Fund manager Q&A: Real estate funds can rebound (8/14/2015)
It’s a good time to be a landlord, but real estate investment trusts (REITs) don’t seem to reflect that as investors worry about interest rate increases.
Over $1B distressed mortgage portfolio for sale (8/14/2015)
Freddie Mac says it will auction off delinquent and non-performing mortgages valued at $1.2 billion to eligible buyers. Bids are due by Sept. 9.
New crop of investors lured to farmland (8/6/2015)
Investors are flocking to farmland again, hoping to capitalize on what they consider a temporary slump that has pushed down agricultural land prices.
Real estate again Americans’ top investment choice (7/29/2015)
A Bankrate survey of investors found real estate at the top of their preference list for the first time in three years. From 2013-2014, they preferred cash.
FHA loans to boost affordable housing development (7/17/2015)
Smaller investors could find it easier to fund affordable housing projects in the $3- to $5-million range, thanks to a new FHA long-term fixed-rate loan product.
Q&A with Ezra Katz on deals, cycles and philanthropy (5/5/2015)
A top Miami real estate investor talks about his tactics. An “opportunistic investor from day one,” he says he formulates an exit strategy before he closes a deal.
Big investors make ‘buy’ decisions in 8 minutes (4/14/2015)
Thanks to computers and quantitative data analysis, big home investors can decide to submit a bid on a listing in the time it takes to park and open a lockbox.
Owning cheaper than renting in 76% of U.S. metros (4/9/2015)
RealtyTrac: In most of the U.S., it’s cheaper to buy a home than rent. Other findings: S. Fla. rent is expensive and Pasco County offers good investment returns.
7 Fla. cities best in for real estate investment (4/1/2015)
JWB Group analysis of the top 25 U.S. cities for real estate investment found seven of them in Fla., with Jacksonville at the top of the list.
Investors turn to crowdfunding for flips (3/30/2015)
As home prices rise, investors looking to cash in are back to flipping properties – but more are now using online crowdfunding sites to fund their flips.