Flipping Houses Helps Chip Away at the Housing Shortage

BY  ON DECEMBER 9, 2020

As we have seen over and over again, there is a dearth of housing inventory all across the nation. A recent article in the New Hampshire Union Leader featured a member of the New Hampshire Real Estate Investors Association that is adding value back into neighborhoods by flipping distressed homes. Click here to read more.

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Some Cities & States are Paying People to Move There

BY  ON DECEMBER 8, 2020

Yes, you read that headline correctly. According to FOX News the Coronavirus pandemic has many Americans relocating out of crowded cities into more open places and some cities & states are actually paying people to move on in. Click here to read more.

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Realtor.com's 2021 Housing Market Forecast & Predictions

BY  ON DECEMBER 7, 2020

It is that time of the year (and oh, what a year it has been) for all the prognostications about what's going to happen in the new year of 2021. Realtor.com says that anyone who said 2020 was "a year of surprises is an extreme understatement." Click here to read more.

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Smaller Rental Property Owners Are Suffering, Government Needs to Act!

BY  ON DECEMBER 7, 2020

The National Real Estate Investors Association says individual property owners, most of whom own less than 50 rentals and live in close proximity to their properties, are bearing the brunt of eviction moratoria put in place by various government entities across the nation. Over 30% of these small "mom & pop" owners (owners of duplex/fourplex and single-family homes) expect to be bankrupt in the next 6 months. Click here to read more.

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What Markets are Attracting the Most Out-of-State Real Estate Investors?

BY  ON DECEMBER 8, 2020

Out-of-state investing has been hot for sometime, long before the pandemic got its grip on our nation.  A recent article by HousingWire says high-cost and high-density urban is out and while suburban is back in vogue, rural is experiencing a bit of a revival. Click here to read more.

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FHFA Extends Foreclosure & Eviction Moratoriums through January

BY  ON DECEMBER 3, 2020

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced they are extending their moratorium on foreclosures and evictions from single-family foreclosures and real estate owned (REO) through January 31, 2021. Click here to read more.

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Airbnb Bookings More Than Quadrupled Since 2015

BY  ON NOVEMBER 27, 2020

Infographic:  What started back in 2007 has grown into a global phenomenon.  Statista reminds us that Airbnb hosts have welcomed guests in more than 220 countries and regions around the world and earned over $110 billion in the process.  And, in the last 5 years alone their bookings have more than quadrupled.  Click here to read more.

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Serious Delinquency Rate by State for Q3

BY  ON NOVEMBER 24, 2020

According to the latest Mortgage Bankers Association's National Delinquency Survey, the delinquency rate for mortgage loans on 1-4-unit residential properties at the end of Q3 decreased 57 basis points to a seasonally adjusted rate of 7.65% of all loans outstanding.  Click here to read more.

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Are your Properties ready for Winter?

BY  ON NOVEMBER 23, 2020

Even though the current legislative climate for landlords is very distracting, don't let it keep you from protecting your property and preparing for winter. If they take the proper steps before winter comes, many landlords will avoid damage, unnecessary after-hours repair expenses, and lawsuits.  If you manage your own properties, you really can't afford to skip these steps. And if you have a professional manager, you need to verify that their weatherization policies and procedures mimic these guidelines.  Click here to read more.

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Renters are Majority in 23 Big Cities

BY  ON NOVEMBER 18, 2020

A new report from RENTCafé says that renters have become the majority 23 big cities (with >100k residents) over the past decade. Click here to read more.

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