its director, Baz Luhrmann, took painstaking measures to create. Today Redfin blogged about three Long Island homes that exemplify the extravagant style of the 20s. But why stop there? There are … Read More

Price Your Home Like an Agent Would

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Today Redfin launched the Home Value Tool , a new online feature that helps homeowners estimate the value of their home. The tool is the vastly improved version of the home price estimator we introduced in March of last year, which helped grow the listing business by 120% in 2012. The Home Value Tool looks better, flows better, and uses … Read More

Want to live like The Great Gatsby? You can in one of these homes…

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Baz Luhrmann, the director of “Moulin Rouge,” faced a new challenge with “The Great Gatsby,” a movie adaptation of the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The book is set in 1922, during the Roaring Twenties, a period known for economic prosperity and excess. For those who don’t remember ninth grade English, the narrator of the book, Nick Carraway, moves next … Read More

BP Podcast 016: Land Contracts, Creative Selling, and Finding Private Money with Clay Huber

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Several weeks ago on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we spoke with Leon Yang about using seller financing to buy properties. Today we are going to look at the opposite side of that transaction and discuss ways you can invest in real estate by utilizing seller financing (or “land contracts”) to sell. Our discussion today with real […] View the full article: … Read More

BP Podcast 016: Land Contracts, Creative Selling, and Finding Private Money with Clay Huber

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Several weeks ago on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we spoke with Leon Yang about using seller financing to buy properties. Today we are going to look at the opposite side of that transaction and discuss ways you can invest in real estate by utilizing seller financing (or “land contracts”) to sell. Our discussion today with real […] View the full article: … Read More

10 Spring Cleaning Tips That Will Help You Sell Your Home

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Happy May Day! May is not only a great time for spring cleaning, it’s also the best month to sell your home. Redfin listing agent Eric Tan offers the following spring cleaning tips for homeowners who want to impress potential buyers. If you don’t have time to do them all, start with the first three, which have the biggest impact. … Read More

Home-Seller Confidence Doubles in the Second Quarter

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Responses to Redfin’s Real-Time Seller Survey indicated a dramatic shift in the confidence of home sellers in the second quarter—45 percent of sellers believe now is a good time to sell, up from just 22 percent in the first quarter and 15 percent in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, 44 percent of sellers believe now is a good time to buy. … Read More