Lease option sales first became popular financing instruments in the late 1970s and the early 1980s. They were used primarily used as a way to circumvent alienation clauses in mortgages, but they have some other advantages as well. Proponents claimed the sale was not a...

Buying a home is without a doubt the most complicated purchase you will ever make. The list of logistical and financial details is long — from getting your downpayment together to paying legal and closing fees, all the while having to deal with a number of...

When it comes to building a retirement nest egg for the future, property is still regarded as one of the safest long-term investments. While some investors may want to buy a property and rent it out straight away, others may choose to live in the home...

Real estate agents estimate that at least 20 percent of their sales result from an open house. That's one in five homes. If your property is presentable—that is, spotless from top to bottom— priced correctly, and located in a high-traffic area, you're well on your...

You've put your house on the market, and it's just not happening: not a single showing or not one purchase offer. Here are some approaches to isolating the problem—be it in the pricing, the marketing, or even the people helping you—and finding an answer to...

BEIJING: Ice Chen, a 36-year-old bank manager in Beijing, hasn't been to Bangkok lately, but she just bought two apartments there. The millennial is among younger Chinese flocking to specialist online platforms to buy international real estate. The biggest of the sites, Uoolu.com, reported a 60% surge...

Here’s what to do when finding an apartment goes from annoying to criminal. The stress of finding an apartment is almost inevitable – the search, the competition, the upfront money … most renters avoid frequently moving for these reasons. But sometimes the rental process goes from...