April Home Price Gains Ease Slightly According to Latest Data



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The S & P/Case Shiller Home Price Indices was recently released for April this year and shows that home prices continued to increase across the country over the last year. Year on year, price gains were slightly lower compared to the previous months with the composite index and gaining 4.6% while the 20 city composite […]

Johnny Depp lists private French village for $25.76M



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Got $25.76m going spare? We suggest you put in an offer on Johnny Depp’s French village.

Memphis Real Estate Investing Facts



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Memphis remains a hidden treasure when it comes to investing in real estate – both commercial and residential. Memphis is well known as the main distribution center not only for the southeast but as a world caliber distribution and transportation hub. This is due to the city’s unique geographical location that includes the second largest […]

5 Issues set to have a big impact on real estate



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Demographic shifts from retiring baby boomers and the increase of millennials buying homes will have the most profound impact on the real estate industry in the coming years

Foreclosure Vs. Short Sale: Avoid Owing Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars In Taxes



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If you are behind on your mortgage and worried about foreclosure, chances are you may have heard that a short sale can help you avoid foreclosure. But depending on your personal circumstances, you may find that a foreclosure is a “better” choice than a short sale. A “short sale” means that a mortgage lender has […]

Tax Lien Investing Can Be Highly Profitable but Risky



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Tax lien investing is a popular method of investing in real estate but it should not be taken lightly. Although potential returns are huge, there can be significant risks. Approximately $425 billion in state and local real estate property taxes are owed across the U.S. each year. Of that, a significant amount goes delinquent. In […]

Caution: Home Renovations In Historical Districts Require Higher Budgets & More Time



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  Oh how we love those old classic homes in the older parts of the city. Big wrap-around porches, wonderful craftsman or Victorian style trim and beautiful, one-of-a-kind windows. Walking through those older neighborhoods reminds us of childhood days long gone, and a kind of America that seems so far away from the information and […]

New Way to Help Protect U.S. Homeowners



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CUNA Mutual Group (founded in 1935) recently launched a new mortgage payment protection product for credit unions and their members. This new product covers mortgage payments in the event of a borrower’s death, disability, or involuntary unemployment. Credit unions that offer it are leveraging a comprehensive insurance and training program that protects members’ home mortgages. […]

What does gay marriage mean for housing?



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The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision late last week to make same-sex marriages legal throughout the country could lift home ownership among lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender couples.

“Millions” left unable to buy thanks to rising rents



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As the home ownership rate has fallen, the amount of rentals has soared, and so has the costs of renting. Last year, rents climbed at a 3.2 percent rate – double the pace of overall inflation.