Do You Need a Locksmith to Rekey Your House?

If no new holes are needed in the door or door jamb, replacing a handset is a fairly straightforward, DIY job.


How to Find Out If a Property Has Liens on It

The title company or agent typically will uncover any liens on a property while conducting a title search during the escrow process.


How to Approach Real Estate in 2014 & Beyond

As you approach buying a home this year, it helps to focus on the long term by keeping the following five best practices in mind.


How to Check a Tenant's Credit

Conducting a tenant credit check is now a relatively easy step, thanks to some new services in the marketplace.


The 7 Steps to Buying a Home

Though every market is different, you can expect to follow these seven steps, from offer to closing.

How to Negotiate Repairs After a Home Inspection

Most would-be buyers and sellers believe the real estate “deal” is negotiated at the signing of the contract. The reality, though, is that in many cases, the deal-making and negotiations only start at the contract signing.


Should You List Your Home During the Holidays?

The reality is, the home buying season is now year-round.

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These Homes Could Be Your Castle

Ever dreamed of living in a castle? You’re in luck! These stone residences are for sale.


What You Need to Know About Buying a Home During the Holiday Season

While you may assume it’s not an ideal time to be looking, there are some advantages to buying this time of year.


Real Estate Q&A: HOA Restrictions & 'Safe' Investing

Each month, past San Diego State University lecturer and Zillow Blog contributor Leonard Baron answers two questions from readers regarding buying, selling and investing.

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Should You Invest in Out-of-Town Real Estate?

While the numbers may be more favorable, investing in far-away properties still carries significant risks that you should consider.

How to Compete Against a Cash Buyer

Someone buying a home with credit can still compete against cash buyers and win.


Should You Take Real Estate News Into Account When Buying?

Here are three strategies for approaching a real estate transaction in the era of information overload.


Are Crowdfunding Deals Sound Real Estate Investments?

While it is possible to earn money in these types of deals, the odds are highly against you.

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Quirky Trends in Real Estate

As the housing market continues to recover, a bevy of interesting trends have been emerging in the sector, affecting everything from buyer and seller behavior to design and everything in between.

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