HUD & FHFA Extend Foreclosure & Eviction Moratoriums through 2020

BY  ON AUGUST 31, 2020

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) announced in late August that they were extending their moratorium on foreclosures and evictions through December 31, 2020. Click here to read more.

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The Pros and Cons of Out of State Investing

BY  ON AUGUST 26, 2020

In the age of technology, investing in real estate from a distance has become easier than ever before. Fortunately, most Americans also have access to smartphones and wifi, which enables them to do business on the go and from afar. Although there are new technology-based tools to make out-of-state real estate investing easier, it does come with pros and cons. Click here to read more.

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2020's Hottest Zip Codes

BY  ON AUGUST 25, 2020

Where are the hottest real estate markets in this crazy year of 2020? Realtor.com tells us to follow the zip codes as they recently released their annual market report. We have seen a lot of positive news about how real estate is leading the economic recovery as we (hopefully) emerge from the pandemic. Click here to read more.

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2020's Top Metros for Apartment Construction

BY  ON AUGUST 20, 2020

What are the top metros in the country where apartments are being built? According to RentCafé, the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is set to complete nearly 20k apartments by the end of the year - topping their chart for 3 years in a row. Click here to read more.

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A Surge in Foreclosures?

BY  ON AUGUST 12, 2020

Are we about to face a surge in foreclosures next year resulting from delinquencies brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic? On a recent episode of Real Estate News for Investors, Kathy Fettke takes a look at a recent report from ATTOM Data that is forecasting a dramatic rise in foreclosures by Q2 of 2021. Click here to read more.

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Suburban Growth is Now Double the Growth of Cities

BY  ON AUGUST 11, 2020

CNBC's Power Lunch recently pointed out that suburban growth is now double that of cities with people feeling crowded urban areas for the suburbs. In fact, they say that the while trend started before the pandemic, it has since accelerated. Click here to read more.

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Nearly Half of Recent Homebuyers Made an Offer Sight-Unseen

BY  ON AUGUST 6, 2020

According to data from a Redfin buyers survey, almost half (45%) of recent homebuyers made an offer on a home without ever seeing it in person. Click here to read more.

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Zumper's National Rent Report for August 2020

BY  ON AUGUST 3, 2020
Rental information site Zumper recently released their National Rent Report for August, 2020 showing that their median national rent for 1-bedroom apartment was $1,233 (up 0.3%) and the median two-bedroom rent was $1,493 (up 0.6%). Click here to read more.
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Rent a Swimming Pool by the Hour?

BY BRAD BECKETT ON JULY 22, 2020

Just when you thought you might have seen it all with the sharing economy, a new start-up lets you enjoy the luxury of a private pool whenever you feel like it.  How?  By renting one by the hour, of course.  Swimply lets you escape the heat by finding a pool near you to rent out, just like you would for a VRBO or Airbnb vacation rental.  As reported by CNBC’s Diana Olick, prices range from $15 to $300 per hour, depending on the type of pool, location and amenities.  The site lists pools in 39 U.S. states as well as dipping spots in Canada and Australia.  Calling it a “new way to chill,” Swimply says “Owning a pool can be expensive, enjoying one doesn’t have to be.”  Indeed…

“Join thousands of Swimply pool owners earning an effortless income. Cover your operating expenses, cash in on the side, and make other families happy—without compromising your own pool time. Join now and do a victory lap.”

 

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Click here to learn more about Swimply.com.

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Pandemic Changes Plans for Renters Hoping to Buy a Home

BY  ON JULY 16, 2020

According to a recent survey from RentCafé, the Coronavirus pandemic has dashed the plans of those renters planning to transition to homeownership this year. They report that in early 2020, 11% of renters said they were ready and planning to buy a home this year. However, the path to homeownership for 43% of those renters ready to buy has now changed due to the pandemic. Click here to read more.

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