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
13
Jan
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REI2DAY: RE Investing Trends for 2017, 7 Reasons Why Smaller Multifamilies are Great for Real Estate Investors & More

REI2DAY: RE Investing Trends for 2017,  7 Reasons Why Smaller Multifamilies are Great for Real Estate Investors

New Arizona Law Makes State Friendly to Short-Term Rentals

CNET is reporting that a new law in Arizona effectively makes the state extremely friendly to short-term rental sites such as Airbnb.  The new law, which preempts local ordinances, removes any limits to the number of properties that can be rented out as well as any restrictions on the number of days they can be rented.  Click here to read more.

 

Mon
09
Jan
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7 Real Estate Investing Trends For 2017

7 real estate investing trends for 2017

This week veteran real estate investor and property manager Larry Arth discusses what he sees as 7 real estate investing trends For 2017.

He says optimism is strong but watch these 7 trends.

By Larry Arth

I have held many discussions with investors, builders, buyers and sellers heading into 2017, and their consensus, as well as everything I have read, leads me to this conclusion:

Real estate investing over the next three years will bring slow and steady increases similar to what we saw in 2016.

Now you may be thinking we are navigating unchartered territories with all the changes happening in the political scene. You may see a mixed bag of information making it difficult to assess your investment strategy.

Many are asking, “Why do so many people have such a different perspective on what the market for real estate will look like?”

Fri
06
Jan
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REI2DAY: Private Eyes Watching Airbnb Users & More

REI2DAY:  Private Eyes Watching Airbnb Users & More

Private Eyes Watching Airbnb Users

News site Bloomberg has a story about how private eyes (investigators) have been deployed by various parties to spy on home-sharing services like Airbnb to either settle a grievance or catch landlords running afoul of local laws & ordinances – or both.  Click here to read more.

 

Fri
30
Dec
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REI2DAY: Housing Expectations for 2017 & More

Housing Expectations for 2017

NAR’s Housing Expectations for 2017

The National Association predicts that existing home sales will reach 5.52 million, the average price of a home will be $243k and 2017 will end with mortgage rates hovering around 4.6%.  Click here to read more.

 

Fri
30
Dec
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Arizona Luxury Fractured Condo Complex Sells For $92,000 Per Unit

Luxury condos, The Greens at Ventana Canyon in Tucson’s Catalina Foothills, have been sold for $4.9 million to a Calfiornia-based entity, according to a release from ABI Multifamily.

The property, originally built in 1986 and converted to condominiums in 2006, features spacious 1, 2 and 3-bedroom units with a weighted average size close to 1,000 square feet. Unit features include full-size washer/dryer (all units), fireplaces (select units) and direct access 1, 2 car garages (just under half of all units). The sale price was  $92,444 per unit, or $88.45 per square foot,  of the 54-unit (of 265 total units), according to the release.

The Greens at Ventana Canyon sit on nearly 11-acres of land in the Catalina Foothills, with 27 total buildings and a dedicated leasing center/clubhouse.

Fri
23
Dec
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REI2DAY: 5 Real Estate Predictions for 2017 & More

 5 Real Estate Predictions for 2017

Housing Starts & Permits Down in November

The Commerce Department reported that privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in November were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,201,000. This is 4.7% below October’s rate of 1,260,000 and is 6.6% below November 2015.  Single-family authorizations in November were at a rate of 778k; this is 0.5% above October’s figure of  774k.  Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more were 384 in November.  Click here to read more.

 

Fri
23
Dec
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REI2DAY: 5 Real Estate Predictions for 2017 & More

 5 Real Estate Predictions for 2017

Housing Starts & Permits Down in November

The Commerce Department reported that privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in November were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,201,000. This is 4.7% below October’s rate of 1,260,000 and is 6.6% below November 2015.  Single-family authorizations in November were at a rate of 778k; this is 0.5% above October’s figure of  774k.  Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more were 384 in November.  Click here to read more.

 

Mon
19
Dec
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How to Find and Choose the Best Mortgage Lender for You

 How To Go About Finding The Right Mortgage Lender For Your Home or Real Estate Investment Property

How to Find and Choose the Best  Mortgage Lender for You

By Jenny Johnson

Think about finding a mortgage lender the same way you think about finding a home to buy: There may be thousands of different possibilities and you may have to do some legwork, but in the end there’s going to be one that’s exactly right for you.

Most consumers only deal with mortgage lenders a few times in their lives, so the amount of information to digest can feel overwhelming. Here’s a guide to understanding the language and choosing a direction.

Fixed or adjustable?

Fri
16
Dec
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REI2DAY: 10 Bargain Markets, HUD's No Smoking Rule, 6 Myths About RE Marketing & More

REI2DAY:  10 Bargain Markets, HUD's No Smoking Rule, 6 Myths About RE Marketing & More

Top 10 Bargain Markets

We’re always on the lookout for a bargain – no matter what we’re buying in America we’re wired to find the best deal.  So where are the top 10 cities with homes on the market that have seen the most price cuts?  The folks over at Realtor.com ranked the 300 largest metro areas by share of homes for sale that experienced priced reductions over the past year.  Click here to read more.

 

HUD’s No Smoking Rule Explained

Podcast:  In a recent Real Estate News for Investors podcast. Kathy Fettke discusses the new No-Smoking rule in public housing and how it might affect landlords who accept Section 8 vouchers (Housing Choice Vouchers).  Total run-time is less than 5 minutes.  Click here to listen.

 

Tue
13
Dec
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Is The Horizontal Apartment The Future Of Rental Housing?

Horizontal apartment panel at the Information Management Network conference in Phoenix

The horizontal apartment - rental housing with high-end amenities built on small lots as single-family homes, with on-site property management handling maintenance on all units could be the future of multihousing rentals, according to several experts at a recent conference.

 

The horizontal apartment panel with Mark Wolf far left, and Matt Blank second from right.

By John Triplett

Rental Housing Journal

Investors and developers with backgrounds in multifamily housing are putting up developments in Texas and Arizona to offer single-family homes that combine the privacy of a home with professional property management to take care of repairs, yard maintenance and more.

These developments typically have the same high-end amenities of upscale apartment communities and appeal to both Millennials and Baby Boomers who want the freedom and flexibility of renting but with more privacy than a typical apartment complex.

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