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Jun 30, 2016

The number of people flipping property in the U.S. hit new highs during the beginning of this year, and the profits made from those flips also reached new levels.

I’m Kathy Fettke and this is Real Estate News for Investors.

In the first 3 months of 2016, 6.6% of all single family home and condo sales were flips. That's 43,470 properties and reflects a 20% increase from the last 3 months of 2015.

It may sound like the flipping business is picking up major speed, but in reality...

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Jun 29, 2016

Real estate investors need to pay attention to where people are living, and perhaps even more importantly, where they are moving. One way to stay on top of migration trends is to track the activity of moving trucks.

U-Haul released it’s data on the Top 50 U.S. Destinations where more of its moving trucks were headed this past year, and not surprisingly, three Texas cities ranked in the Top 5.

Houston maintained the lead for the 7th year in a row. Chicago, Orlando, Austin and San Antonio followed. Jacksonville, Indianapolis, Tampa and Dallas also made the top 20 list.

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Jun 29, 2016

Lenders may have made it a little easier to get a loan over the last three months but a new survey shows they'll be holding on tight to their money in the months ahead.

Fannie Mae does a Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey every quarter that assesses the views of various bank executives. The second-quarter survey came out June 14th and reported that there was a moderate easing of credit standards last quarter.

10% of the institutions involved in the survey said they may open up their credit standards even further.

How will this affect you as a real estate investor?

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Jun 27, 2016

There's a lot of speculation on how the BREXIT vote will affect the rest of the world. Stock markets tumbled on Friday and gold prices spiked higher… but some experts say Britain's exit from the European Union could be very good for U.S. real estate.

When British voters decided to exit the European Union last week, no one expected the referendum to pass.

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron immediately announced he would resign over the next three months, as he was on the Bremain side and doesn’t want to be forced to lead a Brexit.

Find out how experts expect this to actually fuel investments in U.S. real estate.

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Jun 24, 2016

It's been 7 years since the mortgage meltdown when bank-owned properties flooded the market. Today completed foreclosures are down to half of what they would be in a normal market… except in a handful of states where it’s not over yet.

According to CoreLogic’s April 2016 National Foreclosure Report, foreclosure inventory declined by 23% and completed foreclosures declined by 15.8% compared to last year at the same time.

The number of completed foreclosures nationwide was 37,000, which is 69% less than the peak of September of 2010 when there were over 117,000.

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Jun 23, 2016

Fewer new homes were sold last month than the month before, according to data released from the Commerce Department this morning. Is this a sign of a real estate slowdown?

Is it better to flip property or buy & hold?

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Jun 22, 2016

Sales of existing homes in the U.S. moved at the fastest pace in nearly a decade in May, according to the National Association of Realtors. Properties in five of the hottest markets sold in less than 30 days.

Sales of existing homes, which includes single family homes, townhomes, condos and co-ops, was up 1.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.53 million. That’s up 4.5% from last year and is the highest annual pace since February of 2007.

All regions saw strong sales except the Midwest.

Which markets are blazing hot seller's markets? And which markets are prime for buying?

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Jun 20, 2016

If you plan to buy commercial property with the hopes of gaining future appreciation, perhaps you should think again. The timing may not be quite right just yet…but could be in the near future.

According to a newly released report by Pacific Investment Management Co., commercial real estate prices may decline by as much as 5% over the next 12 months. The company, also known as PIMCO, says tight regulations, maturing debt obligations, and an increase in property sales by publicly traded companies could force downward pressure on commercial property values this year.

Find out more at www.NewsForInvestors.com

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Jun 18, 2016

Hillary Clinton came out ahead in the delegate count against Bernie Sanders but she's not the clear winner, yet. When it comes to speculating on the presidency, there's certainly a lot of concern about how she'd handle the job. Surprisingly, she's getting a lot of support from the real estate industry.

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the real estate industry is throwing its support behind the Democratic front-runner. The group reported in February that Clinton raised $2.6 million from contributors in the real estate business and that real-estate tycoon Trump only raised about $53,000 from his peers.

Get the full transcript at www.NewsForInvestors.com

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Jun 16, 2016

Investors often buy bonds because they think they are safe. In reality, they are much riskier than you might think.

Slowed economic growth globally, resulting in negative interest rates abroad, are driving international investors to the safety of U.S. Treasuries.

This flight to safety has worked since treasury bonds and gold have outperformed stock market investments so far this year.

U.S. Treasury bonds are considered a “safe haven,” because investors have the full faith of the U.S. government to back the investment. But is government always so trustworthy a borrower?

