Having Realistic Expectations When Buying a Home

It is easy when looking for a new home to want it to have all the features you might possibly need and to be absolutely perfect. However an article in realtor.com points out it’s important to be realistic as that perfect property may not always be just around the corner. Sometimes it might be better […]

Top 3 deal-breaking problems in home inspections

The home inspection is a critical stage of the home buying process. It’s an essential step for any buyer and can cause numerous deals to fall apart if any nasty surprises are uncovered.

The Step-by-Step Process All New Home Buyers Should Expect

Buying your first home can seem daunting. It is one of the most stressful things a person will do in their lifetime. Here’s a complete rundown of the steps of the home buying process so you can begin your home search with confidence.

The State of Residential Real Estate in America

As the traditionally highly active summer real estate season comes to an end, residential real estate is a mixed bag. At the end of July, houses that are still under water hit a plateau while homes that are “equity rich” decreased for the second straight quarter. About 38 percent of these under water mortgages are […]

Childhood home of Angelina Jolie Pitt up for sale at $2M

The childhood home of Hollywood star Angelina Jolie Pitt has been listed for sale with an asking price of just over $2 million, according to The Wall Street Journal.

London Agent Posts Record Profits

Knight Frank, a London-based real estate consultancy recently posted record profits for the past year. This is mainly due to investors who are looking for better value outside London as well as the completion of a number of high profile deals. Pre-tax profits for the firm increased by 19% to £162 million, while sales increased […]

Hedge fund manager Kenneth Griffin goes on record-breaking property spending spree

Kenneth Griffin, the CEO of the billion-dollar hedge fund firm Citadel, has reportedly spent almost $300 million on residential properties over the last two years, breaking sales price records in three major metro areas

Tips to make your condo a worthy investment

With the booming international free market we live in, there are many different ways you can invest your money for a good return on investment (ROI). Real estate in the Philippines is a particularly lucrative niche to target.

Mortgage Application Rules Are Changing

Effective October 3, 2015 changes are being made to mortgage application rules. Most changes are about how consumers are presented terms of the mortgages they are being offered. The changes are required by the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial law. One key change is that consumers must be given the final terms of the mortgage at least […]

Burgeoning Market Opportunities in the Luxury Vacation Rental Market

The luxury vacation rental market is experiencing massive growth right now, with more luxury homes being purchased for the explicit purpose of being rented out to vacationers.