|Tight home supply keeps driving up real estate prices in Bay Area and nation|
April 13, 2017
“It’s a national story. The number of U.S. homes for sale sank 13 percent in March compared to one year earlier, marking the 18th straight month of annual inventory declines, according to a report from Redfin. At the same time, said the report, 2017 “remains on track to be the fastest housing market on record.” Nearly a fifth (19.1 percent) of U.S. homes sold in March went under contract within two weeks, and 21.7 percent of homes sold for more than their asking price.”
|How Redfin's CTO created an inclusive, diverse tech workforce|
April 10, 2017
When Bridget Frey entered Redfin's Seattle headquarters in 2013, she was one of the first female engineers. Four years later, Frey became the company's CTO. During that time, she took Redfin's gender diversity from almost zero to nearly 30%.
|Mission nearly impossible this spring: Finding a home to buy |
April 07, 2017
“On average, sellers are receiving five to seven offers this spring, said Stephanie Collins, a Redfin agent in Denver. She had one home this year that drew 15 offers. Another got 52.”
|Buying a Home This Spring Will Be Hardest in Years|
April 01, 2017
“’We think that 2017 will be the fastest market’ since the peak of the last housing boom in 2006, said Nela Richardson, chief economist at Redfin. So far this year, homes are selling an average of eight days faster than last year.”
|Good Schools, Affordable Homes: Finding Suburban Sweet Spots|
March 30, 2017
“Using home price data from Redfin, a national real estate brokerage, and school quality data based on test scores from the Stanford Education Data Archive, we developed a set of charts that look at school quality, home price and commute. “
|Renters Now Rule Half of U.S. Cities|
March 23, 2017
“Fifty-two of the 100 largest U.S. cities were majority-renter in 2015, according to U.S. Census Bureau data compiled for Bloomberg by real estate brokerage Redfin. Twenty-one of those cities have shifted to renter-domination since 2009. These include such hot housing markets as Denver and San Diego and lukewarm locales, such as Detroit and Baltimore, better known for vacant homes than residential development.”
|Redfin CTO Bridget Frey has a message for managers who want to build more diverse teams|
March 17, 2017
“When Bridget Frey joined Redfin, she had the advantage of an existing relationship with the CEO, Glenn Kelman. The friendship allowed for a frank conversation about how Frey would balance her new job and family; she had two young children at the time. The two worked out an arrangement that worked for everyone, allowing her to thrive as an engineer and climb the ranks to CTO.”
|At the few tech companies led by female CTOs, ‘brilliant jerks’ are not allowed|
March 08, 2017
When asked to describe her team, Redfin CTO Bridget Frey uses words like “nice,” “friendly” and “collaborative.” While she was the only female engineer working out of the Seattle office when she joined the online real estate broker in 2011, now 30 percent of the engineers on her team are women.
|Spring housing already overheating think 60 offers on one house|
February 28, 2017
"Housing demand climbed considerably this year, even compared with last year, as the leading edge of the largest generation finally moves into homebuying and a stronger job market supports them. A monthly demand index from Redfin jumped to the highest level since January 2013, when the index began. Compared to January 2016, homebuyer demand was up 23 percent, led by a 26 percent annual increase in homebuyers requesting tours and an 18 percent increase in buyers making offers."
|Redfin CTO says machine learning needs human help|
February 21, 2017
"Machine learning can automate the handling of huge troves of data to help companies make and save money. However, they’re not without pitfalls, as the real estate tech company Redfin learned."
|Denver Was Fastest Moving Market in the U.S. in January|
February 16, 2017
"Denver replaced Seattle as the fastest moving housing market in the United States in January, with half of the homes on sale entering into contract in just 23 days, which was 20 days faster than a year ago, according to a report released Thursday by Redfin."
|3 Things Boston Homebuyers Should Do Before Attending an Open House|
February 09, 2017
"Agents should be able to point to their experience and explain where their strengths and weaknesses lie. “Transparency is important," says Redfin real estate agent Nancy Schiff. She also says a good agent should have a team who can tour homes on their clients' schedule, and should be prepared to respond quickly to their questions, understand what they are looking for and write offers quickly. In all, homebuyers should be able to trust the agent has their best interests at heart, she says."
|Buying a Home Is Nearly Impossible for Teachers in These Cities|
February 04, 2017
"Redfin, a real estate brokerage firm, compared listed home prices in more than 30 cities with average teachers' salaries to gauge what percentage of available homes teachers could afford. (Administrators, principals, and special-education teachers were not included in the data, and New York City was not studied.) The number of homes within reach for a single teacher has declined in some places by more than 25 percent since 2012."
|The 2017 Executive Excellence Awards: Glenn Kelman|
February 01, 2017
"What happens when a disrupter encounters disruption of its own? Real estate brokerage Redfin stormed the gates of an entrenched industry in 2006 through a lower-fee, internet-fueled model, refunding a portion of agent commissions to homeowners. Like the company’s founders, CEO Glenn Kelman was steeped in software development, and he saw inefficiencies to slash."
|Redfin Dives Into Lending|
January 26, 2017
"Redfin is betting that its existing business will allow it to find mortgage customers at a lower cost than a bank and that doing so will ease the sting of its higher borrowing costs."
|Rising Mortgage Rates Unlikely to Dampen Boston Real Estate|
November 24, 2016
“ 'In our experience, downtown Boston, Cambridge, and now parts of Somerville seem to hold value irrespective of trends in the broader housing market,' Adam Welling, Boston-area market manager for national real estate brokerage Redfin, said in an e-mail. “ 'Last decade, in the worst housing crash we are likely to see in our lifetimes, we saw property values plateau, but not decrease in those areas.' ”
|Big Jump in Women on Tech Company Boards|
November 16, 2016
"The number of women on the boards of tech companies has more than tripled since 2013 according to analysis of 100 public technology companies by Redfin, a national real estate brokerage."
|Why Everyone Should Be A Housing Voter|
November 08, 2016
"Nela Richardson, chief economist at online brokerage Redfin, spoke with FORBES on Election Day about why deep down we all vote (or should vote) on housing issues and how whoever wins the election could improve housing for all."
