Our blog is a collection of news, articles, advice, and other commentary on real estate and the economics driving the market.  We pick the most pertinent information and share it with you, adding our take on what it means and why it’s interesting.  We hope you find it useful for keeping track of the market, trends, and economic forces shaping the real estate industry.

June 5, 2019

For more than a year, articles discussing business and corporate debt have captured my attention with increasing regularity.  With the Fed’s recent statement that corporate debt is a concern, but not yet a catastrophe, I decided to take a closer look at what these arti...

May 29, 2019

Although the number of people who need affordable workforce housing in the US is rising, the supply and availability is shrinking according to Fannie Mae's recent Market Commentary.  At the same time, rental rates for workforce housing are increasing faster than wage g...

April 25, 2019

As you know, the economy and the market have increased for over 10 years now.  Many investors are worrying about when this streak will end and how to time it.  Some are not even investing at all.  Steven Goldberg, a financial advisor, explains in this article...

April 16, 2019

The Urban Land Institute and PwC recently provided their annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate report. In the report, the authors highlight three main trends to follow for 2019 and into the future:

  • Most real estate investors are in “risk-off” mode this year; however...

March 24, 2019

Is your investing strategy ready to handle the speed of the Millennial Economy? Joseph Controy explains in this article the steps to prepare your investments for this fast-paced economy. He recommends that you review your portfolio regularly, take steps to control your...

January 23, 2019

The real estate and equity markets are walking a tightrope this year.  Both will strive to maintain their balance on an economic foundation that is shifting.

On one end of the tightrope is a hot (but cooling?) US and global economy.  Strong jobs growth and consumer conf...

September 8, 2018

The scarcity of affordable housing is a concern across most of America today.  And it’s not just a problem for low-income earners anymore.  Housing affordability issues are creeping up the income scale, reaching the middle-class in many areas.  The causes include high...

August 23, 2018

Across the US, adaptive reuse, or re-purposing of older real estate for new uses, is an accelerating trend.  It’s gaining considerable traction in cities like Dallas-Fort Worth that are experiencing large population growth and an influx of workers drawn by new jobs.  O...

August 15, 2018

The multifamily housing market is poised to continue its strong performance in the second half of 2018.  Gradual corrections in select markets continue to moderate rental growth and vacancy rates.  However, strong demand and continuing deficits in the supply of new uni...

July 30, 2018

If you’re a novice to passive real estate investing, this article from John Larson is a great summary of its benefits.  John explains six ways that real estate works for you as an investor: 

  1. Cashflow

  2. Equity Capture

  3. Appreciation

  4. Principal Pay Down

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