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  • How Long Does it Take to Build a Single-Family Home? July 17, 2018
    The NAHB’s Eye on Housing recently took a hard look at building data from the U.S. Census Bureau and found that the average completion time of a single-family house is around 7.5 months – which normally includes about a month from authorization to start and then another 6.5 months to finish.  They found that the […]
  • Dying Golf Courses Offer Opportunity for Investors July 17, 2018
    Are dying golf courses an opportunity for investors?  In a recent episode of Real Estate News for Investors, Kathy Fettke discusses the decline in the popularity of golf and how the real estate that many distressed golf courses are situated on are prime for redevelopment.  According to her report, the trend (opportunity) is already well […]
  • The 10 Most Expensive States in Which to Live in America July 16, 2018
    What are the 10 most expensive states to live in?  A recent study by CNBC looked at the out-of-control living expenses in many of these states that make it difficult for residents to enjoy the best possible quality of life.  They looked at several key metrics (including cost of living, home prices, food prices, energy, […]
  • Foreclosure Rate on Recent FHA Homes Sees Jump July 16, 2018
    While foreclosure starts are decreasing across the nation, they actually increased in 40% of local markets, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ Midyear 2018 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report.  There were 362,275 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings (including default notices, scheduled auctions or bank repossessions) in the first six months of 2018.  This figure is 15% lower […]
  • Median Age by U.S. County July 13, 2018
    The demographic makeup of any given area is vital for understanding the housing needs of its residents.  Today’s infographic from the U.S. Census Bureau gives us a nice snapshot of the median age of residents in every county in America.  Notice how it gets more purple the farther north you go (except Alaska)…..Happy Friday! Hat […]
  • 29 Real Estate Sub-Markets Markets to Watch July 12, 2018
    Online real estate marketplace Roofstock recently released a list of the 29 real estate submarkets to watch, based on data from their nationwide collection of property managers.   Their list includes six major areas’ submarkets and it is probably worth a look – especially if you’re seeking new markets in which to invest.  They also […]
  • Yardi Says Apartment Rents at All-Time High in June July 11, 2018
    According to the latest Yardi Matrix, U.S. multifamily rents rose $12 in June to $1,405 – which they report is an all-time high.  Year-over-year in June, rents were up 2.9%, a 20-basis-point increase over the previous month.  Yardi says the strong performance is a good sign that demand generally is holding up and that robust […]
  • Rise of the Older, Single Female Home Buyer July 11, 2018
    More and more older single women are purchasing homes at an increasing clip.  This interesting aspect of potential homebuyers was recently reported by the Wall Street Journal and reposted by  Interestingly, the article points out census data showing that, since 1981, single women over 55 have been the fastest-growing demographic of home buyers when […]
  • Hurricane Driving Investors to Puerto Rico July 11, 2018
    About a year ago we posted about investors snapping up real estate in pre-hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico.  Now HousingWire is reporting that interest in Puerto Rico’s real estate is, again, on the rise with investors capitalizing on the downward trend in real estate prices due to the recent hurricane damage.  They cite a recent study […]