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Three Ways Driverless Cars will affect the Real Estate Industry

 

Driverless Cars affecting the Real Estate Industry

Are you ready for the driverless revolution? I am sure you have heard about how driverless car technology is being advanced at a fast pace with many believing we will see a flood of driverless vehicles on the road in less than five years. With this in mind, I bet you are surprised to hear that many believe that this transportation revolution will have profound effect on real estate.  

Yes, you could almost consider driverless vehicles a real estate technology as industry experts are predicting some major changes to the real estate market when we see start to see cars without drivers. It will radically affect how you buy a home, use Realtors and invest in the industry. How is this possible? You are in luck as we explore three main ways our real estate future is about to change.  

Where We Live and Play

Right now, location is high on your criteria list for a perfect home. Your real estate agent will not be surprised to see it at the top of the list. You want to be close to work to alleviate some of the commute time while being in an area that matches your own unique lifestyle.  

Gina Michelle at Forbes has a great article going over five ways ...

How To Buy A Home With Bad Credit

Buying a Home With Bad Credit

Having a bad credit score does not immediately disqualify you from buying a home. Although it is a little more difficult to qualify for a mortgage with a below average score, it is not impossible. Fortunately, you have several options to choose from if your credit is less than stellar or worse. However, keep in mind it will cost you more over the life of your loan than someone who has good credit. Here are some of the many options available that will help you buy a home.  

Federal Housing Administration

  Also known as the FHA, this government agency helps low-income individuals with bad credit buy a home. In many cases, the FHA will help you if your credit score is as low as 580. The agency is popular among first-time homebuyers since it allows down payments as low as 3.5 percent of the purchase price. If your credit score is lower than 580, the FHA lone requires a 10 percent down payment. Remember though that the lower your credit score, the higher your interest rate.  

Important Facts About the FHA

  Many people think the FHA provides the actual funds to purchase a home. The truth is, the FHA only insures the loan in the event you default on your mortgage. A bank or...

50 Places to Visit in Boston this Summer

50 places to visit in Boston MA

50 PLACES YOU CAN VISIT WITH YOUR CHILDREN THIS SUMMER IN BOSTON

Are you planning a permanent move to Boston?

Are you thinking of buying a home in Boston or in the cities around Boston?

Looking to experience Boston neighborhoods?

Do you already live in a city or have a home nearby?

Do you have family, children or grandchildren that will be by for a visit?

If so, it’s a good idea to know where the best places in town are to have a little fun, grab a snack, or take in a show.


MUSEUMS

Museum of Fine Arts


465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
617-267-9300

The MOFA offers art classes and self-guided tours with over 500,000 pieces of artwork on display. Members get in for free. Regular admission is $25 for adults and children under six can get into the Museum for free. Kids between the ages of seven to seventeen...