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How to Compete Without Cash

In markets full of investors and people buying homes with cash, buyers who have to borrow can feel disadvantaged. Here’s advice from agents on how to stay competitive, even if you have to take out a loan.

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Tired of Competing With Cash Buyers? Buy in These 10 Markets

We looked at the 30 largest metros to determine where cash deals accounted for the least home sales in Q1.


Markets Where Buyers Are Bringing the Money

In these cities in the Midwest and Florida, all-cash deals are common. That can make it hard to compete for people who need a mortgage, especially people buying a lower-priced home.

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Don’t Look for Design Inspiration in These 5 Places

Did you know that there are places to avoid when seeking home design inspiration? When you look for ideas, the best sources for inspiration will make you try something new that you can enjoy for the long haul. Don’t look at these five places for inspiration.

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House of the Week: Meg Ryan’s Quintessential Victorian

Meg Ryan and then-husband Dennis Quaid lived in this historic Queen Anne-style San Francisco home in the 1990s. The impeccably cared-for three-story home has views from every floor.


Malibu Local Cindy Crawford Buys a Scraper on Point Dume

Longtime Malibu residents Cindy Crawford and her husband, Rande Gerber, have bought an older home on an private and exclusive street on Point Dume.

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Zillow CEO on CNBC’s ‘Squawk Alley’

Spencer Rascoff guest hosted CNBC’s new show “Squawk Alley” and talked housing, big data and why he’s excited for the latest version of the iPhone.

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Homes for Sale Near National Parks

Check out these homes with nature in the backyard.


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Dip Slightly

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.03 percent, down from 4.06 percent.

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Q&A: ‘First Lady’ of ‘Million Dollar Listing Miami’

Sam DeBianchi joined the cast of Bravo’s hit “Million Dollar Listing” franchise this year in Miami. Here’s what the star agent had to say about being the first woman on the show and why this season “will rock.”

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Zillow to Host Fifth Housing Forum on July 24 in DC

As millennials enter the housing market, they are rewriting the homeownership rules. The free half-day event, “The Big Picture: A Longer-Term Perspective on Housing,” will explore how developers and planners can find creative ways to build affordable housing that engages residents of all generations.

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How to Care for Your Grill

Follow these simple steps to keep your grill in tip-top shape for the summer.


Inventory Conditions Remain Tough for First-Time & Low-Income Home Buyers

Overall inventory of for-sale homes is rising, but lower-priced homes are difficult to come by as high investor activity and high negative equity conspire to keep those homes off the market.

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5 Tips for Millennial Home Buyers

If you’re in your 20s or 30s, don’t assume you can’t buy a home. There are tips and tricks to get you there.

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Hollywood Legend Betty Grable’s Former Home for Sale

Between 1943 and 1951, she was the highest-paid Hollywood celebrity.