You can buy the home you want without the help of a real estate professional; however, having a buyers agent by your side can indeed make the process a lot easier for you. This will likewise prevent you from committing property investment rookie mistakes.
Adjustable-rate mortgages are making a comeback, which could be a problem for household budgets in a rising market. By Mitchell D. Weiss The financial services industry is on the verge of an awesome hat trick with regard to residential mortgages. For the uninitiated, hat trick is sports-speak for three goals that are scored by the…
By Sharona Ott What can $200,000 buy you? A car enthusiast might be quick to suggest that this sum can purchase an opulent vehicle, such as a Bentley Continental GT or a Lamborghini Gallardo. However, with this amount of cash, one can purchase much more than a stylish ride. There are many homes that also…
When purchasing a new home, there are many different steps to take to complete the process and ensure that the property is in good condition before moving in.
If you plan to help your family member purchase a home, take heed: Transferring money among different bank accounts is going to make their homebuying process stickier. Furthermore, if you’re unable (or refuse) to document the origin of the monies you transferred, you can only impede your family member’s home purchase. Here’s the scoop.
Women dance zumba at a Cinco de Mayo festival at Denver’s Civic Center Park on May 4, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. Hundreds of thousands of people were expected to attend the two day event, billed as the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the United States. Cinco de Mayo observes the victory of the Mexican army over French forces on May 5, 1862 in the town of Puebla, Mexico.
The current owner bought the 1,800-square-foot home and meticulously restored it to its original design.
Apartment hunting can be stressful for any renter, but New York City dwellers encounter a unique set of circumstances when looking for a place to live. Every seasoned New York City renter has a horror story — whether it’s the time they lost the perfect apartment or a blacklist of brokers they refuse to work with again.
When it comes to kitting out your office there are ways in which you can make it glam for a fraction of the price. In order to achieve the ultimate office design you need to be savvy to find those items which seem more expensive than they appear.
There are many things to consider when embarking on the construction of a new home. Landscapes are complex, and it’s useful to consider terrain, water, soils and existing plants as living systems when building a new home.
There are ways for homebuyers to determine if they’re about to purchase a disaster.
It’s understandable that Australian model Miranda Kerr would need a new getaway after her ex-husband, actor Orlando Bloom, threw a punch at Justin Bieber in what was apparently a public fight over her.
Carmen Electra, former Playboy model and star of parody films (you probably know her best from “Scary Movie,” “Date Movie,” “Epic Movie,” “Meet the Spartans” and “Disaster Movie”), has just purchased a neo-Mediterranean villa for $2.685 million in Los Angeles’ Nichols Canyon.
Guardian reporter Jessica Glenza and her boyfriend are buying a house and decided to go with a Federal Housing Authority loan. Glenza explains (in a satirical way that catches your eye), why she can finally afford a home and why some might think this is a bad thing. It was over a plate of linguine…
Buyers often assume a flipped home is like new — move-in ready and free from hassles. The newly renovated home gets top dollar, and the buyer assumes it is perfect.
It’s not just home prices that are on the rise, closing costs have also been inching up recently. A new report by Bankrate.com shows mortgage closing costs increased 6 percent over the past year to an average of $2,539 on a $200,000 loan. Origination fees increased 9 percent to $1,877 and third-party fees increased 1 percent to $662.
A new home often means making significant adjustments to how you spend your money. Expenses such as mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance, utilities, and maintenance add up quickly and can easily throw your best financial intentions out of whack.
Home-price growth continued to moderate in many metropolitan areas in the second quarter and national year-over-year price appreciation is now at its slowest pace since 2012, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of REALTORS®.
Celebrity news sites, including E!, are reporting that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West — more efficiently dubbed Kimye — are in contract to buy an 8,000-square-foot Hidden Hills estate formerly owned by Lisa Marie Presley.
Many millennials like to be in the middle of the action, yet they’re not (necessarily) seeking excitement in big cities. Surprisingly, millennials are suburbanizing.
Applying for a mortgage? Do your fees and rates appear to be a little higher than what you see advertised? If yes, there could be several key factors driving up the cost of your mortgage that you may not know about.