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  • Yardi Says Multifamily Rents Flat for 2nd Month in a Row November 21, 2018
    According to the latest Yardi Matrix, U.S. multifamily rents were flat for the second straight month in October, dropping $1 to $1,420, while year-over-year growth was unchanged at 3.3%.  In addition they expect that the full-year rent increase for 2018 will remain near the year-to-date figure of 3.3%, with occupancy rates stable at current high […]
  • The Best Small Cities in America November 21, 2018
    Where are the best “small cities” in America?  Recently WalletHub put pen to paper and compared over 1,200 American cities with populations between 25k and 100k using 40 indicators of livability.  These include things such cost of living, housing costs, home ownership, income, school quality, restaurants per capita, coffee shops per capita and many more.  […]
  • Nearly One Third of Homes For Sale in October had a Price Drop November 21, 2018
    Redfin is reporting that while U.S. home prices continued to increase (up 4.5%) , however they report that, in October, 31.3% of homes for sale had at least one price drop of more than 1% – which they say is the highest share of price drops on record since Redfin began tracking them in 2010.  […]
  • Cities that are Crawling with Bed Bugs November 20, 2018
    As any landlord can tell you, bed bugs are no stranger to a real estate investor’s world.  Pest fighters Terminix remind us that with one of the busiest travel days of the year approaching travelers need to be mindful about the risks of picking up bed bugs while out and about. To that end they […]
  • Mortgage Delinquencies Up Slightly in Q3 of 2018 November 20, 2018
    According to the latest Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) National Delinquency Survey, the delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one to four unit residential properties rose to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.47% of all loans outstanding at the end of the Q3 of 2018.  The delinquency rate was up 11 basis points from the previous […]
  • Slowing Apartment Construction Could Mean Higher Rents November 19, 2018
    According to the Wall Street Journal (reposted on, rising construction costs and a tight labor market are slowing a nearly decade long apartment boom, which analysts say is easing a burgeoning glut at the top end of the market that has been forming across the country.  Data show that multifamily building permits have fallen […]
  • Almost 2% of All Single Family Homes & Condos Sit Vacant November 19, 2018
    According to ATTOM Data’s latest Vacant Property and Zombie Foreclosure Report, nearly 1.5 million (1,447,906) single family homes & condos were vacant at the end of Q3 2018, representing 1.52% of all homes nationwide.  This number is down from 1.58% in 2017.  In addition the report found that there were over 10k vacant “zombie” foreclosures  […]
  • VA Loans by the Numbers November 16, 2018
    There are a lot of creative financing plans provided by real estate investors that can help folks get into housing and achieve their piece of the American Dream.  Often, it’s the only way a family can afford to buy a home of their own and real estate investors are proud to provide these vital solutions.  […]
  • New Homes Being Built in HOA’s Continue to Rise November 15, 2018
    Recently released data continue to show that more and more new homes are being built as part of a homeowner’s association.  Using data from the Census Bureau, the NAHB’s Eye on Housing reports that 60.7% of all homes started in 2017 were built within a community or homeowner’s association.  In fact, since 2011 over 50% […]