7 signs you aren’t ready to buy a home

House hunting can be exciting, but don’t let that excitement sweep you up into making a decision you’ll end up regretting — especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer and might not know what lies ahead. Before you commit to one of the largest purchases in your life, you’d better be sure you’re ready for it.… Continue reading

5 things to take care of before buying your first home

You’ve decided to go for it. Buying a home can be thrilling and nerve-wracking at the same time, especially for a first-time homebuyer. It’s difficult to know exactly what to expect. The learning curve can be steep, but most of the issues can be resolved by doing a little financial homework at the outset. Take… Continue reading

The 13 most expensive mansions you can rent in the Hamptons

Renting in the Hamptons is never cheap, but some homes are far more expensive than others. We rounded up the most expensive properties that are currently still available for summer renting season, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Most of them are in Southampton — one of the most expensive neighborhoods frequented by celebrities and big shots… Continue reading

Rent prices in the US will continue to rise, experts say

Like a lot of people, Mark Stevenson has had it with rent prices. His Walnut Creek, CA apartment complex raised the rent last year, and he recently learned that his 1-bedroom unit is headed up another $351, to $1,830 a month. “Here’s my dilemma: Renew a 12-month rental lease complete with a 24 percent mugging, or buy… Continue reading

Luxury real estate ownership in America has never been more secretive

On Saturday, The New York Times released a fantastic investigation into the influx of foreign wealth in the New York City luxury real estate market. Looking at more than 200 limited-liability corporations (LLCs) and trusts, The Times’s Louise Story and Stephanie Saul attempted to unravel who exactly lived in the Time Warner Center and other… Continue reading