Our weekly round up of real estate links we love…
REAL ESTATE NEWS
In the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, millions of amateur investors kept adding fuel to the overheating U.S. housing market by betting on quick profits in hotspots like Las Vegas or Miami. A decade later, house-flipping is making a comeback, but this time in some Rust Belt cities the last boom passed by...read full story here
Owning a home was once a time-honored life milestone. Buying real estate was simply what you did as an adult in America, and for many people home ownership was the ultimate indicator of life success and social status. But, times have changed...read full story here
If you're trying to guess where Amazon's second headquarters will be, forget about the complicated analyses of metro-area workforces, education levels, housing costs, colleges and tax rates. Instead, take a look at where Jeff Bezos lives and where he spends his spare time. By that measure, Amazon's HQ2 will almost certainly be in the Washington, D.C., area...read full story here
REAL ESTATE INVESTING ADVICE
As Reuters reported in early 2018, housing inventory across the U.S. fell for 31 straight months through the close of 2017. And recent forecasts suggest homebuyers will continue to face a tight housing supply throughout the rest of 2018. So, what’s an investor to do? How can you find investment properties in a housing market with limited inventory — where you’re competing not only with buyers looking for a primary residence, but also with other real estate investors? Read full story here
Perhaps you’re one of those investors who, like me, prefers multifamily to single-family residential as a long-term strategy for exponentially growing your wealth...read full story here
Warren Buffett is famous for his two rules of investing.
Rule #1 – Don't lose money.
Rule #2 – Don't forget Rule #1.
In my experience, the way to keep Buffett's rules as a buy and hold investor is to implement a Successful Investor Model, which involves three key steps...read full story here
HOME IMPROVEMENT TIPS
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 204,000 single family homes completed in 2017 had a full or partial basement. But an unfinished basement -- though sometimes helpful for providing extra storage space -- doesn’t add a whole lot of value to your home. A renovated basement, on the other hand, can provide a space to entertain, relax, cook, play, or accomplish your personal goals. There’s no reason why you can’t take on this remodeling project, and so many reasons why you should...read full story here
No one goes hunting for a new home hoping to score a small kitchen. Unless you're actually shopping for a tiny home, a bigger kitchen is bound to woo buyers way more than a cramped one. Sometimes it can even make or break the sale...read full story here
When it comes to my family’s dog, Crash, my family and I view him as just another member of the Horvat family, and we’re not alone in that regard. According to realtor.com®’s pet owners survey, that view is actually more common than not. Furry friends all over the country are considered members of the family, and as such, many prospective homebuyers have their pets’ needs at the top of their home buying list...read full story here
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