A Homebuyer's Guide

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  • Before: Bedroom with Bare Bones

    Bold molding on the ceiling, a built-in bookcase and beautiful fireplace prove this Brentwood, Calif., master bedroom has many ideal structural features. However, with such a big room, how do you…   See the Image

  • After: Multipurpose Master Bedroom

    A defined sitting space in the bedroom shows the room is multifunctional. Light-colored furniture keeps the space bright and open while still showing the room's potential. Just as Meredith and her…   See the Image

  • Before: Dull Dining

    Published 04/07/14 in Real Estate
    Before: Dull Dining

    The Brentwood Park area of California is known for its pricey pads. At nearly 13,000 square feet, this home was no exception. This informal dining room is a commonly used space in homes, but when…   See the Image

  • City or Suburb Living?

    Published 04/01/14 in Houses

    A Chicago couple is torn between buying in the city and in the suburbs.   Watch the Video

  • Twist Family on HGTV's Hawaii Life

    Living in Hawaii may sound like a dream, but it’s a reality for more than a million people who call the state home. As seen on HGTV’s Hawaii Life, meet the families making the leap to island life,…   See the Gallery

  • Ornate Inside and Out

    It stands to reason that the entertainment capital of the world would also be the country’s biggest party city. That's according to a recent study done by ZipRealty.com that examined property…   Read the Article

  • Ornate Inside and Out

    A Zip Realty study shows L.A. has more home listings that emphasize great entertaining potential, than any other market. These houses are generally bigger and more expensive.   See the Gallery

  • Even Small Spaces Can Be Entertaining

    Entertaining is also possible in smaller, more affordable spaces, such as this lovely midcentury condo in Hollywood. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom property features an open plan and other great…   See the Image

  • An Orange County Backyard "Perfect for Entertaining"

    Orange County was number 11 on Zip Realty's list of markets most that most frequently describe listings by their entertainment potential. At just over $800K, this four-bedroom, MIssion Viejo property…   See the Image

  • Full Bar = Perfect for Entertaining

    This comfy den/family room with a full bar makes this home, in the hills overlooking the Sunset Strip and formerly owned by silent film star Barbara La Marr, "perfect for entertaining," and…   See the Image

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