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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 [...]

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 [...]

Apartment Default Rates Improve Passing Commercial for Performance

Apartments March Ahead The nation’s apartment sector appears to be recovering faster than other segments, in a sort of “first in, first out” play on the recession. In the second quarter, the multifamily mortgage default rate declined by 47 basis points, from 4.63% to 4.16%, falling below the commercial default rate for the first time [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Home shoppers taking fresh look at renting Years of declining values have many rethinking homeownership

Home shoppers taking fresh look at renting Years of declining values have many rethinking homeownership

This is a great article from www.msnbc.com.  Views and facts about homeownership are indeed  changing and radically  as I've discussed  before here and elsewhere. by Jane Hodges msnbc.com contributor updated 7/27/2010 10:43:37 AM ET When Mark and Joanne Cleaver sold their 3,000-square-foot Arts & Crafts-style bungalow in [...]

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 [...]

New Stuff – Keep an Eye Out for Our New Letter of Intent template

New Stuff – Keep an Eye Out for Our New Letter of Intent template

I've just provided a template for a purchase and sale letter of intent (LOI) on the membership site.  The tool has been used on dozens of transactions and is well vetted.  I think you will find this  a useful item to have in your tool chest. A Letter of Intent is a great tool because the basic business terms can be captured with minimum [...]

Market News that Many May Find Interesting

Market News that Many May Find Interesting

I received this from Alliant Capital today and thought everyone might have an interest. Demand Growing In US for Rental Housing Many Americans are still priced out of the traditional housing market, despite month-over-month declines in home prices and some of the lowest mortgage rates on record. The income needed to pay a mortgage on a [...]

Growing Revenue in Multifamily – The Ten Percent Rule

Growing Revenue in Multifamily – The Ten Percent Rule

I've included an article by John Wilhoit in my post today.  Before jumping into John's article, I'll add I've had great success with this  process to increase occupancy and to increase revenue. A couple quick examples stand out for me.  John presents the idea of furnished units.  We took advantage of this with minimal furnished units [...]

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