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The fifth time was the charm when it came to interest rate hikes. Last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell raised interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point – the fifth such hike this year – as policymakers battle inflation. Powell signaled that borrowing costs will continue to rise this year. This has put […]

Accurate Group Announces Expansion of Pa...

CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Accurate Group, a leading provider of real estate valuation, title data, analytics and electronic closing technology solutions, today announced plans to expand its nationwide network of appraisers in response to the growing demand for real estate appraisals. Accurate Group already has one of the largest appraiser panels in the United States and now plans […]

High rents and Fed inflation fight to pu...

The U.S. housing shortage and the Federal Reserve’s inflation battle look set to push the benchmark 30-year mortgage rate above 7%, according to strategists at BofA Global. More than a decade of underconstruction in the US housing industry has put pressure on potential tenants and buyers. Today, analysts at one of Wall Street’s biggest banks […]

Fannie Mae’s plan boosts tenant credit s

Exclusive: Fannie Mae’s plan boosts tenants’ credit scores For you New Sports Entertainment Life Silver Technology Travel Opinion Only positive tenant payments will be reported (those falling behind will be unsubscribed) and tenants can choose to opt out at any time. One in ten adults in the United States, or about 26 million people, are […]

These are the most – and least – vulnera

By Aarthi Swaminathan Housing markets in some major cities most vulnerable to declines during downturns, says report by Atom Data Solutions With interest rates on a 30-year mortgage exceeding 6%, the housing market is under pressure. Some cities are harder hit than others. If a major downturn hits the U.S. economy, home prices in the […]

Home sales raise eyebrows in Santa Clara...

By Brian Howey, Spotlight on San Jose September 23, 2022 When Santa Clara City Council candidate Larry McColloch bought a home in Santa Rosa nearly two decades ago, he promised the lender he would live there for at least a year, which could net him a low interest rate. Find out what’s happening in Campbellwith […]

China Construction Bank to set up $4 bil...

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China Construction Bank (CCB) has announced plans to set up a 30 billion yuan ($4 billion) fund to finance rental housing, China’s latest state-backed effort to help the real estate sector in trouble. The public lender, which will provide money to the fund, plans to invest in real estate projects and turn […]

Soaring mortgage interest rates slow Uta...

Sandy – Soaring mortgage interest rates are slowing home sales in Utah and across the country. The average 30-year fixed rate mortgage rose to 6.3% today, according to Freddie Mac. Higher rates disqualify homebuyers from financing. Home sales of all dwelling types in August fell to 1,204, down 27% from sales in August 2021. “The […]

Soaring Mortgage Rates Make Home Afforda...

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Florida – Further interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve this week aims to slow inflation, but it also hurts consumers and cools the housing market. On Thursday on Lake Avenue in Lake Worth Beach, Rick Curtis greeted potential buyers outside this Coldwell Banker office. Rising mortgage rates are a big topic […]

Latest Fed Rate Hike Should Cool Phoenix...

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Shelby Payne is a first-time home buyer who is still unpacking her things. As mortgage rates started to rise this summer, she took the plunge and bought a two-bedroom townhouse before interest rates rose further. “It can get really scary,” Shelby told On Your Side. “I mean just the price, then […]

Commercial healthcare loan market grows

Written by Monica Correa on September 20, 2022 Advertising While commercial loan transactions are slowing down a bit due to rising interest rates at financial institutions, commercial healthcare loans are becoming a growing market in South Florida thanks to an increase in the number of licensed physicians and the expanding population of Florida. City National […]

CMG Financial’s Dave Herbst named 2022 H

SAN RAMON, Calif., Sept. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dave Herbst, Vice President, All In One Loan Finance, of CMG Financial, has been honored as a 2022 HousingWire Insider. [HousingWire] The Insiders award spotlights industry professionals who are critical to the performance and success of their organizations,” writes Lesley Collins, Program Manager for HousingWire’s Editor’s […]

VA Loan Inspection Requirements: A Guide

Should You Get a VA Loan Inspection? Since a home inspection may not be required with a VA loan, some borrowers may choose not to get one because they will have to pay for it. Although it may cost you money upfront, a home inspection provides detailed information on whether the seller needs to fix […]

Rithm Capital’s 11.2% return: you have n

Vertigo3d Rhythm Capital Corp. (NYSE: RTM), formerly known as New Residential Investment Corporation, is currently trading at a yield of over 11%. This raises the question of whether an investment in Rithm Capital is a yield trap. Even if the the trust’s 11% yield is impressive, Rithm Capital is not your typical mortgage real estate […]

Maturing CMBS loans face higher refinanc...

