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December 29, 2015Redfin Names the Most Competitive Neighborhoods for Homebuyers in 2015
Homebuyers Felt the Heat in Boston, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco SEATTLE — Dec. 29, 2015 — The 30 most competitive neighborhoods to buy a home in 2015 are located in just four cities, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. It is no coincidence that these cities--Boston, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco--are also among the nation’s prominent technology hubs. “These four metro areas have set themselves apart in terms of attracting and... 
December 29, 2015Homebuyer Demand Surges in November Despite Falling Inventory, Reports Redfin
Redfin Housing Demand Index Up 7.1% Year Over Year SEATTLE — Dec. 29, 2015 — The Redfin Housing Demand Index rose 7.1 percent to 83 in November from a year earlier. That’s nearly double October’s 3.7 percent increase, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. The Redfin Housing Demand Index is the industry’s first and only measure of homebuyer activity prior to purchase, and is based on millions of visits to Redfin.com home-listing pages and thousands o... 
December 17, 2015Redfin Report: Home Prices Strengthen While Sales Flatten In November
Persistent Low Inventory Responsible for 6.8% Price Growth and 0.9% Sales Growth SEATTLE — December 17, 2015 — Home prices surged in November by 6.8 percent from last year, the biggest increase since April, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. Sixteen of the 68 markets tracked by Redfin saw year-over-year price growth in the double digits. Nationally, sales were flat, up just 0.9 percent, with low inventory largely to blame. Inventory declined 4.7 p... 
December 15, 2015Redfin Survey: Buyers Unfazed by Looming Mortgage Rate Increase
Homebuyers Cite Rising Prices as Top Concern, Plan to Lower Target Price Range if Rates Top 5% SEATTLE — Dec. 15, 2015 — The vast majority of homebuyers expect mortgage rates to rise in the coming months, but just 6 percent consider rates a top concern, according to a survey of more than 1,100 homebuyers conducted by Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. Instead, buyers today are worried about rising home prices (26%), low inventory (16%) and competition... 
December 10, 2015Redfin Names the Best Neighborhoods to See Holiday Lights in 2015
List includes the top 25 cities nationwide and the top five neighborhoods in each SEATTLE — Dec. 10, 2015 — It's a holiday tradition for many families to grab some hot cocoa, turn on holiday tunes and drive around neighborhoods to look at lights. To help families figure out where to go, today Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, released a list of the top 25 cities to see holiday lights in the U.S., and the top five neighborhoods within each city. The repor... 
December 08, 2015Redfin Agent Survey: Home Sellers are Losing Their Market Advantage
Homebuyers More Demanding; Millennials Want Short Commutes SEATTLE — Dec. 8, 2015 — After a year of heated competition for homes across the country, the balance of power between buyers and sellers is shifting, according to a survey conducted last month by Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. The survey of 900 Redfin agents across the country revealed that only 6 percent of respondents believed sellers held all the power, down from 36 percent in the first qu... 
December 07, 2015Redfin Report: Luxury Home Prices Fell in the Third Quarter for the First Time Since 2012
Rest of the Market Saw Steady Growth SEATTLE — Dec. 7, 2015 — Home prices in the luxury market fell in the third quarter for the first time since 2012, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. Prices in the luxury market, which Redfin defines as the priciest 5 percent of home sales, fell 2.2 percent year over year, while prices in the rest of the market increased 3.8 percent. The dip in luxury values might indicate that wealthy buyers and foreign ... 
December 03, 2015Redfin Introduces Automated Home-Value Estimate
Redfin Estimate Uses Sophisticated Algorithm to Maximize Accuracy, with Industry’s Lowest Published Error Rate SEATTLE--December 3, 2015--Redfin, the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced the Redfin Estimate, an automated home-value estimate. Users can find the Redfin Estimate for a home by typing an address into the search box on Redfin.com. The Redfin Estimate is displayed next to the last-sold price for homes that are not for sale, and below the list price for on-marke... 
December 02, 2015New York Ranks Best City for Public Transit in 2016 According to Redfin
Transit Score Now Available for 350 U.S. Cities and More Than 10,000 Neighborhoods Across the Country SEATTLE — Dec. 2, 2015 — New York is the best U.S. city for public transit, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. Today Redfin published the 2016 Transit Score® ranking by Walk Score®, a Redfin company, and announced the expansion of Transit Score ratings to a total of 350 U.S. cities and more than 10,000 neighborhoods. New York’s Tra... 
November 24, 2015Homebuyer Demand Strengthened in October as Inventory Continued to Decrease, Reports Redfin
Redfin Housing Demand Index Up 3.7% Year Over Year SEATTLE — Nov. 24, 2015 — Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced that the Redfin Housing Demand Index increased 3.7 percent to 92 in October from 89 a year earlier. The Redfin Housing Demand Index is the industry’s first and only measure of homebuyer activity prior to purchase, and is based on millions of visits to Redfin.com home-listing pages and thousands of Redfin customers requesting t... 
November 20, 2015Redfin Report: Neighborhoods with a Balanced Home-Price Mix Cover Just 13 Percent of Our Cities
Boston and Seattle Are the Most Economically Integrated  Cities; Columbus the Most Affordable CitySEATTLE - Nov. 20, 2015 - Places with a balanced mix of home  prices cover just 13 percent of major U.S. cities, according to the latest report by Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. The report  ranks the 20 most economically integrated large U.S.cities, as well as the top  five most economically integrated neighborhoods in each city. “Communities ... 
