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
28
Sep
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7 Headlines Real Estate Investors Should Watch

Which headlines Investors should watch blog by larry arth

We are constantly bombarded with information these days and investors hear many things from many sources.

Our veteran real estate investor Larry Arth talks about the headlines investors ask him about and what they should be watching.

Headlines may be national, but how does that translate to local?

By Larry Arth

Investors often call or email me all excited, or perhaps disappointed, because they have seen a headline or read an article somewhere on real estate investing and want to know my thoughts.

 

Before you move past the headlines you want to ask yourself if this is local news, state news or national news?

Does the headline or article in the news truly have an impact on your rental business?

Sometimes headlines or articles can sensationalize a topic. You want to read between the lines. However in my experience there are seven topics I continue to see investors ask about and what they are watching.

Fri
23
Sep
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REI2Day: Home Flipping Highs, Best & Worst Cities For Families, RE Drones & More

 Home Flipping Highs, Best & Worst Cities For Families, RE Drones & More

Home Flipping Reaches Six-Year High

Attom Data Solutions (parent company of RealtyTrac) recently released their Q2 2016 U.S. Home Flipping Report, which shows over 51k U.S. single family home and condo sales were completed flips in the second quarter of 2016, up 14% from the previous quarter and up 3% from a year ago – representing the highest number of home flips since Q2 2010 (a six-year high).  Homes flipped in 2016’s 2nd quarter accounted for 5.5% of all single family and condo sale, down from 6.7% in the first quarter.  Click here to read more.

 

The Best & Worst Cities for Families

Tue
20
Sep
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Is Multifamily Investing Better Than Single-Family?

Multifamily investing vs single-family investing which is best?

This week veteran real estate investor Larry Arth tackles the multifamily vs. single-family debate among real estate investors over which of the two investments is the best.

He has personal experience in both owning and managing multifamily properties as well as single-family properties. Here is his take on the two sides of the argument.

By Larry Arth

Investors have strong opinions about this topic of multifamily vs. single-family investing.

A local real estate investors club meeting (REIA) I attended had the debate raging once again over single-family homes versus multifamily. I have heard the debate many times early in my investing career.

Larry Arth blog on multifamily vs single-family investing

Over the years, I have come to realize there is no right or wrong answer.

Mon
19
Sep
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REI2Day: Millenials, Pet DNA, AirBnB & More

REI2Day: Millenials, Pet DNA, AirBnB & More

Where Millennials Are More Likely to Live at Home

According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, nearly one third of millennials lived at home in 2014 making it the most common living arrangement among this age group.  While there are many reasons for this trend, lingering effects of the last recession, student debt, lack of affordable housing options, the bottom line is that more and more young people are choosing to live at home.  And, when you see the top 5 states they happen to coincide with some of the highest rental rates.  Click here to read more.

 

Here’s The Scoop On How Pet DNA Testing Could Fix Your Apartment Poop Problem

Tue
13
Sep
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Can You Succeed As A Real Estate Investor? 11 Questions To Ask Yourself

If you want to be a successful real estate investor, here are questions to ask yourself

If you want to be a successful real estate investor, consider your answers to these questions. 

They will help you decide the best approach to leveraging your time and knowledge so you can be successful.

Even if you are already an investor, have you chosen the type of investment that fits you?

Our country’s foundation is real estate. It is all around us, like the air we breathe. Real estate is one of the largest sectors of our economy. It is an investment vehicle with a foundation in America’s dream from the time of the early pilgrims.

By Richard Montgomery

Mon
12
Sep
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REI2Day: Student Housing, Construction Worker Shortage, Supply & Demand & More

REI2Day: Student Housing, Construction Worker Shortage, Supply & Demand & More

Not Your Father’s Student Housing

Student housing with 50-inch flat-screen televisions, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, en suite bathrooms and an in-unit washer/dryers?  Yes indeed, student housing has come a long way over the past few years and luxury amenities are no exception.  A recent article on Yahoo Finance discusses recent upgrades in student housing and how these are becoming standard fare at large public universities across the country.  In fact, according to Axiomatic, 47k new beds were coming online in privately owned student housing this Fall.  Click here to read more.

 

CoreLogic: Home Prices Up 6% in July

Tue
06
Sep
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Gresham A Hotter Market Than Portland For Apartment Investors?

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Recent apartment sales in Gresham, Oregon to investors show Gresham may be able to give Portland a run for its money with apartment investors.

HFO Investment Real Estate (HFO) sold the 225-unit Parkside Apartment Homes in Gresham for $37.25 million, according to a release from the company.  HFO’s institutional team was able to execute a national marketing plan for the asset, demonstrating its ability to garner interest in the property from investor groups around the country, the company stated in the release.

“Rent growth throughout the Gresham market continues to match or outperform many areas of Portland,” HFO partner Tyler Johnson said in the release. “As vacancies drop and rents rise, large institutional investors are taking advantage of the value added investments available in the submarket.”

Tue
06
Sep
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REI2Day: "Richer" Lives, Average US Rent, Fair Market Rents & More

REI2Day: "Richer" Lices, Average US Rent,  Fair Market Rents & More

Best & Worst States for a “Richer” Life

What are the best and worse states for families to lead a richer life?  And by richer we aren’t referring to wealth but rather all of the opportunities and factors that contribute to an increased quality of life.  The folks over at GoBankingRates.com recently crunched the numbers for all 50 states (and DC) to identify which provided the best income, housing, healthcare and educational opportunities.  They analyzed twelve factors that were split up among five categories;  Jobs & Income, Housing, Lifestyle, Healthcare and Safety.  Click here to read more.

 

Cash Sales 30% of All Home Sales in May

Tue
30
Aug
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REI2Day: Foreclosures, Negative Equity, Nightly Rentals & More

REI2Day: Foreclosures, Negative Equity, Nightly Rentals & More

13 States Posted Increase in Foreclosure Starts

A couple weeks ago we learned that, nationally, foreclosures were trending downward.  However, looking deeper into that data (courtesy of ATTOM Data Solutions’ ReatyTrac) reveals that 13 states have actually seen year-over-year increases in the number of foreclosure starts – with Delaware leading the pack with a 113% increase.  Click here to read more.

 

Negative Equity Affects more than 1 in 10 Homeowners

Sun
28
Aug
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5 Mistakes I Will Never Repeat As A Real Estate Investor

5 mistakes I will never repeat as a real estate investor

Mistakes are part of learning when you decide to become a real estate investor.

This week blogger Kevin Guz, who started as a part-time real estate investor while working fulltime in the corporate world, writes about some of his experiences that may help you in your real estate investing projects

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By Kevin Guz

5 mistakes I will never make again as a real estate investor blog by Kevin Guz

Boy, I tell you, I have done a lot of deals and made a lot of mistakes.

It is hard to pick the first one. In my world you win some and you learn some.

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