Tips for Apartment Renters
Even though rents have stabilized in some markets, and even dropped a bit in others, many tenants either don’t make enough money to pay what landlords are asking or don’t meet the credit qualifications.
Remodeling ROI Not Always Great
But Different Housing Markets Value Different Remodels More
Fraud, Fraud, Everywhere Fraud
While late-night TV scams and robocall schemes are coming under increased scrutiny by state and federal officials, new real estate-related swindles continue to come to light.
Loan Comparison Sites Not All Fair
Uncle Sam’s chief financial watchdog agency has fired a warning shot across the bow of consumer-facing comparison sites and mobile apps that steer consumers to the lenders that pay the sites the most.
How to Prep a Home for the All-Electric Future
The shift toward all-electric living is underway. But if you are a buyer in today’s new home market, how do you navigate the transition to make sure your house is not outdated before you’ve hardly settled in?
Buyers: Know Your Share
Many of the nation’s largest real estate firms still do not publish the share of the commission paid to agents who work with homebuyers, leaving buyers to fend for themselves.
Tax Appeal May Bring Big Savings
Property taxes are rising right along with the cost of food, gas and other necessities. One main difference: You won’t have to wait for inflation to come down to lower your property taxes.
Taking Buying, Selling to New Heights
Two hot new trends in real estate – designing and buying a custom home sight-unseen, and having your home renovations paid for by someone else – could become forces in 2023’s housing market.
Buyer’s Remorse in Store for ’23?
Buyer’s remorse is likely to take on a more sinister turn in the coming months, as people who purchased their houses at the top of the market take out their frustrations on their real estate agents.
What Truly Counts as ‘Falling’ Prices?
It’s that time of year when everyone makes bold predictions about what lies ahead in 2023. But I have my own theory. Yes, prices are coming down, but that doesn’t mean sellers are losing out.