From high-end condos in Hawaii to inexpensive trailer parks almost anywhere in the United States, homes on leased land are a way to own a home for a lot less money than a house on land owned by the homeowner.
Using a reverse mortgage to buy a vacation home in the Cayman Islands sounds like one of the worst uses for the federally overseen program meant to help older homeowners either fund their retirement or at least stay in their homes by no longer having a mortgage bill.
Buying a brand-new home can be a wonderful thing.You get a home built to your specifications, with a modern design and features, and the expectation of minimal repairs and maintenance for the foreseeable future.
One of the biggest challenges in buying a home is knowing what is a good price for a particular property.Individual homes and the neighborhoods around them vary so much it can be hard for a buyer to determine what a fair price would be.
Now that the dread Winter of 2014 finally seems to be behind us, the spring homebuying season is upon us.It's the most popular time to buy a home, but also the most competitive.What do you need to do to be ready for it?.
Finding a professional to help you with the biggest purchase of your life shouldn't be a random event.Consumers probably spend more time picking out paint colors for their house or deciding where to go for dinner than they do choosing a real estate agent.
First-time homebuyers face a big challenge in learning the ins and outs of buying a home.Books can be a great help in getting you up to speed, but with so many out there it's hard to know if you're picking a good one or not.
Buying a home can seem to take forever, particularly waiting for the sale to close after your offer's been accepted.To help speed things up, here are seven tips to eliminate potential delays and enable the process to go as quickly as possible.
Home buyers typically pay closing costs of 2-5 percent of the purchase price of a home, paying an average of $3,700 in fees to lenders and other parties that have a hand in paperwork you may never understand.
If you're shopping around for a house, you may have come across some properties listed as For Sale By Owner (FSBO).While these can offer some good value for buyers, there are also some potential pitfalls you ought to be aware of.