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US Average Apartment Rent Hits $1,220

According to the latest Yardi Matrix average U.S. rents increased by $3 in August to a new high of $1220 – representing the 8th consecutive monthly record.  Rents were up 5% year-over-year (down 50 basis points from July) however there are some signs rent growth is cooling.  Yardi says that fundamentals in most of the [...]

By | September 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Selecting the Perfect Name for Your Business

What’s in a name?  Well, everything – especially a name for your business.  That’s why the folks over at FortuneBuilders recently put together this handy chart on how to select the perfect name for your real estate business.  Hey, after all, it’s yours…and you deserve the best. How did we do at Tropical REIA? Let [...]

By | August 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Think About Color

Color….it makes it all pop!  It’s what you first see, and it’s probably what you remember about a property – good or bad.  The folks over at Home Depot put together this quick & easy guide to color theory and effective use of a color wheel for those painting projects.  Who knew that red can [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Renters by Choice or Circumstance?

Are there a growing number of renters who choose to rent, versus buy, even though financially they would have no problem purchasing a home?  We already know that homeownership rates are at historic lows as more & more Americans are choosing to rent (for various reasons).  Recently, new research from Zillow looked at renters in [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mortgage Delinquency at Lowest Level Since 2006

The Mortgage Bankers Association recently reported that delinquency rates for mortgage loans on one to four-unit residential properties fell to their lowest level since 2006, while foreclosure rates fell to their lowest level in 16 years.  The data was part of the their 2nd quarter National Delinquency Survey which showed that the delinquency rate fell [...]

By | August 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are Real Estate Buying Habits linked to Social Media Behavior?

Yes, you read the subject line correctly.  Citing a recent study from NYU, Harvard and Facebook,CNBC is reporting that decisions people make about buying property are heavily influenced by theirparticipation in social networks – in particular Facebook.  According to the report, if someone’s Facebook friends experience increases in their house price, they are more likely [...]

By | August 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

1st Comprehensive Update to Low-Income Housing Programs in 18 Years Becomes Law

Last Friday, President Obama signed The Housing Opportunity through Modernization Act of 2016 which is the first comprehensive update to the nation’s low-income housing programs in 18 years as well as requiring the FHA to reform their condo financing regulations and make low-down-payment FHA loans more available to moderate-income buyers.   Both the House and the [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Best & Worst Cities for Renters

We’ve seen some pretty interesting data from personal saving and comparison website WalletHub.  Recently they analyzed & ranked 150 of America’s largest cities for their rental attractiveness and quality of life to come up with the Best & Worst Cities for Renters.  They utilized 15 key metrics ranging from historical rental-price changes, cost of living [...]

By | August 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Should You Buy Rental Property in a College Town?

With back to school being just around the corner it’s time to revisit that age-old investment question; Should you buy rental property in a college town?  The good folks over at FortuneBuilders recently put together this handy chart that takes on that very issue.  However, there are many things to consider and several questions you [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments