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.
Which housing market is the biggest real estate bubble? Depends on how you measure, and we won’t really know for sure until it pops. But according to the new UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index, Hong Kong faces the greatest risk of a housing bubble. Housing prices in the Hong Kong real estate market have [...]
What are some ways to slow the rising number of foreclosures in the ailing real estate market, and what to do if you're questioning a realtor's ethics? Suggestions for improving the real estate market and slowing foreclosures include enforcing the Realtor Code of Ethics, encouraging prelisting home inspections and lower real estate property taxes.
Selling a house in today's tough real estate market? Furniture, paint, clutter and repairs all impact the sale of a house. Is the price right? Maybe not! Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips segment for tips on how to sell your house from painting to repricing!
With the mortgage crisis and shifting American economy you may wonder "when is the best time to sell a house?" You can't time the real estate or housing market to sell a house. One expert, a top real estate agent in Chicago, says you will likely never buy low and sell high unless you're moving to a different state. Learn about the best time to sell a house and buying and selling high and low.
What steps can we take with the economy to improve the real estate market? Keeping people employed, changing refinancing rules and encouraging people to stay in their homes and avoid foreclosure are some possibilities to improve the real estate market. If you have suggestions for how to improve the real estate market, send Ilyce an email.
With the real estate market in decline, mortgage lenders are stricter about requirements for loans. Do you need a bigger down payment, a better credit score, or more solid work history? How has qualifying changed and what do you need to know in order to qualify for a mortgage loan in today's tough market? Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips segment to find out more about what mortgage lenders require.