REITs are not a handyman special (9/12/2014)
Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) enable people to invest in tangible real estate without the hassle of property maintenance. But there are risks.
Short-term rentals start to target business clients (9/9/2014)
Vacation rental firms that lease condos or single-family homes consider business travelers a growing niche: Renters with money who want the comfort of home.
Many high-end buyers prefer fractional ownership (9/3/2014)
Unlike timeshares, fractional ownership divides a deed among a smaller number of people, allowing each to retain more control and stay for longer periods of time.
6 signs that clients are ready to invest (9/2/2014)
Many Realtors seek small investors who own a few rental properties, but it’s best to get in on the ground floor – when they’re ready to make that first purchase.
Flippers, landlords find new home-loan money (8/20/2014)
Some investors have turned to crowdfunding to finance projects. It allows multiple small investors to lend them money, but at a relatively high interest rate.
Billionaire: Homeownership still best investment (7/21/2014)
Put 10% down with a 4.5% mortgage rate, and you double your money if the home’s value rises only 5%, says John Paulson – and it’s cheaper than renting.
Study cites best areas for boomer, millennial rents (7/3/2014)
RealtyTrac: Four Fla. counties ranked as top U.S. areas for renting to millennials, but Fla. dominated boomer rentals: 16 out of 25 slots and all of the top 10.
Some bulk investment homebuyers starting to sell (7/2/2014)
A few years ago, institutional buyers bought homes in bulk to rent for a few years and sell when prices bounced back. A few seem to think that time has come.
‘Regular investment buyers’ stake their claim (6/25/2014)
Investors pay cash, so as their numbers drop, more sales should involve a mortgage – but they don’t. Who, exactly, are these new cash buyers?
Flippers make biggest profits in surprising places (6/4/2014)
No Fla. county made RealtyTrac’s top 10 list of areas most profitable for property flippers, but two counties ranked high in sheer number of home flips.
Poll: Americans prefer real estate to stocks, gold (4/22/2014)
The value of homeownership took a hit during the recession, but it’s back: More U.S. citizens now consider real estate the best investment option.
Big investors slow their buying spree (3/21/2014)
CoStar Group: Institutional investors are buying fewer single-family homes in bulk and narrowing their focus to a few markets, though a number are in Fla.