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Articles relating to "Real estate investing":

Should Freddie Mac make loans to institutional investors? (8/4/2017)
Calif. Realtors say they’re concerned about a federally owned agency lending money that “is essentially a government guarantee to compete with homebuyers.”

RE investors should look for homes close to ALDI (8/2/2017)
An earlier ATTOM study found that homes close to Trader Joe’s are worth more, but their latest study finds higher investment return if ALDI is nearby.

Study: Best U.S. cities to flip homes (8/1/2017)
What’s the best city in Fla. to flip a home? A WalletHub study found that Tampa ranks sixth out of 150 national metros, though Orlando (No. 16) isn’t far behind.

Study: Investors own about 1 in 4 single-family homes (7/24/2017)
While institutional investors receive lots of attention, however, they only own abut 5% of non-owner-occupied single-family homes. Small investors own the rest.

Fla. home to 43% of top metros for second-home bargains (7/12/2017)
Of the top 100 U.S. cities listed as “top summer home vacation markets,” 43 metro areas (43 percent) are located in Florida. The state also had five metro areas in the top 10, 10 in the top 20, and 27 in the top 50.

Most home flippers aren’t who you think they are (6/14/2017)
Of the homes and condos flipped in the first quarter, 70% were purchased by mom-and-pop investors who flipped only one house during those three months.

Investors back away from home flipping (6/13/2017)
ATTOM: About 43,615 single-family homes and condos were flipped in 1Q of 2017, down 8% from 4Q 2016 and 6% from a year ago. It’s the lowest number in 2 years.

Do investors need landlord insurance? (4/24/2017)
Landlord insurance coverage varies based on location; but, in general, it will protect the house, apartment or condo being rented out against “covered perils.”

Investing: What traits maximize home value increases? (4/19/2017)
A home’s value generally appreciates 3%-4% yearly, but a small, two-bedroom home with an open floor plan has three traits that can spark higher price increases.

NAR: Vacation home sales plummet in 2016 (4/11/2017)
Investment buyers picked up as vacation buyers pulled back. Vacation home trends: More took out a mortgage and more planned to use the home for short-term rentals.

ATTOM: Best U.S. markets for buying and selling single-family rentals in 2017 (3/24/2017)
ATTOM report analyzed data in 375 U.S. counties and more than 6,000 U.S. ZIP codes: Last year’s average annual gross rental yield was 9%, down from 9.1% in 2016.

2016 home flipping hits 10-year high (3/9/2017)
Home flipping last year was 3.1% higher year-to-year, and its highest level since 2006. Fla. was one of the top three states nationwide for home flippers.

Study: More owner-occupied homes becoming rentals (3/8/2017)
Which homes tend to become rentals? A study finds that underwater/low-equity homes do, largely because their owners have a lower incentive to keep them maintained and periodically updated.

Real estate investing: Who they are, where they buy (2/23/2017)
How many investor-owned homes in your city? It varies by zip code, but a new heat map lists both the percent and numbers in Fla. A second heat map created by ATTOM also lists, by zip code, the percent of sales flipped by zip code.