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Mortgage Rates a Potential Challenge for Buyers in 2022

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3 min read The US residential housing market has been on a tear for over a year and a half. The COVID19 crisis unexpectedly changed consumer home buying behavior, pushing more families into suburban locations with outdoor amenities and greater square footage. In addition, residential housing demand from millennials has increased substantially, making this demographic the single largest buyer. All of this is taking place at a time …

Is the Surge in Household Real Estate Wealth Adding to Unemployment?

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3 min read The strength in the current US residential housing market is most likely a long-term positive for the overall health of the US economy and has created a tremendous amount of wealth for homeowners. Strong housing demand, along with rising equity markets, and government stimulus were all a tremendous boost to US household wealth over the last year and a half and helped many homeowners weather the COVID financial crisis. The Wall Street Journal recently commented on this strength: “Home prices and stocks have soared, in part because of stimulus from the Fed. From …

Millennials One of the Most Dominant Forces Behind the Surge in Housing Demand

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3 min read The big story in residential real estate over the last few years has been the COVID crisis and its effect on demand for residential housing. This surge in demand has been primarily (but not solely) focused on suburban locations as large numbers of families migrated away from large urban centers. As the demand surged, prices followed suit. As recently reported in the Wall Street Journal, ““Rarely has the for-sale home market been more heated than in the past year. The median price …

Commercial Real Estate Experiences an Historic Year

Commercial Real Estate Experiences an Historic Year

2 min read Strong real estate markets continue to make the news. However, most of the reporting has centered around strong US single-family residential real estate. For good reason, too, as that market continues to experience historical demand. However, a bit less heralded, the US commercial real estate market …

Permanent Financing On Rental Properties The Easy Way!

Permanent Financing On Rental Properties The Easy Way!

I have spoken one-on-one with thousands of real estate investors across the country buying turnkey properties or executing the BRRRR (rehab to rent) strategy. They are focused on building a portfolio of rental properties to create “passive” income that will offset and...

A Brief COVID-19 Update

A Brief COVID-19 Update

Like so many of you, we have spent the last several days and weeks closely monitoring the impact COVID-19 is having on our communities, the markets, and the world. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been affected by this unprecedented event and...

Networking is Key!

Networking is Key!

Whether you love it or loathe it, networking is a key factor of the success of your business. In real estate, it can help you find mentors, partners, vendors, deals, financing, and new and bigger opportunities. Is there a reason not to have a larger network?  We can't...

January 2018 Borrower Newsletter

Greetings!  We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and wish you a happy new year! Welcome to 2018! The new year brings an opportunity to reflect on the successes and failures of 2017 and push one's self and his or her business goals to the next level.  Setting...