Priced Out of the Big City? Try These Nearby Affordable Alternatives

May 26, 2021

By Sara Ventiera May 24, 2021 After the long pandemic year, city life is reawakening across the country, just in time for a #HotVaxSummer. But that hasn’t tamped down the demand for homes in the suburbs, where you can often get many of the amenities of urban life along with, say, a real home office and […]


Sales Likely to Hit Record High of $2.5 Trillion In 2021

May 12, 2021

That’s roughly equal to the GDP of France, or the combined market value of Amazon and Facebook. Redfin forecasts a record $2.53 trillion worth of home sales in America in 2021—a 17% year-over-year gain that would mark the largest annual increase in percentage terms since 2013. To put $2.53 trillion into perspective, it’s roughly equal […]


Will the Housing Market Frenzy Die Down? That Depends on Sellers

May 5, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic raised the temperature considerably on the nation’s housing market. The past year has been marked by soaring prices, logic-defying offers over asking price, and steep competition as sellers have been hesitant to put their homes up for sale. But the heart-pumping, bank account–depleting housing market frenzy could die down—at least a little—in the […]


What to Do When You Have Problem Neighbors

August 13, 2020

Dealing with bad neighbors is a delicate business.  Here’s how to  improve things on the block. Figuring out how to deal with bad neighbors can be a major struggle. There’s nothing worse than buying a house and then realizing you have nightmare neighbors. But you don’t just have to grin and bear your neighbors’ undesirable behavior or […]


2020 Real Estate Market Trends: What You Should Know

July 30, 2020

June 18, 2020 Amid the current economic uncertainty of COVID-19, 2020 is proving to be an interesting time for the housing market and its effects on real estate market trends. As these trends have evolved and continue to develop, it’s important to understand the current real estate market trends and also look back at trends […]


Why a Pandemic, Recession, and Protests Aren’t Keeping the Housing Market From Roaring Back

July 23, 2020

The housing market is back—and then some. Despite the crippling and ongoing coronavirus pandemic, millions out of work, a recession, a national reckoning over systemic racism, and a highly contentious presidential election just around the corner, the residential real estate market is staging an astonishing rebound. Median home prices shot up 6.2% year over year […]


How Low Will Mortgage Rates Go? They’re Now Below 3 Percent If You Know Where To Look

May 28, 2020

One of the few silver linings for real estate in the middle of this devastating coronavirus pandemic has been record-low mortgage interest rates. And housing experts predict those ultralow rates will likely fall even further—venturing into the unprecedented 2% range. That could give the flagging housing market—deeply hampered by state and local lockdowns, uncertainty about […]


8 Ways To Test-Drive a Neighborhood While Sheltering in Place

May 14, 2020

When you’re in the market for a new place to live, finding the right neighborhood is everything. But in our current state, with shelter-in-place orders in full effect in many areas (and mere common sense limiting people’s excursions), scoping out a new neighborhood can be a little more challenging. But with some online detective work and […]


How To Negotiate an Offer on a Home in the Age of Coronavirus

May 8, 2020

The real estate market—and daily life—has been completely upended in just a few weeks. Yet maybe in spite of it all, you’ve managed to find a home you love and are ready to make an offer. Congratulations! But as you hover on the brink of what is potentially the biggest investment of your life, amid […]


7 Enjoyable DIY Yard Projects To Tackle When You Have Nothing but Time

April 30, 2020

Spring is finally here—and with it has come an order to stay at home for the foreseeable future because of the novel coronavirus. But while this mandate may be monotonous (the same four walls, the same daily routine), it can also be very good news for your garden. You’ll be sheltering in place, but that still means […]