Mortgage Forbearance on the Decline for the First Time since March

Just prior to COVID-19 shutting down the U.S. economy, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported the overall home mortgage forbearance rate was 0.25%. That figure skyrocketed past 3% in early April with the pandemic’s devastating economic impact and has continued on a steep rise as the numbers of newly unemployed Americans surpassed 22 million by Read this Article »

Real Estate Scams Are Expected to Rise Due to Covid-19 Restrictions

Prior to the 2020 arrival of COVID-19, there had already been a steep rise in complaints of cyber-based real estate scams received by the FBI. Now, given the social distancing restrictions that are making face-to-face real estate transactions more difficult to arrange, consumers and businesses should be extra careful and skeptical before handing over personal Read this Article »

Single Family Home Listings Decline as Sellers Wait Out Covid-19

According to Realtor.com’s April 2020 housing data, single-family home listings have declined significantly nationwide since the Covid-19 pandemic, with real estate markets in larger cities being especially hard hit. For homebuyers who are looking to take advantage of record-low mortgage rates,  available inventory continues to tighten due to the pandemic, with many developers pausing new Read this Article »

Single Family Rental Homes | Investors Will Grow Their Portfolios in 2020

As interest rates fall and the U.S. rental market continues to expand, single family rental (SFR) investors are expected to significantly increase acquisition of single family rental homes in the coming year.  Single Family Rental Homes | Investors  Benefit from Lower Cost of Capital In a January 2020 article The National Real Estate Investor (NREI) reported Read this Article »

Surfaces that Help Sell the House

You’ve set your sights on the perfect property and secured it as your own. Now comes the task of transforming it so someone else will want it as their own, too. Whether your investment property is a blank slate or already full of its own character, a significant amount of your time and effort during Read this Article »

The Essentials of House Flipping

There is no shortage of advice for the fix-and-flip investor in 2019. An endless litany of websites, podcasts, and social media feeds shout tips, tricks and everything in between. But what does a fix-and-flip investor really need to know? What are the essentials of house flipping? After more than 20 years helping fix-and-flip investors succeed, Read this Article »

Recovering from and Planning for Government Shutdowns: What Fix-and-Flip Investors Should Know

The government shutdown is over, at least for the next three weeks while lawmakers continue to negotiate. But even with the record-breaking shutdown temporarily resolved, real estate investors may be experiencing a ripple effect, and now is a good time to assess the strength of your real estate investment business and shore up any weaknesses. Read this Article »

5 Tips for Writing an Eye-Catching Property Listing

There are a lot of properties on the market vying for the attention of buyers, and that means to attract buyers to your property and get it sold for the best possible price, you’ll need to create a unique listing. Your post should be well-written, short, and informative. Give it an eye-catching headline and do Read this Article »

Three Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2019

Every year presents new and unique challenges to real estate investors. As 2018 draws to a close, it’s time to take stock of what’s on the horizon. What emerging real estate trends that will shape the market in 2019 and beyond?   Experts from the Forbes Real Estate Council recently presented their ideas on what Read this Article »

Cryptocurrency and Real Estate Investing – Is It the Future?

Even though it is still approached with caution by the public, cryptocurrency is slowly but surely gaining a foothold in various markets. The doubts, of course, are understandable, as Bitcoin’s value in particular fluctuates quite unpredictably. Coindesk reports that the world’s most popular cryptocurrency ended September with its lowest volatility for over a year, but Read this Article »