Real Estate


How can I protect myself before I sign?

For starters, know what you are buying. Ask questions. For example:

What are some typical restrictions imposed by law on owning real property?

There is a myriad of federal, state, county and local laws which restrict what you can do with the real property that you own. Enforcement of these laws typically resides with various governmental agencies which are responsible for keeping you in compliance with these laws. The three most common restrictions imposed by government are:

Buying a property

BBC Homes 07.04.2009
Bulgarian property prices fall back to 2007 levels

Property prices in Bulgaria have fallen back to 2007 levels with the worst declines in the most popular price bracket of €50,000 to €70,000.

Buying a property

Advice for first-time buyers, on viewing, putting in an offer and the dangers of gazumping.

Renovation rules and regulations

If you are considering renovating an older property, make sure that you are aware of the possible restrictions that may apply.

Resilient income keeps Portugal property returns positive over 2008, says IPD

IPD has published the IPD Portugal Annual Property Index for 2008. According to the index, investment in Portuguese commercial real estate was 2.6% last year, compared to 12.2% in 2007. The returns are the first sub double-digit figures recorded since the inception of the index in 2000.

UK property investors still interested in buying in Spain

Spain is still popular among British property investors who are looking to buy a second home overseas, according to the latest figures.

Spain remains in top spot for potential British buyers

Spain remains resolutely in the number one slot for buyers viewing overseas property on leading global portal PropertyIndex.com, showing the British love affair with the Costas is far from over.

New Spanish property attracts large scale investment

Off Plan Property Exchange 16.03.2009
New Spanish property attracts large scale investment

Investment in new Spanish homes is still a potentially shrewd move and is now attracting large-scale buyers, agents for a leading developer have said.

ANALYSIS-China stimulus' property snub a signal on prices

SHANGHAI, March 16 (Reuters) - When China excluded property from 10 sectors marked for support in a three-year stimulus plan, it signalled it was more concerned with affordable housing than with shoring up its sagging real estate market.

« prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | next »

Disclaimer: The information presented and opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of Estates Report and/or its partners.