Visa Changes Should Help Chinese Buy US Property



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Investment in US real estate from overseas buyers could increase dramatically next year due to changes to the reciprocal US/China visa agreement. Students can be issued with five year multiple entry visas, while business travelers and tourists can be issued with ten year multiple entry visas. These changes took effect earlier this month, and should […]

US Existing Home Sales Now Above Year on Year Levels



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Last month existing home sales in the United States increased for the second consecutive month and according to data from the National Association of Realtors, are now higher than year on year levels for the first time in 12 months. The total number of existing home sales which includes completed transactions for condominiums, co-ops, townhomes […]

White House Resiliency Recommendations Welcomed by SmarterSafer.Org



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SmarterSafer. org is a bipartisan coalition which is dedicated to more fiscally and environmentally sustainable disaster response, and has  applauded the White House’s recommendations that communities throughout the country should be better equipped to deal with the impacts of increasingly dangerous natural disasters. The coalition released a statement saying “It is encouraging to see the […]

Homeowners Haunted by Old Foreclosure Debt



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Many people who lost their homes to foreclosure between five and seven years ago have worked hard to repair their credit scores. Unfortunately just as things are getting better some are being chased by debt collectors for sums running into many thousands of dollars. They are being chased for the difference between the amount owed […]

Demand for Miami Real Estate Still High



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Latest statistics from the Miami Association of Realtors show demand for real estate in Miami is still strong. This is in spite of an increased supply of existing and new construction homes. During the third quarter of this year the median sales price for a home in Miami-Dade County was $250,000. This is an increase […]

Deciding What to Do With the House after Divorce



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Divorce can be painful enough, but it can be worse when you are faced with losing your home at the same time. Finding a suitable replacement can be tricky, particularly if you don’t have a good credit rating and have less income coming in. It can be a difficult time, but an article in aol.com […]

Things to Think About When Purchasing a Home



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Purchasing a home is the largest financial decision most of us will make so it’s important to do your due diligence. Things to take into consideration include the type of property you can afford, and which neighborhood will be best for you. It’s important to consider every point very carefully and to resist making an […]

Insurance Claims Can Send Premiums Soaring



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Household insurance is there for your peace of mind, but a new report shows filing even just one claim can send your premiums soaring. This increase can run into hundreds of dollars in certain states. Apparently filing just a single claim for anything from tornado damage to a stolen bicycle will see your premiums being […]

Millennials Optimistic about Buying in the Next Five Years



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According to a recent survey by the California Association of Realtors®, most millennials still believe in homeownership and the majority expects to be able to buy a home within the next five years. This was a survey of young adults aged between 18 and 34. Apparently more than half of the millennials surveyed rated homeownership […]

Tips on Avoiding Home Buyer’s Remorse



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A recent survey of 2,000 home buyers revealed that four out of five regretted at least one thing about their home. According to the article in CNN Money.com, the major complaint was that it simply wasn’t big enough. Other common gripes included a lack of closet space or an inadequate number of bathrooms. Some people […]