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A major overhaul of the National Flood Insurance Program is finally underway in Congress. It’s been in desperate need of reform for years as storms grow more severe and the program falls into more debt. The new plan is expected to increase insurance rates in flood-prone areas. It could also impa...
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In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... home price appreciation slows while rent growth surges, senior equity hits a new high, and cities where residents find happiness.   www.NewsForInvestors.com    
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Fed Chief Jerome Powell recently offered his opinion on the economy in a rare broadcast interview. It’s not unheard of for a Fed Chief to do a media interview, but this one comes at a time when there’s been much criticism about the Federal Reserve’s decision to hike short term interest rates. He...
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One of the nation’s biggest landlords is going on a buying spree this year, for single-family rentals. Amherst Residential plans to expand its footprint with the purchase of 10,000 single family homes. That’s good for Amherst investors, but maybe not so great for our tight inventory. There’s als...
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California lawmakers are tackling the housing shortage with a slew of bills to promote the building of more apartments. One is an upgraded version of a bill that died in committee last year. Both bills override local zoning rules to allow more development near transit stops and business district...
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In this week's Real Estate News in Brief… we have trillions in new housing market value, big gains for home equity, and a new PropTech home in the Northeast.   www.NewsForInvestors.com  
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The massive $1.5 trillion tax cut package has now had one year to work its magic on the U.S. economy, but instead of an expected economic boom, some economists are calling it a bust. One of the biggest changes in the federal tax code was a reduction in corporate taxes from 35% to 21%. That was s...
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Technology is changing our lives in countless ways, including the length of time we have on this planet. Humanity is fast approaching a new vortex of artificial intelligence and data collection that will turn our “life spans” into “health spans.” Engineer, physician, and entrepreneur Peter Diama...
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The multifamily market is looking good this year as rental demand grows. Fannie Mae’s 2019 Multifamily Market Outlook shows the number of units coming online this year will peak at 453,000. That’s much higher than the previous two years. It says positive job growth is one of the factors driving ...
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Oregon has become the first state in the nation to adopt statewide rent control rules. Governor Kate Brown approved the law to help tenants struggling with affordability issues, but real estate investors say her plan will backfire because it will ultimately reduce the amount of affordable housin...
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In this week's Real Estate News in Brief… we have taxpayer sticker shock, single-family rent increases, and a misunderstand deal between Amazon and New York.   www.NewsForInvestors.com  
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This may be a strong year for the home renovation business, although companies that offer those services are cautiously optimistic. The latest reports on the state of the renovation industry show a majority of those companies expect revenue growth, but they have mixed opinions about the economy....
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Real estate technology is poised for take-off. It’s involves any kind of technology that’s involved with real estate, and will change the way everyone interacts with the industry. Proptech has already given us many new tools, but venture capitalists are pouring money into proptech startups that...
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Homebuyers could have more negotiating power this spring, as inventory surges. At least three new reports show the supply of homes for sale is the best it’s been in about ten years. The drop comes after several months of slow sales, but the data shows that demand is strong so prices may not rece...
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As more and more home builders showcase energy efficient construction, Harvard is tackling a much tougher problem. The University’s “Center for Green Buildings and Cities” is looking for ways to retrofit older homes for zero energy consumption at a new living lab along the edge of its campus. Th...
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In this week's Real Estate News in Brief… we have the benefits of renting versus buying, millennial buying power, and a new Airbnb battle in New York.   www.NewsForInvestors.com  
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We’ve heard a lot about tiny homes lately. They’ve gotten tons of publicity as a more economical housing option for people who want to downsize and live with just a few possessions. Some cities are also embracing them as a way to house the homeless, including those who’ve lost homes to wildfires...
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Amazon pulled the plug on its HQ2 plan for New York, and that’s left many people stunned, especially those in the real estate world. A group of local politicians and residents who opposed the project drove Amazon away, but there are many people, including a majority of New Yorkers, who now think...
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In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... the shutdown ordeal is over but the border wall debate continues, mortgage rates dropped again, and Amazon is saying “bye bye” to New York.   www.NewsForInvestors.com  
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What you do for a living could make it easier or harder to buy a home, depending on where you live. New research shows that a person’s ability to get ahead can be wildly different from city to city depending on their occupation. That’s because of differences in pay for their chosen vocations, t...
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