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7 Ways Pets Could Stall Your Home Sale

Michael Corbett | Posted 07.10.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

I've bought and sold many homes over the last few decades, and whenever I put a house of my own up for sale, I prearrange for my pets to have a little holiday with friends and family.

Bubble Watch: Home Prices Still Undervalued, But Not For Much Longer

Jed Kolko | Posted 06.27.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Home prices now look 3% undervalued compared with long-term fundamentals. Of the 100 largest metros, 76 are undervalued while just 7 are more than 10%...

International House Hunters Shifting from Vacation Areas to Urban Neighborhoods

Jed Kolko | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany remain the top three countries outside the U.S. for home searches. But Brazil has pushed up to 4th place, jumping ahead of India, Mexico, and Australia.

Baby-Boomer Downsizing? Perhaps Not So Fast

Jed Kolko | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

While the share of 50- to 69-year-olds living in multi-unit buildings rose slightly in 2012 and 2013, the long-term trend among older households shows...

6 Seller Secrets for This Summer's Real Estate Market

Michael Corbett | Posted 07.15.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

Each year, it seems the housing market takes on a different tone. Sometimes it's going to be a sellers' market with inflated prices and bidding wars, and sometimes a buyers' market with tons of choices and low prices.

Where Can The Middle Class Actually Afford To Buy Homes?

Jed Kolko | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Where can the middle class afford to buy a home today? Affordability has worsened in the past year, as home prices have climbed faster than incomes and mortgage rates have risen. But compared with the longer-term past, homeownership still looks relatively affordable:

The Housing Recovery Needs More Than Just Rising Prices

Jed Kolko | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The Trulia Price Monitor and the Trulia Rent Monitor are the earliest leading indicators of how asking prices and rents are trending nationally and lo...

How to Vet a Real Estate Agent: 10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring

Michael Corbett | Posted 06.25.2014 | Money
Michael Corbett

If you're thinking about buying or selling a home, one of the first things you'll need to have down is your partner in crime: your real estate agent.

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Bought My First Home

Michael Corbett | Posted 06.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

As a general rule, it's wise to take 20 percent less than what the bank will lend you.

When Should You Begin to Aggressively Pay Down Your Mortgage?

Michael Corbett | Posted 06.10.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

I am a big proponent of paying down that ugly mortgage beast as soon as is practical. But, before you go cutting a check to the bank, there is a pecking order of financial priorities you need to address before you consider tackling your mortgage.

10 Quick and Budget-Friendly Projects to Remake Your Space This Spring

Michael Corbett | Posted 06.10.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

An accent color wall or an interior room repaint will liven up a home. With little money and just a day or a weekend, your house can have new a new look and a new life. Be adventurous!

How Special Are Million-Dollar Listings?

Jed Kolko | Posted 05.27.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jed Kolko

Close your eyes and imagine a million-dollar home. Depending on where you live, you might be picturing the modest three-bedroom down the street, or yo...

America's Most Unequal Metros

Jed Kolko | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Income inequality has been growing in America, driven by technology, globalization and other factors. It's caused tensions between the haves and have-...

What The Home-Price Slowdown Really Looks Like

Jed Kolko | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The current slowdown of home prices has been sharpest in markets that crashed during the bust and bounced back last year. And although asking-price ga...

As More Consumer Industries Shift Online, Real Estate Follows

Donald Van Dyne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Donald Van Dyne

Technology increases knowledge, efficiency and savings, but it cannot replace the human touch -- which is why it's important for the real estate professional to blend their skills with technology to maximize the interest of all home buyers and sellers.

Mopping Up Sandy and Looking Ahead to 2013

Ron Gitter | Posted 01.30.2013 | New York
Ron Gitter

The New York residential real estate market was on a tear throughout 2012, with an incredible crescendo during the summer. Then the storm hit, and overnight, the market quieted. So where did this force of nature leave the New York market?

Did Co-ops Save New York?

Ron Gitter | Posted 04.14.2012 | New York
Ron Gitter

Notwithstanding the value of the co-op approval process, I can offer this unsolicited advice: it needs a re-write. It hungers for simplification, modernization and greater time efficiencies.

New Orleans Airport Plans Slated For Environmental Scrutiny

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.04.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Plans to rebuild or expand Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, unveiled in mid-August by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, could mean more noise for the City of Kenner--where officials have long been attuned to the sound issue.

Less Than 24 Hours After My Warning of Extensive Legal Risk in the Banking Industry, Massachusetts Supreme Court Drops the Bomb

Reggie Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Reggie Middleton

The day after I posted “As JP Morgan & Other Banks Legal Costs Spike, Many Should Ask If It Was Not Obvious Years Ago That This Industry...

Luxury Condos Boast FHA Backing

Bloomberg | Oshrat Carmiel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Whitney Gollinger, marketing chief for a Manhattan condo building with an outdoor movie theater and panoramic city views, is highlighting a different ...