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....

The property market in Hua Hin and Cha-am is expected to heat up in response to the "Thailand Riviera" tourism development plan, according to Plus Property, an integrated property brokerage and management agency. The plan approved by the cabinet earlier this year calls for expanded tourism...

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...

Most people figure they'll get a real estate agent to sell their home. But what they may not realize is that they need to get the real estate agent sold on their home. Yes, it's up to you to make a good first impression. Whether...

Usually, the buyer faces more line-item expenses, but the seller pays the commission. In a closing, both buyers and sellers have costs. Home buyers pay between about 2 to 5 percent of the purchase price in closing fees, but are faced with more line-item expenses than the...

It can be all too easy for over-eager shoppers to waste a well-intentioned agent's time. Here's what both sides should know. Searching for a home and engaging with a real estate agent today is not the same as it was a generation ago. The space (both...

Simply stated, when investing in real estate, the goal is to put money to work today and allow it to increase so that you have more money in the future. The profit, or "return," you make on your real estate investments must be enough to...

Homeowners don't generally think about filling the shoes of a first-time home seller until they decide to buy a new home. Usually, the motivating factor is the need to move -- due to work-related issues or the needs of a growing family -- and that...