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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 [...]

Some Consumer Credit Info You May Find Useful

Some Consumer Credit Info You May Find Useful

November 19th, 2010 3 Big Trends In Consumer Credit Right Now Every month, Credit Karma releases a Credit Climate report that is a snapshot of how healthy Americans are with their credit and debt. It’s an interesting look at what is really in consumers’ credit reports. Are we drowning in debt, are consumers still credit-crunching, and is [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Rental Turnover Costs

Rental Turnover Costs

The following blog from multifamily insiders is really good food for thought.  I think readers should consider the context of some of the costs.  For example, leasing agent costs are easy to assume as costs you would endure whether the resident moved out or not.  But is that true?  If you chose the right property in the right location, you may [...]

Successful Investing Often Begins with Strong Personal Finances

Successful Investing Often Begins with Strong Personal Finances

I've recently discussed how we  (the  average American Household) spend cash.  The sad result is we SPEND, SPEND, SPEND, but we do little to build a strong balance sheet.  Understanding how to reverse this situation and to begin amassing real significant capital is an important step for most to take. The key to this process is to rethink [...]

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.

The Length of “Shadow” Market’s Impact is a Good Question

The Length of “Shadow” Market’s Impact is a Good Question

The following article digs into the shadow market that will drag housing down for the next few years. Putting shadow inventory under the light Posted by Nin-Hai Tseng, reporter September 27, 2010 1:59 pm No one really knows what exactly it is, or how big it is. Shadow inventory is certainly a problem, but it's a surmountable one. Not a happy [...]

Apartment Development is Ramping Up

Apartment Development is Ramping Up

This article sponsored by GE real estate adds to the information we've been discussing for sometime. No Fits, Just Starts: Apartment development ramps up The apartment sector is the only sector within the commercial real estate industry where development makes sense, according to industry experts. While other sectors such as office, [...]

Chart of Consumer Debt Trends is Telling – Down $800 billion since 2008

Chart of Consumer Debt Trends is Telling – Down $800 billion since 2008

Consumer debt is headed the right  direction.  The total consumer debt is down $800 billion since its peak.  Nevertheless, debt is still more than double the 1999 total. Population is up 10 million or about 3% in the same period.  Economic growth added about 8% in the same period.  Netted out, the U.S. consumer has to shave $4 trillion in [...]

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