5 Unexpected Expenses for First Time Homebuyers

Published on Apr 04 2014 // Real Estate
5 Unexpected Expenses for First Time Homebuyers
As my husband and I prepare to buy our first home, we’re coming to terms with how much money we really need to save. The prices in the Southern California house market are staggering enough, but there are always more hidden expenses that you need to think about than just the cost of the house. If you’re...

5 Programs for First Time Homebuyers

Published on Mar 17 2014 // Housing Market, Loans, Mortgage, Real Estate
My husband and I have been on the journey of saving for our first house. As first-time homebuyers, we have been starting from scratch in figuring out exactly what it takes to buy a house. After meeting with our credit union recently, we were deflated and feeling like we’ll never be able to buy a house. But...

Uruguay: Ideal Life for Expats

Published on Nov 26 2013 // Buying International Property
Uruguay: Ideal Life for Expats
Uruguay is known as having one of the best qualities of life in Latin America. Many expats are often reminded of small cities in Europe with outdoor cafes and baroque-style architecture when they walk down the streets of some of Uruguay’s cities and smaller towns. Uruguay’s quality of life, affordable...

WHEN ARE TENANTS MOST LIKELY TO SEARCH FOR A NEW HOME?

Published on Nov 05 2013 // Real Estate
While individual home seekers have their own unique set of preferences they look for when searching for new property, it appears they can all agree on one thing – and that’s the most popular time to inquire about properties as well as when to call up for a viewing. According to recent research, it...

First-Time Homebuyers: Expert Advice

Published on Nov 04 2013 // Real Estate
Becoming a first home buyer is one of the most exciting prospects in life, but because it is such a huge step, it can also be very stressful. Many people simply don’t know where to start while others become overwhelmed after the process has already begun. However, you can make buying your first home...

Purchasing Property: 5 Hidden Costs To Watch Out For

Published on Nov 01 2013 // Real Estate
Stepping out on the property ladder for the first time can leave you feeling shaky on your feet. It’s certainly not as easy as handing over the cash and making your new house a home. The road towards property purchase is littered with hidden costs; most of them extremely expensive sums of money. A...

Time to Manage Your Largest Asset

Published on Oct 29 2013 // Real Estate
Time to Manage Your Largest Asset
For most people, their largest asset is their home and the contents inside of it.  But many people don’t spend enough time managing their home nor do they understand the various financial implications of not managing it.  Ignoring the management of your home can increase your annual costs to maintain...

Gurgaon: Best Place For Getting Commercial And Residential Properties

Published on Oct 24 2013 // Buying International Property
There is no standard for comparison to assist one to find out the best location for property in India. Still there are some cities which provide more than one can imagine. Gurgaon is such a city which provides the best property and infrastructure options. The experts believe that there are many reasons...

Real Estate in India is Booming

Published on Oct 22 2013 // Buying International Property
Real Estate in India is Booming
For those looking to tap into India’s real estate market, the emerging cities across the nation certainly are making ripples through the industry. From the traditional approach to Delhi and Mumbai, other cities and metropolises are merging as places where one could get sizable returns on investments,...

Deciding Whether You Should Rent or Buy a Home? Make Sure to Consider All The Costs

Published on Oct 14 2013 // Finance 101, Personal Finance, Real Estate
Interest rates are slowly creeping up, and the stale housing market is finally on the upswing.  If you plan to buy a house in the next few years, you may start to feel the pressure to buy now, before rates climb and housing prices rebound even further. But should you? Buying is always better than renting,...

Tips on Being a Landlord

Published on Oct 08 2013 // Real Estate
Being a landlord can be an effective way to generate extra income. It doesn’t take up too much time and yet offers regular income if handled correctly. Even if you have a change of plans later on, you have property you can sell to gain money back. As such, it has its advantage but it helps to know...

Real Estate Law – How to Avoid Being Evicted from your Home

Published on Jul 24 2013 // Real Estate
Being evicted can be a complete nightmare. What do you do when you have a house full of possessions, work on Monday, and nowhere to go? If you have a particularly evil landlord, he or she may even attempt to bleed you dry on your way out by claiming that you’re not entitled to your deposit back or...

Average UK house price tops £250K mark for the first time

Published on Jul 17 2013 // Real Estate
Average UK house price tops £250K mark for the first time
In the past year, the fluctuating housing market has experienced something of a surprise upturn, putting behind memories of the end of the housing boom back in 2007, but the latest figures show that a new landmark has been reached. Results for June from property website Rightmove revealed that for the...

8 Benefits of Renting

Published on Jul 12 2013 // Real Estate
8 Benefits of Renting
Ever since I graduated from graduate school, my family has routinely asked me when I was going to buy a house.  They are concerned about the money I am “wasting” by renting.  They want to see me with an asset that will grow and serve as investment for the future.  However, there are several good...

First Time Home Buyer Help

Published on Mar 29 2013 // Real Estate
It’s time to stop renting. When you rent a home, your hard earned money is going to someone else to pay their mortgage. Buying your first home is the most important investment you could make. In most scenarios, people who buy a home actually save money on their living expenses and the money goes to...

So You’re buying a house…

Published on Mar 20 2013 // Housing Market, Real Estate
Congrats! Good for You! I’m really excited for you, truly. The process of buying a home can be really stressful. You’re going to swing and miss on more houses than you can count, but the only thing that matters is finding that perfect house. There are a few things that you should know before putting...
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