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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Location, Location, Location.” You’ve probably heard this phrase more than once about real estate. Conventional wisdom says that location is the most important factor in selling a home—but is it really? The location of your home can’t be changed, so if your property isn’t located in a hot neighborhood, what can you do?
That’s when you move to the next most important factor—the beginning list price.
To many homeowners the idea of a home inspection is always met with a slight raise in heart rate. Having every nook and cranny of your home put under a microscope is a bit intimidating. And why shouldn't it be? Just mention the word and a mental checklist of all the things you've been putting off - or just completely ignoring - runs through your head like an old flickering neon sign. There is no fault in the endless duties of homeownership and the inevitable work left trickling along.
Is this a good time to sell? We get this question often. This is a natural question, since everybody wants to time the market in their favor.
First, some observations from what we've seen on Faira. Our sell through rate has been higher in 2018 than last year. We have been getting multiple offers on many of our homes. Our homes are selling well.