Real Estate

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  1. Rent-To-Own Homes: How The Process Works

    Here's what to watch for when negotiating a contract for a rent-to-own home – and who is a good candidate for this option.
  2. The Home Appraisal: Your Key to a Successful Refinance

    When you refinance your mortgage, everything hinges on the appraisal. Here's what appraisers look at, how to make your home ...
  3. Timeshares: Dream Vacation or Money Pit?

    This popular real estate product has its advantages, but don't expect to make a profit.
  4. Top U.S. Housing Market Indicators

    A quick overview of the top economic indicators to track the housing market in the U.S.
  5. Zillow Estimates: Not As Accurate As You Think

    Zillow uses a variety of data to calculate its "Zestimates," but anything from the wrong property details to missing upgrades ...
  6. How Do You Flip a Home?

    Flipping (also called wholesale real estate investing) is a type of real estate investment strategy in which an investor ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Peter Thiel Has New Zealand Citizenship Says Report (FB)

    The controversial investor and Trump advisor seems to have taken a liking to the island country.
  9. 6 Things Foreign Buyers of U.S. Real Estate Need to Know

    Rising home prices and a strong dollar are making it tough for foreign buyers of U.S. real estate to pay cash. What to expect ...
  10. What is Foreclosure Investing?

    Foreclosure investing, despite the promises of late-night television infomercials, is not for the inexperienced.
  11. Does the FHA provide construction loans?

    Learn how you can save with FHA-insured construction and rehabilitation mortgages that allow you to finance construction ...
  12. Thor Equities: Asset Manager Highlight

    Read about Thor Equities, a private equity real estate firm based in New York that was started to serve low-income communities ...
  13. Are APRs different in different countries?

    Learn about the term APR and how it is used in the United States and other countries. Explore why different lenders charge ...
  14. Why Zillow Is Free and How It Makes Money (Z)

    Zillow lets property seekers look at listings for free through its various tools, so the company relies on ad sales to agents ...
  15. 6 Cities at Highest Risk for a Housing Bubble

    These global cities face a housing bubble, thanks to factors such as demand from foreign investors.
  16. How Much Would It Cost to Buy Manhattan? (AMZN, FB)

    Though Manhattan is one of the priciest areas in the world, the wealthiest people on earth could team up to buy it easily.
  17. SunTrust Reports Q3, Makes Acquisition (STI)

    Over a two-day period last week, SunTrust stayed busy by acquiring assets of Pillar Financial and reporting third-quarter ...
  18. Art of the 'Steal': How Trump Lost $916M and Avoided Tax

    This is how Donald Trump’s accountants most likely used the tax code to avoid paying income tax for almost two decades.
  19. 4 Reasons Why REITs are Traps Not Trusts

    REITs are facing some serious structural issues, and an oversupply of real estate is just the tip of the iceberg.
  20. Overview of Fidelity Real Estate Investment Fund (FRESX)

    Learn about the Fidelity Real Estate Investment Port including its investment philosophy, management, investment performance, ...
  21. Eight Financial Safeguards If Disaster Strikes

    In an emergency like a fire, hurricane, flood, tornado or earthquake, you may not be able to protect your home. But you can ...
  22. 5 Assets Only The Ultra Rich Can Afford

    Yacht? Private jet? Not that unusual. If you’re rolling in the big bucks, you can buy something much more interesting.
  23. Why New York Luxury Real Estate Has Had a Bad Year

    New York luxury real estate is having a bad year thanks to a trifecta of causes, including a roller-coaster stock market.
  24. 4 Ways To Cut Your Living Expenses

    Living expenses can add up if you're not careful, here's how to save on everyday living expenses.
  25. How Smart Home Systems Impact Home Values

    Smartphone-operated lighting and blinds, personalized locking systems, intelligent thermostats...do these amenities pay off ...
  26. How Donald Trump Tried to Cash In by Dumping Sewage into the Hudson River

    Trump had two choices with a billion-dollar West Side project: build a sewage treatment plant or bow out. But there was a ...
  27. The Top 5 States for Retirees to Buy Cheap Property

    Buying vacant land for future gain is high-risk. Look for low prices in undeveloped areas likely to see a building boom in ...
  28. 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.
  29. 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 ...
  30. The Top 2 Canadian Oil REITs (BOWFF, RIOCF)

    Consider two Canadian real estate investment trusts suitable for well-diversified, income-oriented portfolios. Both have ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. The 5 Hottest Luxury Real Estate Markets

    What makes these international cities the most active markets for multi-million dollar homes? Read on.
  34. 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 ...
  35. Understanding Mortgage-Backed Securities

    Find out the meaning of this popular asset-backed security and its benefits for banks and investors.
  36. 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 ...
  37. 4 Popular Luxury Vacation Home Destinations

    The smart luxury vacation home money is headed to Orlando, the Hamptons, San Diego and Telluride for scenery plus serious ...
  38. 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. ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. Appraisal

    A valuation of property (ie. real estate, a business, an antique) by the estimate of an authorized person. In order to be ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. This Is What Mark Zuckerberg's Portfolio Looks Like (FB, MSFT)

    Find out where the sixth-richest billionaire on the Forbes List, Mark Zuckerberg, invests his money to continue securing ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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. ...
  48. Crowdfunding Beats Direct Ownership for Commercial Real Estate

    Investing in commercial real estate can be profitable, and doing it through crowdfunding eliminates the headaches associated ...
  49. The Great Millionaire Migration

    According to a recent report from New World Wealth, a number of countries around the world are losing millionaires.
  50. Dimensional Fund Advisors: Investment Manager Highlight (BA, IBM)

    Read about Dimensional Fund Advisors, a global asset management company founded on transforming academic research into practical ...
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