Housing Starts Up 5% in May

The U.S. Government is reporting that privately owned housing starts in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,350,000.  This figure is 5% higher than April’s revised estimate and is 20% higher than May, 2017.  Single-family housing starts in May were at a rate of 936k,...
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Ten Real Estate Calculations Every Investor Should Know

What are the 10 calculations every real estate investor ought to know?  Today’s infographic from FortuneBuilders gives investors a comprehensive guide to the most commonly used investment property calculations in order to discover the best type of real estate calculator for your business – everything from After Repair...
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Houston Ranks as No. 1 U.S. Destination City for Movers

According to the latest U-Haul Migration Trends Report, Houston, TX, tops the list for as the number one destination for the 9th consecutive year.  In fact, Houston saw a 5% increase since last year in one-way truck rentals.  The top-10 cities in their 50-city list are Houston, Chicago,...
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New Single-Family Home Size Increases

Reversing a trend over the past couple years, the sizes of new single-family homes have been increasing since the start of 2018. The NAHB’s Eye on Housing recently dug into data from the U.S. Census Bureau to show that the median single-family square floor area increased to 2,436 square feet...
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West & South Lead Population Growth

Real estate investors are in the best position to meet the needs of those seeking good quality housing.  That’s why we’ve had several posts about where people are moving to & from across this great nation.  Today’s infographic from the U.S. Census Bureau shows how the West and...
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Zumper’s National Rent Report for June

Rental information site Zumper recently released their National Rent Report for June showing that the median national rent for 1-bedroom apartment rose slightly to $ 1,198 (up 1.1%) while the two-bedroom average grew 1% to $ 1,436.  However, Zumper says “there were lots of cities spread throughout the...
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Military & Veteran Homeownership

The National Association of Realtors recently released their 2018 Veterans & Active Military Home Buyers Profile, which evaluated the differences between recent active-service and veteran home buyers & sellers to those who have never served.  Among their findings, out of all home buyers, 2% are active-duty military, 17%...
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