Where are the buyers coming from? moving to? whats the % of investors vs. home owners (primary residence) ?
In its latest origination forecast released Monday, the Mortgage Bankers Association has predicted that home purchase-loan volume will rise 11 percent to reach $1.1 trillion in 2017, while refinance origination volume will fall 40 percent next year to $529
Source: MBA forecasts boom in purchase originations – Scotsman Guide
Get my rental property loan
Source: Buying a home is cheaper than renting — especially in Houston – CultureMap Houston
Consider this when buying rentals, our ratio of rent to sales price should be higher. This is also a sign that points to strong owner finance market in these areas , especially in homes under 200,000.
More institutional money betting on income property (commercial and residential). Is this competition for banks or a sign of banks being limited by regulations. Whats the leverage ? Will this replace some higher prices equity?
Pension funds remain firmly committed to real estate strategies despite signs that commercial real estate is moving into a later stage of the cycle and investors are lowering return expectations.
Source: More Pension Fund Money Flowing to Commercial Real Estate
(TECH NEWS) As the pilot phase of our real estate section, The Real Daily comes to a close, we invite you to dig in to the matured, steadfast coverage of a rapidly evolving real estate industry.
Source: The Real Daily: Real estate agent news publication launched – The American Genius
Behind the surge in vacation-home purchases: a rebounding real-estate market—and baby boomers looking for a retirement destination.
Source: How to Finance a Vacation Home – WSJ
As demand surges, U.S. builders are trying to keep up. Prices are on the rise, but mortgage rates low. Is it time to start your home search in earnest?
Source: Report: Mortgage Rates, Low-Downpayment Loans Boost Housing Starts
Source: Real Estate Webinars | BiggerPockets
This is good article on building a rental portfolio – goes with our “rehab to rent” loans