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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.

July 13, 2018

Self-Storage (SS), Manufactured Housing Communities (MHCs), and Industrial assets are the leading REIT performers so far in 2018.  And Prudential RE Group’s head of global real estate believes the MHC and SS asset classes are particularly attractive to long-term real e...

July 4, 2018

Consolidating all of your savings in a 401k or IRA is a bad idea.  In this article by Darla Mercado, she explains why you should have a combination of savings accounts, including taxable and non-taxable retirement accounts. The variety of savings accounts provides flex...

June 18, 2018

It’s midway through 2018 and the economy continues to perform well, housing prices are rising, and the Fed is raising interest rates.  What does this mean for home owners, buyers, sellers, and real estate investors?  One way we assess the likely effect of rising rates...

April 11, 2018

A recent report by Fannie Mae, ‘Multifamily Metro Outlook: Dallas Winter 2018' provides a positive outlook for multifamily investing in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro region.  Dallas’ strong fundamentals are evident in its population growth, job growth, rent growth, and l...

March 24, 2018

Congratulations, you decided to invest some of your savings outside of the stock market or your traditional retirement plan.  But now what?  You know real estate can be a good investment option.  But how do you get started?  You’re probably not excited about being an H...

March 1, 2018

Two weeks ago, I attended the Best Ever Real Estate Conference in Denver. The conference ended with a debate about where we are in the real estate market cycle:  are we at or past the market peak or  is there still room to grow?  In the “for” camp was Jorge Newbery and...

January 28, 2018

Now that tax reform has passed, housing finance reform is stepping into the spotlight. This reform will have a potentially larger impact on the real estate industry. Representatives from across the housing and finance industry, as well as the federal government, believ...

January 23, 2018

The Milken Institute, a nonpartisan and nonprofit think tank that focuses on increasing global prosperity, recently released their Best Performing US Cities list for 2017.  The list ranks US cities by growth in jobs, wages, salaries, and technology output over five yea...

January 12, 2018

“The Texas economy is firing on all cylinders going into 2018,” said Dallas Fed economists.  Employment growth is expected to increase to 3% from 2.5% in 2017, according to the Fed's latest forecasts.  This equates to approximately 366,000 new jobs in 2018, up fro...

January 9, 2018

Everyone knows that real estate goes through cycles.  That’s no surprise.  But did you know that buying real estate in the winter can be a great way to improve your returns?  Real estate prices follow two general pricing cycles: the multi-year market cycle and an annua...

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