Real Estate

What to buy in June

June may seem like a relatively flat month for shopping (and saving), but it’s actually one of the better times to buy a number of homeowner-centric items. And, because June is the month with the longest daylight hours of the year, you have even more time to shop!

Deal-hunters, consider the following:

A new home

Granted, prices aren’t quite as low as they can be during the long, cold winter months, but this time of year there’s more selection. Just prepare for the competition, as many buyers are getting off the sidelines. Some are taking less-conventional means to find their dream house by searching in less-conventional places, such as Zillow’s Make Me Move® feature, where homeowners list the price it would take to make them move. There are currently 148,000 listings!

Hardware & tools

This time of year hardware and home improvement stores roll out the big sales on indoor and outdoor tools for Father’s Day. Keep Dad turbo-charged!


Whether you’re repainting your entire house or just want to jazz up a room or two, now’s the time to do it for less.

Cookware & kitchen accessories

Cookware and kitchen accessories are practical items to buy in June, as they make for a great gift for both newlyweds and graduates alike. Why not treat yourself as well? Use the savings as an excuse, and an opportunity (!) to revamp your entire kitchen. Check out Zillow Digs for some design and remodeling inspiration!


Vera Gibbons is a financial journalist based in New York City and is a contributor to Zillow Blog. Connect with her at

Note: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of Zillow.

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