Cities Start to Feel Real Estate Slump as Taxes Slide

Property tax fluctuations are always behind the real estate and mortgage lending markets, but the decline of property values is now starting to catch up with the taxes, leaving many cities, towns, and villages in a serious bind. With lower property values, residents will expect their municipalities to cut their taxes.  That could mean more

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Overvalued – Undervalued and the matter of Emotions

No matter what mathematical equations we apply to the equation of a real estate deal, the human factor can always take over. Facts and figures help greatly in trying to establish value, but when emotion takes over the math goes out the window, and sometimes the deal. The true professional makes allowances for the emotion of the deal.

Where the Best Foreclosures Roam

It is no secret that investors can gain windfalls by buying some foreclosed properties. A recent study shows clear advantages to buying forclosures in some cities too. Where price is the determining factor, clearly some places are better than others. But depressed markets have their down side too. Forbes’ list of cities most likely to drop prices again this year reveals at least cost advantages if the investor does his or her homework.

The 10 Best Cities to Buy a Home

CNN Money just compiled the list of top small cities to relocate to. If living as close to Utopia as possible is in your plans or dreams, then these 10 towns may be right up your alley. Sometimes location is everything, and for the home buyer looking for the perfect place to raise a family, this list is a good place to start.

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