Buyers gain more power on the West coast



Limited inventory and rapid price appreciation have kept sellers firmly in the driver’s seat for several years as the United States recovered from the housing market collapse. But now, buyers are gaining more negotiating power as the housing market slows, especially in some of the nation’s hottest markets. In 20 of the 35 largest metros, […]

New York & Florida are the friendliest markets for buyers in 2019



Home shopping season is almost here, and prospective buyers in Florida and the New York metro area can expect more favorable conditions than those in most other major markets, a new Zillow analysis reveals. Zillow’s Buyer-Seller Index shows how hot a region’s housing market is compared to others by analyzing sale-to-list-price ratios, percentage of listings […]

Ask Brian: What is the Difference Between a Buyer’s Market and a Seller’s Market?



Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to askbrian@realtybiznews.com. Q1. Cheryl from Bend, Oregon writes: Greetings Brian, I’m hoping you can clear something up for me. A little over two years […]

Expect housing to become a buyer’s market by 2020, experts say



Zillow’s latest Home Price Expectations Survey has revealed that it’s still a seller’s market as far as real estate is concerned, though the situation could change within the next 18 months.

Real estate to become a buyer’s market in 2017



Despite unfriendly market conditions for buyers, housing experts predict things will change in the near future.

Greece debt crisis sparks “buyers market”



Foreign investors are swooping in to snag cheap island villas in Greece as the country’s financial troubles mount.

Market Watch: Major Investment Firms Target Atlanta Homes



Much to the chagrin of many home buyers, Atlanta is now the main dish on the investor buffet table. As other markets see distressed inventory shrink, the big investors – those with budgets in the millions and some in the billions, including hedge and retirement funds with both domestic and international roots have turned their attention to Atlanta

Five Property Red Flags for Home-buyers



Buying real estate is a huge commitment financially, and people who are fortunate enough to buy property need to be cautions when in evaluating a future home. Too many times home-buyers are convinced to buy a property that, when studied in detail, lacks the quality that the price tag demands. Real estate is too expensive to settle for anything less than the best, and below I’ve listed some red flags for home-buyers as they search the listings for their dream home.

What Zillow’s Top Buyer’s Markets May Mean For Real Estate Agents



According to recent statistics released by Zillow®, Chicago is now ranked as the top buyer’s market in the United States. The combination of low home prices and a high number of long-standing homes for sale is giving Chicago’s buyers a significant advantage over homeowners currently looking to sell.

Indianapolis Hopes for Housing Boost after Super Bowl



The city of Indianapolis is only a week away from hosting Super Bowl XLVI. As the New England Patriots and New York Giants move in, many in the city are hoping visitors will like what they see and help boost the struggling housing market by taking up residence.