Real Technology: Let Technology Work for You

If you’re considering making a move, you’ve probably already searched the Internet to see what’s available.

According to the 2011 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 88 percent of buyers use the Internet as one of the information sources in their home search process.

Real Estate Internet Marketing

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As Predicted, August Case-Shiller 20-City Index Shows Strong Monthly Appreciation

via Zillow Real Estate Research

Today, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices showed that the non-seasonally adjusted September 10- and 20-City Composite rose 2.1% and 3.0% on a year-over-year basis, in line with Zillow’s forecast released last week. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the 10- and 20-City Composites rose 0.3%  … Read the rest

In Most of U.S, Buying Still Beats Renting After Only Three Years

via Zillow Real Estate Research

Looking at the breakeven horizon will give you a better idea if buying is the better choice vs. renting a home in a given area. If you plan on staying in a home longer than the breakeven horizon, buying is the more financially advantageous choice. … Read the rest

Rent vs. Buy – Breakeven Horizon Analysis Methodology Updated

via Zillow Real Estate Research

In August 2012, using our second quarter data, we introduced a new approach to make the rent versus buy decision and computed a metric called the Breakeven Horizon at the city and metro levels. The breakeven horizon is the number of years after which buying … Read the rest

More than an investment, your house is where you make memories that last a lifetime.

Homeowners insurance includes a broad package of both property and liability coverage, many of which cover activities away from and not in any way connected with your home. Homeowner’s insurance pays for the repair or rebuilding of a house which is damaged by fire or numerous other causes, such … Read the rest

Zillow Forecast: September Case-Shiller Composite-20 Expected to Show 3% Increase from One Year Ago

via Zillow Real Estate Research

On Tuesday November 27th, the Case-Shiller Composite Home Price Indices for September will be released. Zillow predicts that the 20-City Composite Home Price Index (non-seasonally adjusted [NSA]) will be up by 3 percent on a year-over-year basis, while the 10-City Composite Home Price … Read the rest

The Curb Appeal Privacy Fences Provide Your Home

The curb appeal of privacy fences should be quite obvious and it can also be a deciding factor when somebody is looking at buying your home should it be on the market. By having a nice looking fence, you will instantly give off the impression that an area has been … Read the rest