Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Andy Rosen Globe Staff July 19, 2018 What if, instead of taking out a home equity loan from a bank, you could ask Wall Street to invest in your house?You’d get cash upfront, and if the value of your home went up, the investors would get their money back, plus a profit. If the value of your home fell, the investors would earn less or maybe even absorb a loss.That’s the idea behind a new crop of venture-backed startups hoping to make money by betting real estate values will continue to climb in selected markets around the country. It’s called “equity sharing,” and the entrepreneurs behind these companies say it serves an unmet need for homeowners who want to capitalize on their biggest asset — without selling or taking on monthly loan payments. Advertisement “They’ve got this value, but they can’t touch … [Read more...] about These startups want to buy a share of your house. Is that a good idea?
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Buying a house in France can be a tricky business, but so too can selling one. Unfortunately the Brexit referendum result may make life in France unaffordable for some, thanks to the falling value of the pound. And the strength of the pound against the euro may make some think now is the time to sell up. David Hennessey, founder of ESREA France (English Speaking Real Estate Agents) has put together seven tips that are useful for those people considering selling their homes in France. He has previously written an advice article for those thinking about buying property in France. Tip One Do the Diagnostics French law requires that owners of French property give to the property buyer a copy of the required diagnostic reports for review during the sale of the property. However, quite a few owners I have met over the years want to wait till they have an offer in place from a buyer before investing the money in getting the full set of reports done. But … [Read more...] about Seven tips for selling your house in France
Buying a house can be stressful, especially in a foreign country. To help you navigate your way safely through the French property world, we've compiled a list of some essential French terms you'll come across in your search to buy the home of your dreams. Crédit Immobilier Buying property usually begins by asking your bank for a crédit immobilier (which translates literally as a 'property loan', but otherwise known as a mortgage). For this, you'll want to find the one with the lowest possible taux d'intérêt (interest rates). Agent Immobilier Once you know how much money you can borrow, the next person you'll meet is probably the agent immobilier. This is the estate agent, who will help you find some biens immobiliers (properties) to view and organise the visites(viewings). After each viewing, you will usually be asked to sign a bon de visite document, in which you commit to go through the estate agent … [Read more...] about The vital French terms you need to know when buying a house in France
PUBLISHED: 13:00 11 June 2018 Caroline Culot Tesco in Norwich. Pic: www.edp24.co.uk It seems you ‘live well for more, not less’ if your house is situated close to a top supermarket - with the likes of Sainsburys, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer adding on average more than £21,000 to the price of a property, new research shows. Bluebell Road, Eaton, in walking distance of Waitrose, for sale with Sowerbys. Pic: www.sowerbys.com It seems every little really does help...to sell your house. Living near a supermarket adds an average premium to the price of a home of £21,500, but it does depend on which brand, new research has found. Homes situated close to Tesco, for example, command £21,369 more than other houses closely followed by the Co-op at £21,020 and Iceland at £17,445. But, unsurprisingly, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer attract the biggest premium; on average homes near a Waitrose command the biggest value add-on, costing an average … [Read more...] about Living next to certain supermarkets could add more than £20,000 to the value of your home
Ad Feature PUBLISHED: 12:21 05 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:57 09 April 2018 Making a good first impression is key to impressing would-be buyers, so make sure your property has kerb appeal by keeping your front garden tidy and cleaning your windows. allinvisuality Redbridge estate agents Sandra Davidson answer the common questions homeowners have when it comes to selling their home, and reveals how you can make sure the sale is stress-free Buyers want to see a blank canvas when viewing a property, so put your personal touches in storage. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto When is the best time to sell my house? Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter: no matter what season the truth is people buy houses all-year-round. The decision to sell is yours alone and should be based on your financial and personal circumstances. How is the market right now? The market people often refer to is the national one. Instead, narrow your focus onto the local markets in Ilford, Redbridge, Newham, Barking … [Read more...] about Property experts Sandra Davidson reveal their top tips for selling your home and adding value