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.
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.
Qualifying for mortgage loans has changed completely over the last year. In a declining market, what do mortgage lenders require? Listen to what one southern California expert says about appraisals, mortgage loans and today's real estate market in this Expert Real Estate Tips segment.
What's the real estate market like at the moment? Agents from Southern California describe the real estate market. Because the 2008 real estate market is flooded with inventory, it's a buyer's market. Current real estate market conditions make financing a challenge. View this segment to learn more about the real estate market conditions from Expert Real Estate Tips.
Real estate market conditions used to be favorable to home owners. Home values were high and interest rates low, making real estate market conditions favorable to home owners. Now, home owners may feel glum about the real estate market conditions but they should improve after the presidential election. Real estate market conditions include interest rates and home values.
If you're unhappy with your current home consider the housing market outlook. It may be a while before the housing market outlook becomes positive so learn to love your current home.
In a slow housing market or real estate recession, you need to be careful with new construction. If you are already seeing warning signs like the developer has put construction on hold, or only a fraction of the development has been completed, you might want to rethink your purchase. If the builder is having problems, there are no guarantees that the plans for the neighborhood will ever come true.