The Housing Sector’s Slowdown

"Activity in the housing sector has been slow in 2018 despite growth in the broader economy. This may have been due to higher mortgage rates and tax liabilities. As the market adjusts to these headwinds, several trends are supporting future real estate activity—which should ultimately help the housing sector find stability. While broader economic growth accelerated this year, housing activity began to slow. New housing construction has contributed virtually nothing to GDP growth in 2018, and brokers’ commissions are falling as sales of existing homes soften. The headwinds facing the housing sector are clear: rising interest rates are making mortgages more expensive, and recent legislation ha

The Great Real Estate Investment Debate: Multifamily Properties Vs. Single-Family Rentals

What type of investment property is best? This question comes up more than any other from long-term buy-and-hold investors. Which is the best investment for your hard-earned dollars, multifamily properties or single-family properties? The right answer is different for different investors, as there are advantages to both. Advantages of Single-Family Properties For the purpose of this article, single-family means one unit owned and one tenant (or family) living in the unit. It could be a condo, town-home or detached house. No tenant-tenant conflicts: Eventually, tenants won’t get along. When this happens, it is common for the landlord to get a call from one of the tenants asking for them to ge

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