Investors should look beyond REITs (4/22/2016)
Baron RE fund: Real estate has lots of growth potential, but investors should start looking beyond just real estate investment trusts (REITs) to gain exposure.
Tech firms relocating as Silicon Valley grows costly (4/15/2016)
The success of firms such as Apple and Google make it expensive for new tech firms to start a business in Silicon Valley. As a result, they’re looking elsewhere.
Fla. has two ‘top 10’ cities for RE investing (4/13/2016)
A study that equated rental demand with job increases listed Orlando and Tampa as two of the nation’s top cities for buyers who want to invest in rental housing.
Big single-family rental firms change tactics (4/11/2016)
Post-recession, large companies started to buy homes, fix them up and rent them out. Today, though, they buy fewer homes and are even starting to sell a few.
2015 vacation sales retreat, investment sales leap (4/7/2016)
NAR: Vacation home purchases dropped but still hit their second-highest level in almost a decade – and investment purchases rose for the first time in five years.
Which Fla. metros are best for rental investing? (3/31/2016)
RealtyTrac report compares counties based on 2015-16 rental changes, gross rental yields and annual investment returns. In Alachua, for example, return is 10.2%.
Merger creates single-family rental giant (3/3/2016)
American Homes 4 Rent and American Residential Properties’ merger will give the new mega-company control of 47,000 U.S. homes – but they say some will be sold.
Home flipping is back – and Fla. a national hot spot (3/3/2016)
If flipping signals a market rebound, the recession is officially over. Tampa and Daytona Beach top the list for flips as a percentage of all single-family sales.
House flippers turn to crowdfunding (2/23/2016)
Loans from Dad are out. Loans from strangers are in. Investors planning to buy, improve and quickly resell single-family homes increasingly rely on crowdfunding.
2015: A good year to own a home (2/19/2016)
Homeownership was quite profitable last year as a financial investment, thanks to lower mortgage rates and rising home values.
Forbes lists top investment cities – 7 are in Fla. (2/3/2016)
Where should real estate investors put their money? Fla. dominates Forbes list this year with Orlando No. 2, but most regions have at least one city on the list.
Low-end housing better investment than high end (11/3/2015)
Study: Transactions valued in the bottom 25% of a market offer higher investment returns than the top 25%, especially in metros such as Miami and Orlando.