5 Common New Investor Mistakes

Taking the plunge into real estate investing can be daunting, but most new investors weigh the risk to reward. Doing ample research on the front end helps to instill confidence in the decision to buy an investment property but nevertheless, despite best efforts to fully prepare, investor missteps are possible along the way. Learning from these mistakes is the key to successful investing in the longer-term. Here, we’ll break down five of the most common mistakes and how to avoid them in your own investment journey.

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BlogMichael Shai
First-Time Buyers Face New Competition

Investors are scouring real estate markets looking for low-priced homes, and they’re increasingly stepping on the toes of first-time home buyers, who are hunting in the same price range. “The investor is starting to gobble up pretty much anything under $200,000,” Dennis Cisterna, chief revenue officer for Investability Real Estate, which markets rental homes, told The Dallas Morning News. “We are not adding any new supply to the market to serve that first-time home buyer.”

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Michael Shai
Midwest Leads Single-Family Rental Yields

"Metros in the Midwest and southeast always earn top billing because of their low entry prices and moderate rents," said HomeUnion Research Director Steve Hovland. "Cleveland has often ranked at the top--or near the top--of the best places to purchase a single-family rental property."

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Single-Family Rentals Enter a New Phase

While the number of institutions buying into the single-family rentalspace remains small, investor interest continues to grow, according to a panel discussion during the National Association of Real Estate Editors’ (NAREE) 51st annual Real Estate Journalism Conference in Denver yesterday. And as data becomes more available, a wider variety of financiers are growing comfortable in the space, making it easier to transact the deals.

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When Will There be Another Housing Market Crash?

When some investors think of real estate, they assume that because prices are generally rising across the country, we must be headed toward another crash. The truth is that’s simply not the case. A bevy of factors have come together that are serving to safeguard the economy against another national crash.

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The Top 25 Rental Markets to Invest

The RentRange® release of the top yielding rental markets in the first quarter of 2017 is now available.

For investors seeking high yielding rental property, these top 25 markets might be worth consideration. Unsurprisingly, the top returning markets in the first quarter of 2017 are in the Midwest and Northeastern parts of the country, as the coasts continue to experience high home prices and subsequently, lower return on investment.

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National Real Estate Cheat Sheet: Home flipping loans hit 9-year high, rents drop in San Francisco … & more

Did anyone say bubble? Eight years ago, many bankers would have been worried about the prospect of home-flipping loans approaching the volume that they reached before the 2008 crash. And…that’s what’s happened. They’re currently at a nine-year high, according to Attom Data Solutions, a multi-sourced property database. And although the actual number of homes flipped were down from the previous quarter and the same time last year, 2017’s first quarter loans were up by almost a billion dollars from the previous year. “Home flippers financed an estimated $3.5 billion in purchases for homes flipped during the quarter, up from $3.3 billion in the previous quarter and up from $2.4 billion a year ago to the highest level since the fourth quarter of 2007 — a more than nine-year high,” Attom’s Daren Blomquist said. [housingwire.com]

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Michael Shai
Reach Your Investment Goals with Real Estate

We’ve discussed it before; why invest in real estate? The truth is, investment diversification is generally a good idea. As demand for housing continues to grow, real estate remains a wise choice when looking for stock market alternatives. As one of the nation’s leading providers of housing market data, we took to our own database to offer reasons why real estate could be a smart move for your next investment.

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Cleveland, Detroit Top Rental Investment Markets

Rental property investors take note: Cleveland, Detroit, and Dayton, Ohio, offer the highest return when it comes to single-family homes, according to a recent from RentRange.
In a report released March 30, RentRange identified the 25 U.S. markets with the highest average gross yield on single-family rental properties. According to the data, many of the nation’s most lucrative markets are in “noncoastal, Midwestern states, such as Ohio, Missouri, and Kansas.”

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2017 IMN Single Family Rental Investment Forum Overview

The Investability team returned this week from the 5th Annual IMN Single Family Rental Investment Forum (East) where we proudly served as the event’s Lead Sponsor. The conference, held biannually in Miami and Scottsdale, brings together the top service providers and investors in the single-family residential (SFR) investment space for networking and incredible education opportunities. We had a great time connecting with old friends and new players in the industry, but if you missed it, not to worry! Here are many of the conference highlights and information related to where the industry may be headed next...

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