Posts By: Peter Miller

Why preforeclosures will represent big opportunities in 2021 and how to find them

The last time the US economy ground to a halt the big issue was foreclosures. This time around the story is likely to be very different. Preforeclosures – not foreclosures – will be a central focus for real estate investors… Read More »

U.S. Real Estate Recession

Why the 2021 real estate recession will be different from 2008

Recessions are times when the economy runs out of steam for months on end and sometimes longer. And yet – strangely – recessions are not always bad for real estate. Real estate is often a financial safe haven in times… Read More »

Real Estate Trends in 2021: Where are we going?

Why were home sales so strong in 2020 and what can we expect in 2021? The great thing about 2020 is that the year is over and done. Between a pandemic, business closings, massive levels of unemployment, huge fires, and… Read More »

Where Are We Headed? 2021 Commercial Real Estate Predictions

With 2020 ending we can now begin to consider what will likely happen in 2021, hopefully a year when the pandemic will end and some sense of normality will begin to return. There is no doubt that 2020 will be… Read More »

Why Investors Can’t Find Bank Owned Properties Or REOs In The Midst of a Pandemic

Investors have always liked bank-owned properties or REOs — real estate owned by lenders and insurance programs. That’s because REOs often represent attractive investment opportunities, properties that lenders and insurance companies really want to dump. Given the pandemic economy you… Read More »

Why is mortgage debt not a lot higher?

Americans have a lot of mortgage debt, but is that something to worry about? Any number of news outlets have recently reported that mortgage debt has reached record levels. CNN Business, as one example, explained on November 17th that “low… Read More »

Joe Biden and the wonderful problem of FHA success

Of all the problems faced by the incoming Biden Administration the FHA isn’t one of them. In fact, the venerable mortgage insurance program is a huge success. It insures the mortgage financing for 8.3 million households. It’s the go-to program… Read More »

2020 Election Result: More Real Estate Sales Coming To DC

The presidential election is over. Major media on all sides of the political spectrum agree that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have won. No doubt there will be skirmishes ahead, but like Yorktown and Appomattox it’s time to move on…. Read More »

What happens with the Fed after the election?

With all eyes focused on the presidential election there’s been little attention paid to the Federal Reserve and its make-up. The intersection with the presidency is close, especially for whoever takes office in January. The new president will have an… Read More »

Who will help the renters? And the landlords?

America will choose a new President and other leaders in the coming week and whoever is elected will face the worst economic situation since the 1930s. There are no easy or obvious answers for the many issues that must be… Read More »

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