November 19, 2015Real Estate Brokerage Redfin Rolls Out Newly Designed Yard Sign
Bold Red, Mixed-Material Modern Sign Will Soon Front Thousands of Redfin-listed Homes for Sale Across the Country SEATTLE -- Nov. 19, 2015 -- Redfin, the next-generation real estate brokerage, is beginning the national rollout of a newly designed yard sign. The signs will be installed in front of Redfin-listed homes for sale in Seattle, Boston, Charlotte, Maryland, Nashville, Northern Virginia, Phoenix, San Diego, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin in the next few weeks, and the rest of Redfin... 
November 19, 2015Redfin Report: Housing Market Takes Dramatic Turn as Sales Flatten in October
Home Prices Increase 6% as New Listings Slow to 3.5% and Inventory Slumps 4.3% SEATTLE — Nov. 19, 2015 — Home sales stalled in October, increasing by a mere 0.3 percent year over year, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. This was an abrupt slowdown from September’s double-digit sales growth. Twenty-seven of 67 metros tracked by Redfin had fewer transactions, including hot markets like Seattle, Denver, Austin, Miami and Dallas. Nationwide, the m... 
November 12, 2015Redfin Report: These Are the Most Affordable Cities for Music Lovers
One in Five Home Sellers Is Listing Now in Order to Pull Out a Profit SEATTLE — November 12, 2015 — Results of the latest Redfin Real-Time Home-Seller Survey showed signs that the market is approaching normalcy and that seller optimism is very high this fall, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next generation real estate brokerage. When asked why they’re selling their homes now, respondents to Redfin’s survey of 730 home sellers were more likely to cite typical life-cycle motivators ... 
November 12, 2015Redfin Survey: Optimism Outweighs Urgency Among Home Sellers in the Third Quarter
One in Five Home Sellers Is Listing Now in Order to Pull Out a Profit SEATTLE — November 12, 2015 — Results of the latest Redfin Real-Time Home-Seller Survey showed signs that the market is approaching normalcy and that seller optimism is very high this fall, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next generation real estate brokerage. When asked why they’re selling their homes now, respondents to Redfin’s survey of 730 home sellers were more likely to cite typical life-cycle motivator... 
November 10, 2015Redfin Brings Progressive Real Estate Brokerage, Industry-Leading Website and Mobile Apps to Birmingham, Alabama
Homebuyers and Sellers Can Now Work with Redfin Agents Who are Paid Based on Client Satisfaction SEATTLE — November 10, 2015 — Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced the debut of its home buying and selling services in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition to working with local, Redfin-employed real estate agents, people can search Redfin.com and the Redfin iOS and Android apps for all the agent-listed homes for sale in the greater Birmingham me... 
October 27, 2015Homebuyer Demand Flat in September as Inventory Shrinks
Redfin Projects October Prices Up 4.5% Year over  Year, and Sales Up 7.3%   November Prices Expected to Rise 4.3% in  November; Sales to Gain 8.3%SEATTLE — Oct. 27, 2015 — Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced that the Redfin Housing Demand Index increased 0.3 percent to 93 in September 2015 from 92 a year earlier, the smallest annual increase so far this year.The Redfin Housing Demand Index is the industry’s first and only measure ... 
October 22, 2015Healthy Fall Market Entices Sellers to List at Higher Prices, Redfin Reports
Surges in List Prices and Price Drops Indicate Sellers May  Be Overly Confident   SEATTLE--(BUSINESS  WIRE)--The latest data  from September demonstrate how impressively the housing market has performed in  2015, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage.  Sales in 2015 have outpaced 2014 sales every month this year and prices have  increased year over year each month since December 2011.  The median sale price  i... 
September 30, 2015Redfin Report: Luxury Home Prices Remain Flat in the Second Quarter of 2015
Bottom 95% of the Market Grew 10 times Faster than the High End, Increasing 4% Year over Year Miami Beach has the Most Unequal Housing Market SEATTLE — Sept. 30, 2015 — Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today reports that home prices in the luxury market, which Redfin defines as the priciest 5 percent of properties, increased a mere 0.4 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier. In contrast, prices in the bottom 95 percent of the market grew 10 ... 
September 29, 2015Redfin Fall Housing Outlook Sees Healthy Buyer Demand; Steady Price and Sales Growth
Redfin Forecasts September Home Prices Up 5.3% Year Over Year, and Sales Up 10% October Prices Expected Up 5.1%; Sales Will Gain 7.9% SEATTLE--September 29, 2015--Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced that the Redfin Housing Demand Index increased 9.6 percent to 103 from 94 a year ago. The Redfin Housing Demand Index is the industry’s first and only measure of homebuyer activity prior to purchase, and is based on millions of visits to Redf... 
September 18, 2015Home Sales Fall Amid Typical August Slowdown, With Supply Getting A Small But Needed boost, Redfin Reports
Prices Increase 5.8 Percent  Nationally From Last Year  SEATTLE — Sept. 18, 2015 — August home sales fell 11.8  percent from July as 10.8 percent fewer homes were listed for sale, according  to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate  brokerage. The national median sale price fell slightly month over month to  $275,200 in August. The overall number of homes for sale remained at about the  same level, increasing by 0.2 percentage points.  ... 
