Tax reform could knock investment plans off track (2/3/2017)
Congress could nullify or weaken 1031 exchanges – an investor tool for saving taxes when selling-buying property – as it works on a major tax reform proposal.
Move-up buyers: Sell or rent out your original house? (1/30/2017)
A seller moving to a bigger home may have the financial ability to keep the first house and rent it out – but should he? Each option comes with pros, cons and a handful of unknowns, including a core question: Will real estate keep appreciating?
Flipping down in 3Q – but 4 Fla. metros in top 10 (12/8/2016)
Four Fla. metro areas made ATTOM’s top 10 list of “markets with the highest flipping rate,” but overall U.S. flips (homes fixed up and resold quickly) were 5.1% in the third quarter, down from 5.6% a year earlier.
HomeUnion: Top U.S. cities for investment bargains (12/1/2016)
To celebrate bargains associated with Cyber Monday, HomeUnion compiled a list of cities with top winter investor bargains – and a few are in Fla.
Short-term rentals come with risks and rewards (11/9/2016)
First thing: It’s critical to understand the legal, zoning and tax rules about owning a short-term rental, considered any property rented for less than 30 days.
Does home flipping help ease affordability? (11/1/2016)
Flipping – once blamed for helping fuel the housing crisis – is now a welcome sign to some city officials who say it helps solve an affordability crunch.
Single-family rental returns drop to nine-year low (10/20/2016)
ATTOM: 2016 average annual gross rental yield so far – monthly rent, annualized, divided by median home price – in the 473 counties studied was 8.7%.
Investors new to flipping should verify insurance (10/11/2016)
A home renovation can be overwhelming, and an important consideration often falls by the wayside: Making sure the project is adequately insured.
4 Fla. metros at top of ‘best cities to invest’ list (9/29/2016)
Orlando ranked No. 1 as the best city in the U.S. to own investment property in a GOBankingRates survey, and Tampa came in second. Miami came in 10th and Jacksonville No. 13 in the top 15 list.
Where investors can find the best return (9/15/2016)
As more consumers seek to rent a limited number of entry-level homes, investors are finding a strong single-family rental market, especially in Fla. and Calif.