Are Home Mortgage and Property Markets Transitioning to a New Regular?

Things in the mortgage and real estate markets have not changed much in the past week or so. Rates are basically flat, affordability is down because inventory is low, and prices are continuing to rise because of the demand created by the remarkably low inventory — especially when it comes to entry level homes. Much…

How to Sell Your Parents\’ House With Your Siblings

When your parents pass away, you might find yourself tasked with selling their house—and if you have siblings, hopefully they will offer help on this front. Problem is, in the same way you all squabbled over who had the better bedroom or more toys growing up, you may find yourself embroiled in a whole new…

Flipping through the real-estate market

What is there to do when the final touches are put onto a home, when that last coat of paint has dried and the carefully chosen decor sits in its rightful place? For Ericka and Wes Birkett of Salmon Arm, that next step is simple: sell it, and start the whole process over from scratch….

4 Ways To Invest In Real Estate Without Becoming A Landlord

another show featuring people buying an investment property or a home to flip. But if you don’t have a big budget, and don’t see a future as a landlord, there are still ways to invest and reap the rewards of real estate returns. Mitch Parker, the real estate investment expert behind Mitch Parker Group and…

Barnstable nets $500K in foreclosed property sales

Geoff Spillane HYANNIS — A recent sale of 23 tax-foreclosed properties will generate an immediate and long-term cash windfall for the town of Barnstable. When sealed bids from a request for proposal were opened in late-March, winning bids on 22 of the properties totaled approximately $500,000. Pending real estate closing transactions, the properties will then…

Federal Budget 2018 summary: What it means for you

But what we really want to know is, what’s in it for us? IF YOU’RE WORRIED ABOUT POWER BILLS The government has pledged $41.5 million over seven years to ensure secure, reliable and affordable energy. The National Energy Security Board estimates yearly power bills will be slashed by $400 for the average Aussie household from…