Making this decision requires a lot of number-crunching. Bringing in a contractor to advise you on the cost of your potential remodel and working with a realtor on a potential sale will give you the data you need to decide whether it's time to stay or go.
This week, co-hosts Vanessa Martinez and Ron Doyle ask local real-estate maven Rachel Hultin of Urban Niche Realty to school us on the uber-competitive rental-housing market as Vanessa launches her search for a new home.
(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the May 13, 2013 edition.) Ground breaking for Magnolia Marketplace--a two-story mall on nea...
As urban stakeholders -- residents, pundits, developers, associated professionals, and politicians -- we like to discuss and debate aspects of urb...
March 16 of this year I received a letter from Bank of America: "Although you have missed several of your monthly payments, it is not too late to get help. Please act quickly before time runs out." I suppose 40-odd missed payments can safely be counted as "several." But time running out? Methuselah should have such a surplus.
Without question, a revitalized real estate economy greatly benefits New York. As we have learned all too often, however, a frothy market can produce disastrous results and unintended consequences when buyers have more money than sense.
My home. Our homes. Real estate is back... if ever so slightly and I'm excited. Others may shout that "REAL ESTATE IS BACK!" with all the gusto of those almost always incorrect pundits I see on television.
Simple economics teaches us that we have a self-correcting economy but whenever we're all mired in the throes of an exciting market, we seem to develop amnesia for what could happen based on how similar markets have transpired in the past.
As a person who likes an orderly and unambiguous life, I found that the process of apartment hunting has thrown my world upside down.
Last week, I was denied an apartment because I have a full-time job in the media industry. I was feeling great. It was one of those unbelievably su...
Now these big real estate companies think they're going to make megabucks scooping up and renting out tens of thousands of foreclosed houses. Ha!
Very recently the unclean hands doctrine is being applied to borrowers in situations in which a lender's conduct concerning a real estate mortgage is challenged by the borrower.
Before 9/11, I never thought of my apartment as anything other than the four walls that kept me sheltered.
From the rooftops of Brooklyn to the backyards of Seattle, recreational chicken ranching is increasingly popular in urban and suburban neighborhoods. At the rate this agrarian hobby is growing it's only a matter of time until you have a few hens of your own.
The popularity of the hit drama Mad Men has almost single handedly brought 1960s-style home interiors back en vogue. From furniture to wallpaper, the retro style of the mid-century modern era is suddenly all the rage.
This week brought the news that legendary radio personality Casey Kasem and his wife Jean Kasem were putting their Holmby Hills mansion on the market for a cool $42 million. Sure, it's pricey, but here are 40 reasons to buy it...