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It’s a property tax loophole for big box stores that could leave other property owners footing the bill. Retailers are challenging tax assessments in court based on something called the “dark store theory.” They’ve already won some of their battles in Wisconsin, and the trend is now spreading. I...
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Detroit is showing the world how a city can pull itself up by its bootstraps, and become a showcase for urban renewal. It’s a city that’s rising from the ashes of urban decay with an already renovated city core, and millions of dollars flowing in for neighborhood improvements from corporate dono...
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In this week's Real Estate News in Brief… we have a government shutdown that’s impacting home sales, mortgage rates at a nine-month low, and construction workers who can lift 200 pounds with the help of a high-tech tool. www.NewsForInvestors.com  
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The real estate industry is undergoing a major technology transformation right now. PropTech is penetrating all aspects of real estate from landlord/tenant relations to how we take out loans, and some real estate entrepreneurs say the whole PropTech sphere is poised for take-off in 2019.   www.N...
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In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... the government shutdown’s impact on real estate, a new U.S. rent record, and state-to-state migration winners and losers.   www.NewsForInvestors.com  
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Gone are the days when Silicon Valley dominated the technology field. Tech jobs are sprouting up like mushrooms in metros across the U.S., and that’s rocket fuel for those housing markets. For real estate investors, it’s not only important to know about existing tech hubs, but to keep track of I...
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As real estate investors, we begin the new year with just a bit of trepidation. Many economists are predicting a recession in 2020, but in some asset classes, the slowdown has already begun -  and some real estate pros are responding.   www.NewsForInvestors.com  
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Buying an older apartment building in need of a few upgrades could be your ticket to a pay raise. According to the National Real Estate Investor, it’s still possible to find older multi-families in areas with strong or growing rental demand that only need minor renovations to charge higher rents...
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In this week's Real Estate News in Brief… why the government shutdown is bad for the housing market, Redfin’s 2019 market predictions, and a new home decor trend that encourages “cuddling.”   www.NewsForInvestors.com  
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Los Angeles County Supervisors have said “yes” to the building of a massive new mixed-use community about 60 miles north of the metro region, despite increased concerns about wildfires in areas like this. Supervisors say they approved the development because housing is badly needed in Southern C...
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Minneapolis is shaking up the housing market with a new zoning law, that could set a precedent for cities across the country. The city council voted to eliminate single-family zoning and to allow duplexes and triplexes in all parts of the city. It’s a bold decision to confront the affordable-hou...
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In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... the Fed pulls the trigger on another rate hike, a status report on the FHA, and a facial recognition hack that could compromise your security. www.NewsForInvestors.com  
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iBuyers are becoming an important source of inventory for rental giants looking for single-family homes. Foreclosures have essentially dried up since the housing recovery, and larger landlords like Invitation Homes and American Homes 4 Rent are turning to iBuyers to fill the gap.   www.NewsForIn...
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Buying a home in Spain might not set you back for much. Real estate prices started rising in 2014 for metros like Madrid, but the economic recovery is just starting to take flight outside those big city centers, and foreign investors are a big part of that real estate activity.   www.NewsForInve...
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The battle over water rights is simmering in Southern California with a powerful East Coast investor. According to the Wall Street Journal (1), the Harvard University endowment has been buying large tracts of farmland, and turning them into vineyards. It’s an investment strategy that will provid...
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News Brief - More Opportunity Zone Funding & Mortgage Rate Drop   In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... another mortgage rate dip, government funding for Opportunity Zones, and eviction reprieves for the holidays.
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Appraisers are worried about a proposal to loosen appraisal requirements for some home sales. It will cut into their business if that happens, but they say it’s not about money. They are more concerned about risks to the lending environment, if homes are not accurately assessed. Without an appra...
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Marriott is doing damage control after the discovery of a huge data breach that began four years ago. The hackers had access to Marriott’s Starwood Reservation system and the personal information for half a billion customers. It’s a huge wake up call for all consumers to protect their identities...
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In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... we have rents on the rise, a proposed ban on insider real estate deals, and a solar mandate for new homes.   www.NewsForInvestors.com    
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Landlords who like to remain anonymous may have a tough time in New York City. An app that peers behind the veil of an LLC lets tenants know “Who Owns What.” It’s part of a new effort among technology tenants in New York City to fight for housing justice, and expose bad landlords. Of course, wha...
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