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Grim warnings from Powell and the Fed push rates on home loans to new low

Even as building slows, the Fed is pumping purchasing power into housing. Short supply plus increased purchasing power could put upward pressure on prices. Of course, it all hinges on demand … will buyers be willing to take on a mortgage in such an uncertain jobs market? After all, even a zero percent mortgage payment …

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Adding fuel to the high housing price fire …

High housing prices continue to be a concern in many major markets. While there are varying opinions on how to solve the problem, history says … and recent headlines concur … that adding fuel to the fire will be the likely “solution.” Here’s how it works and why it’s likely to create a lot of equity right up until it doesn’t … First, it’s important …

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Renting to the rich is finding fans among professional investors …

While the rest of the world fixates on the Fed’s latest interest rate bloviation, we’re taking a mini-vacation from Fed watching to focus on something a lot more fun. Jones Lang LaSalle recently released their Global Resort Report for 2019 and it’s got some investing intelligence we think you’ll find interesting and useful. As our long-time audience …

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Podcast: Creative Value-Add Real Estate Investing in Today’s Market

Value-add real estate investing accelerates equity growth … often by increasing income. By making a property more appealing to a tenant or buyer, you make the property more valuable … without needing to wait for inflation. Value-add investing reduces some of the price risk when acquiring properties near the top of a market cycle. But …

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