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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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Put all your eggs in one basket … then diversify

The blessing and curse of real estate is that trends develop slowly.  This makes them easy to catch, but also easy to miss … unless you make it a priority to pay consistent attention. We scour the news daily.  We’re always looking for opportunities, lessons, and trends.  But they’re not always obvious.  In fact, they …

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This is getting old … and that’s good

Even though there are many interesting economic developments to talk about, we’re going to focus on an oldie, but a goodie … senior housing. National Real Estate Investor just released their latest Seniors Housing Market Study and the headline hints that opportunity in the niche might be … growing old … “High construction levels are tempering some of …

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MANY lessons from Amazon’s HQ2 search …

You’ve probably noticed Amazon is taking over the world.  There’s a lot we could say, but we’ll narrow our focus to lessons for real estate investors … In the May Housing News Report, there’s an article about Amazon’s ongoing search for their second headquarters (HQ2). Even from just a real estate perspective, Amazon is a fascinating …

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Doomsday scenario …

Imagine a scenario where a giant asteroid is on a collision course with Earth.  When it hits, a huge portion of the world will be destroyed. Scientists and politicians know it’s coming.  But it’s years away. Fearful of triggering panic, the information is suppressed.  Even when leaks get out, they’re spun to seem insignificant. Of …

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