Report Shows Confidence Among Home Builders

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Report Shows Confidence Among Home Builders

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Wells Fargo reported a solid market for new single-family homes in the April NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), a measure of market conditions based on three factors, with a range of zero to 100. The March HMI was unusually high, according to the NAHB, reaching 71, […]

Generation X: Buying the Biggest Homes & Biggest Home Sellers

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Generation X: Buying the Biggest Homes & Biggest Home Sellers

Generation X, buyers ages 37 to 51 years, make up the second largest share of home buyers by generation at 28 percent of all home buyers in 2016. The median age for this group is 43 years old and they were born between 1965 and 1979. They tend to have the largest families; 62 percent […]

Building, Buying, or Beefing Up a Home? Watch Out for Annoying Deed Restrictions

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in News | No Comments
Building, Buying, or Beefing Up a Home? Watch Out for Annoying Deed Restrictions

The day I planned to close on an acre-lot where I hoped to build a brand-new house, my real estate agent turned up a deed restriction that limited the number of garages I could construct. I had intended to build three, but according to the deed, I could have only two. This seems like the […]

2017 Market Primed for Rental Investments

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2017 Market Primed for Rental Investments

The market is primed for rental investors this year, as a recent report from RentRange reveals slowing rent growth and low vacancies across the country. “As we begin 2017, it continues to look bright for single-family rental investors,” said Wally Charnoff, CEO of RentRange. “Compared to the Q3 2016 change in rent, we are seeing […]

At Age 26, I’m on the Brink of Financial Freedom: Here’s How I Did It

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At Age 26, I’m on the Brink of Financial Freedom: Here’s How I Did It

A year and a half ago, I told the following story. I had so many people contact me and thank me for writing it over the past year or so that I wanted to go back through, update it and republish it to share, help, and inspire more people. In this post, I will tell […]

Tide Lowers for Underwater Properties

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in News | No Comments
Tide Lowers for Underwater Properties

The number of seriously underwater properties dropped significantly last year, with 1 million fewer reported at the end of 2016 than 2015. This is the lowest point for seriously underwater properties since the beginning of 2012. According to ATTOM Data Solutions’ Year-end 2016 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report, 5.4 million U.S. homes deemed seriously […]

5 Sacrifices Every Success-Seeking Real Estate Investor Must Make

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5 Sacrifices Every Success-Seeking Real Estate Investor Must Make

As I was making my breakfast this week, I heard a commercial on the radio about a guru coming to Philadelphia to teach people how to flip properties in two hours with no money down. During this two-hour seminar, he was also going to teach how to buy rental property with no money down as […]

House flipping is back, with all its opportunities and risks

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in News | No Comments
House flipping is back, with all its opportunities and risks

Flipping is back. The trend of buying a fixer-upper, making some repairs and “flipping” to a new buyer quickly is making a return to real estate markets, years after the trend fell out of fashion with home buyers. More than 6 percent of home sales last year were “flips”, according to a new report from […]

Housing Market Sees Increase in Flips in 2016

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Housing Market Sees Increase in Flips in 2016

The continual rise in the prices of homes over the past few years has been accompanied by an increase in the number of homes that are flipped for a profit. Real estate research firm Trulia released data showing the number of homes flipped in respect to the total number of homes sold is the highest it […]

Not Easy, But Worth it: The Top 7 Sacrifices Real Estate Investing Demands

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Not Easy, But Worth it: The Top 7 Sacrifices Real Estate Investing Demands

I get emails and calls all the time about people wanting advice on how to invest in real estate. It is sort of flattering, like I have some sort of insider knowledge of the markets or what property or type of asset is the best investment today. But I am always willing to share my […]

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