If you make money on a home sale, you may have a tax bill coming. Selling your home and finding a new place to live can be exciting—especially if you anticipate making some money in the process. But as anyone who has received a paycheck knows,...

The property market in Hua Hin and Cha-am is expected to heat up in response to the “Thailand Riviera” tourism development plan, according to Plus Property, an integrated property brokerage and management agency. The plan approved by the cabinet earlier this year calls for expanded tourism...

There are upsides to renting near a college campus, but do your homework first. If you’re in college, renting near a college campus is a no-brainer. But if you’re not a college student, all of those rentals in one spot may still seem like a great...

What happens when you no longer want to sell? You put your house up for sale and were lucky enough to get an offer. You even accepted it. But now you’ve had second thoughts, and want to back out of selling your home. You may be...

The sooner you say something, the better. Whether you found a better house for you or you discovered a red flag, there are plenty of reasons that you might wonder how to back out of a real estate deal. But with all of the paperwork and...

As buyers have probably asked their agents many times, should you buy a home that was remodeled without permits? This is not an easy question to answer, and if you’re really interested in a property, it pays to go into negotiations with your eyes wide...

Happy owners, happy tenants — it all starts with the right property manager. You would never turn your home over to a stranger, so choosing a property manager shouldn’t be any different — finding one you trust is vital. “You are entrusting probably one of the biggest...

Most people figure they’ll get a real estate agent to sell their home. But what they may not realize is that they need to get the real estate agent sold on their home. Yes, it’s up to you to make a good first impression. Whether...

Usually, the buyer faces more line-item expenses, but the seller pays the commission. In a closing, both buyers and sellers have costs. Home buyers pay between about 2 to 5 percent of the purchase price in closing fees, but are faced with more line-item expenses than the...

Wait! Don’t open the boxes just yet — tackle these 10 tasks before moving in. You’ll be glad you did! If you thought home buying was stressful, just wait until the moving chaos sets in! The key to maintaining your sanity throughout the process is approaching...