Real Estate 101

Home Shopping During Winter: What You Need to Know

All that snow and ice could be covering a terrific opportunity. You just have to be willing to dig.

A generation ago, few would consider trekking out in a foot of old dirty snow to shop for a home on the weekend. But with our always connected, information-flowing society, today’s buyers shop and make deals all year long.

If you’re a buyer looking in a part of the country where you may not see a home’s front lawn until May, keep these points in mind as you shop.

What To Do When Your Market Has Low Or No Inventory

When homes get multiple offers just hours after being listed, you know you’re in a challenging market. Here’s how you can stay competitive.

It's getting harder to find starter homes for sale. But if you know some tricks of the trade, it’s still possible to find — and buy — the perfect one for you.

Once you’ve taken all the steps to prepare for buying a home, you’re ready to begin the house hunt. But what happens when you’re out scouting neighborhoods — in person and on Trulia — and you realize there’s not much to look at? Finding few options, or maybe even nothing for sale in your price range is increasingly common for many homebuyers. The number of homes available to first-time homebuyers has dropped 12.1% since 2012. But hang in there. You can buy a starter home, even if your market has low housing inventory. Here are some tactics you can employ right away.