May 31

Harvard report on rental housing

Reversing the long uptrend in homeownership, American
households have increasingly turned to the rental market
for their housing. From 31 percent in 2004, the renter share
of all US households climbed to 35 percent in 2012, bringing
the total number to 43 million by early 2013.

Jul 09


Feb 25

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD recently issued guidance making it clear that residents who are denied or evicted from housing as a result of domestic violence may have basis to file a discrimination complaint with HUD under the federal Fair Housing Act.

via HUDNo.11-021.

Jan 09

If you’re considering buying a house at the courthouse steps then you must adopt the gunslinger mentality.  That is, be strategic, measured and careful – but also possess the ability to make a quick decision.

via Biggerpockets.

Oct 09

Attorneys general in about 40 states may announce a joint investigation into foreclosures at the largest banks and mortgage firms, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.

via Bloomberg.

Sep 11

Most beginners get lost in a world of information.  They analyze and try every strategy but never focus or become a master at one real estate investing strategy.  I suggest an alternative plan, which will simplify things and increase the likelihood of your success.  Here are 5 simple steps for investing beginners.

Pick one and only one strategy – Avoid confusion, spinning your wheels, and analysis paralysis.

via biggerpockets.

Aug 07

A fed up landlord in Charlotte has taken drastic measures against a tenant while watching her investment head to the auction block.

Vanessa McCants spray painted her garage door with the phrase “dead beat tenants.”


Jul 23

The housing market, whose collapse pulled the economy into recession in late 2007, is stalling again.

In major markets across the country, home sales are deteriorating, inventories of unsold homes are piling up and builders are scaling back construction plans. The expiration of a federal home-buyers tax credit at the end of April is weighing on the market.

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