Real Estate Market

Here, you’ll find helpful articles and other resources that cover issues related to the real estate market: buying, selling, financing, refinancing, credit and debt, insurance, second homes, vacation homes, real estate investment, new construction, and renovation.

Fix and Flip Loans with Hard Money Lenders

Considering a fix and flip loan with a hard money lender? Think carefully about the double-digit interest rate before signing on. By: Ilyce Glink and Sam Tamkin Q: I enjoyed reading your story about on how distressed property REO investments …

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Why Are Hedge Funds Buying Real Estate?

Many wonder why hedge funds are buying real estate. They have bought into the idea that homes are another great investment opportunity. By: Ilyce Glink and Samuel Tamkin Mortgage interest rates ticked down again this week. But home buyers have …

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Real Estate Boom and Bust: Taking a Loss on a Condo

The real estate boom and bust dropped home values severely. Taking a loss on a condo might be your only option other than to wait. Q: Back in 2005, I purchased a condo with cash for my disabled son to …

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Trouble Selling Your Home? Don’t Blame the Real Estate Agent

If you’re having trouble selling your home, don’t blame the real estate agent. It could just be the real estate market in your neighborhood. Q: I’ve been trying to sell my house for the past few years and have hired and …

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Real Estate History | Changes in the Real Estate Industry

A look into the real estate history and changes that have taken place in the real estate industry in terms of buying and selling your home. For the past twenty years, we’ve been chronicling the developments in the real estate …

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Another Recession Ahead? Signs the Economy Is Turning Around

Is there another recession ahead? We’re dealing with weak growth, but there are some positive signs the economy is turning around. Not according to Kermit Baker, chief economist for the American Institute of Architects and a senior research fellow with …

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Housing Market News | Real Estate Investors Play Key Role

The housing market news sounds good, this week, as real estate investors continue to play a key role in the housing rebound. Sales of previously owned homes crawled up another .4 percent in January, which means sales would hit nearly …

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Real Estate Outlook for 2013: Are We at the Tipping Point?

The real estate outlook for 2013 continues to look muddled: While new home sales increased in 2012, the economy still struggles.  Each week, pundits step forward to proffer yet another prediction about where the housing market is going. Since 2006, …

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Buying Vacation Property in Florida: Is Now the Best Time to Buy a Home?

When buying a vacation property in Florida for retirement, now may not be the best time to buy a home. Q: We’re thinking of buying a property in Florida as a vacation home. Since we won’t be able to use …

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Home Seller Resolutions for Selling Your Home Quickly in 2013

Looking around our neighborhood, I see fewer “for sale” signs this December than last year. In fact, several homes that were on the market for over a year have sold this autumn and are now closing. It still isn’t easy …

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