You're not any old buyer. So you shouldn't have any old agent. Buying or selling a home is likely among the most financially important moves you will make in your life—and you are probably not an expert at it. You want someone trustworthy and knowledgeable who...

More homes mean different taxes. Owning any type of real estate involves an array of financial considerations and tax implications, but there are special issues that relate to properties used as second homes or rentals. It’s important to keep this in mind if you are thinking...

Do foreclosed homes offer a good opportunity for potential buyers? It's important to understand the risks. If you’re a homebuyer looking for a bargain, you might be investigating buying a home in foreclosure. It’s important to know, though, that though often discounted, buying a foreclosure can...

They can both result in great deals, but foreclosures and short sales are different. Foreclosures and short sales may seem very similar, and they do have some basic things in common. They both tend to happen when a property owner had or is having financial issues....

If you make money on a home sale, you may have a tax bill coming. Selling your home and finding a new place to live can be exciting—especially if you anticipate making some money in the process. But as anyone who has received a paycheck knows,...

There are upsides to renting near a college campus, but do your homework first. If you’re in college, renting near a college campus is a no-brainer. But if you’re not a college student, all of those rentals in one spot may still seem like a great...

What happens when you no longer want to sell? You put your house up for sale and were lucky enough to get an offer. You even accepted it. But now you’ve had second thoughts, and want to back out of selling your home. You may be...

The sooner you say something, the better. Whether you found a better house for you or you discovered a red flag, there are plenty of reasons that you might wonder how to back out of a real estate deal. But with all of the paperwork and...

As buyers have probably asked their agents many times, should you buy a home that was remodeled without permits? This is not an easy question to answer, and if you're really interested in a property, it pays to go into negotiations with your eyes wide...