|West Coast Real Estate Brokerage Offers Price Estimate on Local Homes|
November 05, 2016
“ 'The Redfin Estimate has quickly become one of the most popular technologies on our website and mobile apps among home sellers, as well as buyers and homeowners,” says Bridget Frey, chief technology officer at Redfin. “We’ve seen a huge jump in the number of visits to off-market homes on Redfin.com, a sign that our industry-leading data science is helping people make decisions about buying and selling homes,' she says."
|A First TIme Buyer's Guide to Austin, Texas|
October 24, 2016
"Lauren Johnson, a real estate agent with Redfin, says, 'Find an agent who is your advocate and genuinely keeps your best interest at heart. There are a lot of things between the contract and looking at the construction that [first-time homebuyers] may not understand. Having somebody there, if you have doubts or change your mind, is important.'"
|The 20 Best Cities for Runners Training for a Marathon|
October 21, 2016
" if you're a serious runner, you need to consider Redfin's rankings of the best cities for marathon training. The real estate brokerage company looked at the parks per square mile, days of sunlight, walkscore, and the average daily temperature to determine which city reigns supreme when it comes to endurance running—look below and keep scrolling, because the results just might surprise you."
|Redfin Testing a 1 Percent Home Listing Fee in Metro Denver|
October 18, 2016
"Redfin, the Seattle-based real estate brokerage, will drop its listing fee for homes in metro Denver to 1 percent starting Tuesday, a move that could put more downward pressure on area real estate commissions."
|Celebrity Homes Spend More Time on the Market, says Redfin|
October 12, 2016
"In an analysis of 60 celebrity homes across the Los Angeles metro, Redfin used property data within 500 meters of each star listing to gauge time on the market and discount trends."
|Seattle Home Prices Still Raging Despite Extra Inventory, Slow Fall Season|
October 05, 2016
“'I have definitely noticed that my buyers have more to choose from, but what it feels like to me is that the buyer pool has been so large, and ever growing, that the increase in inventory has not eased the demand issue,' said Redfin agent Kyle Moss."
|Celebrities Are Worse at Selling Homes Than You are|
October 04, 2016
"A new Redfin analysis studied homes bought and sold by 60 celebrities, and compared them to similar homes in the area. The group found that celebrity-owned properties tended to stay on the market for about 36 days longer than other homes and that they often sold for below asking price."
|Agents' Choice 2016 Winners-Revealed|
October 04, 2016
"Announcing Our 2016 Winners. Below is a complete list of this year’s winners. Redfin.com was voted Best Brokerage Website"
|Meet the Internet's Truth-Telling Economist|
September 19, 2016
" Nela Richardson is now chief economist at Redfin, an online real estate brokerage and research firm. She leads the company’s efforts to leverage their vast database to inform consumers about the still convalescent housing market. Her focus of late has been on the headwinds facing the middle class and working class as it tries to achieve the American dream. 'At Freddie Mac, we talked about making housing affordable, but that’s just half the story,' Richardson says. 'It has to be livable too.' That means that communities must have 'great schools, job opportunities, a mechanism for upward mobility.' "
|No 'For Sale' Sign? Silicon Valley Buyers Aren't Deterred|
September 05, 2016
" 'We decided low inventory is also a permanent condition in Denver, San Francisco, Austin, Boston, Seattle,' said Glenn Kelman, chief executive of Redfin, an online real estate company based in Seattle. With more wealth in those areas causing an influx of people, along with low interest rates, 'there’s no place for them all to live,' he said."
|Geek of the Week: Redfin CTO Bridget Frey Aims to Make Buying or Selling a Home Easier Through Technology|
September 02, 2016
"When Bridget Frey moved from Boston to Seattle in 2008, the U.S. was in the midst of a major recession. Eight years later, Frey works for a real estate technology company that is playing a direct role in trying to help people navigate Seattle’s red-hot market, and markets across the country."
|Tips for Surving in Today's Bidding Wars|
August 25, 2016
"In Greater Boston — where available inventory is so scant that in June about half of new listings flew off the market in two weeks or less, according to Redfin — many sellers feel comfortable pricing their home below market value in an attempt to create a feeding frenzy among desperate buyers. Other times, it’s not even intentional: A fixer-upper in the right location can create its own commotion, warts and all."
|Redfin Says Those Crazy Home Bidding Wars in Seattle May Slow- but it's Still a Seller's Market|
August 18, 2016
"The real estate site’s July market report shows new housing inventory in the region is up 7.6 percent from July 2015."
|Home of the Day: Storybook romance in Santa Barbara's Hope Ranch|
August 12, 2016
" Over the past month, the median sale price for homes in the 93110 ZIP Code in June was $1.48 million based on 12 sales, according to Redfin. The asking price for homes in the area has increased 40.9% since July last year, while inventory has decreased by 16.8%."
Agents: John Venti, Redfin
|Neighborhoods With Greater Walkability Have Pricier Homes|
August 10, 2016
"Take a look at an analysis from the real estate group Redfin (which runs the Walk Score rating system). Across 14 major metro areas, it finds that each point on the Walk Score scale raises property prices by an average $3,250, or 0.9%."
|The Case for Working in Silicon Valley and Living in the Rust Belt |
July 19, 2016
"This may explain why the arrival of telecommuting tech workers to Grand Rapids has made the local housing market more competitive, says Kent Selders, the Redfin agent who sold Anderle his home. “It’s reverse sticker shock. People can’t believe how much home they’re getting for their money,” he says. “They’re paying all cash, or almost all cash, and looking at it like bargain shopping.”
|Redfin homebuying survey reveals bidding wars and offer back-outs|
July 11, 2016
"I've been advising a lot of my buyers to consider homes that may need a little TLC in desirable neighborhoods within the inner core of the city," Austin-based Redfin real estate agent Andrew Vallejo said. "Competition is high in the hot neighborhoods, but if buyers are willing to reconsider their priorities it's possible to find a great home without the worry of a bidding war and without breaking the bank."
|How Tech is Transforming American Real Estate|
July 05, 2016
"Glenn Kelman, chief executive officer at Redfin, discusses technology's impact on real estate, the San Francisco market and the trends he's seeing. He speaks to Bloomberg's Cory Johnson on "Bloomberg West."
