zip realty: Austin #1 Dallas #3 Houston #4 Houses Moving Fast - 07/25/14 01:40 AM
 
Austin #1  Dallas #3  Houston #4  Houses Moving Fast
The market is hot in Texas, so if you are buying you best decide quickly
 
ZipRealty just released new data analyzing the fastest-moving housing markets, and new research on how consumers might increase their chances of buying a home in these competitive markets. The median days on market in these metros remained relatively steady at 29 days, compared to 27 days as of June 30, 2013. The fastest-moving markets at the end of the second quarter were: - See more at: http://www.ziprealty.com/blog/ziprealty-names-fastest-moving-housing-markets-mid-year#sthash.wzkHtyee.dpuf
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zip realty: New Qualified Mortgage Rules 2014 - 01/30/14 11:33 AM
New Qualified Mortgage Rules for 2014
There are new mortgage rules applying to Qualified Mortgages originated on or after January 10th, 2014, and we want to give you an overview.
 
First of all, what’s a Qualified Mortgage (QM)? A QM is a home loan that has stable features to make it easier for you to repay your loan. A loan must meet 3 requirements in order to be considered “qualified”: the lender must determine that the buyer has an Ability To Repay (ATR), the cost of the loan must meet certain requirements and the loan must not include any restricted … (0 comments)

zip realty: Seattle vs Denver: How do the cities stack up - 01/30/14 11:22 AM
Seattle VS Denver: How do these two Super Bowl bound cities stack up off the field?
In just a few short days the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos will battle it out for the title of Super Bowl Champion! So, how do these two great cities compare when it comes to their local housing markets? We looked at five key metrics: average cost per square foot, average lot size, how quickly homes are selling, what style of homes are available, and agent ratings for both markets. 
 
- See more at: http://www.ziprealty.com/blog/seattle-vs-denver-how-do-these-two-super-bowl-bound-cities-stack-field#sthash.192niXuo.dpuf
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zip realty: Houston Christmas spirit - 12/26/13 10:53 AM
Houston neighborhoods with the most Christmas spirit! The city of Houston loves Christmas, and many Houston homes are decked out in festive holiday displays. Whether you are looking for a thrifty way to spend time with your family, or are thinking about checking out different neighborhoods before moving to Houston. Here are some areas that really go out of their way to spread the holiday spirit!
- See more at: http://www.ziprealty.com/blog/houston-tx/houston-neighborhoods-most-christmas-spirit#sthash.zBt42zUA.dpuf
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zip realty: Houston is a Top Five City - 12/16/13 06:32 AM
Top Five Cities for Entertaining at Home
Dust off the punch bowl and bring out hor d'oeuvres platters – it’s time to party!  The holiday season is a perfect excuse to get friends and family together for both small and large celebrations. And if you enjoy being the hostess with the mostess, having a home that is perfect for entertaining will only make your party-throwing skills shine even brighter.
Here are the cities with the most listings that are “perfect for entertaining”
 http://www.ziprealty.com/blog/top-five-cities-entertaining-home
 
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zip realty: Zip Realty in Top 5 - 05/11/11 04:12 PM
In case you did not see this...Zip Realty is in the Top 5!!
Top 25 largest brokerages nationwide
Transaction sides down, sales volume up among Real Trends 500
The 500 largest real estate brokerages in the country completed 6.7 percent fewer transaction sides in 2010 than in 2009, according to rankings from real estate publishing and communications company Real Trends.
Real Trends ranks the country's 500 largest brokerages each year by transaction sides (in every real estate sale there are two transaction "sides": the buyer's side and the seller's side) and closed sales volume.
Transaction sides among the 500 fell to 1.89 … (0 comments)

 
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