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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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 […]

Pending home sales climb to highest level since 2017

Pending home sales climb to highest level since 2017

The wave of low interest rates in the United States has lifted the U.S. housing market up to a point it hasn’t reached in two years. Pending sales of existing homes, a figure tracked by an index, increased by more than double the expectation of analysts from August to September, according to the National Association […]

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Secondary markets could be ideal for real estate investing

With the cost of real estate soaring in major markets like New York and Los Angeles, more and more investors are beginning to search for value in smaller markets that are on the rise. The growing appeal of these markets, many of them in the southeastern United States, reflects patterns of migration seen in the […]

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Low mortgage rates continue to deplete affordable home supply

Sustained low mortgage rates since March of 2019 are now ravishing the supply of starter homes across the United States. In a familiar pattern, the availability of cheaper mortgages encourages would-be home buyers to make the leap to ownership. There is a run on starter properties that cuts heavily into the supply, despite ongoing demand […]