|Redfin Shies Away From the Typical Start-Up’s Gig Economy|
July 05, 2016
"Mr. Kelman argues that full-time employees allow him to offer better customer service. Redfin gives its agents salaries, health benefits, 401(k) contributions and, for the most productive ones, Redfin stock, none of which is standard for contractors. Redfin currently employs more than 1,000 agents."
|The 15 Best Cities For Beer Lovers In The U.S|
July 03, 2016
"With the inclusion of home prices and Walk Score, it's definitely not giving the best cities for craft beer, but provides a window to where living and loving beer might be easiest. Under those criteria, it's not surprising that the classic beer cities that play home to some of the country's biggest brewers rank well. Milwaukee (home of Miller), St. Louis (home of Budweiser), and Denver (home of Coors) all rank in the top 10."
|Living Large!: Take a Look Inside Scott Disick, Lamar Odom, and Kris Humphries' Impressive Pads!|
June 22, 2016
"So we've all been keeping up with the Kardashians, but what about the famous fam's notorious exes?!"
|Housing supply falls short of demand by 430,000 units|
June 21, 2016
"As builders start work on more new houses, supply will eventually catch up to demand, but the supply-demand gap is expected to continue growing for several years, even if household formation is flat. Chances are it won’t be. Millennials are still forming households, and baby boomers are living longer and more independently than ever."
|16 Ways to Build a Better Dev Team|
June 20, 2016
“Our engineers shadow our real estate agents, learning what it’s like to take a customer on tour or negotiate a home purchase price,” says Bridget Frey, CTO of Redfin.
|San Francisco’s Housing Mania May Finally Have Reached Its Limit |
June 17, 2016
“It’s still a place where homes are snatched off the market pretty quickly,” said Nela Richardson, Redfin’s chief economist. “At the same time, the median sales price for the whole San Francisco metro is $1.2 million, and there comes a point even in San Francisco where prices outrun demand. We’re closer to that point than we’ve been in years past.”
|Seattle is 3rd Most Popular Pride Parade in U.S.|
June 16, 2016
"The real estate company put together the list based on Google trends in the U.S., and published it in advance of most of the Pride events happening this LGBT Pride Month. We are proud, we are Seattle, and we can't wait to celebrate this weekend".
|All under the same roof: Multigenerational housing outpaces cohabiting couples|
June 14, 2016
"A large segment of our clientele is saying, 'There is a very strong possibility in 5 or 10 years, my parents or my husband's parents will come live with us,'" said Redfin Chicago Agent William Finfrock.
|The World’s Top Economists Want to Work for Amazon and Facebook|
June 09, 2016
“It was like a geek dream come true,” said Nela Richardson, chief economist of the real estate brokerage Redfin.
|Raleigh making a name for itself with urban farming|
June 08, 2016
Madeline McBride of Redfin Realty, has dealt with that with her clients. “You are going to want to really dig into those HOA laws and make sure, in fact, that you can have them,” McBride said.
|Bidding wars: Homebuyers fight to pay more for Seattle homes|
June 04, 2016
“I’ve won a home within four hours of it being listed,” said Seattle Redfin agent Kyle Moss. “I have to move very quickly. That does not allow much time for due diligence. It’s a concern.”
|First Time Homebuyer Q&A with Redfin Real Estate|
May 26, 2016
You should also determine your price range, and set a maximum amount that is realistic. The Redfin home affordability calculator is a good place to start.
|Goodbye, empty nest: Millennials staying longer with parents|
May 24, 2016
Nela Richardson, chief economist at real estate brokerage Redfin, says one explanation for the sparse supply is that many baby boomers aren't able to sell their family homes and downsize for retirement because they still have adult children living with them.
|U.S. Home Price Growth Gains Strength in August |
October 27, 2015
Home prices rose in August, according to a report released Tuesday, suggesting the market has momentum heading into the final months of the year.
|U.S. Existing Home Sales Surge in September|
October 22, 2015
Sales of previously owned homes swung to a big increase in September, putting the market back on track for its strongest year since 2007.
|Home of the Day: Old Hollywood intrigue in Whitley Heights|
October 22, 2015
As the legend goes, silent screen star Rudolph Valentino commissioned this Spanish-style residence in Whitley Heights for his mistress, stage and film actress Pola Negri, in the early 1920s.
|Would You Buy This House Sight Unseen?|
September 16, 2015
One in five Americans who bought a home in the past two years said they had made an offer on a home they had never visited, based on a poll of 2,100 recent buyers conducted for Redfin by SurveyMonkey
|Pinterest Now Analyzing Pay For Discrimination Against Women|
August 13, 2015
Many older, established companies are already in the habit of making sure they’re not discriminating against women when it comes to pay. Now tech startups are starting to get hip to the practice, too.
|Sell your house on your iPhone?|
August 01, 2015
For the second year in a row, Millennials have led all age groups in home purchases, according to the 2015 National Association of Realtors Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study.
|Redfin unveils ‘Book it Now’ service, giving home shoppers flexibility to schedule on-demand tours on their schedules|
July 07, 2015
Redfin today is introducing a new service dubbed “Book it Now” that allows home shoppers to quickly and easily reserve a home tour, potentially getting a jump on other interested buyers.
|To make it home sweet home, there’s an app for that|
June 04, 2015
A plethora of new apps that cull a range of useful information for those looking to buy, rent or renovate a home has hit the market.
|Redfin’s wildfire expansion continues to blaze in 2015|
May 29, 2015
Fueled by a December bounty of $70.9 million in venture capital dough, tech-focused brokerage Redfin is taking the nation by storm and becoming a national real estate portal powerhouse in the process.
|Strong Dollar Makes U.S. Real Estate Less Attractive to Foreigners|
May 15, 2015
After years of finding bargains in a down real-estate market, some purchasers from abroad now face sharply higher housing prices because their nations’ currencies have fallen against the dollar.
