WASHINGTON, May 28- Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes rose for a fourth straight month in April to a nine-year high, buoying the outlook for the housing market and the overall economy. The National Association of Realtors said its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, increased 3.4 percent to 112.4, the highest level since May...» Read More
Calls for ending the mortgage interest deduction are circling through Washington. Proponents of the deduction say they're prepared to fight to the bitter end.
Living on a smaller scale may mean fewer expenses in retirement, but a move to a smaller home does not necessarily guarantee savings.
Alan Jin, Property Analyst, Asia ex-Japan, Mizuho Securities Asia says Beijing needs to prevent home prices from increasing too fast rather than adopt controlling measures.
Mega-broker Dolly Lenz has sold over $8.5 billion dollars in high-end properties owned by clients like Barbra Streisand and Billy Joel. Now she's sharing inside tips with you.
Approvals to build new homes in Australia rose moderately in November thanks to an ongoing shift to apartment living, while lower mortgage rates and a growing population augur well for a further recovery this year.
CoreLogic says U.S. home prices are up 6.3 percent in October from a year ago. Discussing the rebound in housing, with Dolly Lenz, Prudential Douglas Elliman vice chairman; and CNBC's Robert Frank and Diana Olick.
Jeffrey Schwartz, Deputy Chairman, Global Logistic Properties says increased revenues in China and Japan as well international expansion plans have amounted to a profitable quarter.
The number of Spanish families facing eviction is mounting at a dizzying pace, and when they can’t move in with relatives, they often take over empty homes, and there are plenty of them. The NYT reports.
Professionals, like doctors and lawyers and anyone else who might be sued, should work with an adviser to keep creditors from cleaning them out if they lose in court
With financial advisers moving from one firm to another more frequently than in the past, chances are you'll have an opportunity to review your needs.
The way to foster long-term relationships is to admit that we cannot know what the markets will do, says Mark Hebner, president of Index Fund Advisors.
When it comes to investing in health care, sometimes it's not about medicines and devices. There are real estate investment trusts specializing in the health care sector that invest in property and facilities.
Consumers would do well to follow these financial survival skills, according to Eleanor Blayney, consumer advocate for the CFP Board.
For financial advice, take the focus off the factors we can't control and move it to the things we can. It requires robust communication and periodic reassessment, according to Marilyn Capelli Dimitroff of Capelli Financial Services.
There are really no problem clients so much as there are clients in problematic situations, says adviser Dan Mathews of Stepp and Rothwell.
Many people get into real estate as a hobby or for a little extra income, but what happens when a part-time pursuit becomes a full-fledged business.
When it's time to cut ties, make sure you know what to do and when to do it.
The markets are trickier than ever, technology is a bear and the parade of complex products with odd names is enough to make your head spin.
It’s important to distinguish between high-maintenance clients (who need a lot of hand holding) and problem ones (who want the impossible).
Sure, investment returns grab the headlines, but fees fatten the top and bottom line, which makes expansion into other services tempting.