CMBS loans due to mature in the remainder of 2022 and 2023 face greater refinancing challenges in a higher interest rate environment. A recent post CMBS report by Moody’s Investors Service shows that 73.5% of conduit loans maturing were refinanced in the second quarter, compared to 84.7% of loans maturing in the first quarter that […]

Real Estate Housing Market in Knoxville:...

The Knoxville housing market remains hot as buyers snap up homes within days and for a price above asking. Knoxville ranked 13th out of the top 100 metro areas for house price growth during the second quarter of 2022. Prices rose 4.9% from the previous quarter and 25.6% from the previous year, according to House […]

Black-run mortgage company announces new...

By AFRO Staff Legacy Home Loans, one of the leading black-run mortgage companies in the country, recently announced a mortgage called “Closing the Gap.” The loan was created to help black Americans become homeowners and will target those seeking loans in six major cities across the country. The Las Vegas-based company recently announced that the […]

Flathead Business Journalists | Daily I...

FEC Raffle Stands for Food Banks Representatives from Kalispell, Columbia Falls, Whitefish, West Shore, Libby and Veterans food banks gathered at Flathead Electric Cooperative on Friday, September 9 to celebrate the results of this year’s Ribeye raffle. Organized by the co-op to support local food banks, the 2022 Ribeye Raffle raised $22,725 in cash and […]

Inflation is impacting mortgage rates, w...

The recent actions of the Federal Reserve will tackle the inflation that is hitting the housing market to a large extent. Mortgage rates have reached levels not seen since 2008. This is affecting anyone considering buying a new home. Rates have gone from 2.7% to over 6% now. This puts homebuyers under more pressure with […]

Global Capital Partners’ Joe Malvasio re

Global Capital Partners Fund LLC is a direct lender offering hard money loans in a wide range of options As companies and investors enter the third quarter of the year, it’s time to take a look at the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) market. NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, September 16, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — As companies […]

Housing slowdown continues, with average...

The average price of a Canadian home sold in August was $637,673, a figure that has fallen more than 20% since February. The Canadian Real Estate Association said on Thursday that the number of homes sold on the real estate group’s multiple listings service has now declined for six straight months since the Bank of […]

‘Selling Sunset’ Star Jason Oppenheim Te

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Celligence International, LLC (celligence.com), owned by Pavan Agarwal, CEO of Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. (swmc.com), has partnered with owner and Oppenheim Group Chairman and “Selling Sunset” star Jason Oppenheim to use and promote The MORGAN™ app, developed by Celligence. MORGAN™ is groundbreaking technology that was recently […]

Ramit Sethi warns you’ll ‘almost certain

Image source: Getty Images Sethi’s advice can help you avoid disaster. Key points Buying a home can increase your net worth in many circumstances. Financial expert Ramit Sethi warns that a mistake could almost certainly result in a loss. It’s generally not a good idea to buy a house if you don’t intend to stay […]

What is affordable housing? | Immovabl...

At a time when rents and house prices are rising, you may be wondering if the amount you pay monthly is still considered affordable. But the term “affordable housing” is used in different ways depending on who is speaking and what topic is being discussed. We break down the definition of affordable housing and dive […]

MBA Opens Doors Sets Giving Record Amid ...

With all the talk of a hot housing market and changes on the horizon thanks to rising mortgage rates, it can be hard to forget that these market-wide changes are having a real effect on real people, especially those facing loss or health issues in their lives. families. Mortgage Bankers Association charity, Open Doors Foundation, […]

CoreLogic: Mortgage Fraud Risk Decreases...

