Tag: Real Estate/Property

Matt Lauer’s Waterfront Home in the Hamptons Resurfaces for $44M

The former “Today Show” co-host Matt Lauer is once again trying to change the channel on his Hamptons home. His compound in Sag Harbor, NY,...

It’s happening: Young people are moving to golf communities

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Why buying a condo for your college kid could be a smart financial move

Prices are booming in many residential real estate markets, including college towns. Is it too late to take advantage? Maybe not. The idea of buying...

My father died recently, leaving me and two siblings a house with no mortgage. Should we sell it?

Dear MarketWatch, My father died recently and left me and two siblings a house with no mortgage. I am in the process of being declared...

Opinion: Should seniors get reverse mortgages?

I keep seeing Tom Selleck and Henry Winkler on TV hawking reverse mortgages. I’m pretty sure “Magnum P.I.” and “Fonzie,” now 76 and 75, respectively,...

I lost everything, but started over and bought a home. My boyfriend wants to pay off my mortgage and split the proceeds

I’m 43 and finally made it out of my own financial hell. In my early 20s, I dated a man for over a decade who...

My in-laws are still paying off the mortgage on two homes and want to build a third. What should they do?

I read your posts often and never would’ve thought I’d be emailing you one day. I’m reaching out to get your thoughts on what my...

My husband and I bought our late neighbor’s foreclosed home. My stepdaughter moved in — then the problems began

My husband and I bought our neighbor’s home that went into foreclosure after he died. I agreed to purchase the home with my husband if...

My husband wants to buy his sister out of their late mother’s $150,000 dilapidated home — and let her to stay there rent-free

My mother-in-law recently passed away. She left her estate to her two children, my husband and his sister. She had a lot of outstanding debt...

China Imprisons Uyghur Businessmen Once Seen as Bridges to Community

In the summer of 2018, Sadir Eli, a Uyghur businessman, was in high spirits. His real-estate firm was pulling in strong profits, and he told...

Tech Firms to Buy Covid-19 Vaccines on Behalf of Taiwan’s Government

TAIPEI—Taiwan is struggling with the pandemic, short on vaccines and locked in a geopolitical fight with China over access to the shot BioNTech SE co-developed...

My husband has $75K on his credit card and plans to spend $8K on sporting events. What can I do? Am I on the hook if he dies?

Dear Quentin, What steps can I take to protect myself from my husband’s financial decisions? We are both 47 and have a good income (together...

Overpricing and other home selling mistakes that can cost you

It’s a seller’s market in real estate, which means that buyers have much to feel anxious about. But sellers have reasons to lose sleep, too....

The difference between a vacation home and a rental property — and what it means for your taxes

Do you own a second home that you sometimes use for vacations and sometimes rent out? The IRS wants to know how much time you...

I’m a renter, but I also own an investment property. Should I cash out the equity to buy my own home?

Dear MarketWatch, I bought a house in my home state seven years ago. I purchased the home using an FHA loan and down payment assistance....

Thinking of moving to Spain? You could find a rental for as little as $722 a month

If you’re planning a move to Madrid, the first thing you’ll need to do is find a place to call home. Start by choosing the neighborhood...

‘I am not a loan shark’: I loaned my sister $20K and she repaid me after two years with insane interest: 30%. What do I do?

Dear Quentin, I loaned my sister $20,000 to help her buy a new home. We did not put any terms in writing, but she said...

Mortgage rates fell over the past week, despite inflation hitting a 13-year high. What’s going on?

Benchmark mortgage rates slid over the past week, without any clear reason for a decline, continuing the reprieve for price-sensitive home buyers. The 30-year fixed-rate...

I want to move to a walkable, historic, four-season town and have a budget of $30,000 a year — where should I retire?

I am recently retired, and now that it’s a seller’s market, it seems like the perfect time to sell my home and move to a...

My boyfriend demands I pay half of his $600K mortgage and utilities, or go live in a camper van. He says, ‘You’ll never own this house’

I have been in a relationship with my partner, a man, for about 10 years. We are both in our late 50s, and I’m financially...

Mortgage rates drop back below 3% — here’s how much Americans could save by refinancing

Benchmark mortgage rates again dropped below 3%, giving Americans yet another opportunity to refinance, and lock in historically low financing. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged...

How financial planning can help you. Exhibit A: Selling your home before getting married — and facing this avoidable tax mistake

If you are affluent or will be in the future, taxes are or will become one of your biggest expenses — maybe the biggest. And...

German property giants announce $22 billion merger to ‘tackle’ housing crisis

Germany’s two biggest listed residential property groups, Vonovia and Deutsche Wohnen, have agreed to merge in an €18 billion ($22 billion) deal that will create...

The vast majority of Americans expect home prices to rise — but most people think it’s a good time to buy a home anyway

Despite skyrocketing home prices, a majority of Americans believe now is a good time to buy a home, according to a new survey from Gallup....

‘Everything seems to go smoother when we’re together’: Companies dangle spa weekends and free meals to lure workers back to the office

Thomas Jepsen, founder of Passion Plans, a company that helps connect home buyers with architects and designers, is among the cohort of employers that are...