Wondering why your home has yet to sell? As a seller, I know you probably love your home, or at the least had some great memories there.
Think your NYC broker is working for you? Think again. You're not in Kansas anymore. Lord knows I've had more than my fair share of broker-induced real-estate headaches. It's a dirty business, and if you don't know how to look out for yourself, you're food for the piranhas.
According to a survey from bankrate.com, Americans' number one choice for investing is real estate. Though they're overall still concerned about jobs and the economy, the survey respondents mostly feel good about their personal finances.
So much for the conventional wisdom of downsizing your home when you retire. A huge percentage of families are moving into bigger homes -- many to make room for adult children who didn't fare so well during the recent recession.
A couple of articles this week with data about trends in real estate had a lot to say about the multiple inputs that influence real estate prices and the health of a very important component of our economy.
The government had already decided to simplify the HUD-1 by doubling the number of pages to four. That's not necessarily a problem, but many real estate and mortgage professionals actually found that their borrowers were more confused by the new four page form than before.
Here is why I believe the "do you own your home or rent" is an off-putting and personal question that should be lumped with salary and religion on a first encounter in social and work situations.
There are so many get-rich-quick schemes for investing hard-earned savings in real estate to generate a huge passive income through rentals. Wake up -- nothing in life is always roses, and not everyone can be Kiyosaki's Rich Dad.
Home appreciation is generally considered a good thing. It means more equity for homeowners, and a bigger payout when the time comes to sell.
Builders are happier than in the past 10 years, and housing starts are jumping. But this is a double-edged sword when it comes to coming back from our severe downturn. During the crash, home building almost stopped completely.
If you're hoping to increase your home's value (above and beyond the cost of an upgrade itself), you should know that some updates that are valuable to you may not be valuable to potential buyers.
Questions and answers about accessing cities and neighborhoods once spoke the language of exit ramps, street widening and parking adequacy. Now, different conversations, and varied imagery, create diverse story lines, where urban policy and citizen activism converge.
Your kitchen is a joke. You don't even know the meaning of counter space anymore, and a stovetop with two out of four working burners is considered a success. But it doesn't matter anyway because you have a personal chef named Seamless.
Since the birth of the little princess, people around the world have been abuzz with excitement. I refer, of course, to my granddaughter, Chloe. Peo...
If you're trying to make a reallocation decision between bonds and real estate, don't forget the inflation factor, as it's pretty important.
Mr. Greenspan calls it "secular stagnation." He recently is quoted as saying his greatest economic concern right now is the stagnation of the real estate industry. He also says that it's both residential and commercial real estate in his opinion.