Real Estate News

This Mid-Century Home Originally Designed for a WWII Pilot Just Hit the Market

Available for the first time on the open market, and with only two owners since its construction in 1964, the DeLeeuw Residence is a beautiful mid-century example of Leroy Young and John Remington’s architectural work. The duo designed commercial and residential buildings in and around Los Angeles in the late-1950s and 1960s, and were commissioned by Carl

Poll: How Would You Improve Your Home With $17,850?

Ceiling fan or chandelier? New front door or smart alarm system? New kitchen appliances or new cabinets? Home improvements mean flexing your decision-making skills. And those decisions add up. The typical U.S. homeowner can spend up to $3,021 per year on home improvement projects, such as landscaping, cleaning and maintenance, according to a Zillow analysis

Quicken Loans: Home prices increase, but still not at homeowner expectations

Home prices continued to rise in September, however not fast enough to keep up with homeowners’ expectations, according to Quicken Loans National Home Price Perception Index. Homeowners are overestimating their home values, and appraisers’ valuations are 1.14% lower than homeowner expectations in September. But while they are still overestimating their home values, the gap is

How Hard Is It to Add a Bathroom?

f your home was built before 1970, you likely have one bathroom for your entire household. This probably means that everyone scrounges for counter space and fights over shower time, leaving you wishing for another bathroom. But how hard is it to add one? What kind of design do you need? Where would you even

Fireplace Makeover: Get a New Look in a Weekend

When the days get shorter and cooler, the sight of a cheery fire crackling away in a hearth instantly chases away the chill. Even a non-functional fireplace can give a room a cozy feel and create a charming focal point. If your fireplace lacks visual appeal, consider this low-cost makeover. With just a few pieces of trim

Fannie Mae: Boomers won’t own their home free and clear before retirement

While outright homeownership increased among Baby Boomers after the last recession, they still lag previous generations, and may never catch up, according to the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research Group’s latest Housing Insight Series. At one end of the spectrum, older generations such as Baby Boomers criticize Millennials for waiting longer than their generation

Zillow introduces 3D technology app to real estate agents

Zillow announced Thursday it plans to launch 3D Homes for houses listed for sale or for rent, allowing homebuyers to take an immersive tour. While many real estate agents spend time on weekends conducting open houses, Zillow’s data shows Millennials, who currently make up 70% of first-time homebuyers, say 3D media is just as important

Hurricanes pull down job growth in September

Job creation will dwindle in August due to the impacts of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, according to the ADP and Moody’s Analytics National Employment Report. The report predicts an increase of just 135,000 jobs in September. This is down significantly from last month’s predicted increase of 237,000 jobs, and even up from the disappointing U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’

CoreLogic: Tight inventory stabilized home price growth

Home prices increased across the U.S. once again, and will only continue to climb, though at a much slower pace, according to the latest Home Price Index and HPI Forecast by CoreLogic, a global information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider. Home prices showed strong growth in August with an increase of 6.9% from the year

Designer Lookbook: Taking a Century-Old Home From Boxed Off to Bright and Open

Living in the past is almost never a good thing. For the owners of a historic craftsman bungalow in Seattle, WA, their home’s small segmented rooms, typical of the last century, were crying out for a more modern and open floor plan. “Now some 100 years later, when we get a hold of these houses, they