Real Estate

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  1. How Smart Home Systems Affect Home Values

    Smartphone-operated lighting and blinds, personalized locking systems, intelligent thermostats...do these amenities pay off ...
  2. Find the Best Homeowners Insurance

    Don't wait for the next Hurricane Sandy or massive oil sands fire to find out if your homeowners insurance really protects ...
  3. Should You Pay All Cash For Your Next Home?

    Pay cash only for a home? Here are the pros and cons.
  4. The 10 Most Expensive Zip Codes in California

    California has some of the priciest ZIP codes in the U.S. And these are the priciest in California.
  5. The 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in Houston

    You can get a lot more house for your money in Houston – the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest in the U.S. – than ...
  6. The 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in Dallas

    Everything is big in the Big D, and the poshest neighborhoods are no exception: Your money will buy a lot of house in these ...
  7. The 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in Chicago

    Chicago is home to some of the most glamorous neighborhoods in the United States. Here are the 10 most expensive ZIP codes ...
  8. The 5 Hottest Luxury Real Estate Markets

    What makes these international cities the most active markets for multi-million dollar homes? Read on.
  9. The 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in San Francisco

    In addition to its expensive home market, San Francisco has an increasingly competitive rental market, with quick turnaround ...
  10. 4 Alternatives to a Traditional Mortgage

    If you can't qualify for or don't want a traditional mortgage, one of these options might be right for you.
  11. 3 Reasons Million-Dollar Homes Are in a Slump

    Now might be a good time to consider buying a luxury home, what with prices down, inventory up and fewer foreign buyers in ...
  12. Mortgages: How Much Can You Afford?

    Answering this means number-crunching as well as factoring in other considerations and expenses.
  13. I've come into a large amount of money. Should I invest it or pay off my mortgage?

    There is no simple answer to this question as it depends on a number of key factors, namely the aspects or criteria of your ...
  14. Tax Deductions on Mortgage Interest

    If you're a homeowner, this is one item you want to understand and use on your return.
  15. Buy Your Luxury Vacation Home Here

    The smart luxury vacation home money is headed to Orlando, the Hamptons, San Diego and Telluride for scenery plus serious ...
  16. The 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in Miami

    Miami-Dade County, to be precise. It's home to Miami Beach (Fisher Island), the sixth-most-expensive ZIP code in the U.S. ...
  17. The 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in Los Angeles

    The top 10 most expensive ZIP codes in Los Angeles have median home prices ranging from about $3.1 to $5.1 million. What ...
  18. The 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in New Jersey

    Often overshadowed by its cosmopolitan neighbor New York, the Garden State has a number of towns that offer luxury and space ...
  19. The 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in New York State

    Though Sagaponack is first, New York City ZIP codes dominate the rest of the state on Forbes’ America’s Most Expensive ZIP ...
  20. 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in Connecticut

    Looking for an elegant home? Check here for the median home prices, average days on the market and median household income ...
  21. Key Features for Selling a Home

    Besides the timing of your listing, the words you use to describe your house can help you sell it faster – and for a higher ...
  22. Rent vs. Buy: It’s Different for Expensive Property

    For multi-million dollar homes, renting often nets out as costing less than the expenses/other financials of buying a comparable ...
  23. The Best Day and Month to List Your Home

    Want to make a quicker sale? Get your house on the market this spring and pick the perfect day of the week to attract buyers. ...
  24. Buying a Home: Cash Vs. Mortgage

    If you have the funds, should you buy your home with all cash? Here's how to decide which option – cash or mortgage – makes ...
  25. The Great Millionaire Migration

    According to a recent report from New World Wealth, a number of countries around the world are losing millionaires.
  26. Real Estate Valuation: What You Should Know

    Anyone from mortgage lenders to property buyers and sellers can benefit from a basic understanding of real estate valuation.
  27. Buying Luxury Property: How Private?

    A pilot program designed to cut back on money laundering in high-end residential real estate is bound to affect the transactions ...
  28. Tax Breaks for Second-Home Owners

    Owning a second home is a great investment for a variety of reasons, but you need to know the tax implications of multi-home ...
  29. Now's a Terrific Time to Buy (or Refinance) a Home

    If you are looking to make a purchase or do a refi, you will benefit from continuing low interest rates – that could dip ...
  30. Take the Pain Out of Selling Your House – Online

    Is an online selling service really better than selling your home the old-fashioned way? It depends on what you're after
  31. Ultra-Luxury Real Estate: What's Hot, What's Not

    And is this a good time to buy? Here's the 2016 forecast for luxury residences in seven global markets, from Shanghai to ...
  32. You'll Need to Shell Out More for a Mansion

    But not everywhere. The places prices are still booming are ultra-luxe enclaves, such as Beverly Hills and the Hamptons.
  33. The 5 Best Real Estate Lawyers in Los Angeles

    Discover some of the top real estate lawyers practicing in the Los Angeles area, and learn more about the kinds of legal ...
  34. The 5 Best Real Estate Lawyers in Boston

    Discover some of the best real estate lawyers working in Boston, and read more about their legal experience and special practice ...
  35. The 5 Best Real Estate Lawyers in Chicago

    Read about some of Chicago's top lawyers working in real estate law, and find out what types of clients they serve and what ...
  36. New York City Real Estate: A Safe Haven?

    New York City real estate is pricey, but is it investment-grade?
  37. How an Interest Rate Rise Affects Your Mortgage

    A look at what makes home-related loans move the way they do. The surprise: Mortgage rates don't necessarily follow interest ...
  38. The 5 Best Real Estate Lawyers in Manhattan

    Learn about some of the top lawyers practicing residential and commercial real estate law in Manhattan, and read more about ...
  39. Tips on Buying a Beach Condo in Puerto Rico

    The island has beautiful beaches, a great climate, tax breaks for American buyers – and a huge debt crisis. Still game? Here ...
  40. Pittsburgh's 5 Best Retirement Communities

    Discover why many retirees are settling in Pittsburgh; read about several retirement communities in the area and their attractive ...
  41. The 5 Best Real Estate Lawyers in Miami

    Read about some of Miami's top real estate law firms, and learn more about what kinds of clients they serve and what legal ...
  42. The 5 Best Real Estate Lawyers in San Francisco

    Read about some of the leading real estate law firms in the city of San Francisco, and learn their areas of specialization ...
  43. The Average Cost of Homeowners Insurance

    What factors into the the premiums you pay for homeowners insurance? Much depends on where you live. But there are ways to ...
  44. Beach House Investing: Best Beach Towns in California

    Discover the best towns in California for investing in a beach house. Learn about the few remaining areas to invest in a ...
  45. Tips on Buying a Beach Condo in California

    Few properties can top a beach condo in California, and analyzing the condo's ins and outs is the best way to ensure you ...
  46. Tips on Buying a Beach Condo in Costa Rica

    Costa Rica's incredible beaches make it the perfect place for a beach condo. Follow these tips to make sure you get a condo ...
  47. How To Prevent A Tax Hit When Selling A Rental Property

    Rental property ownership has its benefits but when selling you can face a big tax hit. Thankfully there are ways to reduce ...
  48. How to Find and Buy Off-Market Homes

    Having an edge in a hot real estate market is key and off-market listings can help.
  49. Economics of Owning a Vacation Home

    Discover the financial factors behind owning a second home and how weighing your options can determine if a vacation home ...
  50. Economics of Owning a Beach House

    Discover how property taxes, insurance costs, climate and other risks can affect the cost of owning a beach house and what ...
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