Consider the Positives of Negative Real Rates

Consider the Positives of Negative Real Rates

3 min read Homebuyers are freaking out about rising mortgage rates. But maybe they should be celebrating. Since the close of 2021, the rate on the 30-year home loan spiked higher at a rate never before seen in a four-month span, surging from 3.1% to 5.25% at April’s...
How the Ukraine Conflict May Affect Housing Prices

How the Ukraine Conflict May Affect Housing Prices

2 min read The early months of 2022 have proven to be challenging for home builders, with supply side issues remaining. Demand for housing has generally not slowed, prices continue to rise, and materials like lumber are expensive. While there have been few signs of a...
Rent Hikes Continue Across the United States

Rent Hikes Continue Across the United States

3 min read Across the United States, rental rates continue to rise as we move out of winter and into upcoming warmer months. In already expensive New York, as the pain of the pandemic abates, rent has risen 30% year-over-year, while growing tech hub Austin has seen...
Continued Bright Outlook for 2022

Continued Bright Outlook for 2022

2 min read In late January, Fed chair Jerome Powell announced that the central bank would not be raising interest rates, though the move is almost certainly coming at a later date, based on inflation’s effect on the economy. “It is not possible to predict with much...
Inflation is Eating Away Your Cashflow

Inflation is Eating Away Your Cashflow

2 min read   … That’s according to Dave Meyer, VP of Data and Analytics at BiggerPockets. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fed distributed over $850 billion in funds to U.S. taxpayers since the CARES Act was passed by Congress on March 25, 2020....