Private Real Estate Investing Mistakes

Seven Steps To Protect Yourself From Private Real Estate Investing Mistakes

By Dave Scherer

May 15

Successful investing in private real estate takes more than deep pockets. Market expertise to underwrite properties and management experience to execute profitable business plans are critical too. Yet human traits can lead even the best private investors astray. Behavioral economics, the study of financial decision-making psychology, bares the subconscious biases that trigger real estate investment mistakes.

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First Quarter Home price up to 5.7%

Metro Home-Price Growth Quickens to 5.7 Percent in the First Quarter

WASHINGTON (May 14, 2018) – Inventory levels hovering at all-time lows weighed down home sales and fueled faster price appreciation during the first three months of the year, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®.

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Mortgage Rates Level Out

Mortgage Rates Level Out

MCLEAN, Va., May 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Freddie Mac (OTCQB:FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing that mortgage rates were unchanged over the past week. 

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Sellers/Buyers and Useful Tech Innovations

The Real Estate Revolution: 6 Tech Innovations Sellers And Buyers Need On Their Radar

BY Aly J. Yale

May 8

The mortgage and real estate industries are undergoing a technological revolution-and it’s about time.

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Single Women Home Purchase Figures

Single women account for more real estate purchases than single men

By Kenneth R. Harney

May 9

It’s the gender gap you don’t hear so much about: Single women are buying homes and condos at what may be more than twice the rate of single males, and the trend appears to be accelerating.

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Real Estate & 5G Wireless Technology

What 5G Wireless Technology Will Mean for Real Estate

By Patrick J. Kiger

May 7, 2018

The next-generation wireless telecommunications technology known as 5G, which will operate at vastly higher speeds and be able to handle many times more devices than existing 4G networks, is likely to have significant impacts on the real estate industry, a speaker said at the 2018 ULI Spring Meeting in Detroit.

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55+ individual property tax base fight

REALTORS-Tax-Initiative-Draws-Opposition

By Bob Hunt

May 7

Some months ago (October-November, 2017) we wrote that the directors of the California Association of REALTORS® (CAR) had voted to support a signature drive with the intention of placing a CAR-sponsored initiative on the November 2018 California ballot.

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Home Buyer Misconceptions

Common Homebuyer Misconceptions (And The Truth From A Real Estate Agent)

By Leighton Stone

May 1

The process of buying a home is not an easy one, full of myths and misconceptions that can leave a buyer feeling frustrated and unsure. Working with an agent can help ease the stress of the uncertainties one may encounter while going through the steps. Here are some truths about common misconceptions that keep homebuyers from diving all the way in.

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Pending Homes Sales Inch Up

Pending Home Sales Move Up 0.4 Percent in March

WASHINGTON (April 30, 2018) – Pending home sales inched higher for the second consecutive month in March, but unrelenting inventory constraints once again kept overall activity below year ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

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Certification for Property Managers

Proposed Legislation Would Require Certification Of Property Managers

By Bob Hunt

April 30

California Assemblyman, Rob Bonta, has introduced a bill (AB 2618) that would require educational courses and certification for landlords and property managers. In support of his proposal, the author says this:

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