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The Oaks, a luxury gated community in the Los Angeles metro area, is the nation’s most loved neighborhood, according to Zillow. Several other gated communities, as well as a number of other upscale areas, made up the majority of Zillow's list of the most-favorited U.S. neighborhoods. Related: How to Find the Perfect Neighborhood Zillow, which focused...

Things are looking up if you live anywhere besides the Northeast! States in the West, South and Midwest all made Clever Real Estate's list of the 10 housing markets with the fastest-growing home values in 2018. Research analysts at the company took a deep dive into Zillow housing data, as well as Nielsen's Top 100, to come up with their list. Related: Zillow’s...

Industrial chic meets rustic aesthetic—that's the home design forecast for 2019. This year, according to the Zillow Home Trend Forecast, expect less focus on organic, farmhouse design elements and more materials like concrete and metal accented with rustic touches. Related: Design Forecast: 2019 Color of the Year "The overtly rustic, farmhouse chic...

One hallmark of a hot housing market? An influx of new residents. In the past year, 10 areas attracted newcomers in record waves, according to Census population statistics: Nevada Growth in Population: +2.1 percent (3.03 million) Idaho Growth in Population: +2.1 percent (1.75 million) Utah Growth in Population: +1.9 percent (3.16 million) Arizona Growth...

A winner for the second year in a row, San Jose, Calif., claimed the coveted No. 1 spot in Zillow's hottest housing market report for 2019. Why so sought-after? San Jose has the highest home values and forecasted home-value appreciation among the 50 largest metros in the U.S., states Zillow, as well as the most jobs per person and the lowest unemployment rate. San...

As a whole, the housing market's in a period of transition—but that doesn't mean every city's experiencing it the same way. According to a forecast recently released by Veros, appreciation, on average, is expected to be 3.9 percent in the 100 largest markets this year—but there are areas bucking the trend, and clear patterns where prices are on the rise. Case...

So you're on Facebook, occasionally posting about a property. You know you can be engaging there more often, but it's been a challenge to commit. You're not alone! Fifty-seven percent of agents say social media's time-consuming—but it's also one of the best lead sources out there. To the agents who cultivate leads through social media, their friends and followers...

Remodelers across the country took a hit last summer as the cost of building materials spiked dramatically, and the picture for 2019 isn't much rosier. The percentage of return on investment (ROI) is projected to trend downward for all the replacement projects listed in Remodeling magazine's newly-released Cost vs. Value Report. Related: 6 Costs Homeowners Overlook...

By Anne Balogh The weather outside may be frightful in some areas, but you can make your indoor space warm and delightful by harnessing the thermal power of concrete. Normally one wouldn't associate concrete with toasty warm floors, inviting indoor fireplaces, spa-like soaking tubs or attractive draft-proof walls, but these are all ways you can take advantage of concrete's...

Smart home devices were king at this month's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. From Google Assistant and smart kitchen displays to smart toilets and voice-lighted bathroom mirrors, there was plenty for the more than 180,000 CES attendees to ogle at. Here are some of the top smart home products to look for in 2019: Lenovo Smart Clock  $80 Photo:...