A Homebuyer's Guide

Tips for Homebuyers

  • Tips for Los Angeles Home Buyers: Know Your School District

    Even if you don't have children, the school district of your prospective home is very important and can add resale value, advises Tami Pardee of Pardee properties. If the public schools in the area…   See the Image

  • Tips for Los Angeles Home Buyers: Look for Indoor/Outdoor Space

    This 3,300 square foot home in Santa Monica has a beachy price tag of $3.5 million, and is a perfect example of Tami Pardee's advice to consider a home with plenty of indoor/outdoor living space to…   See the Image

  • Tips for Los Angeles Home Buyers: Define Neighborhood and Price Range

    A one bedroom, one bath condo in the Dorchester Building is only seconds away from the beach, Montana Ave. and the famous Promenade. It's about as close to the beach as you're going to get in Santa…   See the Image

  • Most Affordable Housing Market No. 1: Chicago

    It looks like the Midwest is best when it comes to affordable housing markets. At least that’s what research from ZipRealty, a prominent online real estate brokerage, revealed. The researchers found…   Read the Blog

  • Most Affordable Housing Market No. 1: Chicago

    The cities where homes are most affordable, based on prices compared to average annual income, will surprise you.   See the Gallery

  • Most Affordable Housing Markets No. 10: Nashville

    This adorable two-bedroom, one-bath Nashville house is listed for $150,000, below the median home price of $187,000. With the average income at $64,000 per year, the median home goes for 2.9 times…   See the Image

  • Most Affordable Housing Market No. 9: Tucson

    In Tuscon, the median home is priced at $157,000, while the average annual salary is $56,300, so on average, a home in this area is only 2.8 times the average annual paycheck. This market comes…   See the Image

  • Most Affordable Housing Market No. 8: Houston

    In Houston, the median home is priced at $185,000, while the average annual salary is $66,000, so on average, a home in this area is only 2.8 times the average annual paycheck, the eighth lowest…   See the Image

  • Most Affordable Housing Market No. 7: Baltimore

    In Baltimore, the median home is priced at $229,000, while the average annual income is $83,500, so on average, a home in this area is 2.7 times the annual paycheck. This market comes in seventh…   See the Image

  • Most Affordable Housing Market No. 6: Raleigh, N.C.

    With the median home in Raleigh priced at $203,000 and the average annual salary coming in at $75,800, a home in Raleigh is on average only 2.7 times the average annual paycheck, the sixth lowest of…   See the Image

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