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  • Four Seasons of Homeownership – Fall October 18, 2019
    Fall is firmly upon us and with that in mind, today’s infographic from Today’s Homeowner (from their 4 Seasons of Homeownership) goes over some simple things you can do to prepare your home for winter.  Happy Friday!!! Hat tip to   The post Four Seasons of Homeownership – Fall appeared first on Real Estate […]
  • Demand for Vacation Homes Sees Increase October 17, 2019
    We have had several posts about owning vacation homes – whether to rent them out, use them as a 2nd home or both.  With that in mind, a new report from the National Association of Realtors says that increased financial wealth and low mortgage rates have boosted the demand and price of vacation homes.  In […]
  • Seven Questions for Contractors October 16, 2019
    Seven Questions for Contractors By Pete Youngs How long have you been in business in this area? This is important because you want them to be established. In many cases, you may run into a company that is new and you will have trouble getting older references and such. If they have a good history […]
  • New Start-Up Offers Guaranteed Rent October 16, 2019
    A new startup called Doorstead doesn’t want you to miss out on a month’s rent just because you can’t find a tenant.  Calling themselves a “full-service property management with guaranteed rental income,” the new company will not only manage your property but guarantee rent for rent for a certain number of days – even if […]
  • Half of California Voters Considered Moving Over High Housing Costs October 15, 2019
    A recent poll from none other than the University of California, Berkeley, reveals that 52% (of the nearly 5k registered-voters polled) said they had given “serious” or “some” consideration to leaving California and that most of them cited high housing cost as part of that reason.  In fact, 71% of all respondents cited housing costs […]
  • Citibank Fined $30 Million for Holding REOs Too Long October 15, 2019
    A REO speed wagon they are not;  HousingWire is reporting that Citibank was recently fined $30 million for holding onto foreclosures for far too long, exceeding a 5-year REO limit on hundreds of homes.  They reported that under the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) regulations, there is a two-year limit on banks […]
  • When a Home Is Suddenly Called Historic October 14, 2019
    What happens when you try to sell a property and a 3rd party throws a wrench into the process at the last minute?  That’s what happened to a couple in Florida that had a contract to sell their house (and adjacent lots) for a new development but a neighbor put in an application to have […]
  • Yardi Says Rent Growth Flattened in September October 14, 2019
    According to the latest Yardi Matrix, U.S. multifamily rents flattened in September, coming in at $1,471 with year-over-year growth coming in at 3.2%.  Yardi says multifamily rent growth performance is still “very respectable compared to long-term historical trends.” Click here to read the full report at   The post Yardi Says Rent Growth Flattened […]
  • Benefits of Joining a REIA October 11, 2019
    This week’s infographic is really a no-brainier.  It illustrates just a few of the awesome benefits of joining a real estate investors association, or REIA as they’re commonly known.  You really do get “a bang for your buck” when you become a part of a local community of real estate investors.  Click here to find […]