Real Estate Investment

Cooler Markets and Warmer Opportunities

December 7th, 2017
On the hunt for an investment rental? The best deals are not in hot markets, but in cold ones. New findings out of HouseCanary, provider of predictive real estate analytics and insights, reveal that at this time of year, when...

Again, U.S. at No. 1 for Foreign Investors in Real Estate

January 9th, 2018
Foreign investors in real estate assign high importance to the potential for wealth and security—and according to new research, the U.S. is expected to offer both more than any other country in 2018. The U.S. was named the No. 1...

Property Coin: Crypto Investors Looking to Fix and Flip

February 28th, 2018
Is blockchain the future of real estate transactions? So far, only a few contracts have closed through Bitcoin or other forms of cryptocurrency; however, with offerings being introduced, that could quickly change. Aperture Real Estate Ventures, a real estate technology...

Chinese, Canadians and Mexicans: Top Foreign Buyers

August 30th, 2017
The following information is provided by the Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD). The terms “international” or “foreign” clients encompass two types of clients that real estate professionals may serve. One type are non-resident foreigners, who are non-U.S. citizens with permanent...

Quantifying Gentrification: Where ‘Cool’ and Affordable Is Still Possible

September 4th, 2017
Despite beards and man buns being on their way out, skinny jeans fading, and bread pudding in mason jars making way for gelato, the global hipster movement has left a mark on American lifestyle. Across the country, demand continues for...

Foreign Buyers Snap Up U.S. Real Estate in Unprecedented Surge

September 10th, 2017
Foreign investments in U.S. real estate have surged nearly 50 percent as of late, according to the 2017 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The report shows that between April...

Homeownership and Well-Being: A Complicated Relationship

October 10th, 2017
Homeownership has come to represent security and wealth—the American Dream, realized, for millions who place their stake through property. There is evidence, even, that homeownership lends itself to overall satisfaction. Financially, homeownership is also associated with well-being, according to a...

Appealing to Investors: ‘Emerging’ Markets Show Strength

November 12th, 2017
Housing markets in the three largest metropolitan areas—Chicago, Los Angeles and New York—have always attracted capital, eagerly handed over by investors recognizing profit potential, safety and security. Now, according to new research, other major metro areas are diverting the flow,...

New Study: Where Self-Directed Real Estate Investors Are Buying Property

November 13th, 2017
Perhaps the biggest advantage self-directed IRAs offer is the ability to invest in what you know. For many Entrust clients, that means real estate. More Entrust clients invest in real estate than in any other asset. Their reasons for investing... The Top 10 College Towns With Investment Potential for Parents

April 26th, 2017
Buying real estate in your student’s college town can be a short-term vehicle for savings and a long-term vehicle for investment.® recently ranked the cities best for both, factoring in monthly mortgage payments (based on a 20 percent down...
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