Introducing Redfin’s Job Opportunity Tool

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Today we are launching the Redfin Job Opportunity Tool as part of the latest sprint for the U.S. Census Bureau’s Opportunity Project . This tool was designed to help the millions of Americans looking to relocate each year, as well as businesses deciding where to open offices. Using detailed data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on wages by occupation … Read More

Essential Home Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

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The smell of freshly baked cookies and the sight of twinkling lights throughout your neighborhood can only mean one thing – the holiday season is here. Decorating your home, opening stockings by the fire, lighting the menorah, or toasting to the New Year with friends and family are festivities many people look forward to every year.  While there is plenty … Read More

12 Walkable Cities Where You Can Live Affordably

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It should come as no surprise that living in walkable cities and neighborhoods benefits our health, the environment, our communities, and wallets. However, with rents skyrocketing in many parts of the country, it can often be difficult to find somewhere to live that is both affordable and walkable.  In the face of this dilemma, we decided to find out where … Read More

U.S. Home Prices up 5.4% in October

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Low mortgage rates prop up homebuyer demand as inventory declines U.S. home-sale prices increased 5.4% year over year in October to a median of $313,200 across the 217 metros Redfin tracks. The increase was the largest since July 2018, although current strength may be overstated given the weakening housing market a year ago. Prices also rose 1.4% between September and … Read More

Income Gains and Rent Increases Follow Rail Transit

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Racial diversity in neighborhoods with train stations remained high even decades after rail transit came to Atlanta and Los Angeles. Improving transit access to a neighborhood does not lead to a significant decrease in minority populations, even as incomes and rents rise faster than similar neighborhoods without convenient transit. When a new rail transit stop is opened, long-term economic gains … Read More

4 Health Hazards in Your Home and How to Protect Yourself

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Your home should be a safe and healthy refuge for the entire family. While you may be diligent about minimizing your exposure to household chemicals, there may be other toxins causing health threats throughout your home. To protect yourself and your loved ones, beware of the following home health hazards: 1. Radon What is radon? Radon is a naturally occurring, … Read More

How to Set Up Your Home to be a Rental Property

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Renting out your house instead of listing it on the real estate market is a common, and even profitable, way to hold on to your property when you aren’t currently living in it as a primary residence. Some homeowners choose this direction when they want to wait to sell when their second home’s value increases or the market turns in … Read More

Home Sales Little Changed in September

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Home prices up 5% annually, the biggest increase in over a year. U.S. home-sale prices increased 4.6 percent year over year in September to a median of $308,800 across the 217 metros Redfin tracks. This is the largest year-over-year increase since July 2018. “The demand-driving effect of low mortgage rates is being cancelled out by jitters about the overall health … Read More