RHJ Investor

RHJ Investor is the department of Rental Housing Journal that speaks specifically to the interests and needs of real estate investors and apartment owners. Whether you're part or a REIT (real estate investment trust) , independently own large apartment communities, are a small landlord with 1 or 2 rental homes or choose to fix and flip, RHJ Investor is a great source for information. This site features how-tos and best practices for buying and selling property, real estate taxes, choosing property management and maintenance vendors, 1031 excahnges & TICs, apartment financing, budgeting and much more.

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Wed
18
Dec
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A Tale of Two Transactions: Residential Real Estate Sales Contracts from the Buyer and Seller Perspectives

Roe Taroff Taitz and Portman Identifies Three Ways Buyers and Sellers Can Prepare for a Trouble-free Residential Sale

Thu
05
Dec
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Homebuyer Demand Dropped Less Than Expected In November In Latest Redfin Report

Home Tours Down just 7.2% from October, Compared to 11% Last Year

Sat
30
Nov
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Dupre & Scott Video Report: WHY AREN’T THERE MORE SALES?

Sales activity has picked up over the past few years. But given the strength of the apartment market right now, there are fewer apartment sales this year than we expected. Here are five reasons why.

Fri
29
Nov
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U.S. Counties Report Higher Property Values, Increased Property Transactions, and a Leveling of Foreclosure Rates, According to a Thomson Reuters and NACo Survey

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters and the National Association of Counties (NACo) today released the results of their Annual Local Property Markets Survey.

The survey results indicate a strengthening recovery for local property markets. Key findings include:

72 percent of U.S. counties surveyed reported an increase in assessed property values.

64 percent of counties reported an increase in the volume of records processed in the last year, a good indicator of the overall economic activity for local property markets.

29 percent of counties reported an increase in foreclosures, versus 23 percent reporting a decrease.

Mon
18
Nov
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HFO-TV: The Basics of 1031 Exchanges

Toija Buetler of IPX1031 On The Basics of 1031 Exchanges

Mon
11
Nov
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Dupre & Scott Video Report: APARTMENT SALES ACTIVITY

APARTMENT SALES ACTIVITY Apartment investors have already bought more than $2 billion of apartments in the region this year. That’s already the fifth best year on record and there are more than two months left. So why are we troubled by the amount of sales activity this year?

Thu
07
Nov
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Valuing Property Via The Capitalization Rate Methodology

By: Leonard Baronfrom PropertyManager.com a Service of AppFolio

Fri
18
Oct
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Dupre & Scott Video Report: TOO MUCH DEVELOPMENT?

TOO MUCH DEVELOPMENT?

Apartment developers are more active in the Puget Sound region than they have been for years. The question on investors' minds right now is, are they building too much? Only time will tell. But a comparison with previous booms proves useful. It shows some important underlying trends that influenced demand both positively and negatively. At look at where those trends are going will help answer the question of this week's video.

Fri
04
Oct
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Dupre & Scott Video Report: APARTMENT DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

We update apartment development activity for our online reports continually. Plus, each spring and fall we contact all of the developers and architects working on projects to get a current update on timing. We just completed our fall update of apartment development activity in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. This week’s video discusses what we found and updates our forecast for 2013-2017.

Fri
20
Sep
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Dupre & Scott Video Report: WHAT’S DRIVING PRICES HIGHER? PART 1

In spite of a setback during the recession, apartment prices in our region have more than doubled since 2000. What caused prices to climb from less than $70,000 a unit in 2000 to more than $140,000 a unit so far this year? Investors should be willing to pay more for properties as revenue climbs, so rents clearly pay a pivotal role. But do rent changes in the past dozen years explain all of the price increase? Let's take a look.

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