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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, [...]

Daily Finance Offers an Interesting Housing Value Perspective

Daily Finance Offers an Interesting Housing Value Perspective

Daily Finance offers a very interesting perspective on housing values.  The point of the article is that new homes have historically averaged around 4X income.  Also, that in the last deep recession they dipped to 3.5X value.  I believe this article bears serious consideration.  I also would  warn that the last deep recession was coupled with [...]

Associated Press on Housing Sales Trends – Still Anemic… But They Are Selling

Associated Press on Housing Sales Trends – Still Anemic… But They Are Selling

By Alan Zibel WASHINGTON — The number of buyers who signed contracts to purchase previously occupied U.S. homes increased in July but remained well below last year's levels, a sign that demand for housing remains weak. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday its seasonally adjusted index rose 5.2 percent from a month earlier [...]

Housing Sales Plunge in July – What Does It Mean?

Housing Sales Plunge in July – What Does It Mean?

Check Out this CNN Financial Article.  The author sees new lows for housing, but no fall into a 2nd recession.  I think housing may take a harder fall than this author projects, but agree with the logic as far as it goes. Plunging home sales could sink recovery By Hibah Yousuf, staff reporterAugust 24, 2010: 4:03 PM ET NEW YORK [...]

The Numbers Say No to a Double Dip Recession

The Numbers Say No to a Double Dip Recession

Investors are unsure of future trends.  American consumers pulled $33 billion out mutual funds last month because of uncertainty.  The opportunity and risks are hard to understand.  However, the spread between short term and long term bonds suggest a very low probability of a new recession -- less than 20%. The spread between the  short [...]

New Homes Sales Graph Tells Many Tales

New Homes Sales Graph Tells Many Tales

The graph of new homes sales from 1963 to present tells an interesting tale.  The point that stands out in my  mind is that the graph climbed ever upward for approximately 13 year period.  Coincidentally, the Baby Boomers were were born from 1945 to 1964 in the United States and this 13 year period would describe the generations ever growing [...]

5 Elements Define Rental Investors Due Diligence

5 Elements Define Rental Investors Due Diligence

I continue working on a new book for due diligence.  Supporting this, I have explored many different ways of presenting the information.  The following article which I recently offered on EzineArticles provides simple way to analyze the process.  I'll be interested in any comments that we receive on [...]

Resources for Free Members

Resources for Free Members

I've added a new page with common resources I use for many of my articles, for blog content and more.  Please take the time to take a look and offer any resources you think make sense. Some of the items include: 1) the Census Bureau, 2) several books I rely on, and other information.  These are good tools to add to your investing tool box.

The 80 Year Demographic Cycle – Consider How this Effects Investments

The 80 Year Demographic Cycle – Consider How this Effects Investments

The emerging demographic cycle described by some economists may be a factor in the real estate investment cycle.  As investors we should understand this concept and allow some of the ideas to influence our purchasing goals as a point of risk mitigation. Economics are cyclical and the real estate industry is especially sensitive to these [...]

IRREIA is Proud to Sponsor Our New Book Coming Very Soon

IRREIA is Proud to Sponsor Our New Book Coming Very Soon

IRREIA is in the final stages of publishing our first Ebook for our readers and members.  This volume offers over 250 pages of actionable ideas to improve your investing and property management skills and results.  Divided into 7  sections, the  book covers: Developing investors, Investor communications, Reducing operating [...]

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