|Boston, Cambridge Ranked Among Best Cities for Biking|
May 14, 2015
Walk Score, a company owned by real estate firm Redfin, looked at conditions for cyclists in over 150 U.S. cities of all population sizes. Of the 20 cities with populations of 300,000 or greater, Boston was ranked the fifth most bikeable city.
|Redfin set out to change real estate. Then real estate changed Redfin.|
May 10, 2015
"Real estate is by far the most screwed up industry in America," Glenn Kelman declared in a 2007 interview on 60 Minutes. Kelman, the CEO of the online real estate company Redfin, was following the familiar script of a disruptive internet startup. "We feel like things that Amazon or eBay or Yahoo have done for other industries, we can do for the real estate industry," he said.
|Is Seattle Silicon Valley’s Next Favorite Stop?|
April 25, 2015
A decade after Google set up shop in this city, Seattle has seen an explosion of Silicon Valley companies setting up their second engineering office.
|The 10 Best Neighborhoods in Seattle|
April 24, 2015
|These Are the Top 10 Cities for Green Living in America|
April 22, 2015
It may not always be easy being green, but plenty of Americans are making eco-friendly living a priority. And with so many people dedicating themselves to green living, there has been an influx in eco-friendly real estate, especially in these cities.
|The 10 Most Pedestrian-Friendly Cities In America|
April 19, 2015
For many of us, cities that are easier to traverse on foot are better places to live. If you’re one of those people, you might be curious to know which of America’s cities actually are the most walkable. A new study by the real estate and brokerage website Redfin breaks it down.
|The 10 Most Walkable Cities in America|
April 16, 2015
If getting around without a car appeals, you should head to New York City or San Francisco (if you can afford either). That’s according to a new ranking of the most walkable large US cities by Redfin, a real estate analysis website and brokerage.
|Midday Fix: Home staging tips from realtor Ronee Chenault|
April 16, 2015
Redfin real estate agent Ronee Chenault shares tips for how to stage your home to sell.
|10 Affordable Cities Near Wine Country|
April 15, 2015
There are many things to consider when relocating to a new city: schools, parks, population size, public transportation. But what about access to a fantastic wine region? F&W teamed up with Redfin to create a list of the top 10 most affordable cities across the country that are also close to wine-producing areas.
|The Investors Behind The Next Billion Dollar Startups|
April 15, 2015
One of Draper Fisher Jurvetson's represented companies, next-generation real estate agency Redfin, aims to do everything that a traditional broker does—but also the complete opposite. Like any other broker, it staffs a community of agents; unlike any broker, however, Redfin and its CEO Glenn Kelman keep their agents salaried, giving them more time to spend with clients and less time prospecting.
|15 Very Cool Money Apps for the Apple Watch|
April 10, 2015
Soon, you'll be able to track your finances with a flick of the wrist. Redfin app included in a roundup of apps for the new Apple Watch.
|Never Let a Downturn Crush You|
April 06, 2015
When chaos hits the fan, it’s up to companies to outsmart the probability of failure and keep moving forward.
|What Home Sellers Can Do If Appraisal Is Low|
April 04, 2015
Housing market trends bode well for sellers this spring, but some may encounter hurdles even after they land a buyer.
|Silicon Valley Leaders, New to Social Issues, Come Together Over Indiana Law|
March 31, 2015
The technology industry’s leaders have found their collective voice on a social issue in the last week, rallying with great intensity against a new Indiana law that will allow businesses, they predict, to discriminate against gay couples.
|High local housing costs examined by Seattle Times LiveWire panel|
March 31, 2015
In a panel discussion at the University of Washington, representatives of real-estate websites, a real-estate firm and a labor union discussed how Seattle came to be increasingly unaffordable and what can be done to change that.
|Online real estate brokerage Redfin enters market; brokers unfazed|
March 28, 2015
A residential real estate service that prides itself on its tech-savvy ways and alternative methods of compensating agents hopes to make a splash in the Indianapolis market.
|Nela Richardson: Inventory is the X-factor for real estate in 2015|
March 25, 2015
Nela Richardson, chief economist at real estate brokerage Redfin, pinpointed inventory as the key factor in whether real estate will have a huge 2015 or not.
|12 Tech Tools to Help You Sell Your Home Faster|
March 13, 2015
According to data from the National Association of Realtors, 89 percent of buyers use online tools in their home searches. Rather than waiting for agents to send them listings, they go online and tell the agents which homes they’d like to see. That makes what appears online even more important!
|Wedding Budgets at $31,213 Show Improving US Economy|
March 12, 2015
With wedding costs on the rise, you can't really blame millennials for putting off marriage. They're already crushed by debt and many still live with family. When asked to weigh their priorities, 38 percent said they would or have put off getting hitched in order to afford buying a home, according to a Feb. 13 Redfin Survey of the age group.
|Who’s making apps for the Apple Watch: Redfin, Expedia and many more|
March 09, 2015
Apple is promising “all-new ways to do all kind of things” when its Apple Watch starts shipping later this month. Based on a preliminary list, more than a dozen apps will be available when it launches on April 24, but presumably the list will grow as developers come up with new ideas and early adopters demand more services for the pricey gadget.
|A spectrum of service models is changing the way we sell homes|
March 06, 2015
There’s a spectrum of service models available to home sellers ranging from full service- full commission agents on one end to discount agents on the other end who provide a “pay-per-service” system in which sellers opt to pay separately for items such as a listing in the multiple listing service, a yard sign and fliers.
|How Millennials are Transforming the Homebuying Process|
February 27, 2015
For decades, the telephone has been the real estate agent’s tool of the trade. But a new wave of younger homebuyers is changing the way agents use those phones. Millennials, those born between 1980 and the late '90s don’t want to talk. They want texts.
|In Tepid Housing Market, Builders Cater to Desires of Well-Off|
February 24, 2015
Home sales of $1 million and higher account for only a small share of the overall market. But for Toll Brothers and several other builders, the million-dollar price point has become a new sweet spot for attracting buyers. Two Redfin agents comment on the rise in demand for million-dollar-plus homes.
|Inside Kylie Jenner's New $2.7 Million Mansion - Is She Too Young To Be a Homeowner?|
February 24, 2015
The 17-year-old is dropping $2.7 million on a home inside The Oaks – an upscale gated community in Calabasas, Calif. And don’t worry, the reality star won’t be moving too far from her family.
