Housing

Auction.com Predicts Increased Foreclosures in 2023 – How Bad Will It Be?

By Douglas Katz – 1/19/2023 Auction.com recently released a new report on foreclosures for 2023 and there is some great information that can help investors as they plan their strategy for the year.  The report was created by polling a segment of Auction.com’s clients who provided their expectations.  The news is generally positive for homeowners …

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HousingWire Reports Headwinds Beginning to Grow for the Rental Market

By Douglas Katz – 01/16/2023 Rentals, rental, rentals.  Like a juggernaut this market has been growing at an astronomical pace over the past years.  Like all good things, the rental train may be slowing and with that, we could see some mayhem. LONG-TERM RENTALS Long-Term rentals have been the other side of the housing crunch.  …

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Financing an Investment Property – Tips for the New Investor – Part 1

  By Douglas Katz – 01/12/23 So, you want to become a real estate investor and you need funding. This is a huge part of my job and any given day.  I actually really enjoy being an on-ramp for new investors, but the downside is breaking the news that things, at least on the funding …

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DSCR Loans – An Investment Real Estate Funding Option When Your Income is a Problem.

By Douglas Katz – 12/6/2022 More and more people are getting into the real estate investment space.  While there is no one single issue that has created this growth, a host of likely factor such as the desire for passive income and a stable retirement, the desire for real, tangible assets and general distrust if …

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Possible Relief for Buyers as Some Big Players Scrap Their Flipping Businesses

By Douglas Katz – 11/15/2022 It is no secret to people in the industry.  When real estate was really hot, the siren’s song of investment and flipping was pretty hard to resist.  Many large players could not resist this and rushed headlong into the investment market to exploit the opportunity.  The problem is that sometimes …

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No Foreclosure Tsunami Expected, But Maybe a Wave

By Doug Katz – 9/14/2022 The Calculated Risk Blog reported today on the outlook for delinquencies, foreclosures and REOs based on data from the second quarter of 2022.  The verdict was that numbers more or less aligned with expectations and that a massive increase similar to the 2008 housing crash was unlikely.  While this is …

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Housing Inventory Down as “Seller Strike” Takes Hold

By Douglas Katz – 09/13/2022 Ask any real estate professional or lender how business is right now and you’ll likely get a bit of a grimace.  While the market was generally optimistic about the possibility of capitulation and lowering prices, the full potential for return to a more normal market is still far off.  Now …

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Housing – Where We Are and What It Possibly Means for the Future for Investors

By Douglas Katz – 08/31/2022 As the summer comes to a close and the market is no closer to any predictability, more and more organizations are adjusting their forecasts for the coming months and years to better reflect this craziness. To understand where we are, it helps to see where we have come since the …

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Zillow Adjusts Housing Predictions – Slowing or Deceasing Prices Ahead with Possible Growing Opportunities for Investors

By Douglas Katz Unless you live under a rock or just don’t care, you are aware that the housing market has slowed.  Depending on the source, the degree of impact varies with descriptions ranging from the aforementioned slowdown to correction to recession.  The last of which is the view of the National Association of Homebuilders …

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There’s More Than What Meets the Eye When Choosing a Lender for Investment Real Estate

By Douglas Katz – 08/15/2022 Much of the investment lending world is unregulated with little or no certification, regulation or licensing requirements. There exists very little consumer protection for borrowers using many programs designed specifically for investment real estate. A price myopia can cause you to miss warning signs or positive aspects of potential lender. …

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