Spring Real Estate Investing 2011

  • Apartment Building

    With all the turmoil and unknown in the markets, investors today may be searching for a safe-haven. U.S. real estate wouldn't exactly sit at the top of the list for most, given the still uncertain state of the housing and credit markets, but there is one sector that seems to have fundamentals and sentiment on its side: Apartments.

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    The sales pace of newly built homes is now at the lowest on record. Sales dropped nearly 17 percent in February after a big drop in January. Put that on top of the nearly 10 percent February drop in existing home sales reported earlier this week and the incredibly low level of mortgage purchase applications, and you get a clear case for a double dip in housing.

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    Tomorrow morning the FDIC will release and vote on proposed risk retention rules for the mortgage market.

  • Miami Realty Sees Mid-Recovery

    Single family homes in Miami rose 55% year over year, with CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • The nation's wealthiest homebuyers are moving to towns with humble beginnings that have bloomed into millionaire enclaves, and also to a handful of communities that were planned from the start with affluent residents in mind. To determine which towns made up this list, analyzed data for towns with populations over 10,000 where the median home value is over a million, and where they saw the biggest increase in percentage of total home sales. Click on to see fifteen of the nation’s priciest commun

    Click to see fifteen of the nation’s priciest communities that are still open to those with deep enough coffers.

  • The American Dream used to include home ownership as a given, but it has gotten shaky of late. With so much instability in the real estate market, not to mention high unemployment and tight credit, renting has seen upticks around the country. In many cases, this represents a show of caution in the face of economic distress; people are loath to buy in a weak market, or they can’t get a mortgage. provided a list of the top ten American cities with the largest increases in rentals by comparing the

    Trulia.com provided a list of the top ten American cities with the largest increases in rentals by comparing change from the third to the fourth quarters of 2010. Check out what they found!

  • When the real-estate bubble burst, some of the hardest-hit markets were sunny destinations. That means there are some serious bargains out there for vacation homes“A lot of those markets — Florida, Nevada, Arizona and even some markets in California — were also foreclosure hot spots and overbuilt, so there are home bargains galore in those areas, many of which are actually newer housing stock,” said Tara-Nicholle Nelson, consumer educator for real-estate site  Home prices rose temporarily in 200

    When the real-estate bubble burst, some of the hardest-hit markets were sunny destinations. That means there are some serious bargains out there for vacation homes.

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