|The Most Affordable Neighborhoods in Seattle|
February 20, 2015
Our real estate market is settling down. It's the perfect time to buy if you know where to look.
|Housing Turning Point Seen in U.S. First-Time Buyers|
February 18, 2015
As a deep freeze grips parts of America in a typically slow season for housing, first-time buyers are flocking to Redfin Corp.’s property tours and classes, signaling their renewed interest in the market.
|Redfin enters 7th new market this year|
February 11, 2015
Continuing an expansion push launched last year and fueled by a $70.9 million funding round, Redfin has hired the former owner of six Re/Max franchises in the Northeast to head up its operations in New Hampshire.
|Ready to Buy? How to Make the Most of Your Open House Visits |
February 04, 2015
|Drones Lift LA's Luxury Real Estate Market for Showbiz Celebs and Execs|
February 03, 2015
Today’s luxury home selling-and-buying trade deploys increasingly high-tech and digitally enhanced tools, including — of all things — drones!
|Philadelphia home to one of the "hottest" neighborhoods nationwide|
January 29, 2015
Real estate services site Redfin studied real estate listings, queries and sales, and the results put Philadelphia out again ahead of most major cities in America.
|Top 5 Ways to Boost the Value of Your Home|
January 29, 2015
A panel of 303 pros from around the country (covering markets big and small, hot and cold, city and suburban) completed an online survey, filled with essential questions: What are the costliest mistakes sellers make? When is the best time to put a home on the market? How negotiable are broker’s fees, really?
|Redfin study says Seattle tops Boston in Super Bowl data, but does it matter?|
January 28, 2015
Redfin, a Seattle-based residential brokerage company, said Seattle wins 6-3 when comparing seven categories (there were several ties where both cities were awarded a point by Redfin).
|Homebuyer Demand Heats Up January Housing Market|
January 28, 2015
Early January indicators suggest the housing market got off to a strong start in 2015, with inventory growth and increased demand driving growth in what's usually a chilly month for the sector.
|Mixed signals for spring housing season|
January 27, 2015
Real estate brokerage Redfin says home prices are 7.6 percent higher in January from a year ago (at least according to sales in the first three weeks of the month). It also says home tour demand among its listing hit an all-time record last week, with the number of customers requesting tours up 62 percent from a year ago.
|The 10 Hottest Neighborhoods of 2015|
January 22, 2015
Home buying is all about compromise this year, says Redfin.
|'Knight Cities' podcast: Matt Lerner on Walk Score and why neighborhood walkability matters|
January 14, 2015
Matt Lerner is a co-founder of Walk Score and its original chief technology officer, and is now vice president of local engineering at Redfin, the company that purchased Walk Score in October. He is our guest this week on “Knight Cities.”
|9 Insane Homes You Won't Believe Are Under $1 Million|
January 06, 2015
It may be a seller's market, but we believe you should still be able to buy a great house for less than a million bucks.
|Five of the Country's Most Competitive Zip Codes Are in Boston|
January 05, 2015
What do Allston-Brighton, the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Jamaica Plain, and the South End have in common? All five Hub neighborhoods landed on a national list of the 30 most competitive zip codes in the country for home buyers.
|Meet the real estate broker who will lead Redfin's launch into San Antonio's housing market|
December 19, 2014
Melanie Salas has been tapped to lead Redfin services in San Antonio. She has been a real estate broker for her own firm, Epic Realty.
|Home Buyers Will Get a Break in 2015|
December 18, 2014
Buying a home was tough this year thanks to tight inventory and all-cash buyers, but that’s expected to change in the New Year. While some areas of the country will still experience bidding wars and lofty valuations, many places will have enough affordable inventory to get buyers into a home.
|Redfin Raises $71 Million in Funding Led by Wellington, Glynn|
December 18, 2014
Redfin Corp. raised $70.9 million in a financing round led by institutional investors Wellington Management Co. and Glynn Capital Management.The investment brings Redfin’s total funding to about $167 million, according to a statement from the Seattle-based company.
|The Best L.A. Neighborhoods for the Urban Hiker|
December 15, 2014
What makes L.A. such an extraordinary spot for the outdoors lover is the fact that so many of these wilderness areas are easily accessible from the well-developed infrastructure of our urban lives.
|The Sunset is the Most Competitive Neighborhood for Homebuyers in the Nation|
December 15, 2014
Buying a home in the Sunset District is more competitive than finding a parking spot near Rainbow Grocery. It’s more competitive than landing a spot for little Sebastian and Aubrey at an organic, free-range, STEM-focused preschool. It’s certainly more competitive than the 49ers have been this season.
|Hampden holiday lights rank 4th in nation|
December 11, 2014
The 34th Street lights display in Hampden once again was named the best in the country by real estate broker Redfin, which released its annual rankings Wednesday.
|What Real Estate Trends to Expect in 2015|
December 09, 2014
Experts predict investors will exit the market, clearing the way for traditional buyers and millennials.
|Cost of a house made of money? Try $441 million|
December 03, 2014
Even after the recession, many Americans view their homes as investments or stores of value. But what would it cost to actually build your home out of money? The folks at Redfin have come up with an answer.
|Where Higher Wages Spur More Home Sales|
December 01, 2014
The five metro areas that have posted some of the strongest year-over-year sales growth also have seen median incomes rise from last year, according to a new home sales report by the real estate brokerage Redfin.
|Ready to Buy a Home? 7 Key Questions to Ask Yourself First|
November 25, 2014
It takes more than just plunking down a 20% down payment to call yourself ready. You have to be financially, emotionally and mentally prepared—or risk becoming one of the one in four homeowners who feel buyer’s remorse.
|$1 million-plus home sales up 16%|
November 20, 2014
As the U.S. stock market rises, so do sales of million-dollar homes. That correlation is not lost on the nation's Realtors.
|Homebuilder confidence rises in November|
November 18, 2014
"All three components of builder sentiment are up including current sales, future sales expectations and crucially, traffic,” said Nela Richardson, chief economist for Redfin.
