Real Estate

If you’re in the market for a house and are considering an “interest-only” mortgage, proceed with caution. With tightened lending standards amid ongoing economic uncertainty — coupled with continually rising home prices and persistent low interest rates — some borrowers may gravitate to these so-called interest-only loans, experts say. These are loans where you only
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Ali Jamal is the Owner and CEO of Stablegold Hospitality, a real estate investment company. Getty I’ve always been a strong believer in diversification, or in other words, not putting all of your eggs in one basket. Typically, when we want to learn about how to diversify our assets, the information provided through general research is
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MoMo Productions With mortgage rates at record lows, it’s no wonder many Americans are refinancing their homes. Add to that the coronavirus pandemic and the economic recession, and the need to find extra cash or to cut expenses becomes even greater. In fact, refinance applications are 74% higher than a year ago, according to the
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2-8a Rutland Gate in Knightsbridge was bought by a Hong Kong investor for $264 million Beauchamp Estates London’s prime housing market is seeing strong interest from Hong Kong and mainland Chinese buyers, with real estate agents reporting above-average levels of investment. London-based estate agency Beauchamp Estates reports that over the past 6 months it has sold
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Chris McAllister is the Founder of Real Estate Brands Ltd, the franchising entity for ROOST Real Estate Co. and Lucky Town Real Estate Co. Getty The real estate market has never been tighter. I have been licensed for 20 years now, and I have never seen the market more aligned with the interests of sellers and residential
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Tourists pass by a homeless man sitting on Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, California on June 12, 2020. Mark Ralston | AFP | Getty Images Eviction moratoriums nationwide are set to expire later this month, potentially thrusting tens of thousands of people into a housing crisis.  Congress in March passed a federal mandate prohibiting evictions or foreclosures
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Signage stands outside the Freddie Mac headquarters in McLean, Virginia, U.S., on Monday, May 11, 2020. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images The number of borrowers in government and private sector coronavirus-related mortgage bailouts just fell by the largest weekly volume since these plans were put in place. There are, however, warning signs that
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Open plan office in refurbished fire station. Port House, Antwerp, Belgium. Architect: Zaha Hadid … [+] Architects, 2016. (Photo by: Hufton+Crow/View Pictures/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Universal Images Group via Getty Images As businesses re-open and others continue their preparation to welcome employees back to the workplace, the open-plan office suddenly looks more risky than revolutionary. The ability to network while hot desking, learn by listening and brainstorm at the
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Ghislaine Maxwell attends VIP Evening of Conversation for Women’s Brain Health Initiative, Moderated by Tina Brown at Spring Studios on October 18, 2016 in New York City. Sylvain Gaboury | Patrick McMullan | Getty Images Ghislaine Maxwell, the accused procurer for dead convicted sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested Thursday at a New Hampshire home
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Martin Braithwaite #19 of Barcelona during the Barcelona V Real Sociedad, La Liga regular season match at Estadio Camp Nou on March 7th 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. Tim Clayton | Corbis | Getty Images International soccer star Martin Braithwaite and his business partner Philip Michael are on a mission to convert 100,000 Black women and
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Maryellis Bunn, 28, built a business that promised customers happiness, sprinkles and ice cream. The playground-meets-art installation was an instant hit with the Instagram generation. But ex-employees say that a darker reality lives under the gauzy filters. Amid the complete disruption of brick-and-mortar commerce over the past decade, social media generated a highly-ironic byproduct: the
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Owner and Qualifying Broker at Rhino Realty Property Management and Rhino Realty B&B, entrepreneur, investor, advisor, author and speaker. Getty With the current climate of the world, everyone in the real estate industry is doing the best they can to navigate ever-changing rules and regulations. Historically speaking, the role of a property manager has always had its
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Focqus, LLC | iStock | Getty Images New monthly data from apartment rental platform Zumper shows San Francisco rents were down nearly 12% year over year in June, making the city’s decline the largest in the nation, and a record slide for San Francisco.  It’s also the second consecutive month San Francisco rental prices have
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EmirMemedovski As the coronavirus pandemic stretches on and the U.S. economy remains mired in a recession, many Americans may be struggling to come up with cash.  Almost half of the population is still out of work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The employment-population ratio, which is the number of employed people as a
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