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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Fri
17
Feb
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The Informed Investor – Utilizing Exchanges

The Informed Investor – Utilizing Exchanges

The Informed Investor – Utilizing Exchanges

 Roger W. Bowlin | Real Estate Transition Solutions, LLC

Savvy real estate investors know that 1031 exchanges are a tool unlike any other for maximizing their investment real estate holdings. 1031 exchanges can be applied in numerous ways to facilitate portfolio growth, cash flow, diversification, estate planning or many other objectives investors pursue. Every investor should be familiar with exchange mechanics, considerations and replacement options. 

Throughout the following six issues of OnSite, we will provide key educational articles for owners focusing on 

Fri
17
Feb
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The Best Real Estate Investment Opportunities in 2017

The Best Real Estate Investment Opportunities in 2017

The Best Real Estate Investment Opportunities in 2017

The company has identified the best metros for real estate investing, and provides an in-depth analysis of the U.S. investment housing sector

HomeUnion, an online real estate investment management firm, has released its 2017 National Single-Family Rental Research (SFR) Report. The comprehensive study ranks 31 metro areas based on several factors, including investment opportunities for 2017, yields, rental demand, investment home prices and capital markets conditions. Atlanta topped the Opportunity Rankings list as the metro area offering the best real estate investment opportunities in 2017, followed closely by Orlando and Seattle.

Fri
17
Feb
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Pockets of Affordable Housing Exist Within the Most Expensive Markets

Pockets of Affordable Housing Exist Within the Most Expensive Markets

Pockets of Affordable Housing Exist Within the Most Expensive Markets

Even in metros where homebuyers have the biggest mortgage burdens, some cities within those metros provide relatively affordable housing options.

The San Jose metro has been one of the hottest housing markets in the country. Homebuyers in Palo Alto can expect to spend 75 percent of their income on a house paymenti. But just 15 miles away, buyers in Milpitas, Calif. need only spend 35 percent.

This example of disparity in the Silicon Valley demonstrates how hot housing markets are fueled by cities where high demand for jobs and amenities drive housing values to far outpace incomes. The phenomenon is one reason there is more inequality in very expensive markets.

Tue
14
Feb
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How John Burns Housing Investment Forecasts Did In 2016

Rick Palacios Jr reviews housing investment advice from John Burns Real Estate Consulting for 2016

John Burns Real Estate consulting this week reviews their housing investment forecasts from January of last year to see how they did in forecasting multifamily and single-family construction and growth in 2016.

 

By Rick Palacios Jr.

John Burns Real Estate Consulting

With a lot of insight from our clients and survey participants who build and finance a large percentage of the homes built every year, we had a good year forecasting.

Our clients make multi-million, sometimes billion-dollar business decisions and housing investment—often relying on our forecasts for guidance. We take these forecasts very seriously and hold ourselves accountable against actual results, right or wrong. With 2016 now in the books, here is how our January 2016 forecast fared:

Wed
08
Feb
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Boomers Worry Over Ability to Afford Retirement Housing

Affordable retirement housing big worry for baby boomers

What causes the greatest anxiety among Baby Boomers, 46% according to a new survey of 1,000 Americans, is the ability to afford desirable retirement housing and living, according to a release.

The survey of Americans 55 and older, done by the NHP Foundation, shows housing anxiety among the nation’s 75 million baby boomers. According to the survey:

 

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Fri
03
Feb
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REI2Day: Housing Supply Hits 3 Year Low, 7 Landlords Mistakes & More

Housing Supply Hits 3 Year Low, 7 Landlords Mistakes & More

<h1>New Home Sales Down 10% from November</h1>

<p>The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development is reporting that sales of new single-family houses in December 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 536k.&nbsp; <a href="https://realestateinvestingtoday.com/new-home-sales-10-november/">Click here to read more.</a></p>

<h1>Housing Supply Hits a Three-Year Low</h1>

Tue
31
Jan
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Company Delivers Investors Cumulative 22% ROI

Company delivers 22% cumulative ROI to investors in student housing in Texas

A commercial real estate company says it has successfully delivered a cumulative return on investment of more than 22 percent to full-term investors in a student housing project in Texas, according to a release.

National Asset Services (NAS), a commercial real estate company, has successfully delivered a cumulative return on investment of over 22% to full-term investors in Gateway at Huntsville, a student housing property serving students enrolled at Sam Houston State University.

NAS spearheaded an effective exit strategy that resulted in the recent sale of the property on behalf of a nineteen member, Tenant-in-Common (TIC) group. 

Fri
27
Jan
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REI2Day: The 20 Best Buy Cities for Growth, Cost vs Value Report Reveals ROI from Upgrades & More

The 20 Best Buy Cities for Growth,  Cost vs Value Report Reveals ROI from Upgrades & More

The 20 Best Buy Cities for Growth

Forbes recently teamed up with National REIA preferred vendor Local Market Monitor to come up with the top 20 markets where population, jobs and home prices are growing – in fact, Local Market Monitoring expects home prices for cities on this list to grow by at least 17% by 2020.  Click here to read more.

 

US Collateral-Related Loan Denial Variations

Last year, data powerhouse CoreLogic reported that 2015 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data showed that collateral was noted as the third most-frequently-cited reason for denials (13.7%) for nearly 450k first-lien purchase mortgage applications on one- to four-family, owner-occupied homes.  Click here to read more.

 

Fri
20
Jan
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REI2DAY: 2016 Year in Review: Crowdfunding and P2P Lending & More

Crowdfunding and P2P Lending

Age of Housing Stock by State

Using data from the 2015 American Community Survey, the NAHB’s Eye on Housing blog recently discussed how the average owner-occupied home in the U.S. is 37 years old and that the age of housing stock is not evenly distributed across the country.  Click here to read more.

 

Wed
18
Jan
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Confident Executives Bullish On Multifamily In 2017

Confident executives bullish on multifamily in 2017

Commercial real estate executives are especially bullish on industrial, infrastructure and multifamily properties going into 2017, based on a hypothetical survey that asked them where they would invest $1 billion.

The Real Confidence Executive Index survey polled leading C-Suite commercial real estate executives on how they would invest a theoretical $1 billion in a variety of commercial real estate investment opportunities, according to a release.

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