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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, [...]

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 [...]

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 Market Trends – New Report

Housing Market Trends – New Report

2010 continues to be full of interesting news for those of us in the rental business and especially multifamily.  Here are facts to get your attention: 50% of new household formed over the next decade will be multifamily.  Please note that this is multifamily and not rental alone. By the end of the decade home ownership will be less than [...]

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.

Global and Developing Population Trends Connect to Renting Trends

Global and Developing Population Trends Connect to  Renting Trends

There can be no surprise that economically demographic trends and economic trends are tightly tied together.  With that in mind, here are some facts you may have an interest in knowing: Global population growth on a percentage annual increase basis peaked during the  50s.  This is mainly a function of improved medical care, food, and so [...]

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 [...]

When Will Debt Capital Be Available Again? When Will Hiring Develop Strength?

When Will Debt Capital Be Available Again?  When Will Hiring Develop Strength?

Banks continue working on their  balance sheet issues.  In spite of record profits, many are still cleaning up  the mess caused by loose lending practices and falling asset values.  That said, a few are beginning to enter the market as lenders when the leverage is right and the performance is strong.  This trend will increase significantly [...]

An Investors Market, but Beware

An Investors Market, but Beware

Housing starts are up.  Borrowing costs are down.  Corporate profits are surging.  And, there has never been a better time to buy rental property (at least not in the past 20 years) according to an MSBNC article published yesterday. Investors opportunity is even better because foreclosures are surging as banks get serious about working off [...]

Case Study Coming – New College Grad Buys Condo

Case Study Coming – New College Grad Buys Condo

This coming week we are going to post a case study on a recent college grad's new condominium purchase and her conversion of this purchase into a residential investment property. The discussion will include placing it in an entity, the tax steps she will be able to take, the instant cash flow she is gaining, and how this can lead to future [...]

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