FED: Household Formation At Lowest Levels Ever Recorded In U.S.



According to Federal Reserve economists, the rate of new household formation has plummeted to it’s lowest level since records began being kept at the end of WWII. Down some 59% from the historical trend, we are seeing around 550,000 new households formed each year, as opposed to the average of 1.35 million per year through […]

Why Housing Needs Higher Interest Rates



1. Help Reign In Rampant Speculation Speculation on the most massive scale in human history is taking place in virtually all of America’s major cities today. Fueled by trillions of dollars at near-zero interest rates, courtesy of the Federal Reserve. Tens of billions of dollars monthly, is being loaned to recently created, (i.e.  no track […]

Real Estate Investing Fundamentals & Strategies For 2014, Part One



As many of my regular readers are aware, my real estate investing mantra is that “fundamentals dictate strategy”. By far the most common question new investors have is “what investing strategy should I use?” And professional investors who focus on one main strategy will only continue to be successful as long as the fundamentals support […]

What’s Ahead for Real Estate in 2014



January 1 is only a date on the calendar. It’s come and gone. It’s not a milestone that causes everything in the market to change. Yes, lots of statistics and predictions will come out around that date. However, the fact is the real estate market typically evolves rather than goes through major revolutions. If you […]

2014 – A Time for Change In the Real Estate Market



It’s time to look ahead to 2014 and what is coming in the real estate market. The Urban Land Institute recently released it’s closely followed annual “Trends in Real Estate 2014 Report”. While most investors are interested in their local market, this report looks at the big picture. Something all investors need to stay aware […]

2014 Real Estate Market Will See Sales Growth But It Will Remain Slow



Looking towards the future of the residential real estate market has been difficult for several years and it remains that way for 2014. Much of it has to do with the sluggish economy. Yes, the economy is improving but it is doing so at a slower rate than from previous recessions. Although the recession may […]

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