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: 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: 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: 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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What Rental Property Investors Can Expect in 2016 January 27, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Real Estate Investment

The 2016 housing market is expected to be a picture of moderate but solid growth, with increasing interest rates a minimal concern. Rental investors will particularly benefit as property appreciates, rents rise to record heights and vacancy rates fall.…

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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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Can Your Rental Survive a Natural Disaster? September 14, 2015

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Property Management, Real Estate, Real Estate Investment

By Brianna Bobola, Marketing Writer, B2R Finance

As peak hurricane season approaches in mid-September, property owners along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are holding their breath and hoping for a mild storm season, while those in Western states—especially California—are continually …

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Investor Intel: Pre-Labor Day Lowdown September 4, 2015

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

China’s exchanges and banks are closed until Monday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Japan’s World War II defeat, giving investors much needed relief from recent global market gyrations. While volatility still reigns in U.S. stocks this past week (…

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