Real Estate Investors and the Rental Affordability Gap August 15, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Real Estate

By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

The number of renters who spend more than 30 percent or even 50 percent of their income on rent is on the rise in America.

The number of cost-burdened renters reached 21.3 million in 2014, …

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Summer Safety Tips for Renters July 25, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Landlords

By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

It’s summer, and the temperature is rising across the country. This is the time of year when renters enjoy spending time outdoors — swimming, barbecuing and enjoying a cold drink.

It’s also a good time …

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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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Renters Increase in 4th Quarter MBA

By Robert Greenberg, VP Marketing, B2R Finance

When we saw this chart from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), we were — to put it simply — wowed.

It brings into focus what we’ve been talking a lot about over the …

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Fannie Mae

By Robert Greenberg, VP Marketing, B2R Finance

The economy is on the upswing, but consumers remain cautious about buying homes and more said they’d rent instead, according to Fannie Mae’s most recent national housing survey.

This cautious sentiment about homebuying …

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Many Renters Plan to be Tenants for the Long-Term December 29, 2014

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

buyrentMore than 60 percent of current renters plan to rent long-term, according to a recent survey from Freddie Mac that says renters see both positives and negatives about their living arrangements.

Freddie Mac commissioned Harris Poll to survey more than …

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Who is my Renter? October 19, 2014

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

Who is my Renter?

Renters and homeowners aren’t peas in a pod. Each group has unique characteristics.

Knowledge is power, and knowing these characteristics can help real estate investors and rental property managers make smart decisions in reaching out and meeting the needs of …

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Renting is the Answer for Consumers Wary of Buying Homes September 28, 2014

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

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After some considerable sizzle last year, the U.S. housing market rebound has slowed as sales and price increases experience an end-of-the-summer lethargy.

Despite an improving national economy with some significant employment gains, consumers remain worried about job security, stagnant wages, …

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Young adults living with parents

An unprecedented number of young adults are living with their parents, and when they eventually move out, two-thirds of them will become renters, not homeowners, according to recent Fannie Mae research.

The percent of young adults age 18-34 living with …

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7 Strategies for Retaining Great Tenants July 22, 2014

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Landlords, Renters

7 Strategies for Retaining Great TenantsMaintaining the same tenants in your rental properties year after year can be a huge benefit to your investment property business. As a landlord, it prevents periods when the property is empty and you are not receiving rental income. It …

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