Best Real Estate Markets for 2016

WalletHub’s Richie Bernardo presents the best real estate markets for 2016. The team looked at U.S. Census Bureau data across 300 U.S. cities to find which markets were the best bet for home buyers this year. Simi Valley, Calif., has the lowest vacancy rate, 2.40 percent, which is 15.1 times lower than in Miami Beach, Fla., the city with the highest, 36.17 percent. While demand for home ownership remains strong and prices have rebounded almost back to 2007-2008 highs, this housing market is getting long in the tooth. In some places in the U.S. demand for luxury Condos has fallen, and prices for property have dropped. […]

By | September 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Short Sales

The Irvine edition of the World Property Journal reported that distressed home sales in the U.S., which include REOs and short sales, accounted for 11.2 percent of total home sales nationally in January 2016, down 3.3 percentage points from January 2015 and up 0.6 percentage points from December 2015. […]

By | April 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Federal and State Tax Liens

From time to time you may come across liens and both Federal and State tax liens. A tax lien is a lien imposed by law upon a property to secure the payment of taxes. A tax lien may be imposed for delinquent taxes owed on real property or personal property, or as a result of failure to pay income taxes or other taxes. […]

By | March 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lease to Protect

Usually you want a lease to protect yourself from rent increases, moving and define what the lessor will deliver. Have you ever been stuck in a lease, when things change, and you have a year or more to go? You feel trapped. Now someone has a solution: Flip. Teke Wiggin at Inman explains. “Flip is out to save both parties the headaches. The app, available through the AppStore, hosts a marketplace where renters can buy and sell rental leases. […]

By | May 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Technology vs. People Skills: Which Real Estate Strategies Will Win?

The real estate industry caters to independent strategies–Technology vs. People Skills: Which Real Estate Strategies Will Win?  For every investor, there is another way to go about conducting business. Some may prefer to utilize the convenience of technology while others want to maintain personal relationships. However, for one reason or another, there remains a void between these two independent strategies. Smart investors will figure out how to incorporate technology into their business while simultaneously maintaining the personal relationships that they have worked so hard to create. Others will need to learn this before it is too late. Using the latest technology, in association with establishing lasting relationships, can go a long way in making a business successful. Programmers, and the venture capitalists backing them, certainly want the real estate industry to be run through advancements in technology. At the same time, a number of the leading industry minds, and young entrepreneurs are dismissing technology as just another tool. So which real estate strategies will prevail over the next decade? The early adopters riding the next wave of technology? Or those taking customer relationships seriously? Perhaps both? […]

By | October 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Real Estate Investing As A Business

Have you ever considered Real Estate Investing as a Business? “Investment is most intelligent when most business like” – Warren Buffett If investing is better when conducted most business like, does it mean that more real estate investors ought to be investing in a more businesslike fashion? Should every real estate investor be investing as a business? What does that really mean? What does it look like? Does that limit the types of properties and strategies that can be applied? Where can help and support be found for building a more businesslike property portfolio? […]

By | September 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments