Rent is about to go up again—here’s why

August 24, 2021

Published CNBC, Wed, Aug 18 20213:51 PM EDT Alicia Adamczyk @ALICIAADAMCZYK Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. But if you’re currently renting your place, you might see the price tick up when it’s time to renew your lease. In fact, rent is forecast to be even higher this year than it would have […]


Surging New-Home Prices Shut Out Low-End Buyers

June 30, 2021

Realtor Magazine June 29, 2021 Rising prices in new-home construction have mostly shut out buyers in the lower end of the market, shows a new analysis from the National Association of Home Builders. Buyers in the bottom one-fourth of the market have had to look exclusively at the stock of existing homes. However, fast-rising prices […]


With many Americans house rich, here are the best ways to tap your home for cash

June 8, 2021

PUBLISHED FRI, JUN 4 202110:35 AM EDTUPDATED FRI, JUN 4 202112:15 PM EDT Jessica Dickler @JDICKLER KEY POINTS Record amounts of home equity and rock-bottom rates are driving more homeowners to take money out of their houses. If you want to pull some cash out, here are your options. Many Americans are suddenly house rich. […]


The Golden Age Of Multifamily Investing

May 19, 2021

Whitson HuffmanForbes Councils Member Forbes Real Estate Council Capital Square’s SVP & head of acquisitions, overseeing acquisitions team, sourcing and acquiring multifamily, office and retail properties. The multifamily sector, which has been known to outperform other major commercial real estate sectors, is on track to continue this positive trajectory. A notable increase in the sector’s […]


Soaring lumber prices add $36,000 to the cost of a new home, and a fierce land grab is only making it worse

May 4, 2021

PUBLISHED FRI, APR 30 202111:17 AM EDTUPDATED FRI, APR 30 20211:31 PM EDT Diana Olick KEY POINTS – The surge in lumber prices in the past year has added $35,872 to the price of an average new single-family home and $12,966 to the market value of an average new multifamily home, according to the NAHB. […]


Buyers Are Increasingly Shopping for Multigen Homes

March 3, 2021

Realtor Magazine March 3, 2021 The number of home shoppers buying a multigenerational home since the pandemic has risen to a nine-year high of 15%, according to data from the National Association of REALTORS® dating back to 2012. That means home shoppers are looking for larger homes that can accommodate more family members living under […]


15 Ways To Land A Good Real Estate Deal

February 24, 2021

Feb 24, 2021,08:10am EST Forbes Real Estate Council Real estate can be a competitive field, and with so many new investors vying for the same inventory, it’s becoming more difficult to secure good deals. However, even though the industry is packed with skilled professionals, it doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to get outstanding agreements with […]


Mortgage delinquencies sink to pandemic low, but distress is far from over

February 9, 2021 PUBLISHED TUE, FEB 9 202111:54 AM ESTUPDATED TUE, FEB 9 202112:38 PM EST Diana Olick @IN/DIANAOLICK @DIANAOLICKCNBC @DIANAOLICK KEY POINTS – Just under 6% of all U.S. mortgages — 2.7 million homes — were in some stage of delinquency at the end of November, according to the latest reading by CoreLogic. – Some 5.35% […]


How Real Estate Investment Can Boost Retirement When Pensions, 401(k)s And Social Security Fall Short

January 28, 2021

Forbes Real Estate Council Bruce McNeilageForbes Councils Member There was a time in the United States where the norm went something like this: Graduate from high school or college, and then work 30 to 40 years with the same company and retire with a pension and a gold watch. But that’s not the way it […]


What Upgrades Increase Home Value? 19 High-ROI Improvements Buyers Love

January 22, 2021

HomeLight, by Valerie Kalfrin Posted onNovember 13, 2020 Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies estimates that Americans’ total spend on home remodeling projects will rise from $332 billion in Q3 2020 to $337 billion in the second half of 2021. Does that mean homeowners have found the key to economic prosperity — expensive renovations that pay dividends […]