September 16, 2015Survey: One in Five Homebuyers Made an Offer Sight Unseen
SurveyMonkey Study of 2,134 People Who Bought or Sold a Home in the Past Two Years Finds Consumers Are Open to Unconventional Real Estate Practices 37% of Homebuyers Received Savings from their Traditional Real Estate Agent 17% of Homebuyers and 13% of Sellers Decided to Forego the Help of a Real Estate Agent SEATTLE -- Sept. 16, 2015 -- A survey of 2,134 Americans who bought and/or sold a home in the past two years revealed while small portions of homebuyers and sellers had used unconventional ... 
September 10, 2015Redfin Brings Progressive Real Estate Brokerage, Industry-Leading Website and Mobile Apps to Grand Rapids, Michigan
Homebuyers and Sellers Can Now Work with Redfin Agents Who are Paid Based on Client Satisfaction SEATTLE — September 10, 2015 — Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced the debut of its home-buying and selling services in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In addition to working with local, Redfin-employed real estate agents, people can search Redfin.com and the Redfin iOS and Android apps for all the agent-listed homes for sale in the greater Grand Rapids ... 
September 04, 2015Redfin Brings Progressive Real Estate Brokerage, Industry-Leading Website and Mobile Apps to Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Homebuyers and Sellers Can Now Work with Redfin Agents Who are Paid Based on Client Satisfaction SEATTLE — Sep. 4, 2015 — Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced the debut of its home-buying and selling services in Brooklyn, New York. In addition to working with local, Redfin-employed real estate agents, people can search Redfin.com and the Redfin iOS and Android apps for all the agent-listed homes for sale in Brooklyn. For service i... 
August 28, 2015Redfin Brings Progressive Real Estate Brokerage, Industry-Leading Website and Mobile Apps to the Piedmont Triad Region in North Carolina
Homebuyers and Sellers Can Now Work with Redfin Agents Who are Paid Based on Client Satisfaction SEATTLE — August 28, 2015 — Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced the debut of its home-buying and selling services in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad Region, including Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point. In addition to working with local, Redfin-employed real estate agents, people can search Redfin.com and the Redfin iOS and Android apps fo... 
August 25, 2015Redfin July Forecasts Hit the Mark as Housing Demand Cools for Fourth Consecutive Month
August Forecast of 2.2% Price Growth Likely too Low Prices Expected to Rise 5.3% in September; Sales Will Gain 10% Year Over Year SEATTLE -- Aug. 25, 2015 -- Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced that the Redfin Housing Demand Index, the industry’s first and only measure of homebuyer activity prior to purchase, decreased 5 percent in July, falling to 108 from 113 in June, the fourth consecutive month-over-month decline. Redfin real esta... 
August 24, 2015Redfin Ranks the Most Walkable Mid-Sized Cities of 2015
Jersey City and Newark, New Jersey have Highest Walk Scores Among Cities with Populations of 200,000 to 300,000 SEATTLE — Aug. 24, 2015 — Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today released its 2015 ranking of the most walkable mid-sized U.S. cities with populations between 200,000 and 300,000. According to data from Walk Score®, a Redfin company, two New Jersey cities, Jersey City and Newark, top the list, followed by Arlington, Virginia. Many of... 
August 20, 2015Home Sales Up 13.4% in July as Supply Hovers Near Record Lows, Redfin Reports
Prices Increase 5.8% Nationally; Moderate Increases in Inventory and Lower Market Speed Signal Seasonal Slowdown to Come SEATTLE — Aug. 20, 2015 — The supply of homes for sale remained very low at the end of July at just 2.9 months, according to Redfin ( www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. Home sales remained strong with an increase of 13.4 percent over last July, and price growth jumped to 5.8 percent year over year, up from 4.6 percent in June. New listings... 
August 19, 2015Redfin Brings Progressive Real Estate Brokerage, Industry-Leading Website and Mobile Apps to Columbus, Ohio
Homebuyers and Sellers Can Now Work with Redfin Agents Who are Paid Based on Client SatisfactionSEATTLE — August 19, 2015 — Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced the debut of its home-buying and selling services in Columbus, Ohio. In addition to working with local, Redfin-employed real estate agents, people can search Redfin.com and the Redfin iOS and Android apps for all the agent-listed homes for sale in the greater Columbus metro area. “Since laun... 
August 19, 2015Redfin Survey: High Prices were Homebuyers' Top Concern in Second Quarter as Mortgage Rate Worries Declined
Repeat Homebuyers Shift Strategy as More Plan to Sell First,  Then Buy SEATTLE — Aug. 19, 2015  — High prices ranked as the number one concern among homebuyers in the second  quarter of 2015, according to a survey of over 3,300 homebuyers conducted by  Redfin (www.redfin.com),  the next generation real estate brokerage. The high cost of real estate in the  second quarter edged out last year’s number one concern of limited  inventory.  Twenty-seven percent ... 
August 11, 2015Redfin Names the 10 Best Cities for Technology-Assisted Living
Technology-based Services Like Carelinx and Instacart Can Provide an Affordable Alternative to Assisted-living Facilities in These Cities SEATTLE — Aug. 11, 2015 — Today Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, released a list of the 10 best cities for technology-assisted living, which are places where it’s feasible to use technology-based services like Carelinx and Instacart to age in place, rather than moving to an assisted living facility. “People ... 
July 23, 2015Redfin Brings Progressive Real Estate Brokerage, Industry-Leading Website and Mobile Apps to El Paso, Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley
People Can Now Buy and Sell Homes in Three Additional Texas Cities with the Help of Redfin Agents, Paid Based on Client Satisfaction   SEATTLE - July 23, 2015- Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced the debut of its home-buying and selling services in El Paso, Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley. People can now search all the agent-listed homes for sale in these cities on Redfin.com and the Redfin iOS and Android apps and work with local, ... 
