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Weekly Round Up - Real Estate Links We Love - Sept 3

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Sep 3, 2018 10:26:37 AM

Happy Labor Day! Here’s our weekly round up of real estate links we love…


Survey: Real-estate market may again favor buyers starting in 2020

Home sellers likely will continue to hold more negotiating power than buyers for the next year and a half, according to the 2018 Q3 Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey. But it won’t last forever, experts say. The quarterly survey, sponsored by Zillow and conducted by Pulsenomics LLC, asked more than 100 real-estate economists and experts for their predictions about the U.S. housing market, including when they expect the market to favor buyers over sellers...read full story here

This ZIP code is home to DC’s most expensive rentals

Renting an apartment in the District is not cheap, and ZIP code 20037, which includes Foggy Bottom and the West End, is not only the most expensive ZIP code for rent in the city, it is also the most-expensive rental ZIP code in the entire Mid-Atlantic region...read full story here

What Fuels The Triangle Office Market’s Growth

The Raleigh-Durham office market is on an upswing, showing no signs of cooling off soon. The Triangle attracts tenants looking for high-skilled talent, convenient connectivity and a relatively low cost of living. Durham and Chapel Hill are among the most affordable cities in North Carolina, according to Livability.com research. Infrastructure investments are contributing to the region’s high quality of life. The North Carolina Department of Transportation plans to spend roughly $2 billion over the next three years on an Interstate 540 overhaul and extension...read full story here


Experts Clear The Air On 15 Misconceptions About Flipping Houses

It is a favorite hobby of many to watch house-flipping shows on television. You get to see everyday folks turning the worst-looking properties into beautiful homes that many people would pay top dollar for. Something about the glamour and drama of renovation just makes good television. But that's all it really is — good television. In reality, property flipping is not as picture perfect as it seems...read full story here

These are the best times of year to buy a home (according to the experts)

Buying a home in the spring and summer these days looks like something you'd see out of "The Hunger Games." For sellers, it's the golden opportunity to get the most return on their real estate investment. Buyers, on the other hand, might feel like they're in a gladiator ring...read full story here

As Real Estate Tech Investments Rise, Here Are The Tools To Watch

Investment in real estate technology is at an all-time high. In 2017 alone, venture capital firms invested nearly $13 billion in the space. And with a number of new VCs now specializing in the arena (Camber Creek, MetaProp and Fifth Wall, to name a few), that number’s only going to rise in the coming years. What does that equate to for buyers, sellers and those who work in the industry? Read full story here


The Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Appliances: The Best Fridge, Stove, and More

One of the most exciting aspects of a kitchen remodel is choosing your fridge, stove, and other appliances. After all, this is where tech and style combine into sleek, sexy packages that can make even takeout veterans drool!...read full story here

Flip Tips: Shane Inman Answers Viewer Questions On Home Improvement

If you’re trying to give your home a facelift on a budget and don’t know where to start, there’s someone who can help...watch full video here

HOME IMPROVEMENT ADVICE: Tips for Caring for Your Floors

Flooring is one of the first things you notice when you walk into your home. Beautiful floors not only create a comfortable environment, but add value to your home. However, keeping new flooring in great condition can be confusing with all the products on the market. Less is more when it comes to products and floor care...read full story here

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