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Where is the 2011 multifamily market and residential rental market going in 2010

Where is the 2011 multifamily market and residential rental market going in 2010

Its the time of year to take a swing at trends.  Perhaps this attempted look in the crystal ball will be useful to you. Rental ownership cements its market position as the place to be for investors.  This is especially true for existing stock.  The pressure on commodities will create a value enhancing rental spiral that will not be offset by [...]

CNBC Post on Foreclosure Dump – Prelude to a Bargain Opportunity?

CNBC Post on Foreclosure Dump – Prelude to a Bargain Opportunity?

The Foreclosure Dump Published: Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | 1:24 PM ET Text Size By: Diana Olick CNBC Real Estate Reporter Fuse | Getty Images It's coming, no question. Today's report from RealtyTrac serves as a warning to big banks, Fannie, Freddie and local communities; The foreclosure glut [...]

Housing Slow Recovery In the News – Bloomberg

Housing Slow Recovery In the News – Bloomberg

Housing slow progress is old news.  Here is an update from Bloomberg. Housing's Anemic Rebound Gives Little Boost to U.S. Economy By Kathleen M. Howley - // Jan 12, 2011 12:01 AM ET  A worker runs an electrical cord through a new home under construction in Cary, North Carolina. Photographer: Jim R. Bounds/Bloomberg   Play [...]

Mortgage Trends to Consider this Year

This report from MSNBC is interesting: 1. Mortgage rates will slowly rise throughout the year The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) anticipates that rates will rise slightly in 2011, hovering around 5 percent and increasing to about 6 percent in 2012. Holden Lewis of Bankrate wrote this past fall that economists had predicted a rise in [...]

2011 – What We Can Expect for the Housing Market

2011 – What We Can Expect for the Housing Market

Rates are headed up even as QE2 roles out from the fed.  The hiccups in the foreclosure process combined with the excess demand absorbed by the first time homebuyers tax credit have set the stage for another down leg on the housing market.  In the long run, this must depress rents somewhat in general, but not in all cases. One exception is [...]

Existing Home Sales Are in The Tank for the Long Term

Existing Home Sales Are in The Tank for the Long Term

This CNBC Article from December 16 demonstrates the size of the issue and hints at the tenancity the problem exhibits. Negative Home Equity Is Worse Than You Think Published: Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 1:12 PM ET Text Size By: Diana Olick CNBC Real Estate Reporter Digg // Buzz // // Facebook Twitter [...]

Personal Financial Strength is a Key to Successful Investing

Personal Financial Strength is a Key to Successful Investing

I've written about this before and I expect to write a great deal more about it in the future.  Achieving this is more straightforward than many accept.  Often times, we think that saving more money means living less.   The truth is the opposite can be true. What kills our ability to build the personal financial strength a budding investor [...]

The Warrior’s Guide to Rental Investing and Management

The Warrior’s Guide to Rental Investing and Management

I have finally published my new book - The Warrior's Guide to Rental Investing and Management.  The book contains a variety of articles designed to improve skills cutting costs, improving revenue, gaining investors, presenting to investors and more.

Short Term Investment Strategy Considerations

The other day an appraiser friend of mine explained that in his opinion the economic situation offered uncertainty and questions as far as the eye can see.  Because of this he concludes any investment offering a short term turn should be taken and moved aggressively from closing to cash out.  He also concludes from his appraising work many [...]

CNN Money – Banking Continues to Improve

CNN Money – Banking Continues to Improve

Troubled-bank list shrinks Posted by Colin Barr September 24, 2010 11:19 am Fewer banks are staring into the abyss, according to one number cruncher. Highline Financial's quarterly banking watch list shrank a bit in the third quarter, the New York-based company said Friday. Highline said 744 banks this month were on its watch list, which [...]

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