U.S. Home Prices Resume Growth, Up 2.8% in April

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Sales flattened as housing supply rose 3.1%, the smallest year-over-year increase in 7 months U.S. home-sale prices edged up in April, growing 2.8 percent from a year ago, to a median of $307,600 across the metros Redfin tracks. This marks a rebound from March’s slight year-over-year price decline–the first since early 2012–and a return to the around 3 percent growth … Read More

5 DIY Ways to Increase Curb Appeal and Attract Buyers on a Budget

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Landscaping, lighting, power washing and more–9 curb appeal ideas from HGTV’s Chip Wade.   With its crisp air and lovely weather, spring is the optimal time to list your home . Assuming it’s primed and ready to be introduced to the public, that is. In life and in home tours, first impressions are everything . Just as we embrace spring … Read More

Redfin Reveals New Top 10 Lists of the Most Popular, Affordable and Expensive Homes for Sale in more than 50 U.S. Cities

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The newly rolled-out resources also include insight on the most walkable, bikeable and transit-friendly neighborhoods in each city.   Lists are great. Use them to check off things to do, consume internet culture, and now, search for a fabulous new home. Redfin recently launched new top 10 lists updated daily as the latest in a suite of tech-powered offerings. For … Read More

Luxury is Becoming More Attainable. Here’s What Luxury Homes for Sale Look Like Around the Country

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For the first time in years, the average sale price for luxury homes nationwide fell to $1.55 million in the first quarter of 2019.   Living luxuriously just became more affordable–relatively speaking. For the first time in nearly three years, the average sale price for luxury homes nationwide fell 1.6 percent to $1.55 million in the first quarter of 2019 … Read More

Together, Uber Employees Could Buy Every Single Home for Sale in San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley with their IPO Cash

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The enormous public offering could put further pressure on the Bay Area housing market, already the most expensive in the country. With the wealth created through Uber’s massive upcoming IPO , current and former employees of the business could buy every single home for sale in San Francisco , Oakland and Berkeley combined, in cash—and still have about $400 million … Read More

No “Hacks” Needed: Millennial Homebuyers Taking Fewer Creative Measures to Save for Down Payments

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72% of millennial homebuyers are funding their down payment the old-fashioned way: saving from regular paychecks. Twenty-four percent of millennial homebuyers took a second job to save for a down payment, down from 36 percent last year . This is according to a March survey commissioned by Redfin of over 2,000 U.S. residents who planned to buy or sell a … Read More

$768M Powerball Winner Could Buy Every Home for Sale in Madison, Milwaukee AND his Hometown of West Allis

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With the $326 million he’s taking home after taxes, Manuel Franco has his pick of Wisconsin cities where he could purchase every for-sale home. What would you do with $326 million worth of lottery winnings? If you’re Manuel Franco of West Allis, Wisconsin , who came forward this week as the winner of the Powerball drawing that took place last … Read More