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CoreLogic®, a leading global provider of property information, analytics and data, has released its latest Mortgage Fraud Report. The report shows a 7.5% year-over-year decrease in fraud risk at the end of the second quarter of 2022, as measured by the CoreLogic Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Index. The decline in mid-2022 follows a […]

Office values ​​may see steep decline bu

According to a new report from the Mortgage Bankers Association, the value of offices in the United States could fall by 10 to 20% in the coming years in the probable event that the corporate world settles into a hybrid office environment. and work. But the decline is unlikely to happen all at once, according […]

Column: For the Kids – ARPA Helps Those

With summer winding down, we approach the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy’s Fall Forum. This conference, taking place October 11-13 at MetroTech in Oklahoma City, will bring together experts from a variety of fields to visit attendees on ways to improve the lives of children and families in Oklahoma through policy work. This year’s theme […]

3 reasons why you should avoid borrowing...

By Liz Weston Home prices can go down as well as up: Here’s when you shouldn’t dip into your home’s equity This article is reprinted with permission from NerdWallet. Soaring real estate values ​​mean many homeowners are inundated with equity – the difference between what they owe and what their home is worth. The average […]

Connecticut real estate market remains a...

Connecticut closed the traditional stay-at-home sales season with transactions down sharply from the 2021 season spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic due to an insufficient number of new sellers to meet continuing buyer demand. to block stores. Between January and August, about 31,065 homes sold in Connecticut according to a monthly update from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices […]

Florida homeowners hit by higher insuran...

PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida – In South Florida and the Treasure Coast, property values ​​are skyrocketing. This is great news for homeowners gaining equity in their homes, but some are finding that in addition to insurance rate increases, coverage to replace their home is also increasing. WPTV took a closer look at the ripple effect […]

ETF makes affordable housing a reality f...

There is no shortage of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that say one of their goals is to expand the pool of affordable housing or real estate. But there’s only one ETF that invests in mortgage-backed securities (MBS) with the goal of boosting homeownership in communities that conventional mortgage and real estate companies have long underserved. Last […]

US housing market will remain ‘particula

The continued slowdown in the housing market will continue through the end of the year, with soaring mortgage rates discouraging potential buyers, according to the latest analysis from real estate firm Redfin. Redfin noted a ‘slump’ in home visitation activity, down 38% since January over the past four weeks, with falling demand leading to a […]

Customers bank sues Allen Stein in Manha...

Sam Sidhu of Customers Bank, 517 West 180th Street and 570 West 182nd Street (Ariel Property Advisors, Getty, Customers Bank) Two and a half years later, Covid is still spitting real estate losses. The latest are Brooklyn-based investor Allen Stein and his lender, Customers Bank. Late last week, clients sued Stein and his co-guarantor Leopold […]

Apollo Commercial Real Estate (ARI), (CM...

As we head into the second half of 2022, analysts are turning bearish on REITs as the Fed raises interest rates and tightens monetary policy. During periods of inverse correlation, such as 2004, 2013 and 2016, interest rates began to rise as the value of REITs fell. However, when there are periods of economic growth, […]

China’s big four banks are feeling the p

China’s four largest banks have been hit by a more than 50% increase in delinquent property sector loans over the past year as the property market’s liquidity crunch spills over to the financial sector. China’s major lenders – the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the China Construction Bank, the Agricultural Bank of China and […]

Nations Lending Expands Presence in Ariz...

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nation Loans, a leading national full-service mortgage lender, today announced the opening of its new Arizona branch in Scottsdale. The company hired Stacey Gross, a 13-year credit industry veteran, as branch manager. Gross, who will report to Regional Manager Mike Towery, will oversee the growth of the branch in terms of loan volume […]

Local Realtor® Participates in Florida’s

Company DAILY SRQ TUESDAY GOURMET EDITION TUESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2022 | Michael Baker, REALTOR®, ABR®, SFR®, with RE/MAX Alliance Group & The Baker Global Team, located in University Park, FL, attended this year’s annual Florida Realtors® Convention & Trade Expo which took place held August 24-25, 2022, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, […]

Realtor: Inventories and Mortgage Rates ...

Real estate market inventory in Maricopa continues to rise as home sellers lower prices to attract fewer buyers. In fact, inventory – the number of homes for sale in the city – is probably the highest I’ve seen since I started tracking monthly sales in 2014. In general, higher inventory means that sellers have more […]

Experts say Bank of America’s homeowners

A vehicle drives through a residential area of ​​Los Angeles. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images A vehicle drives through a residential area of ​​Los Angeles. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images Bank of America launched a pilot program last week that waives a down […]

Best savings and mortgage stocks to buy ...

