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Real Estate Is Doing Well Today. What About Tomorrow?

Real estate prices are soaring. This is a huge surprise given a year of pandemic economics, business closings, and widespread unemployment. The good news is surely unexpected and an outright relief to real estate investors and property owners in general.

Will real estate taxes change with a new Congress?

Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) several benefits long associated with residential real estate were effectively lost. Could the same thing happen this year? In the 2017 round of tax changes residential real estate took a… 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 »

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 »

Flipping vs Rental Investment: Which is the Smarter Choice

As an investor, should you invest in a rental property or fix-and-flip a home? Many people credit real estate with being a key component of their investment strategy. Investing in a property to flip or rent are two of the most… 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 »

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 »

Housing: What Might Change If Biden Wins

In the battle of Biden vs. Trump a lot of settled and not-so-settled housing sector rules and doctrines will be at stake. If Trump wins the move toward less regulation can be expected to continue while a Biden victory would… Read More »

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