Real Estate

Past The Real Estate Market Bottom With Brighter Days Ahead

In this episode, I interview Ben Miller, the CEO of Fundrise, discussing his revised perspective on the real estate market for 2024 and beyond. The year 2023 posed challenges for institutional real estate investors, marked by 11 rate hikes and a significant surge in mortgage rates since the first quarter of 2022. As a result, […]

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How To Prepare For Upcoming Bidding Wars When Buying A Home

Anticipating future trends can lead to smart investments. Drawing from my 20 years of real estate investing experience, I expect bidding wars to resurge in the housing market in 2024 and beyond. The main reasons for the return of bidding wars in the housing market are as follows: If you believe the real estate market

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House Rich Cash Poor Is A Terrible But Fixable Situation

House rich, cash poor is when you have a lot of equity in your house but not a lot of cash. For whatever reason, a homeowner has untapped equity in their property but is unwilling or unable to withdraw it. Due to excessive spending habits or financial responsibilities, the homeowner feels poor. After paying for my

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2024 Housing Market Price Predictions By Industry Experts

Now that I’ve published the 2024 S&P 500 predictions, let’s look at the 2024 housing market predictions by various industry experts. The forecast for 2024 home prices ranged from -1.7% to +4.1% when I first published this post at the end of 2024. Now as of January 29, 2024, the 2024 home price forecasts have

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The Percentage Of Homebuyers Who Pay Cash And Why They Do

Partially thanks to high mortgage rates, the percentage of homebuyers who pay cash has risen. As of September 2023, according to Redfin, 34.1% of U.S. home purchases were made in cash. This is up from 29.5% in September 2022, when mortgage rates were lower. Redfin analyzed county records across 40 of the most populous U.S.

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Real Estate Is Like A Bond Plus Investment: More Potential Upside

Selling bonds to buy real estate is a much easier decision to make than selling stocks to buy real estate. Real estate acts like a bond plus investment because bonds have more similarities to real estate than stocks do. The word “plus” is added to bonds to describe real estate as a type of bond

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Paying Cash To Buy A House By Selling Stocks: A Mind Bender

One of the best ways to get a better deal on a home is by paying cash. Sellers prefer all-cash offers because there’s less risk the transaction will fall through once in escrow. As a result, some sellers are willing to discount the sales price or take your cash offer over another offer with a

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Real Estate Collusion Revealed! Misaligned Commission Incentives

As a real estate investor since 2003, I’ve been disappointed by the real estate buying and selling process for a long time. While transaction costs have declined to zero or near zero for every industry due to technology, real estate commissions have remained stubbornly high. Could real estate collusion be involved? After I sold a rental

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How To Delay Close Of Home Escrow To Gain More Time And Money

With money market interest rates so high, every day you delay closing escrow is one more day of free interest income. You could feasibly extend your escrow period so long that the extra interest income you earn pays for all your closing costs and then some. I’ve argued why buying a home with contingencies is

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