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Category Archives: Trends & Current Events


June 14th, 2012 by Property Investor

While the market has been hoping a revival in the economy would help revitalize the flagging housing market, in truth, a strong recovery could end up doing more harm than good. Read on for the details…

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June 8th, 2012 by Property Investor

For those debating the timeless question of rent vs. buy, market reports are finally offering a clear cut answer – it is undoubtedly better to buy than rent in a market where property rates are crashing, mortgage rents are rock bottom and rents are spiraling out of control. Recent reports reveal that this is true in an overwhelming 98 of the top 100 housing markets.

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June 5th, 2012 by Property Investor

An interesting trend revealed in the shadow of the housing crisis is that of single adults investing in homes. Studies show that for the first time in history, more homes today are owned by unmarried adults than by families.

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June 1st, 2012 by Property Investor

If you have been thinking of buying a home in the US market, now may be the best time ever to take action on your plans. According to the Wells Fargo Opportunity Index, the combination of sliding property prices and mortgage rates has made home buying today the most affordable it has been in the last twenty years.

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May 24th, 2012 by Property Investor

Another real estate developer – one which develops luxury homes as well as multifamily investment properties – is feeling the pinch of the sluggish real estate market. One of the largest landowning companies in Florida has announced a major revision in its plans for the state.

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May 22nd, 2012 by Property Investor

While Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae figure large in the Obama administration’s efforts to help out beleaguered homeowners during the current housing crisis, reports on the two mortgage houses continue to look grim…

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May 10th, 2012 by Property Investor

The Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted 46.6 in the final quarter of 2011, up from 41.7 in the third quarter. While an ROMI below 50 is generally an indicator of low market activity, the current numbers mark an all time high in the last five year period.

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May 7th, 2012 by Property Investor

The Obama administration recently offered to triple the incentive package if Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae comply with certain things. However, action is slow to come, as Ed DeMarco of the FHA is heavily opposed to the idea.

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April 30th, 2012 by Property Investor

The asking price for a home or investment property has historically been a good measure of its market value, as the final figure that a buyer pays has tended to fall within this vicinity by a few percentage points. Unfortunately this is no longer the case…

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April 24th, 2012 by Property Investor

The Asian and Hispanic segments of the population are prime buyers of real estate, and this trend is increasing. In fact, the US Census Bureau reports that populations of these ethnicities grew by 43% over the last 10 years, and a Harvard University study reveals that their buying power has kept pace with this growth.

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