Single-family Rentals are Overtaking the Housing Market—Here’s Why

Single-family rentals either detached homes or townhomes are developing faster than any other portion of the housing market. Urban Institute says that these rentals outpace both single-family home purchases and apartment-style living. In the recent years, rental units filled the housing demand.  In fact, single-family rentals have gone up 30% within the last three years. …


New-home sales flatline in February but trend slowly up

The median sales price in February was $326,800, nearly 10% higher than a year ago. New-home sales ran at a 618,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate in February, the Commerce Department recently reported. Sales of newly-constructed homes were little changed in February, with a 0.6% decline compared the previous month, but January’s tally was revised up …


Home Prices Soar High- What Will the Federal Reserve do?

After the peak of the housing bubble in 2006, U.S. home prices fell for six years, until 2012. Are these memories getting a little hazy? The Federal Reserve, through forcing years of negative real short-term interest rates, suppressing long-term rates, and financing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the tune of $1.8 trillion on its own …


New home construction sets strong pace for 2018

Home construction starts increased in January, starting 2018 off at a strong pace. However, it is unclear if that pace will continue. Privately owned housing starts came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.33 million in January. This is according to the latest release from the U.S. Census Bureau. This is up 9.7% …


New home builders in Orlando area keep moving outward

Any drive around the outskirts of Metro Orlando reveals plenty of new homes under construction — with more than 3,900 people moving to the area every month, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau statistics, a plethora of home builders have been happy to build more roofs to help shelter the new arrivals. Finding homes for …


A Bullish New Year for New Home Building

Real estate industry insiders have notes that prospects are good for the U.S. economy in 2018. Economic expansion celebrated its eighth year in November, making it the third longest in American history. It’s expected that this expansion could become the longest in history. Possibly surpassing the tech-driven boom of the 1990s, which lasted 10 years …


New Construction and Build to Rent Boom Set to Continue in 2018

As 2017 came to a close, new construction and build to rent investors and developers prepared for another year of steady demand. Overall, developers expect that same stability to hold in 2018, with occupancy and rent growth anticipated to basically mirror 2017’s statistics. In 2017, multifamily developers opened a very high number of new units, …


Buying Land with Bitcoin- What you Need to Know

Bitcoin is already in retail and restaurants — so it was only a matter of time before the cryptocurrency took on real estate. That time is now. Bitcoin is slowly making its way into closings on everything from Lake Tahoe land in California to Manhattan condos to single-family homes in the heart of Texas to …


When Does New Construction Make Sense?

With low-interest rates, a lot of people are parking their assets in rental homes — and why not? Hands down, it’s a great investment (if you pick the right one). With ROI (return on investment) as the ultimate goal, potential investors can use a property’s “cap rate” (a.k.a. Capitalization Rate – the amount of rent …


Raw Land for Investing: All About Zoning!

First impressions when looking at lands to buy can be surprisingly deceptive. Aesthetically it may look great, and the location may seem ideal. However, don’t fall for these first impressions. Just like how a friend may easily stab you in the back, these raw land need to be thought of more carefully. This is especially …