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12 Things That Make A Neighborhood Truly Great

Michael Corbett | Posted 12.03.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

As anyone who's moved a few times knows, not all neighborhoods are created equal. There is no such thing as the perfect neighborhood, because not all areas are going to be truly a perfect fit for everyone and their unique needs.

First-Time Home Buyer? Here's What You Should Know About Your Appraisal

David S. Bunton | Posted 11.25.2014 | HuffPost Home
David S. Bunton

We find that first-time home buyers often misunderstand one of the key components of the home buying process: the appraisal. It is the single most important tool to ensure buyers pay a fair and equitable price for the property they purchase.

9 Things You Must Know When Buying a Brand New Home

Michael Corbett | Posted 11.04.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

Buyers, caught up in the excitement of a brand new, never-lived-in home can overlook some key details that affect their bottom lines. Curious what they are?

What I Learned From Buying My First Home

Betterment.com | Posted 11.04.2014 | Money
Betterment.com

Our first-house story is an age-old tale: My husband and I were priced out of Brooklyn after the birth of our son. By the time he was 2 years old, we desperately needed to move from our one-bedroom apartment to something larger.

4 Ways Millennials Can Maximize Their Home Buying Power

Michael Corbett | Posted 12.28.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

According to a recent Trulia Trends survey, 41 percent of millennials surveyed said that saving for a down payment is their biggest hurdle to home ownership. Indeed, coming up with enough cash for that down payment is a formidable task.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds That Homebuyer Need Not Be Told of Murder

Brad Reid | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

In a July 21, 2014, decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that a murder/suicide inside a house did not constitute a material defect that had t...

Why Buy A Home?

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 06.06.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Homeownership, like any major investment, should be properly researched and one must ensure they are financially prepared to make the long-term commitment

A Simple Guide For First-Time Homebuyers

Credit.com | Posted 05.17.2014 | Money
Credit.com

Taking the leap into home ownership is a big deal. Long considered the American Dream, it signals an entry into adulthood that some people crave. Millennials are joining the party -- the average first-time homebuyer in the U.S. is 31 years old. Before you join the ranks, here are some things to do.

Trulia: 2014 Will Be The Year Of Repeat Home Buyer

Jed Kolko | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The housing market continued its uneven recovery in 2013 and will enter 2014 closer to normal than it was a year earlier. Consumer optimism is climbin...

The Top Three Things Male and Female Homebuyers Under 35 Disagree On

Ellen Haberle | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Ellen Haberle

At Redfin, we looked into preferences among our own young homebuyers, and found that, what a shocker, men and women disagree on some major stuff. Namely, how long they plan to stay in one home, where they want to live and who they plan to live with.

WATCH: Don't Buy A House Without These Expert Tips

Posted 11.03.2013 | HuffPost Home

Buying a home can be thrilling, but before you let emotion get the best of you (and the huge investment you're about to make), experts say there are a...

And They're Back! Buyer Demand Rebounds After Government Reopens

Ellen Haberle | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Ellen Haberle

In the aftermath of the shutdown and debt ceiling debacle, a storm of news media and economists predicted that anxious Americans would spend less through the new year. In the housing market, however, these predictions aren't panning out.

How Home Ownership Can Benefit You When You File Your Taxes

Mark Steber | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

Buying a home is a very big life and tax return event. I would like to take the time today to clear up some of the confusion around home ownership and its tax implications.

Why Closing Down Fannie And Freddie May Be Bad For Homebuyers

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Homebuyers could feel the pinch if Congress follows through on plans to shut down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-controlled ...

Huffington Magazine's 'Boom Town' Cover in the Making (VIDEO)

Josh Klenert | Posted 09.24.2013 | Business
Josh Klenert

Our photo-illustration of a $-shaped suburban neighborhood was collaged together from nearly 50 satellite images from Google Maps. 2013-07-25-58small.jpg

The Emotional Side of Homebuying

Michele Serro | Posted 08.26.2013 | HuffPost Home
Michele Serro

Homebuying is an inherently emotional experience and brings with it feelings that don't always serve our best interest in the heat of decision-making.

10 U.S. Housing Markets Eyed By International House Hunters

Jed Kolko | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

As U.S. home prices continue to rise, foreign searches are likely to drop as a share of all searches for U.S. homes -- except for searches from countries rapidly getting wealthier.

It's Peak Season for Real Estate ... Somewhere

Jed Kolko | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

Whether you're looking to buy or sell, get in sync with the rhythms of your local housing market. Home sellers looking for the most buyers should list when search traffic peaks. Home buyers, however, should think about searching off-season -- they might find less competition.

Renters Now Moving Up Their Homebuying Timetables

Chris Birk | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business
Chris Birk

Buying a home is now cheaper than renting in most of the country's housing markets. A litany of recent studies and surveys have almost belabored the point given home values and historically low interest rates.

Would You Purchase A Haunted House?

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 03.28.2013 | HuffPost Home

Survey says that one out of three people would!

Single And Buying A Home? Read This First

Michael Corbett | Posted 03.17.2013 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

More single homebuyers are entering the real estate market than ever before.

What You Need to Know About Mortgage Rates

Jed Kolko | Posted 11.06.2012 | Money
Jed Kolko

In honor of our newest offering, I wanted to answer the three questions about mortgage rates that I get asked most often.

The Coming Housing Crisis (Yes, Another Crisis)

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 10.21.2012 | Business
Alex and Cadey Charfen

It may seem bold to be presenting a housing shortage in the middle of what many consider a housing crash; however, the numbers, market conditions and major market inventories are starting to make this startling prediction real.

Real Estate Website Sorry For Racial Stereotypes Used To Pinpoint 'Perfect Neighborhoods'

Posted 04.27.2012 | Black Voices

When Picket Report was named one of Detroit's best tech startups of 2011, questions lingered as to whether its data-driven model for helping homebuyer...

Houses Just Ain't Worth What They Used To Be

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business

It’s a tough time to be a home builder -- especially now that so many houses aren’t worth what it costs to build them. That’s the surprising ...