Close to 1.4 million Properties Site Vacant 11/3/17

Close to 1.4 million Properties Site Vacant 11/3/17

According to ATTOM Data solutions’ 2017 U.S. Residential Vacant Property and Zombie Foreclosure Report there are nearly 1.4 million (1,367,793) residential properties (with 1 to 4 units) vacant in the as of the end of Q3 2017.

Growing Numbers See Renting as More Affordable

A recent report from Freddie Mac says that affordability and changing attitudes about renting are helping to grow demand for more rental housing. In addition, the study confirms that many current American renters are satisfied with their current arrangements and see it as an affordable option into the future.

Best Cities for Dog Lovers

Over 50 million households in America have a dog….That’s a lot of barking.  With that in mind, the folks over at Realtor.com crunched the bones (we meant numbers) to come up with America’s Best Cities for Dog Lovers.

Special Needs Tenants See Growth in Small Properties

Renting to people with disabilities is something that all landlords should be prepared to address.   With that in mind, a recent study from ArborLoanExpress’s Alex Chatter says that tenants with special needs are a growing segment for small property owners, which have traditionally not seen a large share in this market.

Real-Life Ghost Stories and The Tenants Who Don’t Pay Rent

In their recent podcast, Western Michigan’s RPOA says get ready to be scared with Real Ghost Stories from the perspective of Rental Property Owners, Homeowners, and Tenants.

PwC’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2018

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) recently released their annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate report that contains their outlook for the real estate & land use industry for 2018.  Their market outlooks are based on an extensive survey, multiple interviews, and individual market focus groups.

Homeownership & Vacancy Rates Remain Flat in Q3

The U.S. Census Bureau is reporting that national vacancy rates in the Q3 2017 were 7.5% for rental housing and 1.6%  for homeowner housing.

Home Price Increases Appear to be Unstoppable

The latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index reported a 6.1% annual gain for August, 2017.  Their 10-City Composite annual increase came in at 5.3% and their 20-City Composite posted a 5.9% year-over-year gain.

8 Ways to Get a Good ROI with your Property

Infographic:  What are the 8 ways to get greater “joy” from your home?  Wait, what?  No,  Even better….let’s talk about 8 ways to get some good ROI from a remodeling project at your recent flip.

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