Tag: Real Estate/Property

Should you rent or sell your home if you’re setting off overseas?

One of the biggest questions that many older workers face when embarking on an international remote working or digital nomad lifestyle is what to do with their single most valuable asset: their home. In general, there are two options — rent it or sell it. While the best option will vary from person to person […]

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How to settle a loved one’s estate — and when to hire a pro

When a loved one passes away, taxes and other important financial considerations may be the last thing on your mind — but they must be addressed. In four recent columns, I focused largely on the tax issues that can arise. See here to read about inheritance taxes; here if you think you’ll inherit a house […]

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Viral TikTok accuses Zillow and competitors of manipulating the housing market. Here’s what’s really going on.

Are companies like Zillow ZG, -3.40% and Redfin RDFN, +4.57% manipulating home prices by purchasing properties across the country? That’s what one real-estate agent claims in a video that went viral on the social-media platform TikTok — but real-estate experts say the reality is much more complicated. In a video that’s garnered more than 2.4 […]

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Student debt is keeping many Americans from becoming homeowners — and COVID didn’t help

While the pandemic has been economically devastating for many Americans, for others it hasn’t proved as destructive. Indeed, even when they weren’t receiving stimulus checks, Americans’ credit scores in 2020 rose to their highest level in more than a decade. But those with student-loan debt have had little opportunity to move ahead financially during the […]

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What’s next for the real estate market? We asked the chief economist at the National Association of Realtors

This article is reprinted by permission from The Escape Home, a newsletter for second homeowners and those who want to be. Subscribe here. © 2021. All rights reserved. So you want to buy a vacation home, but you’re waiting for the market frenzy to calm down long enough to allow prices to cool off and […]

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