Real Estate Investment

Dec 18

What is the Best Long Term Investment? Real Estate!

Dec 16

New York Times: Homeownership is Best Way To Build Wealth

The New York Times recently published an editorial entitled, “Homeownership and Wealth Creation.” The housing market has made a strong recovery, not only in sales and prices, but also in the confidence of consumers and experts as an investment. The article explains: “Homeownership long has been central to Americans’ ability to amass wealth; even with …

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Jun 27

Flipping houses reaps record profits with Seattle in top ten cities

The year 2013 should be known as the year flipping returned. Substantial price increases in key markets brought a return of both smart home investors and fast-buck artists who are now making more profit than ever before. Redfin reports an average gain of $90,200 per home. The volume of flipping has slowed some in 2014, but …

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Jul 20

Chinese investors flock to Bellevue

Bellevue, a global city Bellevue’s growing role as a global city is evidenced by the speed at which foreign – in particular Chinese – investors are flocking to the Eastside, purchasing real estate, developing commercial plots and expanding their companies. Though Bellevue has been cultivating relations with Asia for some time, the rate of investment …

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Oct 25

Miami ‘Bubbling’ yet again?!

Record sales in waterfront property The truth is that Miami, more than any big city in the country, has two very different real estate realities somehow coexisting, at least for now, according to a recent article in the New York Times. For non-distressed properties along the water, sales activity is climbing, prices are on the …

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Sep 17

5 Reasons to Buy a Home Now

Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five major reasons purchasers should consider buying: Supply Is Shrinking With inventory declining in many regions, finding a home of your dreams may become more difficult …

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Jul 19

Americans See Biggest Home Equity Jump In 60 Years

Home equity in the first quarter rose to $6.7 trillion, the highest level since 2008, as homeowners taking advantage of record-low borrowing costs to refinance their loans, brought cash to the table to pay down principal. The 7.3 percent gain was the biggest jump in more than 60 years, according to an analysis by Bloomberg of Federal Reserve data. The …

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Jul 02

Experts Predict Future Increases for Housing Prices

Each quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a “… dstinguished panel of over 100 economists, investment strategists, and housing market analysts regarding their 5-year expectations for future home prices in the United States.” Here are the results of their latest survey about price appreciation/depreciation expected over the next five years: 2012:   -.4% 2013:   +1.3% 2014:   +2.6% 2015:   +3.2% 2016:   +3.5% The …

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Feb 29

Warren Buffett: It’s Time to Buy Real Estate

Warren Buffett appeared live on CNBC’s Squawk Box this week. During the interview, he was asked about the current real estate market and whether he felt now was ‘the time to buy.’ His response was rather emphatic,and has been used as a headline in hundreds of articles since the interview: “If I had a way …

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Feb 18

Nine documents for your real estate tax breaks

Technically speaking, April 15th is tax day. But for Americans who expect a refund – including many homeowners who want to cash in on real estate-related tax perks – filing sooner holds the promise of getting that check in hand, stat. If you count yourself in that number, here’s a handy guide for 9 pieces …

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