Homebuilders enter vacation-house business (12/1/2014)
Orlando’s vacation-home market is making a comeback with big-name homebuilders rolling out neighborhoods of six-, seven- and eight-bedroom pool homes.
Foreign investors push Fla.’s real estate market to a new peak (11/24/2014)
Commercial real estate in Fla. is heating up, with foreign investors and lenders chasing deals with better values and cap rates from Miami to Orlando.
90-day no-flip rule for FHA loans is coming back (10/21/2014)
Before 2010, FHA banned home resales in less than 90 days if the owner used FHA money, but a waiver of that rule to help the slowdown will probably end soon.
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.
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?