Real Estate Investing Today



There is a long history of real estate investing showing major appreciation in values following a recession. In 1970, the medium price for a house in the U.S. was about $25,000. A decade later, it had doubled to $50,000. In 2000, the priced averaged $125,000. Five times what it was in 1970. By 2006, it […]

A Short Rant on Ecomomic Disaster: The State of Fair Play 2013



Anyone reading this has to have been affected by the so called “Great Recession”, and most of you very negatively. Without going into history lessons or far reaching “what ifs” – suffice it to say when Wall Street crashed this time, your future was altered inextricably. Given all that, near continuous news of underhanded dealings prompts this little rant. Okay, it’s a big rant – but you don’t even want to go here.

America For Rent: Citizens in Joint Tenancy



A story yesterday by CNBC’s Diana Olick got my attention initially because of the title; “Home Buyers Are Back, but Where Are the Houses?” In that article Olick talks about the Spring housing market, and about how house inventories are staggeringly low given all the variables. With the raw number of homes for sale its lowest in over a decade, the question “Where are all the houses?” certainly is a curiosity. Let’s take a look.

Investors Scramble to “Cash In” on Housing



Investors of every ilk are rushing to take advantage of present real estate conditions, “buying up companies and assets in every part of the housing supply chain”, such as foreclosed homes, undeveloped land, home builders and building parts manufacturers, according to a report in CNN Money.

Despite News of Hope World Real Estate is Down



Across the United States families, investors, even the bug exterminator who sprays homes have been affected by this recession. Not just affected in some cases, devastated. Despite news every morning of a better day “a” comin though, property prices continue to fall. The world real estate market looks more like a flea market peddler than a Wall Street titan.

Investcorp Acquires $120 Million in US Properties



Investcorp has announced the acquisition of Coral Palm Plaza shopping center in Coral Springs, Florida.  The joint venture with Lincoln Equities was valued at $120 million for the 135,672 square foot plaza. Built in 1986 and renovated in 2000, Coral Palm Plaza leases to a number of well-known retailers, including Buybuy Baby (a subsidiary of […]

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