One of the three main indicators economists consider when analyzing the real estate market is new home construction activity. To state the obvious, when there is a demand for properties, it makes economic sense for developers to step in and...
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Should you rent or buy a home? How much should I tip the delivery person? Will money make me happy? Ask ten different people, and chances are you’ll get ten different answers. Those are the type of questions where everyone seems to have their own opinion or philosophy. That’s exactly what makes them a great fit for Mint.com’s new feature, Mint Answers.
Consider yourself handy? If you’re looking to buy a home, a fixer upper may be right for you. Whether you’re thinking of buying one to flip or to live in, you’ll have to be willing to commit the time and money it takes to do the repairs, even if you get the house on the cheap.
The huge inventory of unsold homes is still crippling the market, so some industry players are launching their own temporary incentives in hopes of keeping up the momentum of the government’s expired Home Buyer Tax Credit program.
Buying or selling a home can be stressful. Unless you have the time and expertise to promote your property yourself or look for a new one, you will probably turn to a real estate broker for help. Here are five factors to consider when .
Sure, if Goldman defrauded its customers, hang ’em high. As for the guys who bet against the American Dream, or at least the version where people buy $500,000 houses for no money down? Two cheers for them.