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All you need to know about buying and selling a house can be found in our real estate section. We cover all aspects of locating, buying or selling a new or existing home.

9 Things You Should Know Before Selling Your House

Nowadays, selling your home has become quite difficult but hey for your relief it’s not impossible. The time that you dedicate preparing your home for sale will be invaluable once it hits the market. So, I have jotted down...

Is It Best To Buy Overseas?

We’re living in a global age where the economics of countries far beyond our borders have an effect on what happens in the UK. With that in mind, property investors should broaden their horizons. National boundaries should be no...

What To Look Out For When Viewing a House

There’s no doubting that buying a house is one of the most important things that you’ll ever purchase. Whether it’s your first family home, a holiday property or an investment opportunity that you plan to rent out, buying a...

Negotiating Fees with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent’s job is to help you keep your money in your pocket. It is up to you to find a real estate agent who hears you, does not pressure you and, above all, one by whom...

What to Consider When Shopping for a New Home Online

More and more people every month are finding their new home or property online. There is tremendous convenience and ease with which you can surf through multiple listings, experience interactive virtual tours, and research communities from the comfort of...

Things to Consider When Purchasing a New House/Condo with the Intent to Sell it...

As many Builders know, newly built homes often will sell themselves; buyers love the quality of construction, earth-friendly materials, modern features, safety and health-related benefits & energy efficiency (and therefore, a new home’s ability to save its new owner...

Financing a Second Home

There are two reasons why people purchase a second home. The way that a second home is financed will often depend on the type of second home it is classified as. Second homes can either be vacation homes or...

Selecting a Home Builder – Who Should Build your House

If we learn anything from the story of the Three Little Pigs, it's that your home must be built on a solid foundation. Well, we all know that a house of straw or sticks is no good and comparatively...

Buying a Foreclosure – Getting a Good Deal on a House

Buying a foreclosure is one way of getting a really good real estate deal. When a piece of property is foreclosed, that means that the house owner has defaulted on mortgage payments and despite a notice of default, is...

Buying a Spec Home – Pros and Cons

While many of us are happy to buy a home that someone else has lived in, there are also many couples and families who are not so enamored with the idea, preferring to buy something brand new. There are...

Buying a Smaller House – The Joy of Owning a Smaller Home

Do you share our opinion that buying a smaller house is like buying freedom to be able to engage in other activities more enjoyable than playing dust detective? Or does the prospect of buying a smaller house conjure up images of cramped spaces and the invasion of one’s private...

Moving to a Small Town – Is it a Good Idea?

You’re going the full monty by moving to a small town! “Oh what a marvelous idea” some will say, while others will say, “you’ve gone bananas, old boy.” That’s because like most things in life, there are pros and cons about moving to the countryside – the boonies as some...

Selling Home in a Soft Market – Hire a Real Estate Agent

With the big selling boom of 2005 long gone, home sellers are now returning to a market that is much more traditional. There are many people who may consider this a “soft” market, but in actuality it is really a return to normal conditions after a year that blew...