Should you hand over your money to housing or stocks? Today’s article discusses investing in the stock market versus the housing market. Here’s what they had to say, “even as the stock market soars to record highs, federal regulators are announcing new, cheaper ways for cash-strapped borrowers to buy a home. With the catastrophic housing crash of the last decade still glaring through the rear view mirror, the government is again pushing home ownership as the best way to build wealth, but is it? ” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article discusses the top real estate hot spots for Chinese investors. Here’s what they had to say, “Big institutional Chinese investors who want global real-estate portfolios typically look for trophy projects in cities like New York, Los Angeles and London. Just this month, Hilton Worldwide agreed to sell its flagship Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City to a Chinese insurance company for $1.95 billion—the steepest price tag ever for a U.S. hotel, brokers say, although it isn’t the highest on a per-room basis.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
When you are planning to buy a home, your first thought may not be to buy a foreclosed home. However, if you do find yourself deciding whether you should buy a foreclosed home, you should check out today’s article. The article explains step by step what you should do. Here’s one tip, “Get Help From a Real Estate Broker Who Specializes in Foreclosed Homes. Some real estate brokers and agents have relationships with banks, and broker the selling of the banks’ foreclosed properties, also known as “real estate owned” properties.” To read all of them, CLICK HERE.
With all of the home improvement shows on television now, buying a fixer upper and creating an amazing house seems like a no brainer. But can you actually afford to buy a home that may require major repairs and improvements? Today’s article discusses your options. Here’s what they had to say, “committing to a fixer-upper is a big decision, one that can impact your financial picture for years to come. Before you start swinging a hammer, you’ll first need to find a way to finance your purchase. You may need a specialized mortgage product to buy a fixer-upper. Some lenders and loan types want properties in “move-in ready” condition, which can obviously pose a problem.”
Want to play a game? This game is called the real estate market game and today’s article explains how to play it. “The slowdown is good news for home buyers, of course. And recent weakness in real-estate investments, including home builders, has created opportunities for bargain hunters, some analysts say. But if the Federal Reserve begins raising interest rates next year, as expected, the cost of financing will increase—making things tougher for buyers and investors alike.” To read more, CLICK HERE.