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Is It a Good Time To Buy a Condo in SF?

Median sale prices for San Francisco condos are down 2% from $1.275 million to $1.25 million in 3Q20 vs. 3Q19. Good time to buy? We analyzed this in the context of other alternatives, such as renting.

The 10 Best Architectural Digest Celebrity House Tours on YouTube

It's not every day we get to see behind the closed doors of luxurious, extravagant, and quirky celebrity homes. From a converted windmill in the Hamptons and a duplex penthouse apartment at the Plaza Hotel to the mansions of the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, each home on this list will leave you in awe...

Now on the Market: 3 New Listings in Dallas This Week

This week in Dallas the new listings we're featuring are all homes less than $850,000. The first is a proposed new construction in Southern Hills. The second is a Colonial-style house in the beloved Greenway Crest neighborhood. The third is a contemporary ranch-style home with amazing interior upgrades...

5 Spooky Spots in the Bay Area To Visit This Halloween

Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and caldron bubble... that's right, it's that ghoulish time of the year again - Halloween is here! From haunted hotels and islands to grand Victorian homes and mansions, here are five social distance-friendly spooky spots you can visit this year in the Bay Area.

Working From Home? These Seattle Home Offices Offer the Ideal Set-Up

Sick of working from your kitchen table every day? These homes currently for sale in Seattle have dedicated home office spaces for you to make the most of your WFH situation!

Condo Crawl: Visit 50+ Open Houses (Socially Distanced, Of Course)

Looking for a socially distant thing to do in San Francisco? Sign up for some showings with our limited-time Condo Crawl event: a one-day event where you can visit for-sale condos.

Borat: Real Estate Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Kazakhstan

What does the sixth most famous Kazakhstanian have to say about US real estate?

Spooktacular Bay Area Homes for Sale - Just in Time for Halloween

Fancy living in a haunted house? These Bay Area homes for sale are just what you need. A friendly neighborhood ghost may be lurking around the corner every time you step out of the house... or not.

The Best Real Estate Shows To Binge on Netflix

Netflix really comes through when it comes to real estate content. Whether you're in the mood for a more serious documentary or a drama-filled spectacle - they have a little something for everyone. That being said, we've gone ahead and compiled a list of the five best real estate shows to binge on Netflix right now...

This Beautiful SF Home Is Steeped in Old Hollywood Glamour and History

Built in 1900, this was once the maximalist abode of an iconic Hollywood set and costume designer so you can just imagine the kind of glamorous happenings that occurred here. Architectural Digest hailed this stunning piece of property as the "Birdcage Victorian" back in 1966 and it's now on the market...

Show Me The Money: 10 Most Expensive Bay Area Homes

These 10 most expensive homes in Bay Area cities are sure to get you dreaming. What's more, one of them is rumored to have served as the first Intel boardroom!

Are People Willing To Buy A Haunted House? This Study Reveals All

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, for most people the thought of living in a haunted house is enough to cause full-body goosebumps... or so we thought until we saw recent data related to haunted homeownership.

This Fort Worth Condo Redefines Luxury Living

Luxury urban living in Fort Worth simply doesn't get better than this. From the incredible chef's kitchen and butler's pantry to the master bedroom suite with Juliet balcony, this is a very unique piece of property...

Just Moved? Don't Miss Out on Vote-by-Mail (Info for California Residents)

Get the scoop on what to do, plus links to official resources.

Who Delivers To This New Home? Chew on All Your Grocery and Restaurant Delivery Options

We crunch the data for you and give you the scoop on what food will come to your door -- we pulled the data for restaurants (from Doordash) and groceries (from Instacart).

“Bonus Room”: Decoded - Don’t be Fooled by This Tricky Real Estate Term [Insider Report]

Who doesn't love extra space? "Bonus Rooms" are great, but just make sure you know the whole story...

Now on the Market: 3 New Listings in Austin This Week

If a home is for sale, you'll find it on first. Our website is obsessively updated by property addicts just like you so you have access to the newest listings on the market, always. Follow us to Austin this week to check out three gorgeous and new properties...

Step Back in Time at This Charming Hillsborough Estate

Made up of the main house, a large guesthouse, a detached ballroom, wine cellar, vast level lawn area, a beautiful pool, fruit orchard, rose garden, vegetable garden, and so much more. This two-acre estate in lower Hillsborough is truly one-of-a-kind...

Love Old Houses? Follow These 5 Great Instagram Accounts

There's something so intriguing, unique, and special about older properties. They have stories to tell, they have seen things, they have real character and this innate beauty about them. Sure, newer builds have many benefits, but they just don't make 'em like this anymore...

