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Best Housing Markets for Growth and Stability - 2020 Edition

Best Housing Markets for Growth and Stability - 2020 Edition | Real estate | Scoop.it
SmartAsset looked at data from the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to find the best housing markets for growth and stability.

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Prior to reading this , I didn't realize what a hot market Texas is. This article gives the odds of your home investment losing value in the next 10 years. Doing a little research is always recommended before you purchase your home. It's still my opinion that Real Estate is still one of the safest areas to invest your hard earned money.

Al Cannistra's curator insight, July 14, 11:10 AM

oh lordy - 5 of the TOP 10 are in TEXAS....  anybody wanna buy a  house?    www.SanAntonio.Homes

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20 Best Places To Live on Only a Social Security Check

20 Best Places To Live on Only a Social Security Check | Real estate | Scoop.it
Texas Tops the List of Best Cities To Live on Social Security
One clear conclusion you can infer from these results would be that there could be state-level policies that help keep costs under control in mid-sized cities. The 20 cities on this list tend to come from the same few places, with just seven states represented in the final ranking. While Texas had the most cities with seven, Indiana was a close second with five while Ohio had another three.

It is also notable — if not surprising — that the cities are not among the largest in their respective states. None of Texas’ cities with a population of a million or more — Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and almost Austin — made the top 20 despite seven other Lone Star State cities being in there.

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Al Cannistra's curator insight, August 6, 11:10 PM

Texas has 7 out of the 20 - check it out......   want to move to San Antonio - check it out -  www.SanAntonio.Homes

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Council Post: Five Myths About Buying And Selling A Home Right Now | Forbes

Council Post: Five Myths About Buying And Selling A Home Right Now | Forbes | Real estate | Scoop.it
Whether you’re buying or selling a home, it’s wise to educate yourself on current housing trends and information, but make sure it’s accurate and up to date.

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I like this article. The Pandemic has not really hurt sellers. The Real Estate market is still solid.

 

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How Much Lower Can Mortgage Rates Go?

How Much Lower Can Mortgage Rates Go? | Real estate | Scoop.it
The 30-year rate hit another all-time low this week, hovering a sliver above 3%.

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How low is bottom?

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Cities Rethink Their Use of Public Space –

Cities Rethink Their Use of Public Space – | Real estate | Scoop.it
From bike lanes to car-free cores, cities are preparing for recovery and a post-COVID future

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I really liked this article. Cities are rethinking their use of streets and other public spaces. In Europe most restaurants have outdoor seating, which I usually prefer. Restaurants in the U.S. will be trending toward this as foot traffic picks up in cities. 

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New home sales surged in May as buyers scrambled to find properties for purchase

New home sales surged in May as buyers scrambled to find properties for purchase | Real estate | Scoop.it
April’s new-home sales figures, meanwhile, saw a significant downward revision.

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It will soon recover lets keep a positive mind
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How Does a Home Construction Mortgage Work

How Does a Home Construction Mortgage Work | Real estate | Scoop.it
Construction Loans – What You Need to Know Are you considering getting a home construction loan? When building your own house, chances are you will need to get a construction loan. If you have ever gotten a mortgage before, you have some familiarity with how complex the loan application process can be. If anything, the process of getting a construction loan is even more complicated. Plenty of people are approved for construction loans, though, so it’s certainly something you can succeed at if you are prepared. Many times, those who are taking out a construction loan have previously purchased land,

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Are you contemplating buying a piece of land to build your dream home? If so, you are not alone. Lots of folks would love to be able to find a lot and build their home from scratch.

 

When doing a construction project while owning your own land it is quite common to take out what is known as a construction loan. In the article at Maximum Real Estate Exposure, you will get an in-depth understanding of everything you need to know about this type of financing.

 

Having a strong grasp of construction loans is vital so you do not make mistakes that can cost you time and money. Take a look and if you find the information useful, please share it with someone that may need it.

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Why This Summer Is the 2020 Real Estate Season

Why This Summer Is the 2020 Real Estate Season | Real estate | Scoop.it
With stay-at-home orders starting to gradually lift throughout parts of the country, data indicates homebuyers are jumping back into the market.
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This is a good article. This Summer will be like a typical Spring as the housing market makes a comeback.

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Two-thirds of real estate professionals expect property footprint to shrink

Two-thirds of real estate professionals expect property footprint to shrink | Real estate | Scoop.it
CoreNet Global, which represents 11,000 executives in 50 countries, has revealed the results of a survey which shows an increased belief that remote work and virtual meetings will last beyond the coronavirus crisis, and that the overall corporate footprint will shrink as a result.

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APARTMENT RENTAL RATE DYNAMICS ::Rental Market Slowdown Could Hit Class A Hardest in some cities

APARTMENT RENTAL RATE DYNAMICS ::Rental Market Slowdown Could Hit Class A Hardest in some cities | Real estate | Scoop.it
COVID-19 could further cool already slowing demand in the rental market, impacting luxury communities the most, according to a report.

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APARTMENT RENTAL RATE DYNAMICS ::Rental Market Slowdown Could Hit Class A Hardest in some cities

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Should I Sell My Home During the Coronavirus?

Should I Sell My Home During the Coronavirus? | Real estate | Scoop.it
Are you thinking about selling your home but are concerned about putting your house on the market during the coronavirus? Don't be—and here's why... How the Coronavirus Is Affecting the Real Estate Market While the National Association of Realtors® flash survey is showing that 11% of Realtors are saying they have had a reductio
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Mortgage rates fall to a record low for the eighth time this year, making buying a home more affordable for many Americans

Mortgage rates fall to a record low for the eighth time this year, making buying a home more affordable for many Americans | Real estate | Scoop.it
While home buyers may have plenty of options for cheap financing, they won’t have much choice about what properties they can purchase.

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The interest rates keep dropping. These are historic times both good and bad in America.

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— Are you planning to move to another state during...

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Are you planning to move to another state during this pandemic? Enriched RealEstate makes property search easy for you. Gain a real understanding of your local market down to an address level

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Best Housing Markets for Growth and Stability - 2020 Edition

Best Housing Markets for Growth and Stability - 2020 Edition | Real estate | Scoop.it
SmartAsset looked at data from the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to find the best housing markets for growth and stability.

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Morry Trents insight:

Prior to reading this , I didn't realize what a hot market Texas is. This article gives the odds of your home investment losing value in the next 10 years. Doing a little research is always recommended before you purchase your home. It's still my opinion that Real Estate is still one of the safest areas to invest your hard earned money.

Al Cannistra's curator insight, July 14, 11:10 AM

oh lordy - 5 of the TOP 10 are in TEXAS....  anybody wanna buy a  house?    www.SanAntonio.Homes

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Mortgage rates keep falling to record lows — so is now a good time to refinance?

Mortgage rates keep falling to record lows — so is now a good time to refinance? | Real estate | Scoop.it
Homeowners stand to save money by refinancing, but some factors may make getting a new loan less worthwhile.

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Property Investment - Ocean's 11 Keys to Investment Property Success

Property Investment - Ocean's 11 Keys to Investment Property Success | Real estate | Scoop.it

The reasons to own an investment property are many, you might want an income producing asset for retirement, you might wish to rent where you live and own a property elsewhere, or property might be your chosen path for wealth-creation. For whatever reason drives you to want to invest in property, there are a few things you should take into consideration.

Property Investing needs Planning

1. Target: be clear about what you want to achieve, and in what time-frames. Before you buy an investment property you should decide on your earning targets: will this be a negatively or positively geared investment? Will you invest in renovations to increase your rental return? Get your mortgage broker to arrange for a pre-approval of your investment loan, so you know how much you’re able to borrow before you start hunting for properties.

2. Don’t underestimate: write detailed plans about what you have to spend, how much you will have to borrow, and what the borrowings will cost.  Before investing in property it’s vital to have a thorough understanding of your cash flow. Make sure you budget enough for renovating, repairs and maintenance as well as the estimated costs of management, insurance and rates, then calculate the rental income. And when you have purchased your ideal investment property do what you can to prevent costly maintenance issues arising, such as replace ageing taps.

