Real Estate News
What's in a name? Homes on female streets worth more
Realtor.com evaluated property values of listings on its website and found that there are more properties on male streets than female-named streets.
Home improvement funds for borrowers who are 'maxed out'
FHA Title 1 loans of up to $25,000 are available to owner occupants and investors who want to repair or improve their property.
When did you buy? Check the down years for equity
The national average for homeowners who purchased their home eight to 10 years ago - from 2005 to 2007, during the height of the real estate bubble - have earned just $3,000 or 1 percent in equity.
More than one-third of home deals miss closing date
Financing, appraisal, and home inspection issues were the major problems of all contracts delayed or terminated.
Pets becoming deal-breakers for more renters
More than 60 percent of survey respondents say they've struggled to find pet-friendly rental options.
Crowdfunding a growing source for commercial real estate
One of the first things small businesses look at when they have capital to expand is their real estate needs.
Study reveals buying more affordable in Seattle than renting
Zillow tabbed the Seattle median house price at $359,400 with a down payment of $71,880 needed to buy that home.
Not all markets are red hot: 4 reasons listings sit
Sellers need to know that the price they paid for the home has no bearing or guarantee on its sales price when they go to list.
Mortgage supplier warns of three credit-score scams
Schemes that falsely raise credit scores will land borrowers in hot water.
Four amenities moving to top of homebuyer lists
With bright color making a design comeback, a bold sink or appliance can be the type of risk that pays off.
Seattle area condominiums no longer a laughing matter
According to a recent survey by Zillow, condominiums are appreciating faster than single-family homes in Seattle and markets across the U.S., especially where job markets are thriving or urban renewal is underway.
Suggestions to ease your moving day tension
If the move is from a condo or apartment building, does the owner need to reserve the building's elevator or are there designated moving hours?
Four ways buyers can tangle loan approval
Don't throw your loan approval into jeopardy by making a credit mistake.
Five tips for buyers' down-payment gifts
Banks want to make sure that you're not getting a second loan.
Huge mortgage player will no longer require pay stubs
The change will allow lenders to use employment and income information from a database to verify borrowers' creditworthiness.