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Redfin Direct vs Faira

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. This week, Redfin released a new tool to enable buyers to make offers on homes online without an agent. Some top news publications covered the story:

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Home Buying, 2019 housing

Faira's Offerings for Buyers Crush the Cash Back Competition

Faira started out with the goal of making home sales easier and more transparent, and from that, our seller program was born. It just so happens that we created a system that's just as exciting for buyers.

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Real Estate, Home Selling, Home Buying, 2019 money, 2019 Projections, hot housing market 2019, 2019 housing

Seattle Market Watch: The 5 Things You Need To Know

Earlier this week we talked about the most recent signs that the Seattle housing market is heating up again - just in time for the Spring season. Looks the trend continues with the latest report from the NWMLS.

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Real Estate, Home Selling, Home Buying, PropTech, 2019 housing

The 12 Things Technology Made Obsolete

If you've been de-cluttering and finding things that spark joy, that means you've probably found a few things at the bottom of a cardboard box that don't spark joy. Perhaps you even found a few relics of the past?

Well, we have too, and it got us thinking: What are some things we used to use all the time that technology has rendered... pretty much useless.

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Real Estate, Home Selling, Home Buying, 2019 Projections, hottest markets, hot housing market 2019, hottest housing markets, 2019 housing, Zillow Top 10

Bay Area stays hot, Seattle drops off

Zillow has released its list of hot housing markets for the next 12 months. And if this list had a theme song, it would be California Love. San Jose is Zillow's #1 hottest housing market for 2019, San Francisco is #6, with San Diego coming it at #10.

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Real Estate, Home Selling, Home Buying, new year's resolutions, 2019 money

A resolution you can keep: Saving money

Everyone has a resolution or two for the new year, and for many of us, one of the things we want to do better is save money. With just a few behavior changes, some big, some small, you could save thousands this year if you really put your mind (and your money) to it. Of course, we're going to sneak in a nod to Faira's platform as one of the ways you can save - but now that you know that, here are Faira's top 10 ways to save money in the new year.

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Real Estate, Home Selling, Home Buying

Zillow, Redfin and now Faira - What's the Difference?



Seattle is a hotbed for real estate tech. We are home to popular real estate sites like Zillow and Redfin which have changed how people shop for homes. Many people ask us, "How is Faira different than Redfin and Zillow?" There's a big difference and I'll explain.

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Breaking Down Lance Bass's Brady Bunch House Heartbreak

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Introduction to Saving for a Down Payment

Follow us on a journey to discover your purchase power and buying speed

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Home Buying

Step by Step Guide to Using the Calculator

An illustrated guide to help you follow the down payment articles with your own numbers

Welcome to our illustrated guide on how to use the Faira down payment calculator!

If you haven’t checked out the other articles in this series yet, head over to the introduction for a summary and links. Download the Excel spreadsheet “Faira down payment calculator” and let’s begin!

You will input your own numbers in the cells with a white background and black border. Example:

 

The cells with a gray background show you results of calculations. Example:

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