Singapore’s March inflation highlights tough times for landlords
Inflation in Singapore came in below expectations in March, data released Monday showed, as residential rents continued to spiral lower.
In Sausalito, a massive $1.5 million home that floats
A Sausalito houseboat on the market for $1.545 is massive with three bedrooms and three baths spread across 2,600 square feet. Even those without sea legs could call this floating
Queen Anne Victorian ‘a piece of San Rafael history’
A property in San Rafael that has existed since the 19th century has never once landed on the open market. . “This stunning, historic Queen Anne Victorian is a rare opportunity
Mortgage paperwork kills hundreds of thousands of trees a year
For Earth Day, a consumer mortgage website and environmental group partnered up to answer the question of how much mortgage paperwork costs the environment.
Trump condos worth $250 million pose potential conflict
Trump's companies own more than 400 condo units and home lots whose sale could steer millions of dollars to Trump, according to USA Today.
Brentwood home where Marilyn Monroe died lists for sale at $6.9 million
The Brentwood home where iconic actress Marilyn Monroe died is for sale at $6.9 million.
Maryland open houses April 22-23
A list of properties in Maryland that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.
A prequalification letter is not a binding loan commitment
But the approaching expiry of your financing contingency doesn’t mean you’re out of options.
Cincinnati sues seller of foreclosed homes, claiming predatory acts
In a sweeping lawsuit, Cincinnati took aim at one of the nation's largest sellers of foreclosed homes, Harbour Portfolio Advisors.
Buying Here: Craftsman is too cozy for baby Geno in Rosslyn Farms
Craig and Andrea Santella were excited to talk about the house they are selling in Rosslyn Farms. But they were a little busy when a reporter called. “We’re at the hospital. My
Baby, meet the building: How new parents, neighbors make it work in the city
Bringing a baby into a city apartment or condo can be challenging. It can also be a great way to meet fellow residents, say tenants and real estate pros.
Trump's visits to Mar-a-Lago may be hurting Palm Beach real estate
Home sales softened in Palm Beach during the first quarter, but nearby markets got stronger.
Luxury housing marks the latest trend in stadium amenities around the country
Residents have begun moving into First, a 325-unit building with views into Nationals Park.
Amazon says it is bringing retail shopfront service to Australia
Global e-commerce juggernaut Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said it will open its online shopfront service in Australia.
Converted condo buildings in Petworth designed to appeal to first-time buyers
BUYING NEW| The Montage offers one- and two-bedroom units is in the sought-after neighborhood surrounding the Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro station.
Four new townhouses and a historic renovated one in Alexandria list for nearly $1.5 million
TOWN SQUARE | The residences have hardwood flooring, nine- and 10-foot-high ceilings, a gas fireplace in the family room, and gas cooking and stainless-steel appliances in the
Sweet spot: Builders offer flexible spaces for private retreats
With the popularity of open concept floor plans that provide large gathering areas for family and friends, both homebuyers and builders realize that it is more
Value-driven buyers head west to Shodeen neighborhoods
Buyers looking to escape the daily hustle-and-bustle and enjoy the serenity and camaraderie of small town living have been moving west in search of a
Ask a Builder: Crestview Builders
Each week New Homes Marketplace asks questions of area homebuilders. Steve Dano, sales manager from Crestview Builders, provides this week’s answer.
Rockridge shack receives 19 offers, sells for quarter-million over asking
Peeling paint, rotting wood, unfinished ceilings and torn-up linoleum didn't stop prospective homebuyers from making an offer on a ramshackle Rockridge shack.
Four criteria to help you determine whether a mortgage refi will save you more than it will cost you
REAL ESTATE MATTERS | If you get all four of these things, it's a 'home run' refinance. Go ahead and do it.
New program offers down payment assistance for Montgomery County home buyers
TOWN SQUARE | Incentives include deferrable zero-interest loan equal to 40 percent of household income, up to $40,000; 30-year fixed-rate financing through the Maryland Mortgage
This ancient building material could fuel a future infrastructure boom
The use of bamboo in construction can help emerging nations simultaneously tackle infrastructure investment and renewable resources.
In Hyattsville, Md., friendships and shopping options blossom
WHERE WE LIVE | Neighborliness in the affordable town extends from moms groups to a house-to-house wine crawl.
Mortgage applications drop 1.8%, despite lowest interest rates since November
Fewer homebuyers jumped into the mortgage market last week even though interest rates hit their lowest levels since November.
Home technology advances that are good for the planet (sponsored)
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Ex-Angel Gary Matthews Jr. is ready to play ball for Corona del Mar home
Retired baseball player Gary Matthews Jr. has listed a home in Corona del Mar for sale at $3.995 million.
What you should know when thinking about becoming a landlord in retirement
REAL ESTATE MATTERS | You need to make sure you want to be a landlord and are willing to deal with tenants, their issues and the possibility that you might not have a tenant if you
Prequalification versus loan commitment and other real estate myths
Benny L. Kass, Housing Counsel: The prequalification letter is not a firm, binding loan commitment.
Condo values may be catching up to single-family homes. Except in Chicago.
Kenneth R. Harney, The Nation's Housing: Trulia data say median appreciation rates of condos outpaced single-family detached houses in recent years.
Associations, draw up a disaster plan
Pamela Dittmer McKuen, Community Living: In associations, disasters like fire, flood and hail are intensified because residents live in proximity.
Why home sellers may want to be wary of a potential buyer’s pre-approval letter
Ensure that you or your agent call the lender and verify that the buyer has made a full application with the lender. You specifically want to know if the buyer has provided bank
US housing starts fell in March; still stronger than in 2016
Housing starts fell 6.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. even with a wave of construction, a
Condos may be appreciating faster than single-family houses
Over a five-year period, estimated value of condos grew by 38 percent in 100 metro areas.
A top-to-bottom list of what to check outside your home post winter
ASK THE BUILDER | The list includes: Check the roof for shingle damage. Caulk cracks around windows and doors. Repair chipped paint.
Northern Virginia housing fair to target first-time buyers
TOWN SQUARE | The free event will provide consumers with an opportunity to learn about loan products, down payment assistance programs, the importance of credit, how to make the
Why do SF's new real estate developments look so similar?
You know what we're talking about: the sleek-paneled, shimmery-paned, rigidly pointed multi-use buildings rising up around San Francisco.
US homebuilder sentiment slips, but overall outlook positive
U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less optimistic about their sales prospects, even as their overall outlook remains favorable. Low mortgage rates and a solid job market have
Former Trump campaign chairman advises Chinese tycoon on Trump infrastructure projects
Paul Manafort is offering advice to a Chinese billionaire on how to win construction contracts for the Trump's promised $1 trillion infrastructure plan.
Homebuilder sentiment cools in April following record reading in March
Economists were expecting home builder confidence for April to hit 70, according to a poll by Thomson Reuters.
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