The fallout from the housing crisis is disrupting the mortgage finance industry. Fortunately, investors can still find great opportunities in this sector, even in its current state. The best savings and mortgage stocks to buy now will stand the test of time and provide investors with solid returns in the future. And while it’s easy […]

Meet HW’s Annual Host Committee: Lisa Lu

Lisa Lund is the owner of Lund Mortgage, an Arizona-based mortgage brokerage firm. She sat down with HousingWire to share her excitement for the upcoming HW Annual Conference and its role within the welcoming committee. HousingWire: What are you most looking forward to at HW Annual 2022? Lisa Lund: I think HW Annual 2022 has […]

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (NYS...

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT Shares (NYSE:EARN – Get a rating) earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts who cover the company, reports MarketBeat.com. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned the company a buy rating. The 12-month average price target among brokers who updated their […]

Should you borrow from private mortgage ...

Editorial Note: We earn a commission on partner links on Forbes Advisor. Commissions do not affect the opinions or ratings of our editors. If you’re struggling to qualify for a conventional home loan, working with a private mortgage lender might be a good option. These lenders are not affiliated with a traditional financial institution like […]

A Day in the Life at HW Annual October 3...

You’ve enjoyed and learned from dozens of articles over the past few weeks, highlighting HW Annual’s panels and speakers. Exciting leaders like Marc King, AJ Barkley, Rene Rodriguez and William Lyons, will address attendees in fireside chats and panels like “The real estate Amazon.“But, what does a day in the life of HousingWire Annual actually […]

The pros and cons of refinancing your mo...

According to July 2022 Virginia Home Sales Report published by Virginia REALTORS®, there were 11,346 homes sold in Virginia in July 2022. That’s nearly 26% less than in July 2021, the largest year-over-year decline in more than seven years. Overall, sales activity has moderated from last year’s level in Virginia since last fall. While total […]

Residential mortgages fell at the fastes...

Residential mortgage lending in the second quarter of 2022 fell at its fastest pace in eight years, according to new data from ATTOM, a real estate data curator. 2.39 million residential real estate loans were issued in the second quarter, marking the fifth consecutive quarterly decline. This figure is down 13% from the previous quarter […]

AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. (NYSE...

AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. (NYSE: MITT – Get a rating) was the target of a sharp drop in short-term interest during August. As of August 15, there was short interest totaling 215,500 shares, down 37.1% from the July 31 total of 342,500 shares. Currently, 1.0% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on […]

Three reasons not to dip into home equit...

Soaring real estate values ​​mean many homeowners are inundated with equity – the difference between what they owe and what their homes are worth. The average price of a home has risen 42% since the start of the pandemic, and the average homeowner with a mortgage can now leverage more than $207,000 in […]

What are the current constraints of lend...

Marc Perkowski Commercial real estate has generally performed well throughout 2022. Apartments are full, warehouses are renting at record rates, and malls and hotels are rebounding from the impact of COVID closures. Despite the good performance, CRE owners find the debt market to be increasingly constrained and costly. Factors within the broader capital markets, such […]

HW Annual to accommodate the biggest cha...

With recent developments in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac To pursue a more digital assessment process that could both speed up the process and remove any unconscious bias from it, it is important that industry professionals across the space stay at the top of their game. That’s why HW Annual from October 3-5 is proud […]

Toll Brothers says home buyers are ‘side

Shares of Toll Brothers Inc. TOL, +0.22% fell more than 2% in Tuesday’s extended session after the homebuilder lowered its full-year shipment forecast, blaming labor shortages and supply chain issues and saying that rising mortgage rates and house prices kept some buyers away. Toll Brothers said it earned $273 million, or $2.35 per share, in […]

3 Super High Yielding Dividend Stocks to...

Dividend stocks are very lucrative buys when the market is down because dividend yields increase when stock prices fall. Now that the stock market is edging closer to recovery — up 10% over the past month — several dividend-cut stocks are rebounding. Some experts think a bear market might still be on the horizon, but […]

