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Investors Buying Up Homes, Becoming Landlords

Investors Buying Up Homes, Becoming Landlords

Posted on 26. Mar, 2013 by .

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The housing market is slowly improving with investors fueling the recovery. Investors currently make up about 32% of the home sales nationally, according to the National Association of Realtors.

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Is the Housing Market Poised for Recovery?

Is the Housing Market Poised for Recovery?

Posted on 10. Jul, 2012 by .

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According to Standard & Poor’s, home prices actually improved from year-ago levels in seven (7) metropolitan areas. Phoenix, Minneapolis, Charlotte, North Carolina, Denver, Detroit [after falling off a cliff] and Dallas, Texas all saw improvement from March 2011. Phoenix went up 6.1% and the other six areas inched higher by 1.5% to 3.3%.

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The Potential for a Powerful Recovery in Housing Market Foiled Again

The Potential for a Powerful Recovery in Housing Market Foiled Again

Posted on 22. May, 2012 by .

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Most of us have heard the proclamations and the headlines emphatically stating “Housing Prices Have Bottomed.” Depending on your region, that may seem correct. Yet there’s an insidious impasse that may capsize this nascent, fragile housing recovery. I’ve been out there looking for houses to buy and potentially rent out for income.

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Investors Become Landlords in Investment Opportunity

Investors Become Landlords in Investment Opportunity

Posted on 17. Apr, 2012 by .

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Buying cheap foreclosed properties and turning them into rentals has opened a unique window of opportunity for investors. Small-scale landlords have long owned the majority of single-homes for rent, but there’s a change occurring in the housing market.

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Will “Uncle Sam” Help Your Clients Buy Rental Properties?

Will “Uncle Sam” Help Your Clients Buy Rental Properties?

Posted on 06. Apr, 2012 by .

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First let’s talk about interest rates. Recently the 30-year and 15-year mortgage rates (which are tied to the benchmark yield on the 10-year US Treasury bond) have begun to creep upward. The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage hovered near historic lows the week of March 12th, making home-buying and refinancing more attractive to those who can qualify.

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Ginkgo Residential Plans $250 million IPO

Ginkgo Residential Plans $250 million IPO

Posted on 21. Mar, 2012 by .

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Ginkgo Residential Trust Inc. disclosed plans to raise $250 million in an initial public offering. The real estate investment trust owns and manages mid-market communities throughout the Southern U.S.

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Let Your Clients Know that They Can Be the Bank and Prosper

Let Your Clients Know that They Can Be the Bank and Prosper

Posted on 14. Feb, 2012 by .

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Houses in America are “the best value they’ve been in many generations” according to a housing analyst I interviewed recently. He enthusiastically reminded me that this is the time investors can “…pay below-market prices as banks try to unload properties.” This is a reality in every region of the country right now.

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Trends for Managed Property and Rental Housing

Trends for Managed Property and Rental Housing

Posted on 07. Feb, 2012 by .

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This apparently is the beginning of a nationwide trend, according to CNNMoney.com. They also reported that more than 4 million homes have been lost to foreclosure over the past five years. That’s a big inventory to add to the existing numbers of unsold homes, and that foreshadows a trend that will be more like a bottoming-out process on home pricing.

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Public Universities Turn To Private Sector To Develop Dormitories

Public Universities Turn To Private Sector To Develop Dormitories

Posted on 02. Feb, 2012 by .

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Public universities around the country are handing over the process of building and financing on-campus dormitories to the private sector. The increase in demand for state college education, strict states budgets and the ability specialized student housing companies possess to build residence halls faster and cheaper are some of the reasons behind the change.

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Two California Companies Develop Their Own “REO-to-Rental” Platform

Two California Companies Develop Their Own “REO-to-Rental” Platform

Posted on 27. Jan, 2012 by .

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Following the announcement that the federal government will be implementing a pilot program in the first quarter to sell Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Federal Housing Administration REO homes in bulk to potential investors, two California companies are in the works to develop their own rental platform.

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Investors Favor City Apartments Over Suburban Communities

Investors Favor City Apartments Over Suburban Communities

Posted on 19. Jan, 2012 by .

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Apartment building sales continue to remain strong, but in some areas investors are opting to invest in properties in cities rather than the suburbs. Two deals in the Boston area serve as a prime example.

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Top Reasons To Be Optimistic About Real Estate Market In 2012

Top Reasons To Be Optimistic About Real Estate Market In 2012

Posted on 16. Jan, 2012 by .

