Who Should Buy ‘Rent To Own’

Over the years, the rent-to-own industry has grown to include fine art, bicycles, storage sheds, riding lawn mowers, and even wheels and tires. Here, we take a brief look at how rent to own works, and what consumers should know about it. There...

Commercial Real Estate Loans

A commercial mortgage is a mortgage loan secured by commercial property, such as an office building, shopping center, industrial warehouse, or apartment complex. The proceeds from a commercial mortgage are typically used to acquire, refinance, or...

Real Estate Traps To Avoid

Since a home buyer apportions the bulk of his savings and income to a single investment, he wants to save as much as possible. Property developers exploit this penny-pinching penchant by offering various innovative schemes that are laden with...

Selling Your House?

The peak homebuying season may be over, but there are still steps you can take to ensure a speedy sale. Setting the right price and making an excellent first impression are both essential to attracting buyers, but what else can you do to get the...

To Buy or Not To Buy

Owning your own home is a huge commitment, not just to the building you buy and the area you choose to live in, but also to your life (and to another person if you are buying with a loved one or friend). There are many benefits to home ownership...

Freehold Vs. Condo

Condos can be a great choice for many people, including first-time buyers looking to get into the market and build equity. A condo unit can be a good starting point since it is usually less expensive to own and carry than a traditional house...

The Perfect Apartment

It’s so easy these days to find listings and visit apartments. But don’t let your eagerness get the better of you. Be prepared by taking a moment to determine exactly what you’re looking for in an apartment. Once you know what...

Moving House

How do you move everything you own into your new home without losing your mind? By reading our moving home guides. Handy hints and tips to help you pack up and settle in.. Choosing a Removal Company. Moving items out of your current property and...

Renting to Own

Rent-to-own, also known as rental-purchase, is a type of legally documented transaction under which tangible property, such as furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances, is leased in exchange for a weekly or monthly payment, with the...

Buy or Sell First?

Most people sell their current home at the same time as buying a new one, forming a property chain. Selling before you buy has risks, but it can also have great advantages Advantages of selling before you buy Disadvantages Tips If you do sell...

Cash Vs. Mortgage

Paying cash for a home eliminates the need to pay interest on the loan and many closing costs. When buying a house with cash, there are no mortgage origination fees, appraisal fees or other fees charged by lenders to assess buyers. A cash home...

First Property Search

Moving to your own place? If you’re renting for the first time follow Shelter’s top tips to avoid the common pitfalls. Be sure it’s safe Check the gas safety certificate before you move in. You should also make sure you’re happy with the...