1 in 3 Americans say real estate the best investment (4/24/2015)
As a long-term investment, nothing beats real estate, according to a Gallup poll. It’s the second year in a row that it beat out gold, stocks, CDs, bonds, etc.
Will REIT prices drop as the economy rebounds? (4/17/2015)
Real estate investment trusts have had a great post-recession run, and some worry they’ll lose value if investors go elsewhere. But that’s not necessarily true.
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.
Real estate sector a champion of April (4/7/2015)
For the past five Aprils, real estate stocks – Macerich, DR Horton, Essex Property Trust, etc. – outdid the overall market with an average 5% monthly increase.
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.
Best Fla. home investments found in smaller cities (2/26/2015)
Investment-advisor NerdWallet looked at market health, prices, population and property taxes to identify the top 10 Fla. cities for investment. At the top: Doral.
Institutional investors: 78K Fla. homes in 4 years (2/20/2015)
RealtyTrac: Fla. continues to lead nation in single-family buyers who purchase at least 10 properties per year. It’s also home to four top cities for cash sales.
Smaller Fla. counties tops for residential investors (1/29/2015)
RealtyTrac identified top counties for residential rental investments, and Fla.’s smaller ones appear to offer a higher potential return than larger metro areas.