Fall Housing Market Cools, Revealing New Top Metros for Buyers and Sellers

The nation’s hottest markets on the West Coast continued to favor sellers with quick sales and high asking prices. But some still-recovering markets remained a bargain for buyers as more homes went up for sale.


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Spike 14 Basis Points, Largest Rate Hike Since November 2013

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 4.19 percent, up from 4.05 percent at this same time last week.


Teresa Giudice Lists House at the Jersey Shore

After pleading guilty to fraud allegations in federal court, Teresa and Joe Giudice are shedding some real estate, including this weekend house in New Jersey.

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Outdoor Lighting 101

Add beauty and security to your home exterior with planned landscape lighting.


Nothing Splashy: Daryl Hannah’s Malibu Retreat for Sale

The actress and environmental activist is trying for the second time to sell her getaway in the hills above Malibu.


Room of the Week: A Small Space Maximized

San Francisco design firm Niche Interior tackled a small space, injecting it with loads of color and design.

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For Sale: David James Elliott’s Old-World Mansion

The television actor and his wife, “JAG” co-star Nanci Chambers, built this Brentwood mansion in 1997.


Homeownership Expenses You Might Not Anticipate

We asked a few financial bloggers to share their experiences and advice on the expenses of buying and owning homes.

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5 Risky Home Insurance Customers: Are You One?

You might be a risky insurance customer and not even know it. Here are a few types of customers who may raise red flags for home insurance providers.

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The Seller Won’t Negotiate: Time to Move on?

Unlike retail businesses, which price their products based on inventory levels and market conditions, each seller is independent and has different selling motivations.


What Would You Pay to Live on the Water?

Nationwide, the typical oceanfront or lakefront single-family home is worth more than double the median value of all homes, according to a new analysis by Zillow.


‘Ozzie and Harriet’ House Modernized and Back on the Market

A developer who bought the original “Ozzie and Harriet” house has redone the inside and put it back on the market for $4.995 million.

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Creating a Home Office Space for All Ages

More and more people want to have a home office. Here are a few ways to make it happen.


Is Buying a Foreclosure or Short Sale Right for You?

Purchasing a foreclosure or short sale property may mean finding a great house at a reduced price. But you should be aware that there are often challenges along the way.

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House of the Week: Saying Goodbye to the Family Dome

The Lawrence family made this home on the Sammamish River near Seattle their home base and project. Now that the four kids are grown up, they are hoping another family will enjoy their dome house as much as they have.