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The Top 3 Foreign Real Estate Bargains Probably Aren't What You Expect

Have you always dreamed of buying an old house in Italy or France? Change that goal to Turkey or Greece and you may find the dream is more affordable than you imagined.

Analysts looked at real estate data from 36 developed (OECD) countries and calculated the places where you'll get the most home for the least money. By these rankings, Turkey [...]

Jimmy Page is not a Fan of Luxury Basements

We recently wrote about developers taking luxury underground. Across the luxury market, extravagant basements are on the uptick, with people spending fortunes on subterranean additions. In Kensington, a historic neighborhood in the center of London, real estate is almost as expensive as anywhere in the world– in fact, the average home is now [...]

Bitcoin vs. Real Estate in 2019

Bitcoin won in 2017.

Real Estate won in 2018.

Who wins in 2019 and beyond?

2017 was the year of bitcoin (BTC-USD): the price surged from below $1,000 to a high of nearly $20,000. Meanwhile, 2018 has seen the price crater to ~$3,700 as of this writing. Given this enormous volatility, it is anyone's guess what 2019 will bring for the [...]

New MLS Listing

New listing on Pennsylvania Ave. close to major routes and shopping this mostly level lot is ready for development. Seller will include in the sale plans to expand the existing 19th century Victorian to become two large 4 bedroom townhouses with open floor plans and each with attached two car garages. $1.1 Million.

Luxury Basements are the Latest Trend in Million Dollar Real Estate

Developers are taking luxury homes in an unexpected direction: Underground.

Across the luxury market, we’re seeing more and more "extravagant basements" or lower levels being built into homes. While this square footage isn't considered as valuable as above grade, it still allows for a higher selling price and returns on investment. Keep in [...]

13 Signs Of A Smart Real Estate Investment

Most prospective real estate investors can spot red flags indicating a bad investment — a long listing time, steadily declining asking prices, high neighborhood turnover, etc. But what about "green flags"? Signals that an investment might be promising are just as important to consider, and you don't want to overlook them when you're hunting [...]

The Silver Lining for Rejected Amazon HQ2 Finalists

It was no secret that e-commerce giant, Amazon, was looking for its second headquarters among major U.S. cities. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on your perspective on the idea, all of the finalists could not share the new jobs and billions predicted to inundate the local economy. Amazon chose Arlington, a northern city in Virginia and NYC to split the home of their HQ2. However, many of the areas considered, but ultimately rejected, are expected to outperform the national average over the coming year. This comes even as the overall market is slowing.