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.
Fla. cities using tech to track down short-term landlords (3/29/2017)
A private company that uncovers the exact address of residents who lease out space on sites like Airbnb has signed a contract with at least 6 Fla. cities so far.
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.
Flipping down in 3Q – but 4 Fla. metros in top 10 (12/8/2016)
Four Fla. metro areas made ATTOM’s top 10 list of “markets with the highest flipping rate,” but overall U.S. flips (homes fixed up and resold quickly) were 5.1% in the third quarter, down from 5.6% a year earlier.
HomeUnion: Top U.S. cities for investment bargains (12/1/2016)
To celebrate bargains associated with Cyber Monday, HomeUnion compiled a list of cities with top winter investor bargains – and a few are in Fla.
Short-term rentals come with risks and rewards (11/9/2016)
First thing: It’s critical to understand the legal, zoning and tax rules about owning a short-term rental, considered any property rented for less than 30 days.
Does home flipping help ease affordability? (11/1/2016)
Flipping – once blamed for helping fuel the housing crisis – is now a welcome sign to some city officials who say it helps solve an affordability crunch.