In London, millennials experiment with shared ownership

Rosie Fitzmaurice From TRD New York: Like many 20-something Londoners, the idea of owning my own place had always seemed so wildly unlikely that I didn’t bother worrying about it. I had taken it as a given that my monthly rent and bills for a London flatshare would absorb around half [...]

Fort Lauderdale may raise storm water fees

Flooding in Fort Lauderdale The city of Fort Lauderdale may increase storm water fees to protect the public from flooding, which has worsened in recent years during periods of high tide. City commissioners are considering a proposal to nearly double the city’s total annual revenue from storm water fees from $8.5 million [...]

Boutique Naples condo nearly sold out

Aqua at Pelican Isle Aqua at Pelican Isle, a boutique condominium in Naples, is nearly sold out. Construction of the 11-story Aqua Tower II was completed last month, and sales have topped $60 million. Aqua Tower II has only seven unsold units, including three furnished units and a penthouse. Three furnished units that remain [...]

Many cities have nearby retreats comparable to the high-end Hamptons

The Hamptons (Source: Hamptons Magazine) The Hamptons, roughly a two-hour drive from New York City, is a popular retreat with big beaches, fine restaurants and plenty of emulators. Residential property brokers around the world associate their pricey listings with the Hamptons, a collection of resort towns on the south fork of Long [...]

Home prices are sky high, but mortgages are still cheap

Home prices have reached another record high, and buyers are feeling the pressure. But there has been one saving grace for buyers: mortgage rates. [...]

39 million households are paying more for housing than they can afford

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Best cities for first-time homebuyers

A recent Zillow analysis on the best markets for first-time homebuyers finds that the best deals are in the Southeast and the Midwest. [...]

Where should I stash my down payment savings?

If buying a house is on your short-term to-do list, experts say keep your down payment funds liquid. Looking to buy further down the road? You have some more options. [...]