Not for those who bought Puerto Rican bonds. Those investors may not see a penny back from their bond purchases, even though Puerto Rico’s constitution guarantees that bond payments must be made before all other payments. The governor has already stated he will not pay bondholders ahead of salaries and pensions, even though his constitution explicitly requires it.

This sounds like outright deception and fraud (yet with no government official facing an indictment). Innocent people bought those bonds based on promises made in the offering documents - promises made by the Secretary of State.

Keep an eye on other U.S. cities who can’t pay their bills due to extravagant government spending (Chicago). Whatever you do, don’t buy their bonds! They are NOT safe. You can watch on the sidelines as more and more investors snap up municipal bonds for yield and safety.

Get the details at: www.NewsForInvestors.com

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Jun 15, 2016

The stock market plunged again today, as investors grapple with worries over Brexit - the UK’s attempt at exiting the European Union. And it’s likely to remain in a state of chaos until June 23, when they vote on the matter.

According to MarketWatch, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey showed that fund managers are hoarding cash at levels not seen in nearly 15 years. And those who are investing are choosing government bonds, which have pushed yields to records lows.

How low?

For the first time in history, the German 10-year bond, or “bund" yield turned negative for the first time, hitting minus 0.003%.

What? Why would anyone take a negative return? Fear.

Go ahead and pat yourself on the back for choosing steady 8-20% returns in real estate without all the drama of the stock market. :-)

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Jun 15, 2016

It's a return policy you'd expect from Best Buy or CostCo…a real estate start-up that promises a hassle-free buying and selling experience, is now offering a 30-day money-back guarantee for buyers.

Forget about buyer's remorse. OpenDoor Labs is trying to do away with the pressure that buyers feel when they're not sure if the home is a good fit. So if you move in, and you find out you don't like the neighbors, or there's a whole lot more traffic than you expected, or some other surprise, OpenDoor says you can change your mind within the first 30 days.

Like most San Francisco start ups, it's a great idea that still needs to prove itself. Do you think it will?

Get the details at:
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Jun 14, 2016

Donald Trump is headed for the November election with a strong chance of getting into the Oval Office. Who would have thought this possible just one year ago?

But now there is some concern there could be a conflict of interest between his potential job as President of the United States and his global business empire.

CNN reports that, "Donald Trump's 500 businesses would pose an unprecedented ethical dilemma. CNN Money spoke with several lawyers that specialize in ethics. They all said that Trump would have more potential business conflicts that any other U.S. President.

Trump wouldn't be the first President to have a lot of money, but he would be the first President to preside over such a large international business empire. Some presidents with business interests that may be viewed as a conflict have put those businesses in blind trusts during their terms. But that's not a requirement. It's only a choice.

Please note: I was a Republican all my life. This election has changed that.

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Jun 9, 2016

The big banks are now making it easier to scrape that down payment together. Just a few months after Bank of America announced a 3% down payment program, Wells Fargo and Chase are doing the same.

Are low-money down loans risky?

Some people think so, but normally people don't walk away from their mortgages because they put zero down, 3% down or even 20% down. They walk because they can't make the payment - usually because they face some kind of crisis like job loss, divorce or illness.

Plus, mortgage payments in most of the U.S. are far lower than rents, so there would be no incentive to lose the property - especially with home prices on the rise.

How will this affect investors? It might be easier to flip properties to first time homebuyers in certain markets.

Get the full transcript at: www.NewsforInvestors.com

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Jun 7, 2016

A small change on Wall Street that could have big implications for real estate investment trusts. The new plan will thrust REITs into the spotlight and possibly attract billions of new investment dollars.

The S&P 500 will be taking real estate stocks out of the financials group and placing them in their very own sector.

How will this affect you as a real estate investor?

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Jun 6, 2016

Does last week’s weak jobs report signal a weak economy or worse, a looming recession?

Last week, Federal Reserve Chairwoman, Janet Yellen, mentioned there could be another rate increase in the coming months due to steady job growth and strong economic factors.

But on Friday, the Labor Department released a very shocking jobs report. June tends to be a volatile month for stocks anyway, and a slow down in the economy could make it worse. Don’t assume this period of relative stability we’ve enjoyed since February will continue.

And if the stock market weakens, we’ll continue to see a slowdown in high end real estate. That generally means there would be a boom in middle class housing as people look for more affordable places to live.