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Every agent I have has positive feelings about the year 2012. What’s even more shocking is that bank executives I have been talking to are positive for the first time since 2008. If you are a looking to perfectly time a long-term purchase of real estate, then this might well be the year to do it.

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NeighborWorks America Invests $1.3 Billion into Rental Homes

NeighborWorks America Invests $1.3 Billion into Rental Homes

Posted on 13. Jan, 2012 by .

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NeighborWorks America invested over $1.3 billion in rental housing over the course of its fiscal year ending Sept. 30. The organization consists of 235 independent nonprofit organizations and owns or manages 90,000 rental homes. CEO Eileen Fitzgerald plans to build out the portfolio to exceed 100,000 rental homes through 2013.

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Elin Nordegren Demolishes $12 Million Mansion Due to Termites

Elin Nordegren Demolishes $12 Million Mansion Due to Termites

Posted on 11. Jan, 2012 by .

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Tiger Woods’ ex wife, Elin Nordegren decided to have her $12 million dollar Palm Beach mansion torn down.

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What Property Managers Need to Know Now About the Real Estate Market

What Property Managers Need to Know Now About the Real Estate Market

Posted on 30. Dec, 2011 by .

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Property managers need to streamline the application and screening process of filling vacancies. Finding good renters in this economy is becoming a numbers game. The better you know the condition of the housing market in your area, and the more potential renters you can reach and process, the more you’ll succeed.

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RealtyTrac Report Shows Foreclosures on the Rise

RealtyTrac Report Shows Foreclosures on the Rise

Posted on 09. Dec, 2011 by .

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A US Foreclosure Market Report for October was recently produced by the Irvine, CA based Realtytrac.

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Cypress Equity and Fifield Plan to Build 1,000 Apartments in Los Angeles

Cypress Equity and Fifield Plan to Build 1,000 Apartments in Los Angeles

Posted on 07. Dec, 2011 by .

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Michael Sorochinsky , CEO of Los Angeles based Cypress Equity Investments and Steven Fifield, CEO of Chicago’s Fifield Cos., plan on developing 1000 new apartments in the Los Angeles area.

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Generation Y Will Raise Rents

Generation Y Will Raise Rents

Posted on 04. Nov, 2011 by .

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According to a report compiled by Urban Land Institute, Generation Y will alter the housing market while creating a multi-generational household trend.

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Renting vs. Owning: The Rent Ratio

Renting vs. Owning: The Rent Ratio

Posted on 03. Nov, 2011 by .

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The buy-versus-rent question is particularly relevant right now as we see home prices continuing to decline and interest rates on new mortgages also going down to the lowest levels in 60 years. Back in April of 2010 The New York Times did an impressive job of explaining the ratio that helps define whether it is economically more sensible for residents to buy or rent their housing.

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Grow Your Property Management Business with New Investors

Grow Your Property Management Business with New Investors

Posted on 20. Oct, 2011 by .

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These are the “better times”, when interest rates are their historical lowest and the number of people needing rental housing is growing exponentially with each passing year. As one publication stated it, “However, in real estate, the right time, the most advantageous time, is always the present.”

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Media Mogul John Malone is the Largest Land Owner in U.S.

Media Mogul John Malone is the Largest Land Owner in U.S.

Posted on 13. Oct, 2011 by .

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With Ted Turner a close runner up, John Malone is now the largest land owner in the United States.

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Let Your Owners Know You’re a Source for Real Estate News

Let Your Owners Know You’re a Source for Real Estate News

Posted on 03. Oct, 2011 by .

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Give owners some ideas on how they can take advantage of today’s real estate and financial trends. Impress them with your creativity and business acumen.

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Baby Boomers and the Housing Market

Baby Boomers and the Housing Market

Posted on 23. Sep, 2011 by .

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According to NAR, baby boomers could reinvigorate the real estate market for a couple of reasons.

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Bulldozer-Style Foreclosures and Their Hidden Potential

Bulldozer-Style Foreclosures and Their Hidden Potential

Posted on 29. Aug, 2011 by .

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There are many ways for a lending institution to handle a foreclosure, and there are apparently many ways to deal with the foreclosed property after they have it in their possession. There are close to 1.7 million houses in the U.S. in some stage of foreclosure. Banks already own a large number of these houses and will soon repossess many more. Housing economists worry that a near constant stream of home sales by banks could keep housing prices down for years to come. But what if some of those homes virtually “disappeared” and weren’t sold?

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