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February 16, 2017Redfin: Home Prices And Sales Showed Steady Growth in January While Inventory Continued to Decline
Last Month was the Fastest January Housing Market on Record SEATTLE — Feb. 16, 2017 — U.S. home prices rose 7.0 percent in January and home sales gained 5.6 percent over last year, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. Inventory fell 12 percent compared to last year, the largest annual drop in the number of homes for sale since April 2013. The dearth of supply was due in part to a 5.1 percent annual decline in new listings. But last month was also the f... 
February 06, 2017Redfin Names the Best Cities for Living Without a Car
Redfin Compiled Walk Score Rankings to Find Top 10 U.S. Cities with the Highest Bike, Walk and Transit Scores SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Proximity to restaurants, grocery stores, parks and jobs are some of the key perks of urban living, especially if those destinations are accessible without a car. Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, compiled the latest Walk Score rankings to see which U.S. cities with populations greater than 300,000 have the highest comp... 
February 02, 2017Independent Study Finds Redfin Estimate to be Most Accurate Among Top Automated Home-Value Estimates
The Redfin Estimate was More than Twice as Likely to be Within 3% of the Home's Selling Price than the Zillow ZestimateⓇ and more than Four Times as Likely as the Homes.com EstimateSEATTLE -- Feb. 2, 2017 -- Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced the findings of a comprehensive, independent study that found that the Redfin Estimate more accurately predicted the value of thousands of homes for sale than estimates from other leading providers of public ... 
February 01, 2017Solar Power is an Untapped Resource in These 10 Cities
Redfin Teamed Up with Sun Number to Find the Top 10 U.S. Cities in the Northeast Region with Untapped Solar PotentialSEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Northeast region of the United States may not seem like an ideal area for solar power, but there is actually a lot of untapped solar potential in that part of the country. Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, teamed up with Sun Number, a U.S. Dept. of Energy SunShot-funded startup that has developed a patented, automate... 
January 31, 2017Redfin Housing Demand Index Reached a New High in December
Homebuyer Demand Increased 15 Percent in the Last Month of the Year SEATTLE — Jan 31, 2017 — The Redfin Housing Demand Index increased 15.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted level of 124 in December, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. This marks the highest level recorded since January 2013, the first month measured by the Redfin Demand Index. The Demand Index is based on thousands of Redfin customers requesting home tours and writing offer... 
January 26, 2017Redfin Launches Mortgage Business
DALLAS — Jan. 26, 2017 — Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, has formed Redfin Mortgage to loan money to Redfin customers buying homes. By integrating a lending operation with Redfin’s existing brokerage and title businesses, the company’s ultimate goal is an entirely digital process, with better service, a faster closing and lower fees. Redfin Mortgage plans to begin issuing loans in the first half of 2017, initially serving customers in Austin, Dallas, Ho... 
January 25, 2017Redfin Report: Luxury Home Prices Inched Up 0.7 Percent in Fourth Quarter as the Rest of the Market Showed Substantial Gains
Santa Clarita, California showed the largest price gains among luxury markets surveyed Seven of the nation’s 10 most unequal cities were in Florida SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Luxury home prices rose 0.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to 2015, to an average of $1.6 million, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. Redfin’s analysis tracks home sales in more than 1,000 cities across the country and defines a home as luxury if it i... 
January 20, 2017Nine Home Improvement Projects Worth Taking On In 2017
Redfin Data Shows Which Home Improvement Projects are Still Popular and Which Are Yesterday’s Trend SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Home design trends are constantly changing and evolving, so it can be difficult to decide which home improvement projects are worth the time and money. Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, dug into listing data to find out which home trends are becoming more popular, which are holding steady and which are a thing of the past. “Hom... 
January 19, 2017Redfin Predicts The Hottest Neighborhoods of 2017
Oakland’s Bushrod Expected to be the Nation’s Hottest Neighborhood 117 Neighborhoods in 39 Metropolitan  Areas Were Selected Based on Pageviews and Favorites on Redfin.comSEATTLE — Jan. 19, 2017 — Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced its annual list of neighborhoods across the country it predicts will be the hottest this year, topped by Bushrod in Oakland. To rank the neighborhoods that are heating up the most, the brokerage analyzed hundreds ... 
January 19, 2017Redfin: Home Prices Continued to Climb in December while Inventory Hit a Three-Year Low
One in three homes sold in December was under contract within two weeks -- the largest portion on record since 2010SEATTLE — Jan. 19, 2017 — U.S. home prices rose 4.7 percent in December as inventory declined 12.7 percent, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. Home sales were flat, growing just 0.5 percent from December 2015.Despite lackluster home sales volume, the extreme shortage of homes on the market made for the fastest December on record since Re...