A Homebuyer's Guide

Tips for Homebuyers

  • Berkeley 4-Bedroom Victorian

    Buying a new home, especially in a competitive market where you need your money to go as far as it can, leads to some pretty nerve-racking internal calculations. In an ideal world you would shop…   Read the Article

  • Noe Valley 2-Bedroom Home

    Published 07/18/13 in Real Estate
    Noe Valley 2-Bedroom Home

    Did this home sell for 77% over the asking price? Well, no. But when this was erroneously reported, people were all too ready to believe it.    See the Image

  • Adirondack- style Chalet lake home with red trim

    Whether your ideal home is an ocean-front bungalow or a rustic farmhouse, go house hunting without leaving your sofa. Check out 25 of our favorite interior and exterior spaces featured on the show.   See the Gallery

  • Where Have All The Houses Gone?

    Published 05/03/13 in Places
    Victorian House at 1357 Masonic Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    Aspiring homebuyers have been hoping to take advantage of low interest rates and an economic uptick to finally get out of the dismal rental market in San Francisco, where a "bargain" is…   Read the Article

  • Ann Arbor, Michigan — University of Michigan

    Wolverine boosters saw 130 foreclosure properties sell during the first six months of the year, 24 percent of all residential sales during the period. The average foreclosure sold for $181,766…   See the Image

  • Lubbock, Texas — Texas Tech University

    The home of the Red Raiders documented 74 foreclosure sales for the first half of the year, selling for an average sales price of $91,454 — a 33 percent discount. Foreclosure sales accounted for…   See the Image

  • Tallahassee, Florida — Florida State University

    The Florida state capital, Tallahassee was rated one of the nation's Top 10 Bargain Retirement Spots by U.S. News & World Report earlier this year.For the first half of 2011, the home of…   See the Image

  • Knoxville, Tennessee — University of Tennessee

    Foreclosures accounted for only 8 percent of all residential sales in Volunteer territory during the first six months of 2011, with 431 properties in some stage of foreclosure selling in…   See the Image

  • Tucson, Arizona — University of Arizona

    Fifty percent of all residential sales in the home of the Arizona Wildcats were foreclosure sales through mid-year 2011, allowing for investors to pick from a plethora of deals.For the first six…   See the Image

  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana — Louisiana State University

    Foreclosure sales in LSU Tiger country accounted for just 14 percent of all home sales in Baton Rouge during the first half of the year, with 221 properties in some stage of foreclosure…   See the Image

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