Four Hot Metros for Affordability-Seeking Buyers

BY  ON MARCH 5, 2020

A new report form Redfin says that Spokane, Las Vegas, Charlotte, and Orlando will be the hottest metros among "affordability-seeking" homebuyers over this decade. They say that buyers have begun looking to smaller more affordable metros where land is cheaper and incomes are growing. Click here to read more.

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Marijuana and Real Estate

BY  ON FEBRUARY 17, 2020

Marijuana legalization is a "burning" topic all across the country. We have even had several posts on the subject. However, a new report from the National Association of Realtors seeks to shed light on legalization's impact on the real estate industry. They point out that in states where marijuana is legal, the product is grown, harvested, stored, sold, and consumed within the state lines. And as such, this activity increases demand for land, warehouses and retail locations for the product. Click here to read more.

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The Hidden Market of Distressed Properties in Your Own Backyard

BY  ON FEBRUARY 27, 2020

Wouldn't it be nice to know how to find properties for sale that aren't listed anywhere and there's virtually no competition?  On a recent episode of the Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast, host Brian Hamrick talks with Tony Youngs, an expert at finding distressed properties, who tells listeners how to find hidden gems in your own backyard.  Click here to read more.

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Generation Z Enters the Housing Market

BY  ON FEBRUARY 17, 2020

Generation Z might be sneaking up on us but mark our words, they will not be ignored. We have had a few posts about this rising cohort and now we're starting to see them enter the housing market. Click here to read more.

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Survey Reveals 84% Believe Renting is More Affordable than Owning

BY  ON FEBRUARY 18, 2020

This might be good news if you're a landlord: A recent survey from FreddieMac reveals that affordability issues remain a top concern for those looking to rent or purchase a home. However, the survey found that 84% of renters (which they call unprecedented) say renting is more affordable than owning AND a majority of renters (62%) say they are satisfied with their current rental experience. Click here to read more.

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Oakland Bans Criminal Background Checks for Screening Tenants

BY  ON FEBRUARY 12, 2020

Late last month, the city of Oakland, California passed an ordinance prohibiting landlords from asking about a potential tenant's criminal history or even rejecting them for having a criminal record. As reported by the LA Times, Oakland's ordinance is "the strictest of its kind in the state, covering both public and private housing." Click here to read more.

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Large Cities See Rise in One-Person Households

BY  ON FEBRUARY 11, 2020

According to recent census data, the share of single-person households has been significantly rising in America's largest cities. A recent report from Yardi's Point2Homes says that residents from established urban areas are increasingly living on their own. Click here to read more.

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2020 Rent Control Threats

BY  ON FEBRUARY 11, 2020

Recently, the National Multifamily Housing Council issued an analysis of 2019's housing market as well as looking forward into 2020.  They rightly say that rent-control is an "existential threat to the industry" that needs to be a top priority. Click here to read more.

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Remodeling Magazine's 2020 Cost vs Value Report

BY  ON FEBRUARY 10, 2020

Remodeling Magazine recently released their 33rd annual Cost vs. Value Report comparing 22 remodeling projects & upgrades with the value they retain when the property is sold in 101 U.S. housing markets. Click here to read more.

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Developers Build More Luxury Apartments Than They Have in Decades

BY  ON FEBRUARY 10, 2020

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the nation's builders are on track to finish more new apartments in 2020 than in any year since the 1980s, however data from RealPage shows these new units are trending toward the higher end. Click here to read more.

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