Home selling has been the biggest financial transaction and thus is difficult. But not to forget buying a house is nothing less. We here are providing you with 9 tips you could use when you have to buy and sell at the same time. Continue reading
The days you used to go to the nearest shopping center to pick up real estate booklets just to know the local listings have faded away and mobile apps are fast taking their place. Nowadays, these apps have catered for every step of the house hunting process.
From finding listings to setting up meetings with realtors and property owners, smartphone apps have made the entire process easier and more competitive. If you are in the market for a new home, you need to have these popular and useful apps: Continue reading
Making An Informed Choice
If you ever decide to rent, the worst thing you can do is go with the first apartment you’ve looked at. Ideally, you want to look at half a dozen before you sign on the dotted line. Each will have its own positives and negatives, and you’re going to deal with both for a minimum of six months in most cases. Following are five considerations to resolve before deciding.
One: Gas, Or Electric?
Gas is usually going to be cheaper than electric, but this may depend on the winter. If you live in a cold place, you may end up using a lot more gas in the winter than in the summer. So, depending on where you live, you need to resolve this question. Today, there are also sustainable options available, though those usually aren’t as effective or available in colder climes. Continue reading
Although offshore buyers are hit by vacancy tax and several other restrictions, they continue to invade the Australian real-estate market. So if you’re hoping to buy your dream home or an investment property, you need to know how to navigate your way through the real-estate market and avoid potential mistakes that could cost you a fortune. Continue reading
The state of Texas is definitely staying true to their famous adage ‘everything is bigger in Texas’. Dallas is currently in the process of building a massive park very near to their downtown area, one of their goals to making Dallas a green city. The name of the new park – Great Trinity Forest – is one of the first clues that this new Dallas park isn’t going to be just another city park. In fact, it’s estimated that the Great Trinity Forest park will take up an impressive 10,000 acres of space, which would make it the largest city park in the United States. Continue reading
When we’re looking for new interesting property we look for the best location possible. Is the city safe, is there much to do entertainment wise, what is the transport like? There are lots to consider but here is my list of the 10 places best to buy property in.
San Francisco is great for a lot of reasons. There’s a huge demand in Cole Valley and Inner Sunset, Marina, Cow Hollow and Presidio Heights are great for older people – they are in a great location with a good view. All the mansions are in Seacliff. If you’re a techie you’ll want to be in South of Market. Many of these areas ace the ocean which is very appealing. There are fantastic schools in Golden Gate Heights and a private school in Outer Sunset. The transport is also pretty great. Continue reading
What do we look for when looking for new and interesting property, as well as a new job? Usually a better location and a higher salary, but there is much more that makes up job satisfaction and the satisfaction of being a property owner. Is the city safe, is there much to do after work, is there a good transport network for commuters? Whether you are thinking of relocating for an exciting change or just want to see if your city is in the list, this definitive guide should inspire.
- San Francisco
In truth you could pick any of the major cities in the California state. Los Angeles, San Jose, San Diego, they are all flourishing with business and job opportunities. But San Francisco wins because of its more relaxed lifestyle and lower average working hours.
The second American city on this list is surprisingly not one of the biggest. Boston may be smaller, but it’s average salaries are high and house prices are low. There are also great transport links into New York City for commuters, and a richness in history for those with time to explore. Continue reading
A home owners worst fear is missing your mortgage payments. This could lead to repossession and this is why mortgage protection can be a really effective product. However, lots of people pay a crazy amount of money for mortgage protection when they don’t need to.
Unfortunately some of us get sick and this leads to us not being able to work. Long-term sickness that prevents you from working or redundancy can hit you hard. It often comes when you least expect it and that’s why we should plan for this. Basically, mortgage protection insurance means your monthly repayments get covered if you can’t pay them. Typically a policy will cover your payments for a couple of years and will pay around 65% of your income or £2,000 a month. It’s usually whatever is lowest. This provides you with the protection you need when you need it the most. Continue reading
When it comes to property occupancy there are only two options; renting and buying. Renting entails paying a pre-determined premium to the owner of the house on a regular basis. Buying property, on the other hand, involves paying for the property and acquiring full ownership of the property in question. There are two ways to go about this. If you are rich,then you can pay for the property in a one off payment. The other option would be to take a loan to buy the property and pay the loan in installments. When these two options of occupancy are compared from a financial point of view, buying property is better than renting. Let’s now take a look at why that is the case. Continue reading
Buying a home can be an extremely stressful and time consuming feat to overcome, with all of the financial credit checks and hoops you have to jump through, but if you have only just been granted citizenship, does this mean that it can be even harder for you to buy a home? Obtaining a mortgage as a foreigner is something that is scarcely discussed, but as more and more people choose to settle in the UK, it’s important to explore all of the options and to make sure that everything is made clear throughout the process.
The process comes down to two deciding factors – whether or not you are a UK national, and how long you have lived and worked in the UK for.