|Why schools matter when you're buying a home, even if you don't have children|
November 18, 2014
Homes cost more in quality school districts – about $50 more per square foot in areas with top-ranked schools versus average-ranked schools, according to real estate company Redfin. And they typically retain their values better when it’s time to sell.
|The 3 most expensive third quarter home sales|
November 11, 2014
Even as the broader real estate market softened, luxury home sales surged in the third quarter. Sales of homes priced at $1 million or more were up 9 percent in the quarter over the same period in 2013, according to quarterly data from Redfin, the real estate research and brokerage firm.
|Philadelphia Named Best City to be a Vampire|
October 29, 2014
In a blog post from real estate broker Redfin, the City of Brotherly Love was named the top city to be a vampire in — in part due to our number of blood drives.
|Redfin launches 1% listing commission in D.C. area|
October 27, 2014
At a time when overall housing sales in the Washington region are cooling, Redfin is reducing its commission for listing agents from 1.5 percent to 1 percent exclusively in this area in part to encourage more potential sellers to get off the sidelines and put their homes on the market.
|Boulder, Colorado, Has More Toilets Than People|
October 22, 2014
A new and vital analysis from the real estate company Redfin ranks U.S. cities by toilet availability.
|Redfin buys Walk Score, making first acquisition in company history|
October 22, 2014
The real estate brokerage today is announcing the acquisition of Walk Score, a 10-person Seattle company that ranks millions of addresses across the country based on their walkability, bikeability or proximity to public transportation.
|National Real Estate Brokerage Expands to Fresno|
October 16, 2014
National real estate brokerage firm Redfin launched its full-service expansion into the Fresno market. Based in Seattle, the company uses a wide range of technology and resources to bring listing information to buyers and sellers in real-time.
|Seattle-based real estate company expands to Fresno and Madera Counties|
October 16, 2014
Redfin now serves Fresno and Madera Counties. Made up of software engineers and real estate agents, the Seattle-based company was created to make consumers smarter at buying and selling homes with online tools and home listings that are updated every 15 minutes.
|What is the market saying about the economy?|
October 16, 2014
Redfin Chief Economist Nela Richardson was part of a discussion panel on Inside Story with Ray Suarez.
|Redfin expanding agent apprentice program|
October 11, 2014
The national real estate brokerage Redfin, which has a reputation for running its business a bit differently from the mainstream companies because its agents work on a salary-with-bonuses structure rather than the traditional commission-only arrangement, is expanding the agent apprentice program.
|Every Millennial Girl's Dream Home is Now For Sale|
October 08, 2014
You can buy the firehouse from The Princess Diaries.
|The Latest in Home Tours is 3D Technology|
October 08, 2014
3D tours are the latest tool real estate agents are using to entice buyers. Unlike photo galleries or video tours, 3D tours are more comprehensive, showing you the house from nearly every angle.
|Redfin Makes TV Ad Debut on Monday Night Football|
October 06, 2014
The first-ever Redfin television ad ran on ESPN in a couple of big markets, Seattle and Chicago, when the Seahawks took on the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football.
|No Bubble: Why these longtime entrepreneurs say today's tech climate is not like 1999|
October 06, 2014
|Jake Gyllenhaal Lists Home for Sale in Hollywood Hills|
September 19, 2014
Leading man Jake Gyllenhaal has listed his gated compound in Hollywood Hills for sale at $3.5 million.
|New Residential Brokerage Hits Tucson Scene|
September 19, 2014
A national residential real estate brokerage with a heavy online presence has expanded to the Tucson market. Redfin, which is in 36 markets in about 20 states, launched in Tucson on Sept. 3.
|Redfin Expanding Agent Apprenticeship Program to 9 Markets|
September 19, 2014
Redfin is expanding its agent apprenticeship program. The Seattle-based brokerage pays prospective agents during the 18-month-long program, which includes classroom learning, help getting their real estate license, hands-on training, and one-on-one mentoring as part of a full-time schedule.
|Stars on the Move: Jay Z and Beyonce, Diddy, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West|
September 18, 2014
It's hard to imagine a house suitable for these celebs, but these ones seem to fit the bill.
|These Seattle Zip Codes Are Chock Full of Millenials|
September 17, 2014
Redfin just released a study showing that these three Seattle zip codes have the most educated millennials compared to the rest of the city.
|Redfin Ranks Top 3 Chicago-Area Neighborhoods Based on School Ratings|
September 16, 2014
The results may surprise you: Redfin ranks top 3 Chicago-area neighborhoods.
|13 Under $500,000 Homes That Could Be Yours|
September 15, 2014
We handpicked 13 homes with postcard-perfect front yards, marble columns, glistening pools, and expansive lake access that are all a sight to behold.
|Housing Price Cuts Point to a Shift in Southland Market|
September 12, 2014
The latest sign that buyers are gaining leverage in Southern California's housing market: Price cuts are back.
|Housing Recovery Missing Key Group: Young First-Time Buyers|
September 12, 2014
Although the return of stability to the housing market has helped lift many underwater homeowners back into positive home equity and encouraged other owners to move up to larger or more costly homes, the recovery lacks the robust participation of one important group: young first-time buyers.
|13 Signs You Live in a Millennial Neighborhood|
September 11, 2014
The national real-estate brokerage Redfin just published a report on where college-educated millennials are living these days. Here is a list of tell-tale signs you are living in a millennial neighborhood.
|What to Say When They Try to Fire You|
September 08, 2014
Glenn Kelman is the CEO of Redfin, a real-estate brokerage. In 1999, he was almost fired from his role overseeing product at Plumtree Software Inc., but managed to convince the company to keep him on.
|Real Estate Agents Share 5 Top Home Trends|
July 24, 2014
Whether you just purchased a home or are searching for a way to liven up the house you've been in for years, here are a few simple style suggestions from Redfin Agents that will give any room in your home that trendy edge.
|Behold: A Real Estate Tech Ninja|
July 17, 2014
Redfin Agent Jordan Clarke featured in Inman's article for being a high-tech real estate agent.
|Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman shares innovative best practices at Real Estate Connect|
July 16, 2014
Speaking at Real Estate Connect, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman today shared some insights into what the company has learned in its 10-year existence as a well-funded startup that balances a life as tech engine and real estate brokerage.
|The Top 10 Cities to Be Your Own Top Chef|
July 11, 2014
America's home cooks have increasing access to quality ingredients to serve up gourmet delicacies in the comfort of their kitchens, and real estate brokerage Redfin wanted to find the 10 best neighborhoods with these amenities.
|The Top 10 Best Neighborhoods for Wannabe Top Chefs|
July 10, 2014
Redfin, a real estate brokerage, put together the top 10 best neighborhoods to live in if food and cooking are your two top priorities. They searched for homes with amenities like big kitchens, gardens and chicken coops, and that are within two miles of a farmers' market and quality grocery stores.
|App Links Reaches More Than a Billion Mobile Destinations|
July 01, 2014
Redfin was mentioned in Facebook's list of apps that have adopted App Links. "When you are on your phone and click on a Redfin link, App Links takes you to the Redfin app for a more seamless home shopping experience."
|10 Apps That Make House Hunting Way Easier|
June 23, 2014
The Redfin real estate app for iPhone, iPad, and Android was mentioned in the list of 10 apps that make house hunting easier.
|2014 CNBC's Disruptor 50|
June 17, 2014
Redfin was included in the second annual CNBC Disruptor 50 list. In the list, CNBC features private companies whose innovations are revolutionizing the business landscape.
|Richard Sherman Buys Jamal Crawford's Seattle Mansion|
June 11, 2014
The Seahawks cornerback recently bought Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford's Seattle-area mansion for $2.31 million.
|Buy Dr. Dre's Hollywood Mansion for $35 Million|
June 10, 2014
Dr. Dre traded up to to brand new $40 million mansion formerly owned by supermodel Gisele Bundchen and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Now that leaves his old place, which he purchased in 2011 vacant.
|Buyers Guide: How to Beat the Competition in a Hot Housing Market|
June 06, 2014
When houses are selling fast, you've got to be faster than rival buyers. How can buyers compete? These tips will help your offer come out on top.
|Could a Billionaire Buy All the Homes in Your City?|
June 05, 2014
The real estate brokerage Redfin calculated that Bill Gates' estimated wealth could purchase all of the homes in Boston.
|These 30 Billionaires Could Buy Every Home In Your City|
June 05, 2014
A report released by Redfin contextualized how much 30 high-profile American billionaires – ranging from Steven Spielberg to Jeff Bezos – could actually spend. Aside from New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco, almost every major U.S. city makes the list of potential acquisitions.
|Billionaires Purchasing Power|
June 05, 2014
A Redfin report titled "Which billionaire could buy your city?" found that Bill Gates could buy the entire city of Boston.
|Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen Find a Buyer|
June 04, 2014
Less than two months after Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen listed their mega-mansion for $50 million, they found a buyer with very deep pockets: Dr. Dre!
|Weekly Wrap: Numbers, Nudging|
May 30, 2014
Redfin Chief Economist Nela Richardson was interviewed about the economy on Marketplace.
|Nightly Business Report|
May 28, 2014
Redfin Agent Mike Alderfer was interviewed about the luxury home market.
|Redfin Arrives in Las Vegas|
May 21, 2014
The team at Redfin wanted to offer people a better way to buy and sell homes in Las Vegas, so they recently announced a move into the Las Vegas market. Redfin real estate agents work side-by-side with engineers every day to make home buying and selling easier and more fun for consumers.
|I'm Too Afraid to Sell My Home|
May 20, 2014
In hot real estate markets all over the country, homeowners are feeling stuck: They know they can get top dollar if they sell their home, but fear they will have no place to go if they leave.
|High Life by the Park|
May 09, 2014
Redfin Agent Greg Whelan's Chicago listing was featured as The Wall Street Journal's 'House of the Day.' This three-story home in Chicago is within walking distance of trendy restaurants and an elevated railroad being turned into a park.
|CNBC Nightly Business Report: Is The Price Right?|
May 08, 2014
Redfin Agent Jeremy Cunningham and clients talk about pricing in the current market on CNBC's Nightly Business Report segment.
|Online Broker Redfin Launches Service in Tampa|
May 06, 2014
Real estate brokerage Redfin announced Tuesday the launch of its home buying and selling services in Tampa and Orlando, making those the fourth and fifth cities in Florida it services.
|South Charlotte Neighborhoods Are Seeing Houses Sell Quickly|
May 06, 2014
Homes in south Charlotte are selling quickly. Julie Sharpe, a Redfin real estate agent, said houses in the Ardrey Kell and Providence high school districts stayed on the market an average of 77 days in the first quarter of 2014.
|Meryl Streep Flips Hollywood Hills Home|
May 05, 2014
Meryl Streep reportedly added a new luxury living space to her real estate portfolio a few months ago: a mid-century home in the Hollywood Hills. Now, it's back on the market, fully-furnished for $6.75 million. Images courtesy of Redfin.
|Redfin opens brick-and-mortar office in Las Vegas|
May 05, 2014
Redfin, an Internet-driven, nationwide residential real estate brokerage, announced on April 29 that it has opened a brokerage office in Las Vegas.
|Million-Dollar Home Sales Thrive While Low End Stumbles|
May 02, 2014
Purchases $1 million or more rose 7.8 percent in March. Transactions for $250,000 or less, which represent almost two-thirds of the market, plunged 12 percent as house hunters found few available homes in that price range.
|Homeowners' Remorse: Are We a Nation of Regretters?|
May 02, 2014
Results from a new survey by the real estate firm Redfin suggest that 25% of homeowners wish they hadn't purchased their home.
|We're kind of obsessed with Kate Bosworth's rustic newlywed pad|
May 02, 2014
Kate Bosworth has never made a gown misstep on the red carpet, so we're not surprised that her newlywed pad is equally gorgeous. Photos courtesy of Redfin.
|Real estate roundup: Apps on the home front|
May 01, 2014
Redfin Vice President of Engineering Bridget Frey quoted in article about companies that have developed apps designed to put the process of buying a home in the palm of your hand.
