The hidden costs of homeownership add up to $9K a year, study finds

Homeowners will pay around $9,390 per year on the hidden costs associated with homeownership, according to a new analysis by Thumbtack and Zillow.

India: Buying vs. Renting in Key Metro Areas

ArthaYantra, an integrated personal financial service company started by a group of alumni of the Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad, has recently conducted a research on buying a home vs. renting a home in key metropolitan areas in India. The company developed a proprietary composite score “ABRS,” which integrates consumer’s concern vis-a-vis ability to

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Prices in India Still Rising, but Experts Not Worried

The real estate market in India is pretty lively at the moment, and worries have been raised over the prospect of a property bubble. Although prices are higher, demand has actually fallen in six major cities, and Indian buyers are increasingly choosing to wait and see what happens.

The USA: Most Affordable Housing in the World?

The experts tell us that housing is more affordable now than it has been for, well, donkey’s years. Property prices in the US have tumbled like never before as the economy stops and starts and never really quite gets going. Indeed, this is the same the world over, which poses an interesting question… Just how affordable is housing in the US at the moment, and how does it compare to other countries in the world?

Expert Warns of Australia Real Estate Crash

A top US real estate analyst has given a stark warning of a possible “bloodbath” in Australian real estate in the next couple of years, predicting that property prices in the country could fall by as much as 60%.

Singapore Property Goes Flat, But Outlook Is Good Say Analysts

Real estate prices in Singapore were largely unchanged over the previous month, with the country’s property index gaining just 0.2% over the month of July, thanks to the global uncertainty over the US and EU economies. Speaking to the IB Times, Colin Tan of the Chesterton Suntec International consultancy firms explained that the Singapore’s housing

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The Worst Housing Crisis in History – Official

If you’re a realtor or you work in real estate in some other capacity, then you might be forgiven for thinking that the state of housing markets couldn’t get any worse than it is now. Well guess what? Officially, housing markets are in the worst shape they’ve ever been, so don’t underestimate your pessimism too

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Double-Dip in US Home Prices

Single family property prices in the US have dropped into what’s known as ‘double-dip’ territory according to the latest figures available for March, as weak demand and a large inventory continue to bog down the markets, a new survey has shown.   The S&P/Case Shiller index, which lists property sales in the 20 biggest metropolitan

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Wealthy Indians Look to Purchase Overseas Property

Recent trends show wealthy Indians looking to acquire more property outside of their country, as property prices in Mumbai continue to rise higher than ever before.  Prime areas on their radar include Dubai, London, and Singapore, among others. According to the regulations set forth by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Indians may remit up

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