Survey: U.S. investors are bullish about real estate

U.S. real estate investors say they’re optimistic about the state of the housing market, even though the nation is now in recession due to the coronavirus pandemic. LendingHome, a resource for real estate investors including home flippers, landlords and investment mortgage brokers, found in its latest survey that 80% of respondents believe the impact of

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This Hidden Real Estate Market Could Shape the Future of Real Estate

There’s a sector of the real estate market that few people realize exists…yet. In fact, I’ve been writing about real estate for longer than I care to admit and I’ve never heard of this sector of the real estate market until just recently. Of course, I suppose I could be forgiven this, as it is

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First time buyers increasingly turn to bank of mom & dad

A third of first time buyers have been forced to ask their families or friends for financial assistance in order to buy a home, the National Association of Realtors has revealed. Some 27% of first time buyers surveyed said they’re received a cash gift from family or friends, NAR data shows. Jessica Lautz, vice president

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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

More New Norms for US Real Estate Market

A macro look at the U.S. and global economies indicates the US real estate markets are remaining stable and should do the same for at least six months to two years. Or until an unforeseen major economic event occurs.

2016 in the Rearview and 2017 in the Headlights

The latter part of 2016 saw the Federal Reserve slightly raise interest rates that brought 30 year mortgage rates up to slightly above 4.3 percent following 9 weeks of consecutive increases (source: Freddie Mac). 2016 began the year with the same mortgages averaging 3.87 percent.

Entry-level home prices rise even as market begins to stabilize

The bottom third of the housing market has grown increasingly competitive, with fewer price cuts on listed homes and faster growing home values than more expensive homes.

Millionaires Stay With Real Estate for Investing

You might not have known exactly when the stock market was going to head south but the fact that it would was fully predictable. And the wealthy saw it coming. With fixed income investments (saving accounts, CDs, etc.) continuing at near historic lows and the equities (stocks) sliding downward once again, those with money to

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Five tricks for upping the value of an older home

Before placing your home up for sale you may want to make some simple repairs and changes. Not only can this help it sell faster, but can also increase the value, giving you more money.

Why Asians Are Flocking to US Commercial Real Estate

Asian investors are keener than ever to snap up commercial real estate in the US, spending a massive $1.9 billion on office and retail properties in the first six months of this year, almost four times the $551 million spent in the whole of 2012.

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