3. Leg work: burn some shoe leather before you buy a property. Go to real estate agencies in the area and pick up their ‘for rent’ sheets. See what rents are being asked for what kind of properties. Ask agents what properties they would like to manage. Go to some open days. Get a sense of which agents are up to scratch.

4. Research fully: it’s important you do your research before you commit, like with any other investment. Investigate the area you’re considering buying in, and whether there are a good range of amenities nearby like schools and shopping centres. You should also get professional advice on property values, recent sales and the growth outlook for the area.

Engage Investment Property Professionals

5. Get the right loan advice: loans for an investment property are different to regular home loans in terms of the options you have and the application criteria. For instance, you may be able to make interest-only repayments for some of the loan term, and get the rental income the property generates taken into account for the potential to borrow more. Get your mortgage broker to provide quotes from at least 3 different lenders.

6. Fixed or variable: crunch the numbers for both a fixed rate mortgage and a variable rate mortgage. Fixed rates are at historical lows, and give you interest rate certainty for two, three or five years. But variable rates provide you with flexibility. You can always get the best of both worlds by applying for a split rate mortgage,  a combination loan of both fixed and variable interest rates.

7. Accountant: don’t rely on backyard BBQ chit-chat for that all-important tax advice. If negative gearing your rental property is your intention, with the aim of claiming the loss you make against your taxable income, then you should be advised by an accountant.

8. Depreciation: a depreciation schedule prepared by a specialist Quantity Surveying firm helps to ensure that you are maximising the cash return from your investment property.

Protect your Investment

9. Property inspections: if you’re buying a place to rent to others, basic things must be in working order that you might let slide if you lived there yourself. Always have a full property inspection done by a qualified expert.

10. Protection: landlord insurance is essential and you should contact a broker if you are unsure about what is included or excluded in the policy. Renting property is a business and some of the features of landlord insurance may not be familiar. Getting this wrong is not an option.

11. Find a quality property manager – Renting out your investment property as soon as possible once you’ve purchased it, will maximise the return you get with rental income and also assist you to pay your mortgage. Doing this through a property manager will be at a cost, but it is the easiest way to go, as they will market the property, reference check tenants for you, and advise you on appropriate rental prices for your area.

An investment property is an excellent way to build wealth, but it should be approached like a business. Have a target, formulate a plan, never underestimate the costs and work closely with your mortgage broker and accountant.

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U.S. Home Prices Rise as Real Estate Market Continues Its Slow Recovery From Covid-19 - Mansion Global

U.S. Home Prices Rise as Real Estate Market Continues Its Slow Recovery From Covid-19 - Mansion Global | Real estate | Scoop.it

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Pandemic Real Estate: Is Now a Good Time to Sell a House?

The ongoing pandemic and economic uncertainty surrounding it have made many people hit pause on big plans. If you were in the process of selling a home, you’re probably wondering if this is still a good time to sell.  


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While it might be more of a virtual sale or it might take a few days longer. Now is still a good time to sell your home according to this article. Stay safe. This too shall pass.

Diva Ventures Best Blogs's curator insight, May 12, 11:17 AM

No one knows what the future will be with real estate on the Space Coast or anywhere else USA! If you are thinking about selling, I say NOW is the best time to sell, while you can still use recent sales as a barometer to sell your property. Wondering about your property value? It's easy to check your estimated value in real time at PropertyValuesBevard.com Have a real estate question? You can call, text or email me using my digital business card at ContactAgiNow.com ... Be safe!

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Council Post: How Is The Business World Changing Today?

Council Post: How Is The Business World Changing Today? | Real estate | Scoop.it
Some traditional methods of conducting business are shifting in order to adapt to this time of uncertainty.

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Are you a homeowner seeking forbearance on your mortgage? Watch out for these red flags

Are you a homeowner seeking forbearance on your mortgage? Watch out for these red flags | Real estate | Scoop.it
These are the questions to ask if you apply for mortgage assistance.

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