11 Mistakes You Need to Avoid When Downsizing Your Home

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Whether you’ve decided to eliminate debt from your life, or finally convert that school bus to be free to live that nomadic lifestyle on the road, you’re now ready to downsize your home. But before you start downsizing the family home, it’s important to understand that there are many potential missteps along the way. This guide will help you navigate … Read More

Redfin Supports a Seattle-Area Tax to Fund Homeless Programs

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As a technology-powered real estate company, Redfin has already been asked about Washington state’s House Bill 2907, which would let King County tax mostly technology companies to fund homeless programs. We’re writing today in support of the bill. To Say There’s a Wrong Tax, You Have to Say What Tax Would Be Right Two years ago, Redfin opposed a head … Read More

Top 10 Most Beautiful Viral Homes of 2019

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From modern mansions with pools overlooking the city to grand estates surrounded by evergreen trees, let’s take a look back at the top 10 most beautiful homes that went viral in 2019. 1. The Modern Bungalow Berwyn, IL Listing Price: $535,000 Views: 186,086 This historic octagon mansion was recently redesigned, blending the beauty of Chicago-style bungalows with a modern design. … Read More

Survey: What Do First-Time Homebuyers Want From the Government? Lower Interest Rates

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Lower interest rates beat out tax credits, easier lending standards, and increased home construction according to a new Redfin survey Interest rates are currently at historic lows, but 66% of first-time homebuyers would like them to be even lower according to a new survey conducted by Redfin. The three most popular government actions among first-time homebuyers—lowering interest rates, providing tax … Read More

9 Ways to Attract Millennial Homebuyers

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Millennials are currently the largest group of homebuyers in the U.S. and will continue to revolutionize the market for years to come. As more millennials pursue homeownership, it is important to revitalize your home in order to attract multiple offers from this surging demographic. Luckily, there are plenty of affordable upgrades and simple ways to spruce up your home to … Read More

US Home Prices Up 7% in December

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A record shortage of homes for sale drove prices up on a monthly and annual basis. U.S. home-sale prices increased 6.9% year over year in December to a median of $312,500 across the 217 metros Redfin tracks. Home prices were also up 1.1% month over month on a seasonally-adjusted basis, the largest increase since February 2018. “Low mortgage rates and … Read More

9 Cost-Efficient Ways to Heat Your Home This Winter

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While winter brings the holidays, sweaters and scarves, and cozy nights curled up by the fire, this blustery season also brings higher heating costs. Want to know the cheapest way to heat a home and how to make it as energy-efficient as possible? We’ve collected the 9 best ways to keep your home warm without breaking the bank. 1. Adjust … Read More

5 Tips for Buying a House with Student Loans

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The thought of buying a house with student loans can be daunting, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. With a proper strategy in place, and the willingness to do whatever it takes to save for a home, you could be well on your way to pursuing the purchase of your first home.  Do Student Loans Affect Buying a Home?  Sadly … Read More

Home Organization: Embracing Order in the New Year

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For many people, the new year represents a clean slate and brings a renewed sense of possibility and enthusiasm. It’s a wonderful time to get your home organized in anticipation of the busy months ahead. Effective storage solutions and organization systems will enable you to enjoy your home to its fullest. Here are some tips to put you on track … Read More