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TWiRP – October 10, 2015

This week in rental property, fixed mortgage rates sharply dropped to the lowest level in six months. Historically low mortgage rates and high home values are spurring cash-out refinancing. Chinese are now the top foreign buyers of U.S. properties, and nearly half of them are paying cash. According to a survey, property managers are expecting rents to rise as much as 8 percent next year. Freddie...

TWiRP-June 13, 2015

This week in rental property, 30-year fixed mortgage rates has climbed over 4% for the first time this year. With this in mind, we take a look at the trend in homeownership rate written by the Wall Street Journal. Time.com says that renting a home is the norm for the new households. A study shows that renters who invest are better off buyers. Meanwhile, large West Coast cities offered the best...

Housing Market Predictions for 2015: Part 2

Rental markets will stay strong While first time home ownership will rise in 2015, thanks to households headed by 30-somethings bankrolled by greater job security and rising confidence in the housing market, younger Millennials leaving college dorms and their parent’s homes will keep the rental market robust. Americans in their 20s strongly prefer to rent in urban centers close to jobs and...

When Will Millennials Invest in Real Estate? Part Two

The first part of this series highlighted the lack of participation in the housing market by Generation Y, and explored the barriers young Americans face when it comes to homeownership. You can view the first post in this series here Americans aged 18-32, commonly referred to as Millennials, are renting rather than buying, even when they are financially able to pursue a mortgage. After coming of...

How Adjusted Mortgage Underwriting Standards Can Access the Massive U.S. Money Supply, Adding Velocity to Money Circulation and Kick Starting the Economy

Money talks, and when it does, we listen, so we’ve all, undoubtedly, heard the sound of circulating cash. As the dollar moves between buyer and seller, an anticipatory “Cha…” sets the buck in motion, while a conclusive “…Ching” finalizes the exchange. “Cha-Ching!” – the chime of money in motion and growing prosperity. However, once the drowning noise of collection agencies disrupt the harmonious...

Real Estate Agent Tips for 2011

Few felt the financially tragic effects of our economic collapse in a way similar to commission-based real estate agents. Many aim to endure the economic storm with hopes of brighter days to come; however, if agents ignore the market shifts, the sun may never shine again. Changes are many and all of different origin, some direct and others indirect; regardless, time to assess what has happened...

Delisted: Fannie and Freddie Share Prices Plummet

I yearned for the exoneration of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but my voice, amongst many others, apparently has fallen by the wayside. I concede that stockholder concerns should, in this case, play second fiddle to the task of fueling America’s mortgage engine, but I still see this as a governmental maneuver to guise lethargy with an appearance of reform. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been...

Real Estate Market Collapse: Whose Fault was it?

The trend is to leave all fingers pointed to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government sponsored companies who repurchase and are in control of nearly 90% of the mortgages in our country. In essence, they are the driving forces behind mortgage lending in this county. However, to blame mortgage repurchasers is a very superficial approach, and shows a very superficial understanding of the...

Where the Renters and Real Estate Markets Go From Here!

Okay – it’s time for a look our country’s current political and economic environment, anticipating how they are going to affect YOU as a landlord, tenant, or homeowner in the very near future. It’s a shaky situation that was touched briefly on previously with an article regarding the way Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac operate to facilitate home purchases in this country. However, legislation may be...

When Will the Real Estate Market Pickup? What Does that Mean to Me?

Be you a seller, landlord, manager, tenant, or investor, it’s a looming thought: “when will the real estate market pick up? Though your reasons to pursue the answer may differ, it is, regardless, a common theme. So, our aim today is to help you grasp the fundamental economics behind the United States real estate market, while displaying the importance of the information to you...

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