• Although no one’s suggesting the real estate market is sunshine and roses right now, statistics about declining home prices across the nation can be misleading. It’s really important to look…   Read the Article

  • Many homeowners are receiving offers for assistance in getting their property taxes reduced, sent by services purporting to specialize in reducing people’s property taxes. It is absolutely possible…   Read the Article

  • Towering trees on your property provide more than beauty -- they increase the value of your home. Several recent nationwide surveys show that mature trees in a well-landscaped yard can increase the…   Read the Article

  • Upside Down. Underwater. Walking away. What sounds like a set of cues for Aquatic Twister are actually the new-age descriptors for an age-old dilemma. The problem of owing more on your home than it…   Read the Article

  • Imagine you're a contestant on The Price is Right. The announcer has asked you to "come on down," and you've correctly picked the right value for a bottle of hand soap and a brand new washer. Now,…   Read the Article

  • Every time a house is bought and sold, it goes through a ritual known as an appraisal. Basic statement there -- nothing surprising -- but if you’re a new homebuyer or new to selling, that’s useful…   Read the Article

  • If you’ve just purchased a home, you’re likely still reeling from the long list of initial costs that come along with homeownership. While you’re focusing on replenishing your savings account and…   Read the Article

  • You know that kitchen remodel you just had to have? Sure, it will impress buyers when you decide to sell, but it could also cut your capital gains tax burden. If you have lived in your current home…   Read the Article

  • While you can't change market conditions, you can protect your investment and recession proof your home purchase. Even if it may be years before you need to sell, it’s never too early to start…   Read the Article

  • For parents, buying a home off campus for their kids to live in can be a very pragmatic business decision. Investing in college-town real estate can also make sense for alumni or other investors looking for a property that generates a steady cash flow in a location they love — if they're willing to put up with the heightened potential for property damage, continuous repairs and occasional evictions from student tenants who don't feel responsible for taking care of the property.

    When foreclosure looms, many homeowners try to sell their homes. For them, the goal is not just to get the home sold, but to do it quickly. Foreclosure rates are the highest in buyer’s markets, when…   Read the Article