What Does Inflation Mean for First Time Home Buyers

Did you know that in, April 2022, inflation accelerated at 8.3% higher than in April 2021, so that inflation remained close to 40-year highs? Additionally, core CPI (which excludes energy and food) rose 6.2%, and shelter costs rose at the fastest pace they have since 1991. If you’re one of the first-time home buyers in the US,

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Tracy McLaughlin On Pandemic Market Shifts and More

One of America’s top real estate experts delves into market shifts that the pandemic and a looming economic cycle are already affecting.

Real Estate as a Hedge Against Inflation

With inflation reaching levels not seen in decades, real estate remains an attractive investment option. Inflation has been a top concern for investors for several months and it doesn’t look to be going away any time soon. Real estate has always been a strong alternative to the stock market when inflation kicks in. As the

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How Inflation Can Affect Mortgage Rates

Maybe everything is returning to normal, or maybe we are still defining a new normal. What is certain is that the economy is changing. One area to keep a close eye on is whether the current surge of inflation will also bring a surge in mortgage interest rates. There is a very good reason to

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Why Real Estate Prices Are Not Suffering From Inflation According to Joseph Pinagro

A strong economy can tolerate inflation because wages increase to match the cost of goods, but a weak economy does not tolerate inflation well. When income remains stagnant, yet cost increases, most people end up waiting to make that next big purchase in the hope that prices will go down. Prices subsequently drop because demand

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Will Real Estate Remain a Hedge Against Inflation?

Whether real estate investors realize it or not we are looking at an uncertain economic future. Specific to real estate, there are three primary variables

Boomers And Reverse Mortgages – Another Crisis In The Making?

Every time I see one of those reverse mortgage commercials on television – especially the one with Fred Thompson – I have to fight the urge to throw something at the TV.  I’ll come out of the closet and admit it, I hate reverse-mortgage commercials with a passion that is difficult to describe. For one

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Commercial Real Estate Recovery Facing Challenges

Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors, has warned that even as the economy picks up and more employment opportunities are created, the commercial real estate market faces a number of challenges as it makes its first tentative steps towards a recovery.

FRED Chart: Mortgage Delinquency Rates Up Again, Fundamentals Favor Investors

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the housing market. I’ve seen numerous articles in the media on how well the housing market is picking up. Many “experts” are predicting that 2013 will be the year that a housing recovery finally picks up steam. But The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank has some interesting housing data of their own.

Someone Is Stealing Your Money – How The Fed is Picking Your Pockets

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke frequently points to “low inflation” as justification for a continuation of his current policy of Quantitative Easing (QE1, QE2, QE3, QE4). Simply put, Bernanke believes, (or is betting), that he can continue to flood the economy with newly printed, nearly worthless dollars because inflation is still low and deflation is supposedly the real problem.

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