Archive for 'Real Estate'
Oct 24, 2008 - Lowing your property taxes is as simple as understanding how they work. Since property values are estimated by a computer, your assessed value could be wrong, and you could be entitled to a smaller tax bill. How do you go about getting it?
Oct 17, 2008 - When it comes to home improvement, some people are so handy, they'd never think of hiring of a pro. Others are all thumbs, so they always call for help. The rest of us fall somewhere in between. But how do you decide when a contractor is the way to go?
Sep 15, 2008 - With the housing market still in decline, many sellers are wondering when the turnaround will finally come. Fortunately, there are a few signs you can look for that will tell you when things are starting to look up.
Sep 12, 2008 - There are few things in life more expensive than selling your home, because that agent's cut will run into the thousands of dollars. Is there a way to make it less? Sure: Just ask.
Sep 05, 2008 - Think being the highest bidder at a real estate auction means you've won? Think again...
Aug 29, 2008 - The nation's ongoing housing crisis has many would-be homeowners looking for the bargain of a lifetime. One way of buying cheap is foreclosures... another is with a short sale. But what is a short-sale and how does it work?
Jul 18, 2008 - The nation's housing crisis is crippling our economy. So, what's the government going to do about it? One idea is to reform the mortgage process, eliminating the 'bad brokers' more interested in making a commission than a responsible loan.
Jul 16, 2008 - Step one in fixing our mortgage system? Remove the temptation for appraisers to inflate home appraisals, typically used to allow lenders to lend too much and borrowers to borrow too much.
Jul 14, 2008 - When you decorate your home, you may not think about "going green" in the process... but maybe you should. These days, more interior designers say green designs not only look great, but just might make you FEEL great, too. And the best news? Its easier (and less expensive) than you might think.
Jul 05, 2008 - Suppose that, two years ago, you bet $10,000 in the housing futures market that the value of Miami real estate would decline. Today, you'd have made about $145,000.
Jun 25, 2008 - If you've ever been tempted to attend a free seminar on real estate investing, or felt attracted to a money-making course you see on some late night infomercial, this story is for you.
Jun 25, 2008 - Do you think you know what's going to happen to interest rates, the economy and the stock market this year? Compare your guesses to those of the experts.
Jun 18, 2008 - Foreclosure tours are new way to shop for real estate bargains, promising a quick way to find many real estate bargains at once.
Jun 12, 2008 - When it comes to food and fuel, prices are going through the roof. But what about the roof itself? There the news might be a little better.
Jun 12, 2008 - Owning your own home: an idea so popular it's known as the American Dream. But as prices fall and foreclosures rise, for many it's become a nightmare instead. How do you know whether renting or owning is the way to go?