Commercial

  • Income Inequality in the U.S. Boosts Rental Markets by

    As the qualified mortgage (QM) and qualified residential mortgage (QRM) future rules are discussed by rulemaking officials, housing advocates and Wall Street investors, the rental markets in the United States continue their healthy growth. Real estate analysts such as Christopher Matthews of Time magazine believe that strict QM and QRM rules may end up placing greater restrictions on mortgage lending, which will only make rental markets even more profitable.

  • Is Wall Street Building Steam for the Next Real Estate Bubble? by

    Warren Buffet really opened up a can of worms when he made the statement in the Spring of 2012 that he would buy "a couple hundred thousand" single family homes and hold them for a long time, at low mortgage rates. The moment that statement came from his lips, every hedge fund in the Country decided they were going to get into the business of single-family homes, and they certainly have!

  • Against All Odds: Multiple Bids Return by

    As eager real estate buyers and investors rush to take advantage of what may be their last shot at dirt-cheap prices, regional housing bubbles seem to be emerging in various markets across the United States. According to CNN Money and online real estate broker Redfin, housing markets in New England, California and South Florida are turning to seller’s markets with multiple bids on single properties.

  • Major Metros are Now Sellers’ Markets by

    Most sellers are getting as much or more than they are asking for their homes in eight out of 24 major metros tracked by a new market report released yesterday, a sign that the metros have crossed over from buyers’ to sellers’ markets.

  • Single Family Renters More Likely to Stay in Place by

    Single family home tenants are 18 percent more likely than apartment tenants to stay in their current homes five years or longer, suggesting that demand for single family homes, the fastest growing rental category, will be more stable than multifamily demand, according to a new national opinion survey released today by Premier Property Management Group.

  • Can Crowdfunding Usher the Real Estate Investment World into a New Era of Financing? by

    2010 marked the 50th anniversary of Real Estate Investment Trusts in the U.S. For the first time, REITs brought the benefits of commercial real estate to the average investor. Since then, investors have risen to the opportunity and today U.S. REITs constitute a more than $300 billion equity market, with an average daily trading volume of about $4 billion.

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