Tag: Real Estate/Property

My second husband, 86, and I have 12 kids between us. He wants me to leave him everything — and will pass on the inheritance to my 5 children

My second husband, previously divorced, is 86 years old and has been putting off setting up a trust for 10 years. We have 12 children...

I want to build my dream home in New Jersey, but why is there a shortage of lumber, steel, microwaves and even refrigerators?

‘The Big Move’ is a MarketWatch column looking at the ins and outs of real estate, from navigating the search for a new home to...

I’m 30. My wife is 34. We saved $350K and I have $350K saved for retirement. Should we pay cash for a home — or take out a mortgage and invest it?

Dear Quentin, After finishing graduate school, my wife and I decided to pay off all our debt before buying a home, or anything for that...

My stepmother got nothing when my father died, per their prenup. She asked me to buy her a home. What should I do?

Dear Quentin, My dad recently passed away. My stepmother and he signed a prenup where she gets nothing. Because she has nothing, she has asked...

I found an old lien on my home from a past refinance. How do I get rid of it?

‘The Big Move’ is a MarketWatch column looking at the ins and outs of real estate, from navigating the search for a new home to...

Mortgage rates soar above 3% — how high can they go before they scare off homebuyers?

Interest rates are rising quickly, and that has some worried about the effect that movement will have on the U.S. real-estate market. But one analyst...

Housing is a luxury? Here’s what the K-shaped recovery means for real estate

So it may be fitting that a K-shaped recovery from the COVID-induced downturn would be accompanied by an increasingly unequal housing market. What’s less certain...

My husband and his brother inherited their family home. Our son lived there for 4 years. We paid $60K on taxes and repairs after a fire. Do we still split it 50/50?

My husband and his brother inherited their family home. When they were able to take possession our son and his family needed a place to...

My wealthy fiancée wants me to accept standard-of-living costs should we divorce. I’m a proud veteran and won’t accept more than $50,000. Who’s right?

Dear Quentin, I am planning on marrying someone who has a substantial amount of money. I do not have much. I own my home, have...

My fiancé wants me off the deed and mortgage to our new home. If I don’t agree, he says we’ll stay engaged forever

Dear Moneyist, My fiancé — or should I say eternal fiancé because he never wants to get married — recently shocked me when he flatly...

We want to buy a home on 10 wide-open acres and live on $50,000 a year — where should we retire?

I’m looking for advice on where to live in retirement. I’m a disabled veteran, my spouse is retired/disability military, and we have a combined monthly...

Biden administration extends nationwide eviction moratorium

U.S. President Joe Biden formally requested that officials extend the nationwide bans on evictions and foreclosures hours after his inauguration. Biden asked the U. S....

Ashley Tisdale is selling her Los Feliz home for $5.8 million

“High School Musical” star Ashley Tisdale has graduated from her Los Angeles home. She and her husband, Christopher French, have listed their abode in the...

Take a look inside Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s Massachusetts mansion

NFL great Tom Brady has finally offloaded his Massachusetts mansion. The quarterback and his wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, have sold their luxe Brookline estate, according...

Yes, it’s possible to save too much for retirement

I never really liked the vehicles that I owned. They were an unimpressive lot, including a Volkswagen Beetle, Mercury Capri, Toyota SR5 pickup, Toyota Camry...

Federal regulators want to ‘modernize’ home appraisals — that could put some consumers at a disadvantage

A federal watchdog agency is investigating ways to modernize the process used to determine how much a home is worth. The Federal Housing Finance Agency,...

Rapper French Montana bought another home in Hidden Hills for $8.4 million

The rapper and songwriter French Montana has plunked down $8,425,000 for a giant Hidden Hills home, Variety reported. The seller was the Los Angeles Clippers...

We want to retire to somewhere our kids and grandkids would want to live too. Our budget is $7,000 a month — where should we go?

I’m retiring in six months and live outside of Los Angeles. It’s really pricey here.   I’m 68 and my wife is 61. We will have...

I’m 65, have $500,000 in cash, no ‘impressive’ work résumé and am terrified of investing — can I retire?

I’ll turn 65 in December, and I’d LOVE to retire. First, the good news:– I’m single and have no dependents (not even a pet). – I...

‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ star Melissa Gorga finally sold her ‘Scarface’ inspired mansion for $2.5 million

After three years and multiple price cuts, “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Melissa Gorga and her husband, Joe, have finally sold their custom-built home...

My husband and I are planning to give our daughter a home for Christmas. Are we making a mistake?

‘The Big Move’ is a new MarketWatch column seeking to answer questions about navigating the world of real estate. Do you have a question about...

See inside Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s $16.5 million Miami Beach penthouse

The film and TV producer Jerry Bruckheimer wants to orchestrate a real estate deal. He’s letting go of his cinematic penthouse in Miami Beach, FL,...

I’m 60, my wife thinks ‘money is for spending,’ I just lost my job and plan to retire — how can we avoid money fights?

I’m 60 years old and recently lost my job of 20 years. Given my age and the current economic climate, I’m looking at the possibility...

My mother left a home in Savannah, Ga., on 5 acres. I want to sell. My brother threatened to sue me for harassment and ‘ruin me.’

In September, our mom died without a will in Chatham County, Ga. I do not want to own her house and five acres in the...

What a COVID-19 vaccine would mean for mortgage rates and the housing market

When the coronavirus pandemic first reached U.S. shores earlier this year, worries abounded about how it would affect the country’s housing market. Starting in March,...