Investor Intel: Election Edition November 11, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News

American voters spoke loud and clear this week, electing a new president and passing several state-specific measures. While the stock market dropped sharply at first, it has since rallied sending 10-year Treasury yields above 2% for the first time in …

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Investor Intel: Tech Edition October 14, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News

Real Estate tech is booming. While perhaps the majority of investment has been focused on the owner-occupied mortgage space with the launch of Quicken’s Rocket Mortgage and Sindeo’s five-minute mortgage, the single-family rental space hasn’t been completely left in …

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Investor Intel: Rate Hikes, Rental Markets on the Rise and Declining Cash Sales September 30, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News

The specter of a Fed rate hike continues to linger, though experts expect that a hike may not happen until December. While a hike may have a slight impact on mortgage borrowers in the form of modestly higher payments (think …

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Investor Intel: Is There a Housing Bubble? September 2, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News

If any housing bubbles exist, they are local in nature, not national, says CNBC contributor Ron Insana, who suggests housing commentators need to settle down because “this is not an ‘all in’ moment on the housing front.”

Insana says that …

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Investor Intel: Investing for Income August 5, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News

The post-Brexit hangover is still lingering and U.S. stocks have been on a wild ride this summer, mostly due to fluctuating oil prices. One thing that doesn’t seem to be rattling the market – yet – is an increasingly …

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Investor Intel: Brexit Hangover July 8, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News

The dust has finally begun to settle following the U.K.’s historic decision to exit the European Union two weeks ago. Despite a fair amount of neutral feelings prior to the vote, the tenor of the discussion has turned mostly negative, …

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Investor Intel: Brexit Edition June 24, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News

The looming question on everyone’s mind this week has been whether or not the UK will exit the European Union. Economists and commentators across the globe have been speculating about the potential effects of the Brexit, which have ranged from …

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Investor Intel: SFRs are Sizzling June 10, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News

Time to break out the sunscreen, investors. Summer is in full swing and a number of reports out this week suggest that the single-family rental market is sizzling as well. Let’s dive in:…

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Investor Intel: Bust Out Your White Pants May 27, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News

Today marks the first long weekend of the summer season. Those of you reading from the east coast are likely breathing a collective sigh of relief that the warm weather seems like it’s here to stay and it’s finally appropriate …

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Investor Intel: Housing Market Off to a Strong Start in 2016 May 13, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News

And they’re off! Last weekend saw the 142nd Kentucky Derby with Nyquist racing away with the win. Like Nyquist, the housing market continues to sprint ahead.

Now that we’re almost near the midpoint of the year, most indicators are …

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Investor Intel: Did You File Your Taxes? April 15, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News

Mid-April is often the time when most of the country emerges from winter hibernation. It’s just warm enough for a light jacket and the flowers have begun their annual displays of color. Despite this bright spot, mid-April also brings a …

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Investor Intel: Out Like a Lion? April 1, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News

The U.S economy continued to add jobs at a steady pace in March. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 215,000 in March according to the Labor Department. Today’s report showed the strongest job growth in the retail, construction and health care industries. …

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Investor Intel: Flippers Flying High, Rental Population Booming  March 14, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News

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The volatility markets experienced mid-2015 through the early part of February seems to have largely calmed down, employment has continued making strides, energy prices have bounced and the S&P 500 has jumped more than 7 percent.…

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Investor Intel: Spring Has Sprung February 19, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News

Spring has already sprung for some in the housing industry. Presidents Day weekend is traditionally seen by real estate agents and homebuilders as the start of the spring housing market — the busiest time of year for home sales. And …

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Investor Intel: Mortgage Rates Decline February 5, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News

Well this is a surprise. Contrary to what everyone expected after the Fed raised rates, mortgage rates have actually fallen over the past five weeks. According to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage declined …

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Investor Intel: What the Stock Market Taught Sir Isaac Newton January 22, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News

Equity investors are scrambling as they continue to head into what is the worst start ever to a calendar year for the stock market.…

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Investor Intel: Stocks Plunge, Housing Surges January 8, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News

Global markets are once again on their rollercoaster ride thanks to concerns over slowing economic growth in China and devaluation of the Chinese yuan. On Thursday, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index capped its worst-ever start to a year, while …

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Investor Intel: 2016 (and Interest Rates) Lift-Off December 11, 2015

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News, Real Estate, Real Estate Investment


This week, the talk around Wall Street water coolers is the strong probability interest rates will start their gradual rise after the Fed meeting Wednesday, Dec. 16th. U.S. economic fundamentals are strong. According to the Bureau of Labor …

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November Investor Intel November 18, 2015

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Financing, Foreclosure, Millennials, News, Real Estate Investment

The chief economist of the National Association of Realtors called the third quarter of 2015 the best quarter for housing in a decade, the head of the New York Fed called the housing economy “solid,” and some pretty …

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Investor Intel: Opportunity Abounds for the SFR Investor November 13, 2015

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News, Real Estate, Real Estate Investment

The chief economist of the National Association of Realtors is calling the third quarter of 2015 the best quarter for the housing market in a decade, and the head of the New York Fed gave a shout out to the …

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