July 23, 2015Redfin Debuts New Housing Market Index Capturing U.S. Homebuyer Demand; Forecasts Future Home-Price and Sales Trends
  Cooling Homebuyer Demand in June Suggests Home-Price Growth will Slow in August; the Most Substantial Price Relief Since February 2012 August Prices Expected Up Just 2.2% and Sales Up 4.6% Year Over Year in 15-Market Composite SEATTLE -- July 23, 2015 -- Redfin, the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced that U.S. homebuyer demand, an early indicator of housing-market performance, was up 13 percent year over year in June. This is according to the Redfin ... 
July 16, 2015Redfin Brings Progressive Real Estate Brokerage, Industry-Leading Website and Mobile Apps to Reno
People Can Now Buy and Sell Homes in Reno with the Help of Redfin Agents, Paid Based on Client Satisfaction SEATTLE - July 16, 2015- Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced the debut of its home-buying and selling services in Reno, Nevada. People can now search all the agent-listed homes for sale in the greater Reno area on Redfin.com and the Redfin iOS and Android apps and work with local, Redfin-employed real estate agents to buy and sell hom... 
July 16, 2015June Housing Market Sets All-Time Records for High Speed and Low Supply, Redfin Reports
Prices Soared 14.8% in Denver and 16.3% in San Francisco from Last Year; Boston Home Sales Increased 49.3% in One Month SEATTLE — July 16, 2015 — U.S. home sales increased 11.4 percent in June compared to the same time last year, leaving buyers with the lowest supply of homes for sale on record, according to Redfin, (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. June was also the fastest month for home sales on record, with median days on market falling to 26, breaking the... 
July 07, 2015Redfin Introduces On-Demand Home Touring with 'Book It Now'
House Hunters Pick the Day and Time They Want to Tour any Home for Sale on Redfin.com and a Redfin Agent Will Accompany Them with No Obligation SEATTLE — July 7, 2015 — Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced ‘Book It Now,’ making booking a home tour as fast and easy as ordering a car service or making a dinner reservation online. ‘Book It Now’ is especially important in today’s strong real estate market, in which homes are selling at their fast... 
June 23, 2015Redfin Names the 10 Best Cities to Throw a Pool Party
Homes with a Pool in These Cities Have Higher Asking Prices than Homes Without SEATTLE — June 23, 2015 — Summer is officially here and to celebrate Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, released a list of the 10 best cities to throw a backyard pool party. To put together the list, Redfin data scientists analyzed the listing descriptions of all the homes that have hit the market in the last year and found the cities with the highest percentage of listings th... 
June 18, 2015Homes Selling At Fastest Pace in 2 Years, Redfin Reports
Nationwide Home Prices Rise Only 1.6%; San Francisco Home Prices Soar 25% From Last Year; Boston Homes Sell Twice as Fast in May than in April SEATTLE — June 18, 2015 — Homes were on the market only 28 days in May, down from 32 days in April, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. Last month, 35.6 percent of homes went under contract within two weeks of their debut, just shy of the peak rate of 35.8 percent exactly two years ago in May 2013. Eve... 
June 12, 2015Redfin Brings Progressive Real Estate Brokerage, Industry-Leading Website and Mobile Apps to Dayton, Ohio and Little Rock, Arkansas
Homebuyers and Sellers Can Now Work with Redfin Agents    Who are Paid Based on Client SatisfactionSEATTLE —  June 12, 2015 — Redfin  (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today  announced the debut of its home-buying and selling services in Dayton, Ohio and Little Rock, Arkansas. In  addition to working with local, Redfin-employed real estate agents, people can  search all the agent-listed homes for sale in the greater Dayton and Little ... 
June 02, 2015Redfin Brings Progressive Real Estate Brokerage, Industry-leading Website and Mobile Apps to New Orleans
Buyers and Sellers in New Orleans Can Now Work with Redfin Agents Who Are Paid Based on Client Satisfaction SEATTLE - June 2, 2015- Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced the debut of its home-buying and selling services in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to working with local, Redfin-employed real estate agents, people can search all the agent-listed homes for sale in the greater New Orleans area on Redfin.com and the Redfin iOS and Andro... 
May 29, 2015Redfin Brings Progressive Real Estate Brokerage, Industry-Leading Website and Mobile Apps to Buffalo, New York
Homebuyers and Sellers Can Now Work with Redfin Agents Who are Paid Based on Client Satisfaction SEATTLE — May 21, 2015 — Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced the debut of its home-buying and selling services in Buffalo, New York. In addition to working with local, Redfin-employed real estate agents, people can search all the agent-listed homes for sale in the greater Buffalo area on Redfin.com and the Redfin iOS and Android apps. “I have live... 
May 21, 2015Redfin: Luxury Home Prices Exhibited Little Growth In First Quarter Of 2015
Los Angeles, Miami Beach and San Francisco Led the Top 20 Areas for Most Expensive Properties Luxury Prices in Delray Beach and Miami Beach were 12 Times More Expensive than the Bottom 95% of the Market; In San Diego Luxury Prices were Just 3.5 Times above the Rest of the Market SEATTLE — May 21, 2015 — Sales of million-dollar-plus homes surged in the first three months of 2015. But the luxury market, defined as the priciest five percent of properties, grew at their slowest pace in three years... 
