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Rental Housing Boom Set to Explode

Rental Housing Boom Set to Explode

Rental households comprise 34% of the housing stock, and are growing at the incredible rate of 1.6 million per year, while owned households are actually declining in number. This is an incredible surge in demand. In our summary of the U.S. housing market, only 20% of renters live in large buildings (20+ units), and...
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Why are Billionaires Buffett and Trump Bullish on Real Estate Right Now?  (Part 2)

Why are Billionaires Buffett and Trump Bullish on Real Estate Right Now?  (Part 2)

In Why are Billionaires Buffett and Trump Bullish on Real Estate Right Now? part 1, we stated that the Federal Reserve is committed to stable, steady long-term inflation. But what about all this talk of hyper-inflation? There are some doom-and-gloomers out there heralding hyper-inflation.  Hyper-inflation means you wake up in the morning and a...
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Why are Billionaires Buffett and Trump Bullish on Real Estate Right Now?

Why are Billionaires Buffett and Trump Bullish on Real Estate Right Now?

When we interviewed Donald Trump a couple of weeks ago, he told us that NOW is a great time to get into real estate – and he specifically pointed to houses. Fellow billionaire, Warren Buffett, appeared on CNBC a couple of months ago and essentially said the same thing.  In fact, he said if...
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Is It Time to Buy an Investment Property?

Is It Time to Buy an Investment Property?

Is it time to buy a property?  Maybe… The Wall Street Journal reports that the housing market may have bottomed out. Of course, that’s what the press has been saying for the last 4 years.  But now, the WSJ says buyers are bidding against one another: A new development is catching home buyers off...
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Phoenix Housing Is On Fire

Phoenix Housing Is On Fire

The Phoenix housing market is on fire, driven by strong economic growth, once in a generation affordability levels, and a surge in investment activity that far surpasses the levels during the housing boom. Once considered to be ground zero of the housing market collapse, Phoenix has orchestrated a dramatic turnaround in recent months and...
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Could This Be the Best Real Estate Market in 5 Years?

Could This Be the Best Real Estate Market in 5 Years?

I’ve spoken many times on my radio show about how fear is used to move us. Well, recently I spotted a great example. Just last week I wrote about how a mortgage “expert” was predicting a “death spiral” in the housing market. That was last week. This week, the National Association of Realtors is...
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Gas Prices and its Effect on Real Estate

Gas Prices and its Effect on Real Estate

Gas prices around the country have been steadily increasing and the probability of $5.00 per gallon is a real possibility. Is it a big deal? Some people think so. According to HUD, people still want to buy homes, particularly the “Y Generation” (those ages 18 to 35). But this group has seen the most...
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Investing in Real Estate Using a Self Directed IRA

Investing in Real Estate Using a Self Directed IRA

A growing number of real estate investors are using a self-directed IRA to finance their property purchases nowadays. That’s because a self-directed IRA can provide them with the opportunity to buy real estate and earn rental income without paying early distribution fees. The Investment Company Institute – the national association of U.S. investment companies,...
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Single-Family Homes and Their Potential

Single-Family Homes and Their Potential

As we continue to go through Morgan Stanley’s “Housing 2.0: The New Rental Paradigm” we’re more confident that 2012 will be a big year for real estate investors.  For one, the financial services company boldly concludes, “…gross rents are historically attractive relative to current distressed prices. Adding to this attractiveness is the fact that...
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The Law of Now

The Law of Now

Optimism can only be rewarding if one takes action. Without it, it’s like driving a car that runs out of fuel; you’ll never arrive at your goal. Your past mistakes or apprehension about the future has nothing to do with what you can do today or what you should act upon. Decision-making may be...
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