Landlords In This Area Are Making A Lot Of $$

MortgageToday’s article discusses where landlords are making tons of money on rentals. Here’s what they had to say, “according to a new report from RealtyTrac, a leading source for comprehensive housing data, rental property in the United States posted an average annual return of 9.06% in the third quarter. That is down slightly from 9.65% in the same year-ago quarter, but still represents a significant return for landlords.” To read more, CLICK HERE.

What Housing Prices Are Doing Now

Real Estate SuburbsToday’s article discusses the growth of housing prices and how more recently it has slowed down. Here’s what the author had to say, “the S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index says home prices in the U.S. grew 6.2 percent in the 12 months ending June. The recovery from the March 2012 low is more than 27 percent. Since April, though, average home prices have grown month to month at a pace of 1.1 percent or less.” To read more, CLICK HERE.

What Happens When Two Bubbles Collide

Two BubblesThere has been nothing but negativity in the news lately, including talks of another “bursting bubble.” Today’s article discusses the event where both the real estate and stock market bubbles collide. Here’s a quote from the article, “if the stock bubble bursts, the exit strategy is most probably not going to be reinvesting in real estate. By monitoring the housing starts in the U.S., a sad realization surfaces. They’re disappointing. The real-estate market isn’t recovering at the pace expected. Many of the millennial generation, burdened by their heavy student debts, cannot even afford renting apartments on their own, let alone invest in the still overheated real estate. ” CLICK HERE.

What Will Happen With Real-Estate Website Merger

zillow-logoTwo huge real-estate websites are merging and it has some real-estate agents nervous but others are looking forward to it. Zillow and Trulia have become two well-known names in the real-estate world but will now be one. Here’s what the article had to say about the merge, “Zillow, the most-trafficked real-estate website, agreed to buy Trulia, the No. 2 company, hoping to create a market behemoth that will dominate listings of homes for sale and other information that buyers and sellers covet.” Want to read on to see what else they have to say, CLICK HERE.

First-Time Real Estate Investors

MortgageToday, we’re bringing you an article about first-time investors who want to get into real estate. According to the article, the “most common strategy for real estate investors is the “buy, rent, and hold” model, where an investor buys a property and rents it out to tenants to make a profit from the rent.” To read more and to see the dos and don’ts, CLICK HERE.

"Walkable" Cities May Mean More Money

DC“Millennials prefer urban cores, even ones outside of major metropolitan areas, because they want to be able to walk or bike to work and stores. In turn, areas that offer so-called walkability should see more home buyers and renters than those that don’t.” That’s a quote from today’s article. According to the article, the value of homes went up and it happened quickly in cities that are considered “walkable.” So which city is more walkable? CLICK HERE to find out!

Saving You Money This Summer

WindowsDo you feel a breeze in your house even when all the windows and doors are closed? No, it doesn’t mean your house is haunted…well, at least we hope not! That little breeze may be a leak that could be costing you money. Here’s a quote from an article with information we hope you can use to save you a bit of money this summer. “To see if your home is a bad performer, try a thorough home energy audit. They are offered through utilities and local contractors and are often subsidized by state energy efficiency programs.” To read more, CLICK HERE.

Want Property In Toronto? Hold Your Horses!

Canadian MoneyLooking to buy in Toronto but think it may be too expensive? According to today’s article all you need is a little bit of patience. Here’s a quote from the article explaining why prices may be so high, “The reason that prices have risen so fast is that more and more people want to stay in Toronto to raise their families instead of moving to the suburbs. Toronto has become a world class city with great restaurants, unique cultural events, and neighbourhood festivals all over the city.” To read more, CLICK HERE.