Tag Archives: real estate

Defaults Could End Up Being a Boon

The increasing willingness to abandon home ownership in favor of renting could, in a counterintuitive way, be an important step in the economic recovery, some analysts say. The U.S. home ownership rate has declined to 67.6 percent as of September, … Continue reading

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Predictions on Future Mortgage Rates

What will happen to mortgage rates if the Federal Reserve stops buying mortgage-backed securities next March? If and when that program ends, mortgage rates will rise, but most financial observers say it is very likely they won’t skyrocket. Keith Gumbinger, … Continue reading

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Real Estate Live

Post Real Estate columnist Elizabeth Razzi discussed the local housing market — from condos and investment properties to contracts and mortgages on Friday, December 4, at 1 p.m. ET. Razzi is the author of two consumer-advice books, “The Fearless Home … Continue reading

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Real Estate Considerations When Buying a Business

Location can be a primary consideration when purchasing a business. Unless you are planning to operate a business from your home or your own office, you will need to review the location of the business, analyze the current lease, or … Continue reading

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Will new virtual firms pave way for full MLS?

With online brokerages now allowed to advertise other firms’ exclusives, some say listing sharing is next A new breed of online brokerage is springing up in New York, altering the landscape of real estate sales in Manhattan and worrying traditional … Continue reading

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