Detroit, Indianapolis and Buffalo Among the Least Disaster-Prone and Most Affordable Places to Live

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Nine of the 10 least hazardous metro areas have median home prices below the $287,400 national median. When you’re buying a house or moving to a new town, it’s important to consider the potential risks you, your family and your home are likely to face in your new location. In many cases, the hazards you’ll encounter in one part of … Read More

How Should You Price Your Home? If It’s in One of These Places, Consider Pricing Just Below or Just Above the -0,000 or 5,000 Mark

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In San Jose, Oakland and Los Angeles, pricing a home just below the -0,000 or -5,000 mark pays off. And in Minneapolis and Phoenix, pricing a home just above that threshold pans out. Read on to find out where else those pricing strategies are worthwhile—and where they’re not. Pricing your home at $599,000 rather than $600,000 could help you sell … Read More

Thursday is the Best Day to List Your Home for Sale

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Homes Listed on Thursday Sell Faster and for More Money Than Those Listed Any Other Day of the Week The results are in: Thursday is still the best day to list your home. Homes listed on Thursday tend to sell for more money and in less time than homes listed on other days of the week. Homes Listed on Thursday … Read More

Together, Lyft’s Employees Could Buy Every Single Home for Sale in San Francisco With Their IPO Cash

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San Francisco already has sky-high home prices and a lack of inventory. Public offerings from Lyft and other tech companies is likely to put even more pressure on its real estate market. With the wealth created through Lyft’s upcoming IPO, current and former employees of the ridehailing business could purchase every single home listed for sale in the company’s hometown … Read More

Sales of New Homes Down 8% in January

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New-home sales fell year over year in all four major U.S. regions. Sales of new single-family homes fell 8 percent year over year in January, the fifth consecutive month of year-over-year declines in new-home sales. But the size of the drop was smaller than in December in all regions except the West, where sales fell by more in January than … Read More

How Many Trees Can Be Saved With Fully Digital Home Closings?

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eClosings save time and stress—and they have the potential to save more than 100,000 trees per year. Anyone who has purchased a home knows there’s a lot of paperwork to read through and sign at the closing table. But with Redfin Mortgage and Title Forward now offering fully digital closings, which allow homebuyers to close completely online, the stacks of … Read More