A Conversation With Ribbon Co-founder Shaival Shah



This week RealtyBiz talked with Shaival Shah, who is one of the co-founders Ribbon Home, one of the industry’s most successful new services.

Why you shouldn’t waive the home inspection



The vast majority of existing homes sold in the U.S. need one or two things to be patched up, with 86% of all home inspections turning up some kind of problem, according to a study by the home improvement website Porch.com. The average home inspection can cost from $300 to $500 depending on where the […]

5 Things You Should Do Right After Becoming a Homeowner



Becoming a homeowner is one of the most rewarding feelings in the world, and it’s one of the grandest steps you can take in life. You probably went through a lot of trouble to find the right property for the right price, and now that the home is yours, you’re keen on settling in as […]

The Most Common Home Buying Real Estate Contingencies



Contingencies in Real Estate Explained Do you know what a real estate contingency is and how it works? Real Estate contingencies are when some defined action or outcome must occur before a contract becomes legal and binding. From a buyer’s perspective, a real estate contingency is an escape clause that can be used under defined […]

The pandemic has caused a surge in demand for vacation homes



The COVID-19 pandemic appears to have inspired more people to look at buying a vacation home, according to a new analysis of mortgage data by the online real estate brokerage Redfin. In its analysis, Redfin found that mortgage applications for second homes jumped by 84% in January, compared to one year ago. And in September […]

What To Consider Before Buying an Older Home



Making sure that you take the proper precautions when purchasing an older home is important. Here are four crucial components to consider before buying.

Important Things To Know Before Moving Your Things into a New Home



Your last house—you knew it well. You knew just what to do when the faucet started dripping, who to call when you wanted a tiny remodel, where to go for the best parties, simply put, you knew both the house and the neighborhood in and out. But now it’s time to move, and if you’re […]

Questions to ask when hiring a realtor



Buyers and sellers are on opposite sides of the table in home sales. As the buyer, your concern is getting the best house at the lowest price possible while the seller wants to sell at the highest price. However, the goal remains the same for both parties – the home has to be sold. Besides […]

Majority of Home Buyers Expected to be Hispanics, African-Americans, and Other Minorities



A very significant change in homebuyer demographics is expected during the next 20 years. Will it also have a significant effect on home values? The January 2021 Urban Institute report (The Future of Headship and Homeownership) finds: “Net growth in the number of homeowners from 2020 to 2040 will be entirely among people of color, […]

Open House Tips for First-Time Buyers



You’ve decided to take the first steps to go from renting to buying. Once you’ve stopped window-shopping on real estate sites and decide to see the real thing, open houses are the best low-pressure way to see your potential dream house up close. Worried you don’t have enough experience to tell if a house has […]