Memphis Real Estate Falls Below National Average



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Home prices in Memphis continue to rise steadily but remain a bargain compared to other metropolitan areas across the country. The National Association of Realtors reports that national median average home prices are up 8.2 percent from a year ago in 93 percent of major markets. The median average home price has climbed from $212,000 […]

Positive Cash Flow Without the Hassles of Landlording



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Even as things change, two reliable ways of making money in residential real estate remain. Flipping houses and renting houses. You need to know how to do both and which one is best for today’s marketplace. But there is a flipping strategy that very few investors consider that works best. While foreclosures are greatly reduced, […]

The Real Estate Market Changes Again



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It’s time to question where the national housing market is going. For the past couple of years, it’s moved towards a buyers’ market as unemployment has been reigned in, the stock market has grown, and the economy in general has slowly improved. That all comes into question with the recent dramatic swings of the stock […]

Is Your Residential Lease Ironclad?



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If you’ve been a residential landlord for much time at all, you probably know your lease inside out. But often, it’s not what’s in the lease that later causes you headaches, it’s what you didn’t put in the lease that causes problems. In most every state, the tenant/landlord laws are strict. Before you start making […]

Jumbo Loans Are Hot



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Jumbo loans are residential loans that exceed limits that can be guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. These are loans that lenders either have to keep on their own books or sell to a secondary market that’s not backed by the federal government. Fannie and Freddie backed loans are known as conforming loans. There […]

Home Sales Volume Numbers Are Up For Memphis



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The numbers vary slightly depending on whose report you read but overall the residential real estate market in Memphis continues increasing in sales volume. The National Association of Realtors (NRA) reports this spring’s national sales season has been the strongest since the economic melt down. All major regions across the country have seen increased sales […]

Making Institutional Commercial Buyers Work for You



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As the commercial real estate sector moves forward in its economic recovery, you can be sure hedge funds, insurance companies, retirement funds, and other institutional bullies will be buying commercial properties in bulk. This will be mostly in downtown core sections of bigger cities. However, they are expanding outside the top 12 markets to the […]

Why is Homeownership Down But Prices are Up



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It’s all about supply and demand, right? Or it’s the new normal. Today’s real estate market is very different from the market of 2004 or 2005. The fact is the affects of the Great Recession are going to remain with us for a long time. It created fundamental changes in the economy and real estate […]

Pro.com offers Emerging Technology for Real Estate Agents



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Pro.com is in the multibillion-dollar local services industry, working to connect reputable local contractors with consumers and real estate agents. On August 4, at the Inman Connect Conference, Pro.com introduced Premier Home Services, a technology platform designed specifically for real estate agents looking to maintain relationships with their past, current, and potential clients. Premier Home […]

How to Get Your Expert Story to The Masses



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It doesn’t matter if you’re a flipper or a landlord, maximizing your profits is what it’s all about. You can be the best expert at what you do but if the people you want to deal with don’t know it, it does you no good. Think about how marketing works in general. There are those […]