4 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Landlord

January 17, 2014

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When considering whether or not to buy investment property, searching for good advice can lead to even more frustration. After all, there is a lot more to consider than the simple messages you find on many websites, like: “Home prices are at rock bottom and interest rates are at historic lows!” Your best bet, when [...]

Buying Vacation Home Properties: What You Need to Know

May 25, 2012

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Ah, the vay-cay! We work for it, we live for it — typically fifty weeks of the year. When the time finally rolls around, many Americans have their own slice of heaven in which to spend their well-deserved time off: a vacation home. Whether it’s a cottage by the beach, a house in the mountains [...]

Will Fewer Babies Born Affect the Housing Market?

November 25, 2011

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Long Road to Recovery Despite encouraging signs of a recovering market, economists and industry experts predict that the the dark cloud hovering over the housing market has yet to move away. “Real recovery remains far from reality,” according to a Washington Post story. So, don’t be misled by improving numbers. “There has been some improvement, [...]

Rentals, Home Sales, Foreign Investors and More Realty News

October 21, 2011

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Home Builders’ Sentiment Climbs There was a flicker of hope from the builders this week. The National Association of Home Builders’ index of builder sentiments climbed from 14 to 18 percent. That’s still mighty below 50 – the benchmark indicative of a positive outlook. But, any improvement is a good sign these days. Only once [...]