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These Markets Might Be the Best for Single-Family Rental Returns This Year

In this article According to ATTOM Data’s latest Q1 2024 Single-Family Rental Market report, average gross rental yields on three-bedroom single-family homes are projected to rise by 7.55% this year. As ever, though, the devil is in the regional details. While some markets are offering landlords great rental margins—over 10% in some areas—others offer lackluster and/or

By |2024-04-02T09:55:30-07:00April 1st, 2024|Industry News|

Recession Predictions: Why They’re Often Wrong, and Why the Narrative Continues to Switch

In this article On any given day, depending on who you ask, we are either years away from the faintest possibility of a recession or about to enter one. Economists have made several dizzying U-turns in their predictions over the past couple of years, with the latest narrative claiming a recession is highly unlikely in 2024 and

By |2024-04-02T09:55:30-07:00April 1st, 2024|Industry News|

New Home Sales Are Up: Is the Real Estate Market Thawing Out?

In this article Existing home sales have been steadily declining, reaching the lowest levels in 30 years in 2023, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Existing home sales rebounded slightly month over month in January 2024 (an increase of 3.1%) but were still showing a year-on-year decline of 1.7% from January 2023.  As of right now, things

By |2024-03-19T09:52:47-07:00March 18th, 2024|Industry News|

The NAR Will Eliminate 6% Commission Standards and Pay $418 Million in Damages After Settling Lawsuit

In this article The National Association of Realtors (NAR) announced Friday that it finally reached a settlement with homeowner groups that had been embroiled in lawsuits with the association since 2019. The $418 million settlement effectively ends the current NAR broker commission model, which the homeowners’ claimants alleged forced them to pay excessive commission fees. 

By |2024-03-16T09:51:19-07:00March 15th, 2024|Industry News|

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Records Rising Profits From Insurance Businesses—But Utilities Profits Are Down

In this article Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett’s much-anticipated annual letter to investors is out. As is customary for the maverick investor, it’s peppered with headline-grabbing statements about Buffett’s disdain for investment advisors and unearned wealth.  But setting the flashy statements aside, Buffett’s latest letter contains some very valuable information. It’s worth paying attention to, even if

By |2024-03-14T09:50:35-07:00March 13th, 2024|Industry News|

Emergency Fund: How Much Do You Really Need in 2024?

In this article Setting up an emergency fund is one of the fundamental pillars of financial well-being. And yes, saving can be hard, especially in 2024. According to a recent poll by Bankrate, many of us are saving less, with the majority (63%) saying that recent high inflation means they’re able to save less than before. As of

By |2024-03-14T09:50:35-07:00March 13th, 2024|Industry News|

Air Quality Should Be a Factor In Your Next Investment Decision—You Might Be Surprised Why

In this article Poor air quality has been in the headlines about U.S. climate change, especially on the West Coast and in Southern states. Increasingly devastating wildfires are becoming a sad fact of life in California, Texas, and Arizona, with many states added to the list of those impacted or at high risk of fire damage each

By |2024-03-11T09:51:23-07:00March 10th, 2024|Industry News|
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