Top 10 Places to Enjoy Outdoor Living

BY  ON JULY 14, 2020

With the pandemic and it's social distancing still affecting our country, the folks over at Realtor.com crunched the numbers to find the best places to enjoy indoor-outdoor living. And, if you're like most Americans and have had to put off that vacation, living someplace that allows for a great "staycation" is just the ticket. Click here to read more.

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The Housing Markets Hardest Hit by the Pandemic

BY  ON JULY 13, 2020

What housing markets have been the hardest hit by the pandemic? CNBC's Squawk Box spoke with Bankrate.com's Jeff Ostrowski about which areas have been the hardest hit and which have fared the best. Click here to read more.

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The Volatility of Manufactured Home Prices

BY  ON JULY 30, 2020

The St. Louis Federal Reserve's FRED site is a virtual treasure trove of data - especially housing data. Recently, FRED announced that there were adding a new real estate data component, manufactured homes. Click here to read more.

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Extended Eviction Moratoriums Do More Harm than Good

BY  ON JULY 27, 2020

The National Multifamily Housing Council recently put together some important facts about the adverse effects of extending the current eviction moratoriums. They recognize that the Coronavirus pandemic has caused serious economic pain for millions of American families. However, they point out that without long-term solutions that support renters affected by COVID-19, the economic crisis could become a housing crisis rivaling 2008. Click here to read more.

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Yardi Says Economic Recovery Likely Further Out

BY  ON JULY 28, 2020

According to the latest Yardi Matrix Multifamily Report, the average U.S. rent in June was $1,457, down $2 from May. Click here to read more.

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Top 10 Metros with Highest Foreclosure Rates in Q2

BY  ON JULY 28, 2020

According to ATTOM Data Solutions' recently released U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, the number of properties with foreclosure filings hit an all-time low with 165,530 filings reported. Click here to read more.

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Black Knight Says Delinquencies Hit 8.5-Year High

BY  ON JULY 8, 2020

According to Black Knight's latest Mortgage Monitor, May saw the overall delinquency rate hit its highest level in 8.5 years, with serious delinquencies on the rise as well as the number of homeowners 90+ days past due increasing by more than 50% over the past two months. Click here to read more.

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Foreign U.S. Home Buyers Drying Up

BY  ON JULY 7, 2020

Just three years ago we posted about how foreign buyers spent a record $153 billion on homes in the U.S. Now, along comes a report from the Wall Street Journal that says foreign buying of U.S. homes is drying up. Click here to read more.

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Jobs in Construction Rise By 158k

BY  ON JULY 7, 2020

According to recent data from the Associated General Contractors of America, construction employment increased by 158k jobs in June, with most of the gain concentrated in home-building. Click here to read more.

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Investing in Self-Storage on a Massive Scale

BY  ON JULY 6, 2020

On a recent issue of the Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast, Brian Hamrick talks with Kris Benson, the chief investment officer for Reliant Investments, about one of the asset classes that's expected to hold up well during the Coronavirus Pandemic, self-storage. Click here to read more.

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