3 Fla. cities tops for budget real estate investing (7/26/2016)
A realtor.com/HomeUnion study ranked U.S. cities for the best place to invest in single-family homes on a budget: Jacksonville, Tampa and Orlando topped the list.
Airbnb sues its hometown over rental regulation (7/25/2016)
Eventually, landlords, websites and local governments will have short-term rental rules in the new sharing economy. A new Airbnb vs. San Francisco lawsuit may be part of that process.
Largest single-family home landlord going public (7/19/2016)
Blackstone, which owns and rents about 50,000 U.S. homes bought largely during the housing meltdown, plans to go public as a real estate investment trust (REIT).
Investment flips: What to know about a fixer-upper (7/13/2016)
Investing requires a leap of faith and a vision. Turning a real estate lemon into lemonade requires skills, a realistic financial outlook and lots of patience.
3 Code of Ethics changes you should know (7/7/2016)
The world of arbitration and the Twitter-verse have impacted the Realtors Code of Ethics. NAR says members should understand the Code’s latest updates.
1 in 10 home sales flipped in many Fla. metros (6/2/2016)
RealtyTrac: Home flipping increased 20% in the first quarter, though the total number of flips was still 26% below its 2006 peak – and more flippers now pay cash.
Should short-term rentals be taxed like hotels? (5/17/2016)
Hotel owners want short-term rentals taxed to level the playing field, but opponents say it’s a private property rights issue, and homeowners should be allowed to do what they want to do with their property.
Fla. has two ‘top 10’ cities for RE investing (4/13/2016)
A study that equated rental demand with job increases listed Orlando and Tampa as two of the nation’s top cities for buyers who want to invest in rental housing.
2015 vacation sales retreat, investment sales leap (4/7/2016)
NAR: Vacation home purchases dropped but still hit their second-highest level in almost a decade – and investment purchases rose for the first time in five years.
Which Fla. metros are best for rental investing? (3/31/2016)
RealtyTrac report compares counties based on 2015-16 rental changes, gross rental yields and annual investment returns. In Alachua, for example, return is 10.2%.
Merger creates single-family rental giant (3/3/2016)
American Homes 4 Rent and American Residential Properties’ merger will give the new mega-company control of 47,000 U.S. homes – but they say some will be sold.
Home flipping is back – and Fla. a national hot spot (3/3/2016)
If flipping signals a market rebound, the recession is officially over. Tampa and Daytona Beach top the list for flips as a percentage of all single-family sales.
House flippers turn to crowdfunding (2/23/2016)
Loans from Dad are out. Loans from strangers are in. Investors planning to buy, improve and quickly resell single-family homes increasingly rely on crowdfunding.
2015: A good year to own a home (2/19/2016)
Homeownership was quite profitable last year as a financial investment, thanks to lower mortgage rates and rising home values.
Forbes lists top investment cities – 7 are in Fla. (2/3/2016)
Where should real estate investors put their money? Fla. dominates Forbes list this year with Orlando No. 2, but most regions have at least one city on the list.