|Redfin's updated iPhone app adds Facebook Messenger Integration|
April 30, 2014
Redfin plans a significant update to its iPhone app, aiming to improve how users share listings from the Seattle-based brokerage with their friends on Facebook.
|3 Reasons Why Making Your House 'Green' Is A Good Investment|
April 28, 2014
A house is a long-term investment, and making your house energy efficient increases the value. The median sale price of homes with green features is $47,600 higher than for homes without green features, according to Redfin.
|Have You Heard? Austin is the new Brooklyn|
April 14, 2014
This month, Redfin reported that the housing markets in the Census data's hot cities have become the tightest in the country. In Austin, almost 22 percent of homes sell within three days.
|Dallas Homes Selling at Ridiculously Fast Rate|
April 14, 2014
A recent report from the real estate website Redfin.com says that, in March, 14.4% of homes in Dallas sold within three days of hitting the market.
|Hot South Bay Real Estate Market Gives Sellers Cold Feet|
April 11, 2014
There are more bidding wars than ever before with the South Bay housing market that continues to heat up. According to Redfin, San Jose median home values are the highest in all of the markets.
|Stephanie Smallman's Cool Job at Redfin|
April 08, 2014
Software developer Stephanie Smallman answers questions about her job at Redfin.
|More Homeowners are Becoming First-time Landlords|
April 05, 2014
Real estate firm Redfin recently asked 1,900 prospective home buyers nationwide what they planned to do with their old house when they bought a new one. As you'd expect, the majority said they would sell. But 39% said they'd rent it out.
|Soaring Housing Costs Driving Educated People From Big Cities|
April 04, 2014
More of America's highly-educated people are leaving huge cities and going to cheaper areas in the West and South. What is driving the shift? A big factor, says Redfin, is soaring housing costs.
|US Home Market: Few Buyers and Not Enough Sellers|
April 03, 2014
Entering the 2014 spring buying season, the U.S. housing market faces an unusual dilemma: Too few people are selling homes. Yet too few buyers can afford the homes that are for sale.
|Maple Leaf's Chiarelli-Dore House Listed as Historical Landmark|
April 02, 2014
The 1,700 square foot home was designed and built in 1949. According to the landmark nomination, the home is considered a "locally significant example of Northwest Modernism that embodies the distinctive characters of its period of construction."
|11 Frugal Ideas for Staging a Home for Sale|
March 31, 2014
A staged home is one that sells faster. Redfin recommends cleaning out and organizing closets. And don't forget, curb appeal is just as important as staging if you want your home to sell fast.
|Direct-to-consumer title insurers shake it up|
March 31, 2014
For many homebuyers, they don't hear anything about their new home's title until they're already signing the closing documents. Redfin has gotten into the title insurance game, with the launch of Title Forward. Title Forward seeks to educate customers on what exactly title insurance is and then help them find cheaper title insurance.
|D.C. neighborhoods where homes sell fast|
March 31, 2014
Guest post by Redfin D.C. agent Marshall Park. Speed is the name of the game in the D.C. housing market.
|Trying to Bloom: Buyers Hoping More Homes Hit the Market this Spring|
March 28, 2014
Mortgage rates are hovering around 4.3 percent, up from about 3.5 percent a year ago. That has moved some people into a lower price range, often with more competition.
|Sound Off: How should a buyer choose their agent?|
March 28, 2014
Redfin Agent Barry Moon gives advice to homebuyers about how to choose a real estate agent.
|Unreal Estate: 5 Unusual Homes of the Rich|
March 26, 2014
If you're in the market for a completely absurd customized mansion, congratulations! National real estate brokerage Redfin has provided a few current listings that prove money actually can buy you anything.
|Bullish consumers, rising home prices brighten U.S. growth picture|
March 25, 2014
U.S. consumer confidence surged to a six-year high in March and house prices increased solidly in January. Ellen Haberle, economist at Redfin, explains worsening affordability and tight inventory led Americans to rethink home buying this year.
|Tips on Winning a Bidding War in D.C.|
March 25, 2014
D.C.-based Redfin Agent Marshall Park explains last year the spring real estate season started off with a bang, but this year has been more of a quiet rumble.
|Where can a teacher afford to buy a home?|
March 17, 2014
San Jose, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is the worst place for a teacher to buy a home, according to Redfin. There, only 1% of homes are affordable.
|DiCaprio Joins the Palm Springs Pack|
March 14, 2014
Leonardo DiCaprio purchased a $5 million estate in the Californian dessert resort of Palm Springs. The property is a six bedroom, 7,000 square foot mid-century home.
|Fallout from refinancing|
March 13, 2014
Homeowners who refinanced when fixed mortgage rates dropped below 4 percent will be less inclined to put their homes on the market as interest rates climb. And as a result, the limited property supply already impeding sales in many markets may not ease anytime soon.
|Why the Next $50 Billion Company Won't Be Just Online|
March 10, 2014
On the third day of the 21st annual South by Southwest Interactive festival, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman had a plea for entrepreneurs: Stop building software-only companies. Think bigger.
|When Moving is a Heavy Lift|
March 06, 2014
According to the data, Texas saw the largest influx of well-heeled households moving into the state last year, consistent with move trends overall. South Carolina and Florida also posted net gains.
|Ryan Lewis Spends More Than $3 Million on New Seattle Home|
March 06, 2014
The Redfin real estate blog reports Ryan dropped $3.3 million on a 76-hundred-square-foot home in Seattle in late January. It has four bedrooms, 3.75 bathrooms, and a great view of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains.
|"Make Yourself at Home" With Good Grammar|
March 04, 2014
In honor of National Grammar Day, the Grammarly team partnered with Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage, to see if good grammar has an impact on other important life milestones – like buying a home.
|Dearest Seller: Your Home Is Like a Red, Red Rose|
March 04, 2014
The utility of the home buyer love letter makes perfect sense to Jared Curhan, an associate professor at the Sloan School of Management who specializes in the psychology of negotiation. "The higher the stakes, the more our emotions can come into play when negotiating."
|What's Next for Redfin?|
March 04, 2014
Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman discusses the future of the company on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance."