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Does a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) Make Sense for You?

If you're thinking of getting financing for a home improvement project or a special vacation, you can use a home equity line of credit (HELOC) to …

Lines of Credit

Real Estate Price Growth Hits Four-Year Low in U.S.

Real estate prices across the U.S. logged an annual gain of 4.7% in August, but the growth rate, hindered by overambitious sellers, is the lowest …

Real Estate

The simple hacks that could help you sell your home

Real estate agents have revealed the simple tricks that will help you sell your home for a higher price.<p>Experts estimate that 90 per cent of sellers …

Hacking

Hackers target real estate deals, with devastating impact

WASHINGTON - James and Candace Butcher were ready to finalize the purchase of their dream retirement home, and at closing time wired $272,000 from …

Real Estate

What housing slump? Homeowners make an average $875,000 profit when selling up - as the secret to making cash on your property is revealed

In the midst of an apparent housing slump, sellers are still turning astronomical profits on their homes by adhering to one nifty trick.<p>Sydney's …

Hackers target real estate deals, with devastating impact

WASHINGTON (AFP) -<p>James and Candace Butcher were ready to finalize the purchase of their dream retirement home, and at closing time wired $272,000 from their bank following instructions they received by email.<p>Within hours, the money had vanished.<p>Unbeknownst to the Colorado couple, the email account …

Real Estate

More people are moving out of Denver than into it, study says

DENVER — More people are looking to leave Denver than move in, according to a new report by real estate company Redfin.<p>Denver was 6th on a list of …

House Prices

Self-Employed? Here Are 3 Things You Have To Do To Get A Mortgage

Meet the hoops you'll need to jump through.<p>Self-employment comes with perks: freedom, flexibility, creativity and the ability to essentially set your own income. But it also comes with challenges, especially as you try to reach traditional financial and life milestones like buying a house.<p>I know. …

Employment

Boston Becomes Another Haven for Unoccupied Luxury Condominiums

Share<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>Share<p>By Anthonyt31201 [CC0], from Wikimedia Commons<p>September 11, 2018; WBUR<p>“Boston’s past and current city administrations have …

Luxury Lifestyle

Zillow, Opendoor entering Denver home market with instant offers

Zillow has become the go-to site for consumers wanting an estimate of a home’s value or a list of what’s available for sale in a neighborhood. But …

Real Estate

Looking to buy a home with poor credit? Best and worst cities to apply for a mortgage

The average credit score for homebuyers seeking a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is 755. That rate applies to what are known as conventional, conforming loans. Those are mortgage loans for 80 percent of the value of the property for an amount of up to $453,100 nationally, but that could be higher in …

Real Estate

The Worst Home Buying And Selling Advice Realtors And Mortgage Brokers Have Heard

What’s tricky about bad advice is that often it sounds good.<p>If you’re about to buy or sell a house, you’re about to get a lot of advice. Not all of it is good.<p>That’s important to keep in mind because depending how things go, you may be living in your new house for a long, long time. You want to get …

Real Estate

NYC Home Sellers Are Cutting Prices Like It’s 2009—And Then Some

New York City’s home sellers, tired of waiting for buyers, slashed prices on almost 800 listings in a single week this month, the most in at least 12 …

New York City

What expenses can you deduct when moving from province to province?

Amid the chaos and stress of moving from one province to another, the last thing on most people’s minds is how their family’s relocation will affect their tax return.<p>However, the Canada Revenue Agency offers a long list of eligible tax deductions related to moving to help offset the costs.<p>The …

Income Tax

Homes sales jump in Pinellas and Hillsborough in August after months of declines

Home sales in August hit their highest levels in a year in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties as prices throughout the Tampa Bay area continued to …

Tampa Bay

Growing number of Denver metro residents looking for homes elsewhere, study says

Real estate brokerage Redfin is measuring a sharp increase in the number of Denver-area residents searching for homes in other metros compared to the …

Real Estate

Will house prices drop after Brexit and leaving the EU cause property prices to crash across the UK?

BANK of England governor Mark Carney has warned a "no deal" Brexit outcome could mean house prices in the UK tumble.<p>But are Carney’s doom and gloom …

Bank of England

This Is How You’ll Know It’s Time to Sell Your Home

Two homeowners living on the same street in very similar houses could have very different ideas about how long they plan to live in their houses. …

Report: Mortgage transactions up in second quarter

By Michele Lerner<p><i>CORRECTION: This article and headline were updated after ATTOM Data Solutions issued a new report correcting information from its previous report. The earlier version of this article, based on ATTOM’s original report, incorrectly said that mortgage transactions had declined in the</i> …

Real Estate

What to Do if Your House Languishes on the Market

You’ve listed your house on the market, and now you wait for a buyer to come along. But, how long should you wait and what should you do if no one …

Real Estate

Israel eyes 90 percent mortgages to make home buying more affordable

JERUSALEM, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Israel’s Finance Ministry is working on a plan to allow some first-time home buyers raise mortgages worth up to 90 percent of the value of the house they are purchasing, helping them cope with surging property prices.<p>Yedioth Ahranoth newspaper said the ministry would …

Central Banks

8 People You Need When Buying a Home, According to Experts

Whether you're starting the process of buying your first home or want to sell the home you're in to upgrade or change neighborhoods, the process of …

Real Estate

Mortgage rates jump to four-month high as housing market hits a bump

Rates for home loans jumped in step with yields in the bond market even as fresh reminders of familiar headwinds stalked the housing market.<p>The …

Housing Market

New mortgages up 63% among Canadians aged 73-93: TransUnion

The volume of new mortgages across Canada has been slowing down in recent months, amid rising interest rates and tougher federal regulations, a new …

Credit Cards

As Denver housing prices climbed last year, there were even more empty residential units than before

Denver’s rents are up, Denver’s home prices are up and Denver’s vacancy rate — the percentage of housing units that are literally just sitting empty, …

Housing

Austin real estate market preps for fall after record-setting August

August's triple-digit temps temps only served to heat up Austin's killer real estate market even more. On September 18, the Austin Board of Realtors …

Housing Market

Turkey cuts investment levels for citizenship, property sales seen boosted

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has slashed the financial and investment criteria for foreigners to become Turkish citizens, in a move expected to double annual property investment by foreigners to around $10 billion, according to sector officials.<p>The government has been taking measures to boost …

European Union

3 Things You Can't Forget to Do on Your Final Walk-Through

Your final walk-through is the last hurdle before going to closing and becoming a homeowner. Since it's so close to the finish line, many first-time …

Real Estate

Broke Americans willing to treat homes like ATMs to pay bills

As personal debt continues to climb, many flat-broke Americans believe maintaining everyday household bills is a good reason to tap into the value of their homes.<p>Twenty-four million Americans think that withdrawing cash from their home equity is suitable for making home improvements, according to a …

ATMs

NZ first-time home buyers sneak up to one in four, return to pre-GFC levels

Low interest rates and house prices on pause have lured hopeful first-timers back to the property market.<p>First home buyers are slowly returning to …

Interest Rates