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TWiRP – September 12, 2015

This week in rental property, average mortgage rates inched up before next week’s Federal Reserve announcement. Wall Street Journal argues that the recovery of housing sector isn’t contributing much to overall US economic growth, while Bloomberg suggests a different point of view. NBC news reports big investors are buying more new homes for rental purposes. Based on Trulia’s...

Housing Trends: The State of the Nation’s Housing 2015

Harvard recently published a study regarding housing the United States. Topics covered included housing markets, demographics, homeownership, the rental market, and housing challenges. What are some trends, opportunities, and challenges that were presented in the study, and what does this mean for owners, investors, and property managers? Housing Trends 01: Homeownership Down, Rentals Up...

TWiRP – June 27, 2015

This week in rental property, long term mortgage rate edged up to 4.02 percent. Home buyers and sellers heading into the busy summer season have been eyeing mortgage rates wondering how long the good times can last. According to a report release on Wednesday by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, more Americans are renting as homeownership falls for eight straight years...

Rental Market – The Home Ownership Timeline

It’s hard to look at the rental market, as a whole, without taking into consideration home ownership.  In the US, a country of nearly 320 million, there are currently around 43 million renter households and roughly 67 million home ownership households.  It’s no secret that as home ownership increases, renter households decrease overall.  There is a constant ebb and flow between these...

TWiRP- Apr 18, 2015

Two weeks ago, we followed the Seattle rental market and a property manager’s response to the situation here (link 5). This week in rental property, we visit a man who is taking action. We then turn our attention to the Newark Advocate who brings us a story of a stubborn city council who are refusing to develop stricter property maintenance codes. Spring is around the corner, and...

TWiRP- Apr 3, 2015

This week in rental property we revisit the property scramble in Cuba. Some things to keep in mind when considering investing in this market are included in our first link. Cuba’s not the only geographic area with a property scramble. See more on the situation in Illinois below in link 2. Liability. It is a word that all landlords dread. Ever wonder what exactly you are liable for, or how...

TWiRP- Mar 14, 2015

This week in rental property, we revisit with Jimmy Mcmillan who argues that his landlord is evicting him through an act of racism. See more on his situation in article one. Next, we take a look at rent control, and the tenants in Jersey who are advocating its implementation in order to ‘control’ their rent increases. Would this really help the cause? in other news, we look at how...

TWiRP- Mar 6, 2015

Urban development is continuing to change especially as millennials are moving. In our first article, we see this change and the effect that it has had on US cities today. We then take a step back and look at a caveat to this observation: could this be another result of the media glorifying reality? Following this, we look at Bloomberg Business’s article on the changing perspective of...

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 a College Town

Are you the right kind of landlord for a real estate investment in a college town? You’ll need more than school spirit to profitably house college students, but investing in a college town may be a perfect choice for the active landlord who can handle a certain amount of wear and tear due to youthful exuberance. However, for a landlord who prefers a more passive role in property management...

Do You Have Questions About Rental Investing?

If you’ve been thinking about investing in real estate to rent, there are a number of questions that you should be asking. Perhaps you’ve just happened upon that perfect property, maybe you’re just thinking about where you’ll look: either way, there are a number of things to consider. What’s the supply and demand of the area like? One of the things I notice is that many of RentPosts’...

Housing Market Predictions for 2015: Part 1

With the New Year approaching, consumers, investors, industry experts, and policy makers alike all cast a critical eye toward the 2015 real estate market. 2015 marks nine years since the housing bubble peaked before crashing, and three years after home prices hit a record low post-recession. This recovery has been a slow one, and 2015 will continue the trend of slow growth, but the market is...

2015 Rental Market Trend Predictions

Multi-family is a market that is on an increasing uptick, as homeownership is still at an all time low. Rents continue to rise in response, and trends are looking very promising for the rental housing market in 2015. Though a number of sources have indicated that 2015 might be a fairly big year for home-buying, this is due to two factors: first time homebuyers with more cash and credit and the...

House Flipping To Rent

It’s no big secret that the rental market was flooded when the housing bubble burst. Rents have been going up since then, and as 2013 comes to a close- they’re at about a 4% increase. As this happens, many people are obtaining rental properties and investing in this way. It’s not without merit, as economists have predicted that the yield on these will hit about 6% soon. One way that many are...

Financing A Rental Property

Small investments can make for big changes in your life when it comes to finances. There are a number of ways that you can still offset the risks of getting into the rental business, while still grabbing ahold of the chances it provides for success. Those who watch the market are predicting that consumer confidence in the economic recovery combined with actions of the Federal Reserve are pushing...

Using Trulia and Zillow To Find Rentals

We mentioned 3 great tools you can use to find rentals and information about those areas, but here are two sites that most people immediately think of when looking for a new home – Trulia and Zillow. However, most people think that these sites are just for real estate agents, home owners, and home buyers. They can also be fantastic resources for finding rentals in any area you want.

10 Factors you Should Look to get the Right Rental Property

Current market trends in home prices and unsatble mortgage interest rates have created the perfect opportunity for people looking to invest into rental properties. With smaller down payments necessary to secure a property, an investor will find that they can quickly build a portfolio of rental properties. However, it is very important, especially if you are new to real estate investing, that you...

Foreclosures to Rentals: The $100 Billion Market

 Here at RentPost, we’ve been tracking the movement of capital towards rental investments for a long time now. There have been many signs that the rent industry is the next booming sector in real estate (and with some luck, that boom won’t turn into a bubble). But this month, some new insight has come out on just how strong this market can ride. Data tracker CoreLogic released a...

Even in the UK, Rental Investments are Hot

The American rental climate has been favorable for landlords, and now the warm weather has spread to other parts of the world. UK private property landlords have seen strong increases in their own rental yields. Despite the dark reports of the UK property market, demand for quality rental properties is still increasing. It’s not just in some parts of the country. Rental sector landlords...

Reverse Mortgages Rising – What Does It Mean?

The number of seniors applying for reverse mortgages is going up, according to a new study by MetLife. The study finds that not only is that number going up, but seniors are demanding reverse mortgages at younger ages. The average age of seniors using reverse mortgages is 73, but 46% of homeowners considering it are under age 70. Essentially, more seniors are asking for reverse mortgages earlier...

The New Direction of Real Estate

Despite encouraging signs, the housing market is still not recuperating at a healthy pace. Home prices remain low, yet the buyers just aren’t there. But where one market drags, another one flourishes. Rental properties are providing huge returns for those able to make the investment. The price of rent has been increasing rapidly in cities all over the country. But the cities where demand...

The US Rental Market – Why Renting is a WIN-WIN.

So, you’ve rented, and maybe you’ve already owned a home, but, you’re back on the renting side.  Somewhere, deep down, you’re questioning the economics of this decision and trying to determine if you should make the plunge to become a homeowner.  After all, isn’t that the American dream? Not according to the census data, which has been continuing a trend towards...

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