International buyers are spending a lot less in the US

A slowing global economy and a shortage of available stateside homes contributed to a slowdown in purchases from foreign buyers, according to a new NAR report.

Half of Americans want to live in the town next door: Study

Most Americans don’t live in their dream neighborhood, but for more than half of them, the dream isn’t that far away. 

How to begin financing investment properties

Turning homebuyers into investors can mean more financial security for them and more business for agents. But especially less-experienced investors may need help getting started

How to find a profitable urban real estate investment

In the quest to establish a robust real estate investment portfolio, big cities are ripe with opportunity — and with risk. Consider these five factors to help you assess the viability of any urban investment property.

Understanding the nuances of opportunity zones

Opportunity Zones have been called everything from a ridiculous loophole to the hottest pitch in RE. They were established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to encourage long-term investments in low-income urban & rural communities nationwide.

What to look for in an urban investment property

When you think of a second home, most people’s minds immediately go to a beachside retreat or a cabin nestled on the side of the mountain. But outside of vacation homes, many second homes serve solely as investment properties, and with urban sectors experiencing significant price growth, it can be a great place for homeowners to invest. 

Rents are rising, but the US lacks sufficient middle-income housing

Recent years have been a boon for landlords, and a recession doesn’t appear imminent, but the multifamily housing market does face some challenges.

Massachusetts begins taxing short-term rentals and nightly rates are predicted to rise

The new fee kicked in on Monday and applies the state’s 5.7 percent occupancy tax, which was previously imposed on hotels, to short-term rentals that are facilitated by websites such as Airbnb, Vrbo, Vacasa and others.

Get off the stock market roller coaster and into real estate

This past March, the bull market celebrated its 10-year anniversary, and it’s generated one of the S&P 500’s best surges ever. The New York Times reported, “the rise has generated more than $30 trillion in wealth. Adjusted for inflation, that is the most created during any bull run on record.

Impress investor clients with TapCap’s multifamily lending app

New York-based TapCap helps agents and investors make sense of the multifamily lending process. Quickly gather data, compare loans and share offers.