Chicago Homeowner Sues Zillow Over Poor Estimate


A particular home shows up on popular real estate website Zillow with a Zestimate of $551,252, a fair estimate of the value by some measures. But the owner doesn’t think Zillow is even in the right ballpark, as the home last sold for $626,000. Unfortunately for Zillow, the owner of that home is a lawyer, and she decided to sue Zillow over its valuation of her suburban Chicago home. Continue reading

How Canadian Real Estate Went Crazy

Source: Wikimedia Commons Originally posted to Flickr as English Bay, Vancouver, BC

Vancouver is not all that far from Seattle and Toronto isn’t all that far from New York, but the real estate markets are very different in the United States and Canada. According to an analysis in The Globe and Mail, while Americans earn a little less than Canadians on average, the cost of living in Canada is much higher. One of the major drivers of that is real estate. Let’s take a look at what has been happening lately in the real estate market to our north. Continue reading

The Plano & Frisco, Texas Real Estate Market and Lifestyle Guide

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Toyota USA Corporate Headquarters – Plano, Texas

This guide is for the many thousands of newcomers relocating to Collin County.  Included is a summary of the hottest new developments, urban living with walk-ability, shopping, restaurants, nightlife, family fun, fitness, and pro sports venues that you’ll want to live near or at least visit.  We’ve also highlighted some of the best single family home subdivisions with neighborhood amenities such as community pools, playgrounds, trails, parks and in an array of price ranges in the Plano, Frisco area.  Literally everything can be found within a 12.5 mile stretch along the Dallas North Tollway (DNT) between Plano and Frisco. Continue reading

Are Tiny Houses Coming to a Neighborhood Near You?

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Could you imagine downsizing to a 500 square foot home on wheels? That is one new trend in housing. While it may sound crazy to sell most of your stuff and move into a home about twice the size of a typical college dorm room, people across the country are doing just that as they embrace the Tiny House Movement, a trend on living small to save money and resources. Is this a silly new fad, or something big that is about to catch on? According to some real estate experts, we are just beginning a new trend in housing and real estate. Continue reading

The New Obama Home in Washington is Spectacular

Americans know that the White House offers a life of luxury to the first family, but where do Presidents go after they leave America’s most famous address at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? A new Obama home must have style. Realtor just released a short video walkthrough of the Obama family’s new home in Washington, D.C. Read on to learn more about this historic neighborhood and the property Barack Obama now calls “home.” Continue reading

New Tenant Lands at $3 Billion Legacy West Development in Texas

Legacy West in Plano, Texas

Legacy West is a massive development in Plano, Texas. Image via legacywest.com.

In Dallas suburb Plano, a big development is underway, and a new tenant is coming in for a landing. The $3 billion Legacy West project is a mixed use development that will include homes, offices, retail, and restaurants. This Texas sized development should have agents excited about the latest trends and preferences in work and life. Continue reading

Reaching Financial Freedom Through a Real Estate Snowball

Real estate offers a world of opportunities to investors. Everyone in the world needs somewhere to live, and most businesses need a physical presence of some sort. This gives real estate a very special and unique profit opportunity. It is something that everyone needs, but only some people have. If you can position yourself to have something other people need, you’ll be raking in big profits in no time! Continue reading

Which Real Estate Agent Sold the Playboy Mansion?

The Playboy Mansion is one of America’s most iconic properties. No matter what your feelings are on what goes on in there, the mansion is one of the most well known homes on Earth. The Playboy Mansion recently sold in a unique real estate transaction. Continue on to read about the sale of the Playboy Mansion and the Realtor that made it happen. Continue reading

A Glance at President Trump’s Real Estate Empire

President Donald Trump made his name and his fortune in the world of real estate. While Trump has officially taken a step back from his business while in office, his real estate empire is still alive and running with locations across the globe. Here are some highlights of Trump’s real estate empire that his family will be managing while he occupies the White House. Continue reading

HOA Basics for Newbies

Homeowners Associations (HOA) basics for newbies

When searching for a new home, you may find that many desirable communities have homeowner associations (HOA) in place. This shouldn’t deter you from purchasing a home in your favorite neighborhood—there’s a lot to love about entering a community that features an HOA. Continue reading