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Founder and CEO of Rentec Direct, property management software for real estate professionals. getty While most of us were more than ready to bid adieu to 2020, there’s still a fair amount of uncertainty as we dive into 2021. While we can see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel, there are still many
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Mortgage interest rates last week rose at the fastest pace in over a year, throwing cold water on already cooling demand. Total mortgage application volume was essentially flat for the week, rising just 0.5% according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan
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CEO at Caspar.AI; MIT TR35; Co-founder Katapult; Sloan Fellow; Microsoft Fellow; Stanford CS PhD; SF Business Times 40 under 40. getty There’s currently an alarming intersection of two demographic trends that real estate investors and developers should take note of as they will directly impact senior housing developments: Trend No. 1: People are living longer in
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Signature Kitchen Suites’ convertible refrigerator drawers showed up on multiple favorite KBIS new … [+] release lists. Signature Kitchen Suites The annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, the largest event for these two important home spaces, took place entirely online for the first time ever. That was not without its issues; while the educational sessions got
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Matt Avital is the Principal & Founder of Ascenda Capital, located in Los Angeles, CA.  getty Build-to-rent (BTR) is a relatively new asset class that has been quietly gaining traction among both boutique and institutional investors. This exciting new asset class is exactly what it sounds like: a community of high-quality detached single-family rental properties rife
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Kathy Kraninger, former president Donald Trump’s appointee to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images “Big deal” Both are a type of qualified mortgage, a category that carries legal protections for lenders from consumer lawsuits. That may happen, for example, if borrowers can’t make monthly payments and lose their homes to
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Mike S. Shapiro, Chairman HOM Real Estate Group, Inc., Co-Founder and Managing Director Plunk, Forbes Author, Speaker, Coach and Investor. getty If you’re a real estate investor or homeowner, are you curious about how the ups and downs of the stock market’s major indices are reflected in residential real estate markets? After spending more than
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Founder and CEO of Avid Realty Partners, an institutional multifamily apartment investment platform. getty The economic stresses of the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing shutdowns are taking their toll on renter-by-necessity households. While the prospects of a successful vaccine rollout are encouraging, the many renters who have lost jobs at restaurants, retail establishments, hotels, airlines and other
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New York Attorney General Letitia James said Monday that her office is continuing to actively investigate the Trump Organization’s alleged inflation and deflation of property values to evade tax liability in the state and receive other financial benefits. James also said that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Manhattan District Attorney office to