Looking ahead: Three predictions for real estate

Friday, September 19

What’s ahead? Three predictions for real estate worth watchingI may not have a crystal ball, but I closely watch real estate trends.Real estate supply and demand are dynamic and often cyclical forces. Underlying factors — from population growth to the economy and employment rates — are also dynam...


Home price appreciation: What’s “normal” and what’s ahead?

Wednesday, July 16

If you buy a house, how much will you be able to sell it for?Of course, there’s no easy answer to this question. Most people who buy property hope to sell it for more than they paid to acquire it.Many factors impact home price appreciation, including housing supply and demand, location, property ...


How to differentiate your vacation rental

Saturday, June 21

What sets you apart from the crowd? I recently returned from the HomeAway Summit in Austin, Texas, after a weekend filled with live music, Tex-Mex food and lively vacation rental discussions. Vacation rental owners – and others planning to buy – shared stories, challenges and ideas fo...


Hot Topics: Best investments, vacation homes and cash sales

Saturday, May 17

What’s the best long-term investment? Is it a good time to buy income property? Are cash buyers overtaking the market? These are hot topics for real estate investors as the US economy gives mixed signals and the spring home-buying season is off to a slow start. Here’s our look at r...


For rent: The true cost of vacancy

Friday, April 04

Don’t forget about these common vacancy-related expenses Are you looking for another reason to buy a rental property? Add this to your list of benefits: It’s a good time to be a landlord. In 2014, vacancy rates are decreasing, rents are increasing and there’s strong demand for rental ...


Is now the time to purchase a vacation home?

Monday, March 17

Consider the pros and cons of vacation home ownership before you buy People often imagine vacation homes in warm, tropical locations. Others dream of a vacation home near a peaceful lake, or maybe a quiet home in the country. Some people prefer mountain lodges, while others want a ...