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Why Millennials Are Investing Real Estate

We’ve seen an increase in the number of Millennials (those born after 1980) investing in real estate. This has some of us wondering, why and how?

It also has many of us exploring the channels that enable Millennials to invest and the new resulting opportunities for all players in the real estate industry.

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Positive Housing News of 2016

We’ve seen plenty of negative economic data, statistics, and other financial stories: Troubling unemployment numbers, government debt, a weakening dollar’s purchasing power, rising inflation, and asset valuation trends.

There’s also been some very positive news as we approach the middle of 2016…

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Simplify Your Real Estate with These Web-Based Solutions

The latest advances in technology have given birth to a flock of web-based startups, simplifying processes and saving time.

The real estate industry is finally catching up with innovation and there are now several startups offering diverse services, making real estate easier, and contributing to one of the leading industries in the world.

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The PATH Act and Its Effect on Foreign Real Estate Investment in the U.S.

In December 2015, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015.

The bill eases 35-year-old restrictions on foreign investment in U.S. real estate and is expected to increase the amount of foreign money flowing into U.S. real estate investment trusts (REITs).

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5 Misconceptions About Real Estate Investing–Debunked!

It’s amazing how utterly uninformed the general public is about real estate investing and what it means to be a real estate investor.

Here’s a list of some common misconceptions about real estate investing and the people who earn a living or grow their retirement by investing in real estate.

Let’s take a look at these misconceptions, and contrast them with the facts…

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The New TRID Disclosures & Guidelines (Traffic Gridlock)

TRID is The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s “Know Before You Owe” TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure form.

Any time new paperwork is added to mortgage and real estate closings, it takes some time to learn:

1. How to best complete the forms, and
2. How to explain the new forms to clients or other investors

U.S. home sales slowed in November 2015 – partly as a result of the new TRID paperwork traffic gridlock, which reduced the number of closings.

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Top 5 Trends for Real Estate in 2016

Real estate was on a fairly smooth ride for the majority of 2015, despite warnings that another housing bubble is imminent.

With the arrival of 2016, it’s a good time to take a look at where the market is headed over the next twelve months. Here are some of the trends we can expect to see unfold…

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The Key to Massive Real Estate Success This Year

What is the magic pixie dust that successful investors have found that makes it so easy for them?

I have some news for you: There is no magic pixie dust, and there is no get rich quick button.

Success comes from commitment to small steps, repeated each and every day of the year.

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How to Value Residential Real Estate – Investors vs. Homeowners

One of the most pervasive challenges facing the residential real estate market is determining property values. When it comes to residential property, most end-use buyers think in the same terms as renters: Monthly housing expenditure.

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How Water Attracts Real Estate…

The #1 location that supports the highest property values is adjacent to a large body of water, such as an ocean, lake, river, stream, or wetlands region.

Ironically, water can also cause the most damage to real estate due to flooding, mold, and storms. As such, water can be a property’s best ally or worst foe…

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