May 14, 2015Home Prices Increased 6.5% in April as Homes Sold at Record Speeds, Redfin Reports
San Francisco Prices Skyrocketed 22.2% to $1,100,000; Denver Homes Sold in 5 Days; 43.4% of Seattle Homes Sold Above Asking Price SEATTLE — May 14, 2015 — Home sales across Redfin markets increased at a rate of 5.4 percent compared to a year earlier, according to Redfin, (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate broker. Home prices also trended upward. The median sale price rose 6.5 percent year-over-year to $275,700. April was the third month in a row that prices grew above 6 p... 
May 14, 2015Walk Score Names Minneapolis the Most Bikeable City of 2015 in Latest Bike Score Ranking
Bike Score Now Available for More than 150 U.S. Cities SEATTLE — May 14, 2015 — Walk Score®, a Redfin company, today released its 2015 ranking of the most bikeable U.S. cities with populations over 300,000 and announced the expansion of its Bike Score ranking to a total of 154 U.S. cities and more than 10,000 neighborhoods. With a Bike Score of 81.3, Minneapolis is the most bikeable city, holding a strong lead over San Francisco (75.1) and Portland (72.0). Bike Score Rank of Larg... 
May 13, 2015Redfin, Trupanion and Rover.com Name the Top 5 Most and Least Expensive Places to Have a Dog
Ranking is based on dog-friendly rental costs, pet medical insurance premiums and dog sitting and daycare costs SEATTLE — May 13, 2015 — In honor of National Pet Month, today Redfin, a real estate brokerage, Trupanion, a company that offers medical insurance for cats and dogs, and Rover.com, the nation's largest network of dog lovers for hire, teamed up to get a holistic look at the costs involved in responsibly caring for a dog in major cities across the U.S. While the cost of food and... 
May 06, 2015Redfin Brings Progressive Real Estate Brokerage, Industry-leading Website and Mobile Apps to Bend, Oregon
Buyers and Sellers in Bend Can Now Work with Redfin Agents Who Are Paid Based on Client Satisfaction SEATTLE - May 6, 2015- Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced the debut of its home-buying and selling services in Bend, Oregon. In addition to working with local, Redfin-employed real estate agents, people can search all the agent-listed homes for sale in the greater Bend area, including Redmond, Sisters, Prineville and La Pine, on Redfin.com a... 
May 05, 2015Redfin: Homebuyers Faced Fewer Bidding Wars in March Thanks to Surge in New Listings
61% of Redfin Offers Had Competition in March, Down from Last Year; Rate Expected to Increase in Coming Months SEATTLE — May 5, 2015 — In March, 61 percent of offers written by Redfin agents faced competition from other buyers, up from 57 percent in February, but down slightly from 63 percent in March 2014, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. How is it that the market feels more competitive than last year, but the numbers say it's less so? ... 
April 30, 2015Redfin Appoints Bridget Frey as Chief Technology Officer
Frey now oversees the company’s award-winning real estate website as well as front- and backend technology that’s redefining how Americans buy and sell homes SEATTLE — April 30, 2015 — Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced the appointment of Bridget Frey to the role of chief technology officer. Frey most recently served as senior vice president of engineering at Redfin and has been with the company sinc... 
April 29, 2015Redfin Brings Progressive Real Estate Brokerage, Industry-Leading Website and Mobile Apps to Charleston, South Carolina
Buyers and Sellers in Charleston Can Now Work with Redfin Agents Who Are Paid Based on Client Satisfaction SEATTLE - April 29, 2015- Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced the debut of its home-buying and selling services in Charleston, South Carolina. In addition to working with local, Redfin-employed real estate agents, people can search all the agent-listed homes for sale in the greater Charleston area on Redfin.com and the Redfin iOS and An... 
April 28, 2015Redfin Introduces 'Last Call; - A Service that Generates Multiple Offers for Home Sellers who List with Redfin
Latest Innovation in Home Selling Targets Interested Buyers with a Virtual Auction-Like Experience SEATTLE — April 28, 2015 — Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced a home seller’s dream come true: ‘Last Call.’ Using massive amounts of Redfin proprietary homebuyer data, Redfin agents can now send out a “Last Call for Offers” email to people interested in a client’s home, with just enough time to gather additional offers. Recipients include those wh... 
April 23, 2015Redfin Report: The Home Inventory Shortage Is Even Worse Than It Appears
Nearly 70% of Homes for Sale at the end of March Had Been on the Market More Than 30 Days SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As of March 31, nearly 70 percent of homes on the market were stale, meaning they had languished unsold for more than a month, according to the latest report by Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. As the spring selling season gets into full swing, Redfin examined 50 markets to see if fresh inventory is growing, and whether it’s grow... 
April 22, 2015Redfin Brings Progressive Real Estate Brokerage, Industry-Leading Website and Mobile App to Pittsburgh
Buyers and Sellers in Pittsburgh Can Now Work with Redfin Agents Who Are Paid Based on Client Satisfaction SEATTLE - April 22, 2014 - Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced the debut of its home-buying and selling services in Pittsburgh, with local, Redfin-employed real estate agents. Additionally, people can search all the agent-listed homes for sale in the greater Pittsburgh area on Redfin.com and the Redfin iOS and Android apps. Pittsburgh native... 
April 22, 2015Redfin Names The 10 Best Cities for Green Homes
Report finds that eco-friendly homes sell for more money than homes without green features SEATTLE — April 22, 2015 — In honor of Earth Day, today Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, identified the 10 best cities for green homes in the U.S., based on the percentage of homes with “green” features that sold over the past year. The report also names the top three neighborhoods for green homes in each of the top 10 cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Squ... 
