The Trend Has FINALLY Turned in Real Estate

by qrscottb 24. January 2012 11:14
This is it. This is the bottom. There are plenty of buyers at this moment to match the sellers. The latest stories from my brother – combined with the most recent data and the "leading indicators" – tell me the bottom should be in... or very close...  read more

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Home Improvement Tips to Increase the Value of Your Home

by qrscottb 6. December 2011 05:14

Buying a home may be a dream, but the initial purchase is only the introduction to that dream. There's always something about your house that could be a little better, a little closer to perfect. Now, with a little planning, you can bring  your home closer to your dream of perfection.
Many home improvement projects begin with someone in the household saying, "Wouldn't it be nice ...?" What follows may be a wish for a remodeled kitchen or a room addition with space to accommodate every family member's needs. However, reality usually intrudes upon this daydream: There's only so much money and so much space. The trick is turning your dreams into reality. .... read more

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'WE'RE WIPING AWAY TEARS'

by qrscottb 15. November 2011 11:16

Lawmakers must recognize the human cost of the housing crisis, industry leaders say.  Dozens of industry leaders joined lawmakers and policy strategists in early October for a sobering meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington to identify solutions to the housing crisis... read more

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Morgan Stanley: U.S. Becoming ‘Rentership’ Society

by qrscottb 14. November 2011 07:12

Well, there’s at least one big Wall Street banker that’s betting on the United States becoming a “rentership” society: Morgan Stanley.

The company released a report just a few weeks ago saying now is a great time for institutional investors to snap up distressed single-family homes and turn them into long-term rental units. The company says the properties don’t compete with the classic apartment rental property, so investors don’t have to worry about cannibalizing their multifamily rental investment portfolios to take advantage of the huge opportunities in single-family rental property ownership.  read more...

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