Open Listings

Open Listings is an all-in-one homebuying app designed to give you an edge in any market. House hunt 24/7, make offers, & get a 50% commission refund. It’s homebuying, the way it should be.

California & Washington

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Homebuyer how-to: writing an offer letter that will get you the house

Here's one of real estate's not-so-dirty secrets: Most of the time, accepting an offer is about so much more than the bottom line. These days, especially in competitive markets, buyers need to do whatever they can to make there offer stand out and feel little less transactional. One way that they can do that is by writing a killer offer letter. Whether you’ve been house hunting for a while or just started looking, read on for some tips and

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Introducing the new Open Listings

Today, we’re excited to share a redesigned Open Listings experience. In 2015, we launched our product as a modern house hunting tool. After over half a billion dollars in home transactions and hundreds of thousands of buyers using our platform, we rebuilt the experience from the ground up to make it even easier to find, buy, and save thousands on your home purchase -- all in one place. With the new Open Listings, we wanted to create an experience

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Survey: How are millennial home buyers saving to buy their first home?

Millennials’ interest, and their perceived lack of interest in homebuying, has drawn many headlines over the last few years. Most of that attention is rightly focused on student loan payments weighing down this generation in debt. Today's average student debt has ballooned to $37,000. These sky high monthly payments coupled with raising rents and cost of living in metro areas -- hello, avocado toast scandals -- has made it nearly impossible for many millennials to afford a monthly mortgage

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Is winter the best time of year to buy a house?

Even if you've never purchased a home before, you've probably heard the term “spring market.” Traditionally, the warmer months were thought of as the only time to get into the real estate market, but that's not always the case. If you're looking to buy a home without all the heat of a potential bidding war, here's 3 main reasons why this winter just might be the best time to buy: 1. Sellers are more motivated Calendars become packed around the

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Hey Mom & Dad, can you spare a few hundred thousand?

These days, more and more parents are buying homes for their adult children, providing gift funds, or loaning them money to make the big move. A 2016 survey from Bank of America showed that 19% of millennial homebuyers expected parents to help with their down payment, while 15% expected help with monthly mortgage payments. Read on below to get the scoop on this unusual twist in first-time home buying. We’ll tell you why it’s happening, and if you're

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