Best Cities for Infrastructure 11/17/17

Best Cities for Infrastructure 11/17/17

What are the best 10 cities in America for infrastructure?  Leave it to the folks at Realtor.com to put pen to paper to find out.  They looked at the largest 150 metros across the country and rated them on a series of important criteria.

Investors Buy Houston Homes Damaged by Flooding

A recent National Public Radio (NPR) story discussed the flooding damage caused to homes by Hurricane Harvey and how many frustrated homeowners are eager to sell for various reasons including lack of flood insurance and overwhelming mortgages.  The story features members of Houston’s RICH Club.

States Crack Down on Fake Service Animals

Legitimate service animals can be an incredible game-changer for people with disabilities and a serious issue for landlords, however a recent article from USA Today discusses the growing problem of people using fake service animals to get preferential treatment or some other self-centered desire.

Millennial Homebuyers Send Chill Through Rental Markets

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal (and posted on Realtor.com) says Rising homeownership among millennials is affecting the rental market, which has declined after a long run over the past 7 years.

Vinyl Most Popular Covering for New Homes

You may have heard about Vinyl records making a big comeback, but did you know that according to recent data from the Census Bureau vinyl is the most widely used primary exterior on new homes?

Local Market Monitor’s National Economic Outlook for November

Local Market Monitor (a National REIA preferred vendor) recently released their National Economic Outlook for October, 2017 where they share their thoughts on developments taking place in the U.S. economy.

Winterize Your Properties Before It’s Too Late

In her latest Real Estate News for Investors podcast, Kathy Fettke reminds us that winter season is fast approaching which means property owners and managers should make sure their rentals are ready for bad weather. Freezing temperatures along with cold rain and snow can create a lot of trouble if you’re not prepared. It’s also a great time to check in with your tenants.

Mortgage Delinquency Rates Lowest in a Decade

In their latest Loan Performance Insights Report, CoreLogic is reporting that August’s foreclosure inventory rate was 0.6%, the lowest monthly rate since August 2016 when it was 5.2%.

51 Million Americans Will Travel This Thanksgiving!

Infographic:  AAA says over 50 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this Thanksgiving – this is 3.3% higher than last year and the highest number in 12 years!  We at National REIA hope you & your family have a safe & happy Thanksgiving Day weekend.

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