Now on the Market: 3 New Bay Area Listings This Week

Learn how to use a great feature of and follow along as we check out a stunning Sausalito property with a detached indoor pool, a private retreat in the Berkeley Hills, and a spacious haven in Menlo Park. If you're searching for property in the Bay Area, here are some of the best new listings of this week.

Why Netflix-and-Chill When You Can Netflix-and-Browse?

These Bay Area real estate listings are the closest thing to Netflix homes. Homes featured in popular Netflix shows like Haunting of Bly Manor, Emily in Paris, Modern Family, and more find their real-life on sale listings in the Bay Area.

5 Unique Homes for Sale in San Mateo, CA Right Now

There are endless amazing reasons to live in San Mateo - the short commute to San Francisco (35 minutes on the Caltrain), being so close to famous beaches, national parks, wine country, and great surfing. Need we say more?

This Elevated Ranch-Style Texas Home Has The Best Backyard

Newly built in 2020, every inch of this expansive property was meticulously designed and built. Complete with a perfect porch, state of the art chef's kitchen, a home gym, five bedrooms, 5.5 baths, two office spaces, and a resort-like backyard - this home is a dream come true.

Now on the Market: 3 New Listings in Dallas This Week

Follow along for today's "Now on the Market" Dallas feature where we're checking out a luxury condo in The Shelton, a wonderful property within walking distance of the Bishop Arts District area, and a charming condo in the University Crossroads complex...

Dream Colonial with Detached Guesthouse in Highland Park, TX

If you have a thing for traditional American homes, then you'll love the aesthetic of this Highland Park colonial in Dallas, Texas.

Now on the Market: 3 New Listings in Austin This Week

Join us in Austin, Texas where we're checking a unique "treehouse" on the Colorado River, a private oasis just ten minutes from downtown Austin, and a spacious home in the desirable Allandale neighborhood.

Escape to the Woods in This Cozy Retreat in Mill Valley

This quintessential cottage is brimming with character in Mill Valley, Marin County - from the outdoor sun-dappled deck to the charming kitchen complete with fireplace.

Now on the Market: 3 New Bay Area Listings This Week

"Now on the Market" is a new series on the ZeroDown Blog where we compile some of the hottest new listings of the week. Follow us to the Bay Area to check out a sunny bungalow in Oakland, a waterfront oasis in San Mateo, and a lovely condo with two patios in Walnut Creek...

The 5 Best Dog Parks in San Francisco

City living can often mean limited space for running around in for your furry family members. Especially if you live in an apartment or don't have a yard where they can get some exercise and fresh air. Pick one and head out with your pooch because it's time for waaaaaalkies!

Now on the Market: 3 New Listings in Seattle This Week

Follow us to the Seattle Area where we're checking out a newly-renovated Belvidere abode, a charming four bedroom in West Woodland, and a Queen Anne townhouse with incredible views of the Space Needle...

This Could Be Your WFH View in the Heart of Downtown Austin

How would you like to live in the tallest building in Austin? That's right, at 690 ft and 58 stories, The Independent is the tallest building in Austin. Just wait until you see the swimming pool...

Mediterranean Villa in Marin Features Beautiful Backyard

Your private oasis awaits... experience elevated resort-style living with 4.5+ acres worth of lush gardens and extraordinary grounds as far as the eye can see. Including a large level turf lawn, sparkling pool, pool house, BBQ area, and trails...

5 Homes So Beautiful They Have Their Own Instagram Accounts

Yes, some properties really do have their own Instagram accounts - and when you see them, you'll understand why...

5 Inspiring Interior Design Accounts to Follow on TikTok

Interior designers have taken over TikTok teaching people how to revamp their homes. So if being stuck in your home for these last few months has given you the itch to redesign your space, or if you've just bought a new house and have a blank canvas to work with, these interior design accounts are worth a follow.

Enjoy Effortless Living in This Two-Story Oakland Loft

As far as lofts go, this spacious and light-filled beauty in Oakland is one to make your own. From the open floor plan and high ceilings to the raw concrete, exposed brick, and timber beams, loft-style living couldn't be more effortless and cool. Just a short ride from the heart of San Francisco...

5 Amazing Interior Designers to Follow on Instagram

Whether you're looking for interior designers to follow for inspiration or to hire and transform your home, the ones we've compiled below are a cut above the rest. From Salt Lake City and Indianapolis to New York City and London, these are some of the best interior designers around the world to follow on Instagram...

