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Things Real Estate Investors Should Watch Out for in 2019

What should real estate investors watch out for in 2019? Like everything else, you’ll find all kinds of opinions from experts. After doing our research, here are the things we believe are most likely to happen this year. Millennials are Becoming Homebuyers The Great Recession’s impact on housing, combined with a growing student loan crisis, have made it difficult for millenials to purchase homes...

TWiRP- December 3rd, 2016

Climate Change Could Swamp East Coast Real Estate Rising sea levels are changing the way people think about waterfront real estate. Over the past five years, home sales in flood-prone areas grew about 25 percent. This has made state lawmakers in Massachusetts and New Jersey to begin pushing to impose new rules on real estate agents and others, obligating them to disclose climate-related damage...

TWiRP – December 5, 2015

This week in rental property, mortgage rates slipped for the third straight week. While the Fed is signalling to raise interest rates later this month, the Wall Street Journal gave a talk on how the U.S. housing fundamentals will withstand the interest increase. The New York Times analyzed the trend in Chinese investments on U.S. housing market. Many economists have predicted the housing market...

Real Estate Investment Strategies

One of the best things about investing in real estate is how many different opportunities you have. Besides the huge market, there are a number of real estate investment strategies available to you. The hard part is deciding which one to move forward with, and then executing. For new investors, here are the four best options to consider. Rent Out Single Family Homes By far the most common...

Property Solutions for Every Life Stage

Housing needs change as often as we do, and finding the right rental or investment property to fit your needs is challenging no matter where you are in life. At RentPost, we provide property solutions for property problems, whether you are a renter, a beginning property manager, or an experienced real estate investor. College Students Property Problem: Tara is a third year college student at a...

Where to Invest? The Pros and Cons of Urban Markets

More and more Americans are migrating back to urban areas after a decades long trend of settling in the suburbs. According to Census Data, 2.3 million more people moved into one of the country’s 381 metropolitan areas in 2013 than during the previous year. As jobs and economic activity continue to grow faster in urban areas, metropolitan populations will continue to grow. Buying a rental property...

Where To Invest? The Pros and Cons of Rural Property

When you think about investing in a rental property do you dream of wide open spaces, big red barns, and calling the cattle home? Investing in a rural property or tract of land might be the right choice for some investors, but there are pros and cons about purchasing property somewhere with more trees than people. The Good Possibility of future development Every suburb of a major city was once...

Where to Invest? The Pros and Cons of Investing in a Suburban Market

Love them or hate them, the Suburbs are an integral part to the American housing market, and despite the surge in urban living that accompanied the housing recovery, suburban sprawl and the dream of single-family living is far from extinct. If you’re considering the purchase of a single-family rental in a suburban market, here are some benefits and drawbacks to consider before buying that white...

Not A Missed Connection: How to Write an Effective Rental Ad

Do you have questions about rental investing? Check out this post for some common questions a real estate investor who is interested in rental properties would be interested in exploring before diving into this article. It’s easier than ever to post rental listings online. But writing an effective rental ad is harder than you think. I’m currently in the middle of a housing search and some of the...

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...

Freddie Mac’s Report On The Multifamily Markets

 
According to Freddie Mac’s recent report, the multifamily market has been showing signs of things moving towards better times. As a matter of fact, many economists credit the conditions of the multifamily market with leading the way in terms of recovery in a broader scope macro economy.

Staging a Home To Sell

If you’ve decided to get out of the rental market and sell the house you’ve been renting, there are a few things you should take care of. With a home that has been a rental, or still is, you have a couple of options. If you’ve decided to sell your vacant rental, you need to know a few things about staging.

Before You Buy a New House To Rent

We’ve talked a little bit about what you might want to look for when you purchase a house, flip it, and then rent it out. Distressed properties can be a fantastic investment, but that doesn’t mean you have to do it that way. If you’re looking at a non-distressed property for sale to add to your rental properties, there are a few things you’ll still need to look for.

Record Low Mortgage Rates Not Enough To Boost Housing Market

The housing market is still struggling to gain a good pace. That’s a nice way of saying the market is still doing poorly. And as another sign of the bad conditions, mortgage rates have reached historic lows. 15-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.13% last week, a new record low. And the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 3.88%, less than 1% from the record low. The low...

Mortgage Deal Good Start But Not Enough To Finish

Yesterday, a mortgage settlement was announced between Federal and State Governments and 5 major banks. The deal will require lenders to write down the mortgages of certain borrowers who are underwater. Homeowners who owe more than their homes are worth will see a reduction in the principal amount. The hope is this will curb the number of foreclosures and house prices will start increasing again...

Curb Your Capitalism… The Federal Open Market Calamity and dis-Interest Rates

As short-term political motivation sullies the sanctity of central banking, presumptuous open market meddling, unrestrained by the boundaries of logic, makes a ticking time bomb of Federal Funds. It’s time we meditate on circumstance, accounting for the rational and the hardly so. Let’s see: inflation without spending? A stagnant, yet expanded money supply? At what point did capitalism become so...

Property Manager Evening Reads

Some evening reads to keep property managers and property investors in the know on what’s shakin’ in the world of income property. As tenants go virtual so must property managers and landlords; take a look at the future offices of property managers. Check out the debate in New York State regarding a potential cap on property taxes As predicted, now is a GREAT time to invest in rental...

Becoming a Real Estate Shark

Barbara Corcoran, tells her tale, explaining how she turned a one-woman Real Estate company into $4 billion dollar juggernaut. Check out her personalized, charismatic depiction of Real Estate from the mouth of a shark in the marketplace. Enjoy!

Friday Morning Links – All Real Estate Agents

Not many newbie real estate agents, but here’s a few tips to those going for it never-the-less: 6 Steps to Becoming a Real Estate Agent . It might help for you veterans to revisit your roots. Speaking of you veteran agents, it seems that there are a few ways to keep business moving during a recession. Wonder why the savvy real estate investors always stay on top of the game? Well, it might...

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...

Rental Property: Calculating The Cap Rate

For years, the Capitalization Rate of an rental property has been the standard by which properties are analyzed and valued. However, the hypotheticals accompanying Cap Rates leave the door open for misguided investment; such misdirection may only enhance the bitter flavor of real estate succotash. Let’s be thorough because to do so will build a divide between the successful and the...

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