Evaluating real estate investment opportunities in terms of emerging trends can cut both ways. Usually, when one sector shows signs of waning, it means there’s another area with greater security, higher returns and improved efficiency for savvy investors. As an investor myself, managing a wide-range of portfolios in commercial and residential real estate in excess […]
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 […]
Homeownership in the United States has rebounded in the aftermath of the 2008 Recession, but not as much as economic analysts might have hoped. New data released in the Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancy Survey shows the nation’s homeownership rate reached 65.1% in the fourth quarter of 2019. That’s the highest mark since 2013 and was a […]
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 […]
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 […]
Philanthropist Gregory Englesbe shares how Goodwill donations can make a difference during the holiday season
As most of us spend the holidays unwrapping gifts with our loved ones and celebrating the new year, it’s important to remember that many of our neighbors are struggling to obtain the basic necessities we often take for granted. The holidays are a time not only to rejoice with our families, but to consider how […]
Political turmoil is often associated with economic uncertainty, with markets bracing for any potential downturn resulting from an impending change in Washington, D.C. Can this have an impact on U.S. real estate market? In what has been an excellent year for the housing market across the country, hearings over the possibility of impeachment proceedings against […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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Gregory Englesbe is an Investment Banker and business leader living in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
An experienced mortgage professional, Greg has secured more than $500 billion in sales throughout his 30 years in the residential mortgage business.