Didn’t manage to qualify or are you just

 More buyers pull back Real estate transactions are running out of steam as the volume of home sales continues its downward trend. In June 2022, approximately 60,000 home sales fell nationwide, representing 14.9% of homes under contract. This is the highest number of escrow cancellations seen since March and April 2020, when sales cancellations […]

The #1 Homebuyer Mistake

Home ownership is part of the American dream; it’s the biggest purchase most make in their lifetime, and it can be a great tool for building wealth. Unfortunately, like any tool, home ownership can hurt you if misused. Here’s the biggest mistake homeowners make and how to avoid it. Image source: Getty Images. People move […]

Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. ...

Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NASDAQ: NYMT – Get a rating) during Q1, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 2,577,423 shares of the real estate investment trust, valued at approximately $9,408,000. […]

Rent or buy in a boiling real estate mar...

Bruce Helmer and Peg Webb For most Americans, a home is often their biggest expense. Inflation has soared in most sectors of the economy, but it is hitting the housing market particularly hard. Should you rent or buy in this hot real estate market? INFLATION IS COOLING BUT HOUSING IS STILL HOT While almost everyone […]

Black couple sue after claiming home val...

Nathan Connolly and Shani Mott filed suit against 20/20 Valuations LLC, its owner Shane Lanham and loanDepot.com on Monday, alleging that defendants 20/20 Valuations LLC and its owner “discriminated against plaintiffs by significantly undervaluing their home in an appraisal because of the applicants’ race and the location of their home next to a black census […]

The cost of buying a house in Raleigh up...

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, WRAL TechWire dives into the Triangle real estate markets, including housing affordability and the cost of buying a home that are the subject of this week’s reports. WRAL TechWire Journalist Jason Parker, the report’s author and a licensed realtor in North Carolina, works with reporters from WRAL.com to track and present […]

PennyMac T Mortgage Investment – GuruFoc

PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE: PMT) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared third quarter 2022 cash dividends on its 8.125% Series A Cumulative Fixed-Floating Rate Redeemable Preferred Shares ( the “Series A Preferred Shares”) (NYSE: PMT PrA), its Series B 8.000% Cumulative Fixed-Floating Rate Redeemable Preferred Shares (the “Series B Preferred Shares”) […]

Canada’s housing bubble is so big that h

Most Canadians couldn’t buy a house even if they wanted to. National bank of Canada (FBN) is once again sounding the alarm on housing affordability. A typical home needed nearly two-thirds of a household’s income just to pay off mortgage payments in the second quarter of 2022. The quarter saw the fastest erosion in affordability […]

Is it possible to buy a house with crypt...

By CNBCTV18.com August 17, 2022, 4:38 PM IST (Released) mini One of the latest industries to embrace cryptocurrencies is the housing finance sector. Several prominent players in the space are now offering a “crypto mortgage” that allows users to purchase real estate using their digital assets. Plot ? In their short time around, cryptocurrencies and […]

CT owners have some of the highest home ...

It’s a great time to be a homeowner in Connecticut, at least when it comes to home equity loans. According to a study by mortgage company LendingTree, Nutmeg State ranks third in the nation for largest home equity loans. The average home loan in Connecticut is $112,721 with an average interest rate of 5.08% for […]

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (NYS...

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (NYSE:EARN – Get a rating) was updated by stock analysts to StockNews.com from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Monday. Other analysts have also recently published research reports on the stock. Piper Sandler lowered its price target on shares of Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT from […]

Metro Atlanta real estate market is in d...

ATLANTA — After several record months of soaring prices, the housing market in the Atlanta metro area is finally starting to calm down. The median sale price in the city in July was $422,500, up nearly 16% from the same time last year but down 2% from a month ago. Reasons for the change include […]

Tough Market: Rising Mortgage Rates Make...

Homes are being built in Palo Alto Groves Thursday in Brownsville. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald) The Rio Grande Valley was already struggling with housing affordability, and now higher mortgage interest rates are making the situation worse. That’s according to a new study from Texas A&M University’s Texas Real Estate Research Center, which shows the Metropolitan […]

4 questions to ask a real estate agent b...

