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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 …

Real Estate Investors — Plan Your Exits Before You Buy

Real Estate Investors — Plan Your Exits Before You Buy

For real estate investors -- and entrepreneurs in general -- optimism is an important quality to have. It keeps you pushing forward, and expecting positive outcomes even in the face of challenges. The most important time to be optimistic is when you're acquiring a new...

Housing Bubble 2.0?

Housing Bubble 2.0?

You may have noticed more than one mention--at least in the financial press--that the current U.S. housing market resembles 2006, just before the housing crisis. "Bubble 2.0" it's been called. But, in our view, the worries about rising real estate values are just...

Trends in Real Estate Investing

If you’ve talked real estate lately, you’ve heard the chatter about the strong U.S. housing market, but have you taken a closer look at the latest trends? Let’s take a look toward the horizon and see what we think is ahead from an investment point of view. An...

What is After Repair Value (ARV)?

ARV, or After Repair Value, is a key factor in any hard money loan. This is because a rehab, or build, is only a good investment for the lender based on its value once you’ve made it shine. So how is ARV calculated, and how does it fit into the process of procuring a...