How to save your home in the wake of the mass foreclosure crisis

The housing crisis has had a profound effect on Massachusetts.The state’s population is shrinking at an alarming rate, and more and more of its housing stock is in danger of being sold off in a foreclosure auction.That means that Massachusetts now ranks among the worst-affected states in the country for the number of people who …

Wisconsin real estate school offers $1,000 free real estate tuition

WISCONSIN — Students who attend Wisconsin Real Estate School will be able to pay just $1.50 for tuition and fees for their first semester.Students enrolled in the school will pay just over $1 a week.The school has been a model for low-cost education in Wisconsin for years, offering students tuition and other fees for a …

Why are you paying more for real estate than you need?

Real estate prices are rising more rapidly than inflation, and people are buying homes with fewer and fewer renters.This trend has led to a “buy-to-let” boom, in which people are increasingly buying homes for as little as $250,000.But while the average home price has been increasing, so has the number of renters.Renters account for a …

How to Get Out of Your Own Job—and Into Someone Else’s

I love this article by the Washington Post.It’s a classic: “How to Get Away from Your Job and Into Someone else’s.”As if the world isn’t already full of examples of how people get out of their jobs and into another person’s. “It’s a great tip,” said my friend, who was laid off in October.“But it can …

‘Real Estate’ Star Cate Blanchett to Return to ‘Modern Family’ in New Role

CATE BLANDT WILL RETURN to “Modern Family” for its 10th season, EW has learned.Blanchet, who will join the show’s cast in the series premiere in May, will join her co-stars Matt Bomer, Rachel Bilson, David Schwimmer, and James Brolin for a spinoff titled “The Bachelorette.”Blanchets upcoming co-star, Bomer recently announced that he is leaving the …

Real estate vacancy rates in Toronto and Montreal remain low, but condo vacancy rates are high

Vacancy rates for condos in Toronto, Montreal and the Ottawa area are high and remain below pre-crisis levels, according to a new survey by real estate agency RENT3.The survey by RENT and brokerage firm Lend Lease shows that Toronto’s condo vacancy rate is 5.5% compared to 6.5%, Montreal’s is 4.3% and Ottawa’s is 3.6%.The survey …

When a B.C. real estate developer says he has been hit with an illegal sale, he has to turn it over to police

A B.M. realtor is facing a court hearing on Tuesday after allegedly selling a property for $1.4 million without paying the seller a cent.The realtor, Weicherts, said he was approached by a Bancroft Real Estate agent who told him that the property had been sold to a Bizan buyer and that the Bancros had not …

Why Malibu real-estate market is still volatile, says broker

After weeks of skyrocketing home prices and soaring rents in Malibu, California, the market for homes in the coastal city is still in turmoil, with the real-sale market showing signs of slowing.The market has been in a bubble since March, but sales have continued to soar.At the same time, the real estate market has continued …

The real estate school’s $4 billion acquisition of Bahamas real property

Bahamas, a small island nation in the Indian Ocean, is home to more than 2 million people, making it the world’s third-largest exporter of construction materials.It also has a history of unrest and political instability, as the island nation’s political landscape is a hotbed of political upheaval.The Bahamas-based construction firm has purchased land in the …