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An Alternative To Traditional Real Estate Investing
The American home-buying world doesn’t even resemble a free market. Americans owe $10.3 trillion on mortgages. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-guaranteed mortgage giants, hold $5 trillion of that debt. The Federal Reserve holds another $1.8 trillion. Smaller government entities like the Federal Housing Administration and Federal Home Loan Banks round out the government sector.Read More
Ninety-five percent is a benchmark for apartment occupancy. It is the level at which Axiometrics considers a property or market “full.” And May 2017 apartment market research shows that that the sector once again has a full house.Read More
Today's housing market is more competitive than ever, but investors are still pouring in.
Interest rates remain remarkably low, which makes financing an investment home easier. Low rates also have investors looking for higher yield, and single-family rental homes are an attractive option. Not only do they offer a steady, monthly stream of income, but as home prices continue to rise, the value of the initial investment increases as well.Read More
As house prices continue to rise nationwide, outpacing income growth, a rent-affordability crisis has gripped the nation, with the most acute effects being felt among predominately black and Hispanic neighborhoods, according to recent research by real estate database company Zillow.Read More
It’s a tough time to buy single-family rentals. The average purchase price is currently very high, making investing more difficult—even though demand for rental housing is strong and the rents that tenants are willing to pay are rising.Read More
Rental price increases are showing signs of slowing down in some of the country’s most expensive markets. The news will be a welcome respite for many renters, especially those who’re struggling to save up to buy their own home.Read More
If you are a first-time renter or looking to upgrade to a bigger, newer apartment, now may be your best chance.
Demand for rental apartments fell short of new supply by about 100,000 units nationwide, according to RealPage, a real estate analytics firm. Apartment occupancy is still high, but it is softening a bit, dropping to 94.5 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to 95.1 percent at the end of 2016. Occupancy has been falling for the past six months.Read More
Southern California isn’t exactly flipping over real estate.
The quick-buck, buying-fixing-selling residential real estate bets were a huge part of housing in both the boom and bust periods a decade ago. Today’s market presence of these speedy resales is nowhere near the crazed heights surrounding the bubble and its subsequent bust.Read More
A four-bedroom, two-bath rental in the Fox Meadows neighborhood exemplifies how Memphis has the nation's highest house-flipping rate.
The Memphis investment-property and management firm Reedy & Co. last year paid $400,000 for a bundle of homes that included the brick ranch-style home at 5737 Scottsdale.Read More
The good news is that rents for one- and two-bedroom apartments in Chicago are lower than they were this time last year; the bad news is that the city is still the 10th most expensive rental market in the U.S.Read More
It is well known that job growth creates demand for housing of all types, including apartments. Some of the best performing apartment markets have been metro areas with the strongest job gains.Read More