Private Student Housing Grows in Popularity for Real Estate Investors

More than 22 million U.S. students are enrolled in post-secondary educational institutions, whether they’re attending two-year or four-year programs. That population — and the regularity of their demand for housing — represents a massive opportunity for real estate investors. Private student housing, once a niche sector for investors, has now matured into a thriving market […]

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Supporting charities reminds us that we’re all one community

Charitable causes and organizations can be found everywhere. We could all rattle off the names of several. They are so common that they sometimes fade into the background of all the information we receive on a daily basis. The problem is, despite the name recognition, many of us acknowledge them and “feel” supportive of their […]

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Real Estate Investing Trends to watch in 2020

The start of a new decade carries all kinds of economic predictions, hopes, expectations and fears — all of which shape the way we invest. Toward the end of the last decade, real estate investors began to look more favorably on smaller markets in the U.S., where job and population growth show signs of healthy […]

Could Boomers halt dwindling U.S. home inventory in 2020 and beyond?

The U.S. housing market in 2019 was largely driven by two trends: low mortgage rates encouraging new buyers and limited inventory increasing competition, and thus prices. As 2020 is upon us, real estate experts are beginning to forecast how the market will take shape throughout the year. A new analysis from Redfin sees several current […]

Housing inventory dropped 21.5% in Philly in a year

From a housing perspective, the biggest story of 2019 has been the market’s reaction to sustained low interest rates in the U.S. While we’ve seen a boom in refinancing across the country, there has also been an uptick in sales during the second half of this year. New data from a RE/MAX National Housing Report […]

Unconventional mortgages are returning, but is it a problem?

During the 2008 economic recession and afterwards, “subprime” became a buzzword in general discussions about what led to the housing market crash. That was for good reason. In 2004-2006, the years leading up to the crash saw as many as 20% percent of mortgages national were subprime. Most of them were adjustable rate mortgages from […]