April 17, 2015Redfin Teams up with Move for Hunger to Benefit Food Banks Nationwide
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Redfin (www.redfin.com), the customer-first real estate brokerage, today announced its first company-wide nonprofit partnership, with national hunger relief organization Move For Hunger (www.moveforhunger.org). “Redfin employees, especially our agents, have been excited for a more structured program to support their communities” Tweet this Redfin will support Move For Hunger by hosting food drives, organizing team event fundraisers and through individua... 
April 16, 2015Buyer Demand Drives Double-Digit Growth In Home Sales, Devouring Inventory, Redfin Reports
Seattle shows lowest number of homes for sale on record; Denver breaks its speed record with homes selling in six days or fewer; Richmond booms with home sales up 47%; majority of homes in San Francisco sell for more than $1 million SEATTLE — Apr. 16, 2015 — Home sales increased 10.1 percent in March compared with a year earlier, while the number of new listings increased 9.2 percent, according to Redfin, (www.redfin.com), the customer-first real estate brokerage. Although more people are... 
April 09, 2015Redfin Brings Its Real Estate Brokerage to Knoxville and Oklahoma City
Homebuyers and Sellers Can Now Work with Redfin Agents Who are Paid Based on Customer Satisfaction SEATTLE — April 9, 2015 — Redfin (www.redfin.com), the customer-first real estate brokerage, today announced the launch of its home-buying and selling services in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. People in these areas can now search for homes on Redfin.com and the Redfin iOS and Android apps. “After hearing about Redfin from friends and family in nearby states for years, p... 
April 09, 2015Redfin Agents Report Home Sellers Gaining Power In The West, Losing Their Edge In Other Major Markets
First-Time Homebuyers Do More Research Than in Past Years; Millennials Want Single-Family Homes Downtown SEATTLE — April 9, 2015 — Redfin agents in Western cities report that home sellers have gained power in those markets since last year, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the customer-first real estate brokerage. Agents in the West reporting that “sellers have all the power” notably jumped 12 percentage points over the same period last year, according to the latest quarterly survey of ... 
April 08, 2015Redfin Brings Its Real Estate Brokerage to Cincinnati, Louisville and Salt Lake City
Homebuyers and Sellers in These Cities Can Now Work with Redfin Agents Who are Paid Based on Customer Satisfaction SEATTLE — April 8, 2015 — Redfin (www.redfin.com), the customer-first real estate brokerage, today announced the launch of its home-buying and selling services in Cincinnati, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky; and Salt Lake City, Utah. People in these areas can now search for homes on Redfin.com and the Redfin iOS and Android apps. “People in Louisville, Salt Lake City and Cinc... 
April 08, 2015Redfin and Foursquare Name the Top 10 Cities Keeping Vinyl Music Alive
List of Great Cities for Record Collectors Released in Celebration of Rex Manning Day Today SEATTLE — April 8, 2015 — Redfin (www.redfin.com), the customer-first real estate brokerage, and Foursquare (www.Foursquare.com), a city discovery app, today released a list of the 10 cities keeping vinyl music alive. The two collaborated on the list in celebration of today’s Rex Manning Day (a fictitious holiday referenced in the cult classic film “Empire Records”) as well as National Record Stor... 
April 08, 2015Redfin Customer Home Tours Up 45%, Signed Offers Up 35% Year over Year in March, Indicating Steady Growth in Real Estate Market
SEATTLE — April 8, 2015 — The number of Redfin customers requesting tours of homes for sale increased 44.6 percent last month as compared with the same period a year ago, according to the latest Real-Time Demand Pulse from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the customer-first real estate brokerage. Signed offers were up 36.4 percent year over year. While both numbers are down slightly compared to February 2015, Easter arrived early, slowing demand in the last week of March. Coming off the heels o... 
April 07, 2015Walk Score Ranks the Most Walkable Cities of 2015
New York Ranks No. 1 and Increases Lead Over San Francisco; Revitalization is Pushing Detroit and New Orleans Up the Ranks SEATTLE — April 7, 2015 — Walk Score® (www.walkscore.com), a Redfin company, today releasedits 2015 ranking of the most walkable U.S. cities with populations over 300,000. New York, the nation’s most walkable city, has increased its lead over No. 2 San Francisco. The two citiesessentially tied for first place in 2011. Walk Score Ranking of Large U.S. Cities Ran... 
April 06, 2015Redfin 'Shared Search' Makes It Easy for Couples, Parents and Agents to Work Together on a House Hunt
People shopping for homes on Redfin can now share and comment on their favorites with their loved ones SEATTLE — April 6, 2015 — Today Redfin (www.redfin.com), the customer-first real estate brokerage, launched Redfin Shared Search, a feature that makes it easy for people who are shopping for a home together to collaborate on the process. Now anyone using Redfin.com or the Redfin app on their iPhone or iPad can save, share and comment on their favorite homes with their co-buyer, real estate ag... 
March 31, 2015February Marks Seven Consecutive Months of Stable Home Price Growth, with Increased Sales and More New Listings, Redfin Reports
San Francisco Flirts with a $1 Million Median Sale Price, Up 16.2% from Last February to $979,750 SEATTLE — March 31, 2015 — The housing market showed continued signs of strength last month, pointing toward a healthy spring season, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the customer-first real estate brokerage. In welcome news for buyers, newly listed homes shot up by 11.5 percent over last year, the largest increase since October 2013. Across the 50 major metro areas that Redfin tracks,... 
