Commuting — one simple word that elicits images of mornings and evenings spent in bumper-to-bumper traffic and feelings of frustration. What if you could reduce some of that unnecessary stress and have more time for what’s really important in life? Our new Commute Time Filter is designed to allow you to make a more informed decision about where to live by giving you a holistic view of your drive time.
Over the last three years, realtor.com has been a proud sponsor of the Golden State Warriors. Alongside nearly 20,000 fans at Oracle Arena, we’ve created incredible memories: cheering on the team as they’ve won NBA championships, surprising fans with upgraded “prime real estate” seats and other giveaways, and partnering with players to share what home court means to them in a digital series called My Home Court, among other highlights. And while the NBA postseason may be over, the Warriors have much to celebrate as they close a 47-season history at Oracle Arena and prepare for their new home, Chase Center, in San Francisco’s Mission Bay.
Buying a home can be complicated and overwhelming, especially when you are a first-time homebuyer. To help you navigate the home-buying process, we relied on our new book, “The Essential First-Time Home Buyer’s Book”, to compile the 10 must-know, simple secrets that will help you get started and make the process easier along the way:
Venturing into home buying for the first time is full of exciting moments and often equally inundating moments. Learning the latest real estate rules about mortgage lenders, interest rates, down payments, real estate agents, disclosures, FHA loans, and other basics before going into the process can help make the process less overwhelming. That’s where our first book from the realtor.com® editors, “The Essential First-Time Home Buyer’s Book: How to Buy a House, Get a Mortgage, and Close a Real Estate Deal,” can help. I sat down with Judy Dutton, realtor.com deputy editor who managed the book’s publishing process, to learn more about the book, how it helps first-time home buyers, and insights from her own home-buying journey.
May flowers are in full bloom and spring home shoppers are waking up from their hibernation to flock toward open houses in hopes of purchasing their very own home. But with tight competition and not many entry-level homes for sale, spring home buyers are channeling their inner HGTV and eyeing homes in need of a little tender-loving care.
Finding the right home that fits your criteria and budget is one of the biggest pain points for most home buyers. Perhaps having an extra bedroom is a non-negotiable, but an additional bathroom is also great. Will the wishlist of features all fit within your budget? That’s where our new tool, Price Perfect, can help.
As part of our partnership with BuzzFeed, now for the second year, we are taking on the questions many first-time home buyers face. In Part 1, we covered questions the BuzzFeed Community asked about preparing for the home buying journey. Now, let’s tackle the next phase – the home buying process itself.
At realtor.com, we know buying a home is an exciting journey that can also be complicated and daunting, especially for first-time home buyers. For the second year in a row, realtor.com has partnered with BuzzFeed to help demystify the home-buying process. As part of this year’s partnership, we asked first-time home buyers to send us their questions. The BuzzFeed Community posed some great questions about the first-time home buying process and we wanted to help provide answers to more of those questions. Many of the questions we received fell into two buckets — preparing for home buying and home buying itself. Working with our internal experts, and third-party real estate and mortgage professionals, this blog post answers your questions related to creditworthiness and preparing for the home buying journey.
Home takes on many meanings and often can shift or grow as a result of life experiences. We recently caught up with realtor.com employee, Vicki Cunningham to get her take on the meaning of home after she checked a few international destinations off her bucket list. She shares why home is about the memories and people that fill it, as well as the biggest lesson she re-learned during her adventures.
Our offices recently came together for International Women’s Day, a global day of reflection with origins dating back to the early 1900s, to celebrate our employees. As part of our day’s events we hosted a dynamic panel conversation about this year’s theme, #BalanceforBetter.
Our panelists included Iris Fujiura Bombelyn, an angel investor and retired rocket scientist, Caitlin Hatzenbuhler, a wellness champion and marketing professional, René Shimada Siegel, a marketing CEO and public relations professor, and Suzanne Zinn Mueller, realtor.com Senior Vice President of Industry Relations. Our Head of Employer Brand, Sarah Staley, moderated the discussion, which explored the diverse experiences of our inspirational panel.