Cities battle against a flood of Chinese real estate investors



Chinese investors snapped up around $100 billion worth of property around the world in 2016. While most countries normally like to encourage this kind of investment,

Vacant homes cost cities millions in reduced tax revenues and property values



The number of vacant buildings in some American cities has reached “epidemic levels”, according to a new study by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Residential Landlords’ Guide to Assistance Animals



News reports recently have included much discussion about The Air Carrier Access Act and FAA regulations governing assistance animals on airplanes.

Less than 10% of U.S. homes remain underwater, Zillow says



Almost a decade after the last recession, we’ve passed another milestone in the housing market recovery. The percentage of homeowners who owe more on their mortgage than the value of their home, or those who’re “underwater

George Soros warns of impending financial crisis



Billionaire investor George Soros is warning that the world could be set to enter a new financial crisis due to U.S. dollar surges and capital flight from emerging markets.

Home sales fall again as low inventory leaves buyers with fewer options



Existing home sales have failed to gain much traction in the past month, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors released last week.

Is a no-appraisal mortgage really worth it?



Around five percent of Fannie Mae’s 1.2 million home mortgages have met the criteria for not needing a traditional in-person appraisal since new rules were introduced last year, according to the Washington Post

Deal killers: When home sales get sabotaged



If you’re struggling to sell a particular client’s home despite there being nothing wrong with the property on the face of it, it could well be that someone is sabotaging your efforts.

Why Extra Mortgage Payments Seldom Make Sense



It doesn’t make sense to pay a third party to arrange to pay off your mortgage early. As the housing market continues at a hot pace, many different types of buyers are getting into the market.

Four Important Questions to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing a Vacation Rental Home for Income



Interested in renting out your yurt, tiny house or couch? Now there are several options homeowners have to make extra income. For those looking to purchase a second home, often called a vacation rental home,

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