March 24, 2015Redfin and Thumbtack Recommend Ways for Home Sellers to Use their Tax Refund
SEATTLE — March 24, 2015 — Homeowners who expect to receive a tax refund and who are planning to sell a home this spring will want to take a look at a report released today by Redfin (www.redfin.com), the customer-first real estate brokerage, and Thumbtack (www.thumbtack.com), a service that helps people find the right professionals for their projects. The report identifies home improvement projects that Redfin real estate agents recommend homeowners complete before putting their home on the ma... 
March 18, 2015Redfin Report: College Basketball Coaches Could Afford to Pay for Hundreds of Students' Tuition or Room and Board with Annual Salaries
Report Also Identifies Luxury Homes Each Coach Could Afford Near Their University SEATTLE — March 18, 2015 — While many people spent this week filling out brackets and fighting to secure conference rooms with TVs, Redfin ( www.redfin.com), the customer-first real estate brokerage, looked at the NCAA tournament from a housing perspective. College coaches are often the the highest paid state employees, and can afford housing that’s much more luxurious than a dorm room. To find out exactly how lu... 
March 13, 2015Redfin Brings Its Real Estate Brokerage, Website and Apps to Cleveland, Ohio
Buyers and Sellers Can Now Work with Redfin Agents Who Are Paid Based on Client Satisfaction SEATTLE - March 13, 2015 - Redfin (www.redfin.com), the customer-first real estate brokerage, today announced the launch of its home-buying and selling services in Cleveland, Ohio. People in the greater Cleveland area can now search for homes on Redfin.com and the Redfin iOS and Android apps and work with local Redfin agents to buy and sell homes. “We're excited to serve Clevelanders in their great, ... 
March 12, 2015Redfin Brings Its Real Estate Brokerage, Website and Apps to Southern Maine
Buyers and Sellers Can Now Work with Redfin Agents Who Are Paid Based on Client Satisfaction SEATTLE — Mar. 12, 2015 — Redfin (www.redfin.com), the customer-first real estate brokerage, today announced the debut of its home-buying and selling services in Southern Maine. People can now work with Redfin agents to buy and sell homes in Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Kennebunk, Biddeford, Augusta and the lakes region area. Additionally, the award-winning Redfin website and mobile apps now include all a... 
March 05, 2015Redfin Customer Home Tours Up 50% in February As More Buyers Enter Real Estate Market
SEATTLE — March 5, 2015 — The number of Redfin customers requesting tours of homes for sale jumped 50 percent last month from a year ago, according to the latest Real-Time Demand Pulse from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the customer-first real estate brokerage. Signed offers also showed strong, but slower growth, up 27 percent year over year. Redfin has seen high demand before, but the increase in buyer interest over the past two months has been record-breaking. A commensurate increase in new listi... 
March 04, 2015Hawaii Native Mike Demello Brings Progressive Real Estate Brokerage and Website to Oahu
Redfin Agents Now Offer Full-Service Home Buying and Selling to Oahu Customers, with the Country’s Most Accurate Real Estate Website SEATTLE — March 4, 2015 — Redfin (www.redfin.com), the customer-first real estate brokerage, today announced the debut of its home-buying and selling services on the island of Oahu. Additionally, Redfin’s award-winning website and mobile app now include all agent-listed homes for sale on the island. Hawaii native Mike DeMello will lead the Redfin brokerage on Oahu... 
February 26, 2015Redfin: 2015 Could Be the Biggest Year for Housing Since the Bust
6.3% Growth in New Listings and Record-Setting Demand Indicate Strongest Start to the Housing Market in Six Years SEATTLE — Feb. 26, 2015 — 2015 is shaping up to be the biggest year for real estate since the great recession according to Redfin ( www.redfin.com), the customer-first real estate brokerage. Redfin customers requesting home tours, an early indicator of housing market performance, jumped nearly 50 percent from a year ago and the number of newly listed homes for sale rose ... 
February 23, 2015Redfin: Luxury Home Price Growth Slows, But Foreign Buyers Boost Prices in Breakaway Cities
Growth of 3% in Fourth Quarter is Slowest Since 2012; Miami Beach High-End Prices Up 66% SEATTLE — Feb. 23, 2015 — Luxury home price growth slowed significantly in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to a report issued by Redfin, ( www.redfin.com), the customer-first real estate brokerage. For homes priced within the top 5 percent in Redfin markets, prices in the fourth quarter grew only 3 percent year over year, after growing 16 percent during the first three months of the year.... 
February 18, 2015Redfin Brings Its Real Estate Brokerage to Columbia and Greenville, South Carolina, and Omaha, Nebraska
Homebuyers and Sellers Can Now Work with Redfin Agents Who are Paid Based on Customer Satisfaction SEATTLE — February 18, 2015 — Redfin (www.redfin.com), the customer-first real estate brokerage, today announced the launch of its home-buying and selling services in Columbia and Greenville , South Carolina, as well as in Omaha, Nebraska. People in these areas can now search for homes on Redfin.com and the Redfin iOS and Android... 
February 13, 2015Redfin Survey: Many Millennials Choosing Mortgage Before Marriage
38% of Millennials Would, or Have, Put Off a Wedding to Buy a Home SEATTLE — Feb. 13, 2015 — Thirty-eight percent of American millennials (those aged 18-34) reported that they would, or have, put off a wedding or honeymoon in order to afford to buy a home, according to a survey by Redfin (www.redfin.com), the customer-first real estate brokerage. While marriage may come eventually for unmarried couples who buy a home together, for many, down payments have taken precedence over... 
