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Real Estate

4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights Report shows that home prices have appreciated by 3.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.8% over the next year. The bottom […]

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Home Sales Little Changed in September

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 […]

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5 Tips for Starting Your Home Search

In today’s market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. Here are five tips from realtor.com’s article, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind.” 1. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Before You Start Your Search […]

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Affordability is a Relative Concept—Boston Tops U.S. Migration Destinations in the Third Quarter

Boston passed the less expensive inland metro areas that typically dominate the list of top migration destinations, but it’s still an affordable option for some. Nationally, the share of Redfin home searchers looking outside their home metro hit a new all-time record of 26 percent. Twenty-six percent of Redfin.com home searchers looked to move to […]

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Homes Are Selling Quickly [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for the release of their Confidence Index. The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners. Practitioners are asked about their expectations for home sales, prices, and market conditions. Homes across the country are selling […]

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A Typical African American Family Could Afford Just 25 Percent of Homes for Sale Last Year, Down from 39 Percent in 2012

Fewer than one in 10 homes for sale last year were affordable to African American households in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver and Boston. Less than 1 percent of homes for sale (just 241 out of over 54,000) in San Francisco in 2018 were affordable to African American families. The affordability crisis is the […]

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Redfin Direct Arrives in Texas

Today, we launched Redfin Direct in Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio. Redfin Direct helps homebuyers easily see and buy Redfin-listed homes without needing to contact a buyer’s agent. With Redfin Direct, buyers can make their offer more competitive by saving the seller from paying thousands in commissions to a buyer’s agent. With our Book […]