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Want your house to sell? Pick your paint colors well

The right paint color in the right room can have a big impact on a buyer’s impression of a home and its ultimate sale price. Zillow’s latest interior paint color analysis finds that homes with light-blue bathrooms could sell for...

Making homes move-in-ready comes with a cost for buyers

With Millennial first-time buyers taking advantage of record low mortgage rates and jumping into homeownership, many are likely unaware of the projects they may have to undertake to get their new home move-in ready. New research and survey data from...

Even when rates plummeted, some held off on refinancing

Fewer than a quarter of established homeowners refinanced their mortgages over the last year, even though about half of those who did say they cut their monthly payments by at least $300, according to a new Zillow poll. The firm...

Listing a home? Do it on a Thursday (or maybe Wednesday)

Homeowners in the Washington region who want their property to sell the quickest should list it on a Thursday, but those who want the most cash possible should list it on a Wednesday. And whatever you do, avoid listing your...

Regional home-value appreciation still in double digits

The Washington region’s year-over-year home-value-appreciation rate is tracking right along with its national counterpart, according to new data. With a typical home value of $498,649, the D.C. region was up 11.5 percent in April compared to a year before, according...

In sellers’ market, buyers sometimes have to get creative

Cash is, and probably always will be, king when it comes to moving your offer for a home to the top of the list. But there are some other strategies, as well. In a survey of Zillow Premier Agents, more than...

Survey says: Local region not among most dog-friendly in nation

Local residents may love their dogs, but the Washington region doesn’t make it onto a new ranking of the 15 top emerging dog-friendly locales in the nation. According to a new survey from Rover and Zillow, 24 percent of dog...

Survey says: Treehouses among amenities adding value to homes

Want to maximize your home-value? When considering the outside, don’t add a pool – add a treehouse. That seemingly old-fashioned appurtenance added 2.2 percent to the expected value of homes that have sold recently, according to an analysis of sales...

‘Digital nomads’ find their groove in pandemic environment

Even if most of those who have been working from home during the pandemic eventually head back into their offices, there will be some who from now on will be living the “digital-nomad” lifestyle. Digital nomads are those able to...

Housing prices still spiking, but inventory crunch may be easing

Could the inventory shortfall that has been impacting the national real-estate market over the past year be easing? New data in Zillow’s Monthly Market Report suggests the inventory crunch bedeviling home-searchers may be starting to turn around, as record appreciation...
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Falling short in court, preservationists look to legislature

Having failed in a Hail Mary court challenge to force preservation of the land surrounding the razed Rouse estate...
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