Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jaclyn Reiss Globe Staff October 23, 2018 The Mega Millions jackpot surged to a world-record-shattering total of $1.6 billion this weekend, as 13 weeks of drawings have gone by with no grand prize winner.With no winner in last Friday’s drawing and another pick on tap for Tuesday, many will be flocking to their nearest gas stations, bodegas, and grocery stores to try for a chance at claiming the jackpot. But the more inexperienced lottery player might get to the counter to purchase a ticket, only to be stymied by how to pick their own numbers, or even how the process generally works. Advertisement Here’s a breakdown of how to buy a ticket for the more-casual lotto player. Generally speaking, how does the game work? Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. Thank … [Read more...] about Here’s how to play Mega Millions if you’ve never done it before
How much does it cost to sell your house
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?
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
Where is it? This property is built on a hillside in Roquebrun (see below), the most sought-after village in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France. It's just a short walk away from all amenities including restaurants, bars, and a small grocery shop. (Roquebrun - Photo:Isabelle Blanchemain) The surrounding area is beautiful and offers a wide range of outdoor sports from canoeing and kayaking to fishing, walking, climbing, golfing, horse riding. And for wine lovers, there's the opportunity to do a spot of tasting in the area. The beaches of the Mediterranean are just 30 minutes away, and the city of Béziers is only 25 minutes away by car or bus. There’s also the thriving market town of St Chinian just 15 minutes away with a larger supermarket, cafés, banks, and a twice weekly market selling local produce and crafts. Traveling is also made easy with the … [Read more...] about French property of the week: Stunning stone house at heart of historic French village
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