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U.S. Construction Spending Falls 0.8% in May

July 3, 2019

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It’s the first decline in six months, though home building – both single-family homes and multifamily projects – is down for the fifth straight month. WASHINGTON (AP) – Spending on U.S. construction projects fell in May, the first drop in six months, as home building fell for a fifth straight month. The Commerce Department reported […]


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Three Ways To Exceed Investment Objectives Through Allocation In Real Estate

July 2, 2019

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It is not a well-kept secret: For decades, the top educational endowment funds, such as Harvard and Yale, have achieved higher investment returns with moderate volatility. Their secret is their allocation in alternative investments, including private real estate. According to the modern portfolio theory, investors can improve the risk-adjusted returns of their portfolios by diversifying […]


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Only 1 in 4 Renters Think They’re Likely to Own a Home

July 2, 2019

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Freddie Mac survey: 4 out of 5 renters (82%) think it’s cheaper than owning, but 44% also say they’ve moved in the past two years because their rent was too high. NEW YORK – A new Freddie Mac survey finds that only 24% of renters polled said it was “extremely likely” that they would ever […]


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Halfway Into 2019, How Is The Housing Market Holding Up?

July 1, 2019

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Headed into the year, all eyes were on the housing market as it showed signs of softening for the first time in recent memory. A sharp rise in inventory, talk of more rate hikes and shrinking home price gains in the fourth quarter of 2018 created a cloud of uncertainty. Six months in, it’s safe […]


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Real Estate Pros See 3 Common Landscaping Mistakes

June 30, 2019

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Good landscaping is the backbone of curb appeal, yet a survey of agents finds some oft-repeated mistakes that can mar a buyer’s first impression. Curb appeal is a big deal in real estate, and great landscaping can help get potential buyers to the front door. But real estate pros say they repeatedly see how landscapes […]


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10 Useful Open House Security Tips

June 30, 2019

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Read these open house safety tips first to ensure your open house security, if you are going to host an open house or house showing in Las Vegas, Anaheim, Brooklyn, Queens, Valley Stream or other places. 1. Use Security Cameras as Your Guard Installing security systems for an open house is a practical safety tip to […]


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Hard Money Loan Rates, Points, & Costs

June 29, 2019

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Hard money loan rates can range from 7.5% to 15% with three- to 36-month terms. Points to close on hard money loans typically fall between 2% and 10% of the loan amount. Pricing is primarily based on risk, equity, and borrower experience (if a fix-and-flip). Unlike conventional underwriting, hard money lenders develop their own guidelines. […]


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New Services For Clients Going Through Probate Needing Estate Services

June 28, 2019

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is proud to announce that we can offer legal services and estate services with the assistance of our associated law offices and estate liquidators for families that may be going through the complicated process of Probate. ESTATE LEGAL SERVICES The law firm(s) takes great pride in providing compassionate and aggressive legal representation for our clients throughout […]


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“Fixer Upper” New Mortgage Program Suggests Shifts In Lending Landscape

June 28, 2019

Mortgages may be on the pivot again. They have made it through a period of tight lending conditions to our current phase where lenders have had to come up with dozens of iterations of low downpayment programs. While the low downpayment trend hasn’t ebbed completely, it may be shifting towards a lending landscape that provides […]


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Home Flipping’s Shadowy Ties to Mortgage Fraud

June 28, 2019

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In the real estate game, there’s no shortage of wannabe Warren Buffett’s and Sam Zells who get their start flipping houses for a quick return on investment. According to real estate research firm Attom Data Solutions, 7.2 % of all U.S. home sales during Q1 2019 were flipped homes, the highest rate in nearly a […]


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