Get those rainy day funds in order — you're going to need them. You’re excited because you just found the perfect home. The neighborhood is great, the house is charming and the price is right. But the asking price is just the beginning. Be prepared for additional...

When it comes to building a retirement nest egg for the future, property is still regarded as one of the safest long-term investments. While some investors may want to buy a property and rent it out straight away, others may choose to live in the home...

Real estate agents estimate that at least 20 percent of their sales result from an open house. That’s one in five homes. If your property is presentable—that is, spotless from top to bottom— priced correctly, and located in a high-traffic area, you’re well on your...

You’ve put your house on the market, and it’s just not happening: not a single showing or not one purchase offer. Here are some approaches to isolating the problem—be it in the pricing, the marketing, or even the people helping you—and finding an answer to...

BEIJING: Ice Chen, a 36-year-old bank manager in Beijing, hasn’t been to Bangkok lately, but she just bought two apartments there. The millennial is among younger Chinese flocking to specialist online platforms to buy international real estate. The biggest of the sites, Uoolu.com, reported a 60% surge...

The end of financial year is for the finance industry what summer is to your social calendar – mayhem. Our advice? Do your homework early and get moving on managing your debt now, rather than later. If you’ve racked up the debt post-silly season it could...

Just like ice cream, when it’s warm out, that perfect house could slip away from you if you don’t act fast. Buying during peak season has its challenges. Whether it’s the warmer weather, the pending summer break from school, or simply a seasonal mental shift, spring is...

Looking to woo and win potential buyers? The little things make all the difference. Planning to sell your house this year? Don’t be overwhelmed by all the details involved in preparing it to go on the market. Set aside a couple of weekends to do the...