Cooler Markets and Warmer Opportunities

On the hunt for an investment rental? The best deals are not in hot markets, but in cold ones. New findings out of HouseCanary, provider of predictive real estate analytics and insights, reveal that at this time of year, when activity declines, investors are likely to have more opportunities in markets with chillier temperatures. In […]

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New Study: Where Self-Directed Real Estate Investors Are Buying Property

Perhaps the biggest advantage self-directed IRAs offer is the ability to invest in what you know. For many Entrust clients, that means real estate. More Entrust clients invest in real estate than in any other asset. Their reasons for investing in real estate include the desire to diversify their investment portfolios; benefit from long-term, tax-advantaged […]

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Appealing to Investors: ‘Emerging’ Markets Show Strength

Housing markets in the three largest metropolitan areas—Chicago, Los Angeles and New York—have always attracted capital, eagerly handed over by investors recognizing profit potential, safety and security. Now, according to new research, other major metro areas are diverting the flow, drawing increased investment in real estate. The common denominator? Economies flourishing with jobs and skilled […]

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Homeownership and Well-Being: A Complicated Relationship

Homeownership has come to represent security and wealth—the American Dream, realized, for millions who place their stake through property. There is evidence, even, that homeownership lends itself to overall satisfaction. Financially, homeownership is also associated with well-being, according to a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB defines “financial well-being” as […]

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Foreign Buyers Snap Up U.S. Real Estate in Unprecedented Surge

Foreign investments in U.S. real estate have surged nearly 50 percent as of late, according to the 2017 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The report shows that between April 2016 and March 2017, foreign buyers and recent immigrants purchased over $150 billion in residential […]

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Foreign Buyers Snap Up U.S. Real Estate in Unprecedented Surge

Foreign investments in U.S. real estate have surged nearly 50 percent as of late, according to the 2017 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The report shows that between April 2016 and March 2017, foreign buyers and recent immigrants purchased over $150 billion in residential […]

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Quantifying Gentrification: Where ‘Cool’ and Affordable Is Still Possible

Despite beards and man buns being on their way out, skinny jeans fading, and bread pudding in mason jars making way for gelato, the global hipster movement has left a mark on American lifestyle. Across the country, demand continues for neighborhoods where you can bike to coffee, pick up peaches at a farmer’s market, or […]

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Chinese, Canadians and Mexicans: Top Foreign Buyers

The following information is provided by the Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD). The terms “international” or “foreign” clients encompass two types of clients that real estate professionals may serve. One type are non-resident foreigners, who are non-U.S. citizens with permanent residences outside the United States, and who typically purchase property for investment, vacations, or other […]

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Realtor.com: The Top 10 College Towns With Investment Potential for Parents

Buying real estate in your student’s college town can be a short-term vehicle for savings and a long-term vehicle for investment. Realtor.com® recently ranked the cities best for both, factoring in monthly mortgage payments (based on a 20 percent down payment) and other housing costs such as insurance and property taxes, and monthly rental costs. […]

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Russia: Ripe for International Investment

Alexander Romanenko, founder and president of ADVECS, a Saint Petersburg, Russia full-service real estate firm, is a testament to the power of the global real estate community. Since 2006, Romanenko has served as the official representative of the international real estate federation FIABCI to the United Nations. He is also an honorary member and medal […]

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