If you own investment property, make sure they are located in recession-proof cities. Get a list of the most stable cities for owning rental property at www.NewsForInvestors.com/join the network

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Jun 4, 2016

It’s always best to buy when there’s not much competition.

So if you’re looking for a luxury, mega mansion, now’s your time! You could save millions of dollars on your purchase, thanks to a slump this year in high end real estate.

While this is all quite a lot of fun to talk about, it's a bit eery that Harry Dent gave this exact prediction when he was a guest on the Real Wealth Show.

You can find that show here: http://www.realwealthnetwork.com/real-wealth-show/radio-show-archives/

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Jun 2, 2016

Terrifying new legislation designed to fight zombie foreclosures in New York just passed the assembly there. Lenders, beware! Property owners and investors in New York need to pay close attention as well.

The legislation is designed to help municipalities protect themselves from zombie properties by creating a statewide registry of the properties and require banks and mortgage lenders to report them.

If this bill passes, it would require lenders and servicers to maintain properties once they become vacant and abandoned.

Get the full transcript at www.NewForInvestors.com

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Jun 1, 2016

It's being called "The Most Valuable Real Estate in Space" and the Pentagon is working hard to protect it. Military officials are spending billions of dollars on ways to shield sensitive satellites from potential enemies in space.

This isn't your typical real estate story but it's one that could have an umbrella effect on any real estate you own in this world. And the technology you use to conduct business.

Get the full transcript at www.NewForInvestors.com

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Jun 1, 2016

Surge in Baby Boomer Rental Demand
Baby boomers spending habits have driven the economy for 6 decades. And even though they are at, or nearing retirement age and slowing down on spending, they are still influencing the economy… in unexpected ways.

Landlords at a recent conference for rental housing say there's a "surprising surge" in the number of older people choosing the life of a tenant over homeowner.

Real Estate Consultant, Jeff Kottmeier says there was a big buzz about older renters at the recent National Multifamily Housing Conference. He heard from a number of landlords who say many applicants are older people who have sold their homes and want to rent a luxury apartment that's within walking distance of shops, restaurants and entertainment.

Realtor.com’s chief economist, Jonathan Smoke says walkable urban centers and college towns are seeing some of the highest growth from baby boomers moving in.

They tend to like condos near restaurants and shops, cultural venues, and places where they can take classes and stay active.

“The interesting trend is that the places where many young people want to live are the same places where many retirees want to live,” Smoke says.

As a result, builders are constructing more downtown living style condos specifically for seniors, according to Isabell Kerins, a director of product and business development at John Burns Real Estate Consulting.

Developers are also creating more “urban suburbs” to appeal to boomers who want the urban lifestyle but don’t want to move into the city core. For example, some builders are looking to create walkable areas in suburbs with condos near restaurants and retail stores to appeal to baby boomers' urban desires.

Chief Demographer, Chris Porter at the John Burns Real Estate Consulting firm says that 80% of early, or older, baby boomers still own their own homes. But he says an analysis of homeownership trends indicate that even among older baby boomers, a percentage of them will transition from owning to renting.

The U.S. Census Bureau says there are 8 million people ages 55 to 74, who are currently heading their households. So even a small percentage of that number transitioning into rentals, could have a substantial impact on the rental market.

Some researchers say that most seniors would probably "prefer" to stay in their homes but are having a tough time holding on to them. According to Rolf Pendall of the Urban Institute, he's noticed a decline in the number of senior homeowners since about 1990 with a big drop during the financial crisis.

He says seniors who own their homes will continue to outnumber seniors who rent, but the number of older renters will likely accelerate over the next 15 years. He and his colleagues are anticipating a growth of senior homeownership from about 20 million in 2010 to 33.7 million in 2030.

For senior renters, they predict a rise from 5.8 million in 2010 to 12.2 million in 2030 - that's double the number of senior renters today.

This data is very important for builders and real estate investors. If their prediction is correct, the nation will need 6.4 million rental units to accommodate this rental demand among aging seniors.

Why would a senior choose renting over owning?

Several reasons:

Tight credit standards and mortgage underwriting are a few of the issues that could prevent Baby Boomers from buying property. Rising rents and stagnant wages are a few more possibilities. And for seniors on a fixed income, keeping up with a hot housing market may be next to impossible.

Plus, if a 60 year old Baby Boomer buys a home on a 30 year fixed rate mortgage, he or she would own the home free and clear by age 90. The only benefit at that point is being able to provide a home in inheritance.

That’s not quite as enticing as buying a home at age 32 - the typical age for buying one’s first home.

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