February 11, 2015Redfin Brings Its Real Estate Brokerage to New Hampshire
Buyers and Sellers Can Now Work with Redfin Agents Throughout the State Who Are Paid Based on Client Satisfaction SEATTLE — Feb. 11, 2015 — Redfin (www.redfin.com), the customer-first real estate brokerage, today announced the launch of its home-buying and selling services in New Hampshire. People can now work with Redfin agents to buy and sell homes in all 10 counties across the state, including Rockingham, Hillsborough and Merrimack. “Redfin's love for New England i... 
February 05, 2015Redfin Brings Its Real Estate Brokerage to St. Louis
St. Louis Residents Can Now Work with Redfin Agents Who Are Paid Based on Client Satisfaction SEATTLE — February 5, 2015 — Redfin (www.redfin.com), the customer-first real estate brokerage, today announced the launch of its home-buying and selling services in St. Louis. People can now work with Redfin agents to buy and sell homes in the city of St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County. “The Gateway to the West has been getting a lot of attention lately for ha... 
February 05, 2015Redfin Answers Question “Should I Wait until Spring to List My Home?”
Redfin Report Confirms That Spring is the Best Season to List a Home, But Only Marginally Better Than Winter SEATTLE — Feb. 5, 2015 — The winter of 2015 has seen record homebuyer demand so far: Redfin home tours, offers written and home-buying class attendance surged in January, well above previous highs. With such strong demand early this year, Redfin wanted to see if sellers should list their homes now or follow conventional wisdom and wait until spring. Redfin (www.... 
February 03, 2015Redfin Brings Its Real Estate Brokerage to Albuquerque
Albuquerque Residents Can Now Work with Redfin Agents Who Are Paid Based on Client Satisfaction SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--February 3, 2015--Redfin ( www.redfin.com ), the customer-first real estate brokerage, today announced the launch of its home-buying and selling services in Albuquerque , New Mexico. People can now work with Redfin agents to buy and sell homes in the greater Albuquerque area, including Rio Rancho, the East M... 
January 28, 2015Redfin Releases Report Comparing Life in Boston and Seattle
The real estate brokerage ranks each city based on factors like income, housing, education and transportation, and declares Seattle as the winner SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- January 28, 2015 -- With the “big game” right around the corner, the rivalry between Boston and Seattle has already started to heat up, with fans in both cities proclaiming that their city is the best. But what is life like off of the field in these cities? Redfin ( www.redfin.com ),... 
January 27, 2015January Home Prices up 7.6% as Redfin Reports Record-Setting Homebuyer Demand
Rock-bottom Interest Rates, more Homes for Sale Send Housing Market off to an Early, Roaring Start Redfin Real Estate Agents Report Overflowing Open Houses, More Than 20 Buyers Competing for One House SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--January 27, 2015--The 2015 housing market is off to a very strong start, according to Redfin ( www.redfin.com ... 
January 22, 2015Redfin Predicts the Hottest Neighborhoods of 2015
135 Neighborhoods Across 27 Cities Were Selected Based on Page Views, Favorites on Redfin.com and the Redfin Hot Homes Algorithm SEATTLE - Jan. 22, 2015: Redfin (www.redfin.com), the customer-first brokerage, today announced its annual list of the neighborhoods across the country it predicts will be the hottest this year. To rank the neighborhoods that have grown the most in popularity leading into 2015, the company analyzed hundreds of millions of pages that its websit... 
January 15, 2015Redfin Hires Lorraine Woellert as Senior Real Estate Correspondent
Former Bloomberg Reporter will use Redfin and Industry Data to Offer Housing Market Analyses and Insights Geared Toward Consumers SEATTLE - Jan. 15, 2015: Redfin (www.redfin.com), the customer-first real estate brokerage, today announced that Lorraine Woellert has joined its ranks as senior real estate correspondent. Woellert comes to Redfin from Bloomberg News, where she reported on housing and mortgage policy, the economy and national politics. In her new role, she wil... 
January 14, 2015Redfin Brings Its Real Estate Brokerage to Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee
Nashville and Memphis Homebuyers and Sellers Can Now Work with Redfin Agents Who Are Paid Based on Client Satisfaction Seattle - Jan. 14, 2015: Redfin (www.redfin.com), the customer-first real estate brokerage, today announced the launch of its home-buying and selling services in Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee. People in these metros can now work with Redfin agents to buy and sell homes. "With a longstanding foundation in creative arts and education, and a diverse real estate market rangin... 
January 13, 2015Redfin Brings Its Real Estate Brokerage to Southwest Florida
Buyers and Sellers Can Now Work with Redfin Agents Who Are Paid Based on Client Satisfaction Seattle - Jan. 13, 2015: Redfin (www.redfin.com), the customer-first real estate brokerage, today announced the launch of its home-buying and selling services in Southwest Florida, including Fort Myers, Cape Coral,Estero, Bonita Springs and Naples. "Southwest Florida has everything from spacious beachfront properties to modest inland bungalows, creating an active year... 
January 06, 2015Redfin Identifies Six Housing Market Personas for 2015
rices in San Francisco, San Jose and Washington, DC are Topping Out; while Stalwarts like Chicago, Houston and Dallas are Still Growing Seattle - Jan. 6, 2015: Redfin (www.redfin.com), the customer-first real estate brokerage, today published an infographic depicting six 2015 housing market "personas" across the country. In addition to the standard fare of prices and number of homes for sale, the personas include hot neighborhoods, notable neighbors, preferred t...