Image source: Getty Images Be sure to check all of these items off your list before moving forward. Key points The right real estate agent could make the process of selling a home more lucrative and less stressful. It is important to ask the right questions before committing to a contract. Knowing an agent’s fees, […]

What is home equity? – CNET

Most homeowners now have more equity in their homes than two years ago, thanks to soaring home values during the pandemic. This means that now is a good time to consider tapping into your home equity if you are looking to borrow money at a lower interest rate than you could get with other types […]

Eastern Union secures $54 million in fin...

Michael Muller, senior managing director at Eastern Union, arranged a $54,027,000 financing for the acquisition of a multi-family portfolio of three properties on the East Side of Indianapolis, an area of ​​high industrial growth. The combined number of apartments in the portfolio equals 628 units. Eastern Union is one of the largest commercial real estate […]

3 Best Passive Income Stocks To Buy With...

The long-term capital appreciation of stocks is one of the best ways to save for retirement. Over the decades, if you can earn annual returns of 8% or more, that may be enough to get you into retirement. In the short term, however, market volatility can cause even the most long-term oriented investors to lose […]

Hidden cost of buying a house

If you’re thinking of buying a new home soon, you’ve probably thought about the maximum price you can afford and the down payment you can afford. And if you’re planning to finance the purchase, the monthly mortgage payment might also be on the list of big expenses you’ve already started accounting for. In terms of […]

BWE secures $100 million construction/pe...

Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital LLC (BWE), a national commercial and multi-family mortgage banking company, today announced the closing of a $100,000,000 construction/permanence loan to finance Cloud House, a Class A residential development in Stanton, in California. Tom Kenny, Executive Vice President, and Alex Gregoire, Assistant Vice President, both of BWE’s office in Irvine, Calif., […]

Redfin seeks to eliminate agent commissi...

The second quarter was difficult for red fin. In mid-June, the brokerage laid off 470 employees as housing demand plummeted due to continued appreciation in home prices and rising mortgage rates. Despite these difficulties, the company generated $606.9 million in revenue during the quarter, a 29% year-over-year increase. However, the company’s net loss fell from […]

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods downgrade rocket

Rocket Companies (NYSE: RKT – Get a rating) was downgraded by equity research analysts Keefe, Bruyette & Woods from a “market performing” rating to an “underperforming” rating in a research note released on Sunday, Fly reports. Several other equity research analysts also recently commented on RKT. Citigroup downgraded Rocket Companies from a “buy” rating to […]

You Could Sell Your $300,000 Home In 3 D...

Image source: Getty Images It pays to give it a look. Key points Selling a home can be a long and expensive process. A new platform could make it easier to sell your home quickly. Although it’s a seller’s market these days, the thought of having to find a real estate agent, list a home, […]

Las Vegas real estate market sees slight...

Housing market headlines have been looking pretty bleak lately. Industry groups have reported a “slump” in sales nationwide, less competition among buyers and the highest rate of sales cancellations in the United States since the start of the pandemic. “Builder Confidence Plunges as Affordability Concerns Rise,” National Association of Home Builders declared last month. All […]

Is rental property a good investment? a...

Georgeta Olaru / 500px With stocks plunge and escalating inflationyou may be wondering if buying a rental property is a good place to park your money. It sounds simple enough: buy a house, rent it out for a price that covers the mortgage, and put a little stable money in your pocket – all while […]

iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF:...

RomoloTavani Thesis The iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF (BATS: REM) suffered larger corrections along with the overall stock market. Namely, it suffered a total loss of 11.7% over the past year against the backdrop of a 4.7% loss for the S&P 500. index. Such a correction pushed its dividend yield to 7.2%, which is […]

5 Top Economists and Real Estate Profess...

Mortgage rates are constantly changing right now. Getty Images Year-to-date, mortgage rates have risen from around 3% to around 6% in June, although they have been falling in recent weeks (see the lowest mortgage rates you could qualify for here). “They’ve been on a roller coaster driven by competing fears of inflation and recession, or […]

Why real estate is an obvious addition t...

Building a top-notch investment portfolio is the key to financial security. At some point in your life, you will need your investments to sustain you. The sooner this happens, the sooner you will have financial independence and peace of mind. When deciding which assets should be in your portfolio, it’s definitely worth considering adding real […]