5 Houses With Great Kitchens for Sale in the Seattle Area

Currently looking for a home in the Seattle area? Well, we went ahead and compiled a list of five houses with great kitchens for sale right now - all you have to do is pick your favorite one! Check them out below...

Business Meets Pleasure: WFH Is a Breeze at This Austin Pad

With more people working from home than ever before, this property in Austin ticks all the boxes. Perfect your work-life balance with thanks to a private office, great weather, and gorgeous outdoor spaces in one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the United States...

5 Houses With Dream Kitchens for Sale in the Bay Area

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home - and they're right! While kitchens were once just used for preparing food, they're now the true epicenter and gathering point within the home. We have compiled a list of five houses with dream kitchens for sale in the Bay Area right now. Check them out...

Sherlock - The Real Estate Chrome Extension You Can’t Live Without

A new chrome plugin that gives you huge amounts of additional data for all real estate listings on sites like Zillow and Redfin. Learn how you can take your property searches to the next level.

The Home Buyer’s Edge - Public Property Data

Buyers are always looking for an edge when making offers on a home. Learn how to use a property's public record data to your advantage and ultimately a successful real estate purchase.

The Colorado River Lakehouse of Your Dreams

Incredible views, 10.5 bathrooms, near downtown...what else could you ask for?

This Penthouse With Golden Gate Bridge Views Will Blow Your Mind

Rising 56 stories into the sky, The Avery Penthouse boasts commanding 180-degree views that juxtapose San Francisco's landmark architecture with its elements of water, sky, and land.

7 Real Estate Agents You Should Be Following on Instagram

There's nothing quite like following real estate agents to see their listings online. Thank goodness for Instagram, right? From New York City and the Hamptons to Miami and the Hollywood Hills, if you love beautiful homes then these seven real estate leaders should be all over your Instagram feed.

5 Videos Showing How TikTok Is Redefining the Home Tour

Move aside MTV Cribs, because these videos prove that TikTok is redefining the home tour. There's something about house tours that are just so intriguing. With TikTok, we get it all condensed into 60 seconds. Short, snappy, just how we like it - just long enough to keep our attention spans in check. 

Which Neighborhoods Are Neighborly?

Relying on your agent or some of the other common methods to get a feel for a neighborhood can be hit or miss. Find out how you can use one single metric to take some of the guess work out of finding a great place to buy a home.

Real Housewives, Real Entertainment, Real...Estate?

Find out what 'real' 😉 impact this well-known series may have on us besides being must see TV. Can we reasonably predict housing market moves based on the upcoming new season in Salt Lake City?

Down Payments: Which Amount is Best?

Is a 20% down payment required? Not sure what down payment to save for? Find out what the best down payment option is for you!

Filter Out the Concrete, and Zero In on a Home Near Greenery

Looking for some green? Pinpoint the homes that have easy access to some greenery with our latest search tool!

Limited-Time Search Filter: Romantic Views

Looking for that special home to share with that special someone? Let our home search guide you to the most romantic spots in your area!

A Smarter Home-Buying Option is Now Available in the Seattle Area

Seattle - we've arrived! Find out how our program can help you achieve your home buying goals!

Looking Back: 2019 Trends in Bay Area House Hunting

Get some insight into how our users searched for homes over the last year and find out what trends we can expect in the coming year!

How to Buy a House with No Down Payment

For some, saving for a down payment can delay your home ownership goals by years. See what other options are out there and find out if they're right for you!

Looking for a Sweet Home that Scores High on Trick-or-Treating? Try ZeroDown Search

Pinpoint the area near you with the best trick or treating score using our search tool!

Fixed-Rate vs. Adjustable-Rate Mortgages - Which is Right for You?

Confused about all the different types of mortgages? Not sure how to choose a mortgage? Check out this summary of the various mortgage types and how they work!

New Home Search Engine Allows House Hunters to Search Based on Quality-of-Life Details

Most people are looking for more than the basics when searching for a home. See how ZeroDown has redefined the idea of an online home search!

The Latest Tech Company Perk? Helping You Own Your Dream Home

Relocation as a company benefit? Find out how this perk can be win-win for you and your company!

Rent-to-own Homes: How it Works, the Pros and Cons

What does it mean to rent to own? Let's explore how it works and the potential pros and cons of this type of contract.

How Debt-Ridden Millennials Are Becoming Homeowners

With historically high debt obligations weighing down millennial savings rates, how are they planning for or making home purchases? Explore the various options here!

Where Everyone Wants to Live: Understanding Bay Area Real Estate

Let's take a deep dive into Bay Area real estate. Which cities are seeing population growth and how are home prices being impacted?

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