Real Estate Investment News & Blog

Real Estate Investing in the Age of Bitcoin (and other Cryptocurrencies)

Many investors in blockchain networks have made an absolute fortune watching their share prices go from cents to dollars to hundreds of dollars and even tens of thousands of dollars.

It would be a natural transition for holders of digital currencies to take their newfound wealth and roll it from cryptocurrencies into real estate as a way to diversify their financial holdings.

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The Truth About Inflating Rents and Deflating Dollars

Owning real estate is an exceptional hedge against inflation. This has proved true since the early 20th century, partly since values have consistently compounded annually at a pace at least as high as the annual reported inflation numbers.

However, inflation can be your number one enemy if you rent.

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What Low Inventory and Price Trends Mean for Investors

Smart real estate investments go beyond word-of-mouth figures and perceived popularity. You may hear rumors of “hot” markets, but nothing beats cold, hard data when it comes to forecasting real estate investment viability.

From inventory to median price, breaking down the numbers helps investors locate rewarding ventures at reasonable price points.

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Declining Days on Market & Increasing Price Trends

The National Association of Realtors® recently published a national sales report for existing properties sold between January and June 2016.

Let’s review some of the key Days on Market and other home sales data trends in 2015 and the first half of 2016 to better understand the positive home sales numbers…

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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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Buying Trends for Wealthy and More Affordable U.S. Regions

Investors who focus on higher-priced, affluent regions may find themselves competing with wealthy (foreign and U.S.) investors and multi-billion dollar hedge funds.

Investors who target properties at or below median price levels should learn more about the mortgage-qualifying trends because either way, we all need money to get in the game…

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Real Estate Investing News for June 2015

All the Real Estate News That’s Fit to RE-Print™

* Homes Prices Up 6.8%

* Builder Confidence Up 5 Points

* 254,000 Properties Regain Equity

* And more…

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Real Estate Investing News This Week 2015-05-30

All the Real Estate News That’s Fit to RE-Print™

* Housing Starts, Permits Surge in April

* Existing-Home Sales Lose Momentum

* New Home Sales, Prices Rise Strongly

* Foreclosure Inventory Down 25.7%

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Real Estate Investing News This Week 2015-05-09

All the Real Estate News That’s Fit to RE-Print™

* Existing-Home Sales Spike in March

* Widespread Gains in Home Prices for February

* Homes Prices Up 5.9%

* Home Ownership Lowest in 25 Years

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Real Estate Investing News This Week 2015-04-18

All the Real Estate News That’s Fit to RE-Print™

* Housing Starts Up 2% in March

* Builder Confidence Up Four Points in April

* Foreclosures Down 67% from 2010 Peak

* And More…

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