Monthly Archives: July 2015

Multi-Family Housing Starts, Building Permits Soar

Building permits for single-family and multi-family construction surged to an eight-year high in June, signaling a pick up in home building is on the horizon, the Commerce Department reports. Permits for future home construction rose 7.4 percent to a 1.34 … Continue reading

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4 Vital Tips for Managing Contractors

Cover yourself with contracts and a paper trail. Keep communication clear, and provide a record of who said what when- this could help iron out disputes later on. Never pay ahead of the work. Many contractors will tell you that … Continue reading

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Property Investors Tilt to Flipping

Home flipping continues to inch out a hold-to-rent strategy among investors who bid on properties at auctions, according to Auction.com’s Second Quarter 2015 Real Estate Investor Activity Report, which is based on survey results of real estate investors nationwide. “Rounding … Continue reading

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Micro-Apartments Are Coming to the Midwest

Bloomberg business contacted us in regards to the recent trend of Micro Apartments popping up in the Midwest.  See the article here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-16/micro-apartments-are-coming-to-the-midwest by Patrick Clark Photographer: Elaine Thompson/AP Photo

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Office Buildings Filling Up – Slowly

Reis Inc., a real estate research service, reports that companies took on 8.2 million square feet of additional office space in the second quarter, marking one of the stronger periods since the recession but a relatively modest expansion by historical … Continue reading

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Key Items Investors Overlook When Performing Due Diligence

Spending copious dollars and hours on due diligence doesn’t guarantee the right decision on whether or not to pull the trigger on a transaction. It’s  about the quality and not the quantity of information gathered. very buyer is going to … Continue reading

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More Renters May Be Stuck

Millions of Americans may be unwillingly stuck in rental housing. The nation’s home ownership rate has plunged for eight years, currently down to 63.7 percent in the first quarter of this year from a peak of more than 69 percent … Continue reading

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