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Market Trends, Data, News & Commentary*

Market Trends, Data, News & Commentary*

Why Property Managers Should Remind Clients to Refinance NOW

by Drew Sygit October 24, 2014
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“There is no formula or mechanical answer I can give you,” said Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen when the ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee pressed her for details about the Fed’s plans for continuing the Quantitative Easing and Zero-Interest policies that have propped the economy up since 2008. “The economic outlook is very […]

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A Decade of Changed Lives: Celebrating 10 Years of BiggerPockets

by Joshua Dorkin October 22, 2014
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It was the fall of 2004, and I was struggling to find answers to the countless questions that were holding me back in my personal real estate investments. I launched BiggerPockets to help me find those answers, and ten years later today, we’re helping tens of millions of investors around the globe to not only […]

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The 4 Biggest Risks that Threaten Home Prices Today

by Conor Flaherty October 15, 2014
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I’m a big believer in trying to understand the risks in any investment I make. There are always going to be unforeseen risks — like a war, a terrorist attack or a crazy natural disaster — but the more risks you can plan ahead for, the better off you are going to be. Here are […]

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How to Analyze the Real Estate Market to Avoid Major Investing Mistakes

by Jeff Brown October 7, 2014
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What’s a “macro” analysis? Very simply, it’s an overall statewide, regional or nationwide analysis of the general real estate status quo. Though some see it as time you’ll never get back, it can and has saved my bacon time and again. Here are a few examples from my own experience. 6 Examples of Macro Analyses, 1976-2014 […]

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Can The Apartment Market Continue to Boom?

by Drew Sygit October 1, 2014
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Multifamily rentals — by and large, “apartments” — are strong and not showing any signs of slowing down. Axiometrics, a research firm that studies apartment rentals across the United States, released a statement in May that pointed out that apartment rent growth in April had reached a peak higher than it had achieved since the […]

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Why Investors Undeniably Matter to the Real Estate Market

by Chris Clothier September 27, 2014
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Looking back at the history of the real estate market, starting with burst of the housing bubble that was in full swing around 2007, it was a rough time for everyone. We all know how the fear of foreclosure escalated — unsurprising, considering the record high in 2009, where almost 3 million homeowners received at […]

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The 15 Most Hilarious Autocompletes from Real Estate Related Searches

by Seth Williams September 12, 2014
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Remember when search engines like Google and Bing started integrating the “autocomplete” function into their search bars a few years ago? Ever since, I’ve noticed a lot of interesting, hilarious, disturbing and bizarre trends about what other people are searching for. If you start paying attention to these autocomplete results like I did — you […]

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10 Incredible Real Estate Phenomenons You Probably Haven’t Seen Before!

by Seth Williams August 22, 2014
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There are a lot of crazy things going on in the world of real estate and most of these things go completely unnoticed by folks like you and me. Related: A High-Level Overview (Literally) of 30 Unique Real Estate Markets Around the World Maybe it’s because they aren’t “newsworthy”, or maybe they just don’t have any direct […]

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2nd Quarter Housing Report for 2014: Dallas, Texas is a SCORCHING Hot Summer Market

by Chris Feltus August 15, 2014
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Although we are having a “mild” summer (mild here in Texas is high 90s) here in North Texas right now, the housing market is on fire and setting record levels. Its no secret that the Dallas – Fort Worth is one of the hottest housing markets right now, but Q2 in particular is one of […]

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Where Will Interest Rates Go in 2015 and How Will It Affect Your Bottom Line?

by Leon Yang August 15, 2014
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As many of you may know, interest rates play an extremely important role in the real estate market. It determines what your mortgage payments is going to be for the next several years at least. And because of this idea, many believe housing markets have an inverse relationship with interest rates. I have pointed out […]

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20 U.S. Markets Where the 2% Rule Might Make Sense

by Scott Trench August 10, 2014
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The 2% rule has long been a topic of debate in the BiggerPockets community. The 2% rule more or less argues that for an investment to be great, the monthly rent should be at least 2% of the purchase price (a $100,000 home should rent for $2,000 per month). Whether or not you agree, a […]

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Where is the Housing Market Headed?

by Eric Drenckhahn August 10, 2014
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As a long-term Real Estate investor, I am always trying to determine where the money is to be made in Real Estate.  I personally like passive income generated through being a landlord.  It’s not as passive as some would like, but it is passive in terms of the IRS. I write about the non-passive nature […]

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Warning: The Market You Should Be Buying in Has CHANGED!

by Ali Boone August 2, 2014
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Did you know that the dynamics of markets (a.k.a. cities) for real estate investing changes? They change all the time actually. One year there may be a market that everyone is buying in, like an investor feeding frenzy, but that market will change, guaranteed. Especially if it experienced an investor feeding frenzy. If you are […]

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The Most (and Least) Affordable Counties for Millenials to Buy and Rent

by Scott Trench August 1, 2014
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How much of your income do you spend on housing? For millenials in San Francisco or New York City, it looks like spending more than three quarters of your take home pay on home payments might be par for the course. RealtyTrac just released a list of the most and least affordable counties for millienials […]

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Economic And Real Estate Investment Factors Affecting Our Decisions Don’t Exist In A Vacuum

by Jeff Brown July 22, 2014
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Interest rates, unemployment, inflation, supply/demand, and a ton more, are factors affecting bazillions of daily decisions made by families, businesses of all sizes and in all industries. We spend countless hours attempting to figure out their impact on what we’d like to do, or even more immediately urgent, what we’ve already done. Thing is, those […]

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