The Self-Directed Vacation Rental

The love for vacation rental acquisitions continues to increase so there is no question that they can be a big earner in your self-directed IRA.  It is not unusual for self-directed IRA investors thinking of retirement to assume they can use capital in their self-directed account to enact this type of strategy.  In fact, it’s […]

The Rise of the Sister Cities as an Affordability Solution

Just like little sisters steal their big sister’s clothes, sister cities across the country are stealing home buyers from their larger and nearby major metros. Many buyers and renters who will no longer be required to come to the office every day are flocking to these smaller metros for their affordability, desirability, and proximity to […]

Market Trends

Today’s market trends move FAST!  Senior Vice President Jody Kahn of John Burns Real Estate Consulting surveyed local home builders overseeing 15%–20% of national new home sales every month to keep a close eye on these fast-moving trends. These are key take-aways of a recent New Homes Insights podcast Hot Market Challenges and Consequences Sold […]

What to know about buying property in the United States?

For many Americans, purchasing a home can be a daunting and confusing process. For foreign buyers seeking to purchase real estate in the U.S., the process can be even more complicated. That said, with America’s economic opportunities and low-interest rates, foreigners are snapping up U.S. real estate in droves. Historically, five countries have accounted for […]

Vacation Rentals and Your Real Estate Self-Directed IRA

Living at the beach – full or part-time. Waking most mornings to the gentle sounds of the waves and the shorebirds, spending the evenings walking along the water’s edge and embracing the beauty of the sunset. You’ve found your place, and you’re thrilled every second you spend there. If this sounds like paradise to you, […]

Are Big Companies Better at Hitting a Moving Target?

How do you invest in the future when revenues, expenses, and costs are swinging so wildly that it is difficult to even determine where they are today? Underwriting investments has perhaps never been harder than today because revenue and cost assumptions have never been more unpredictable. Housing executives are learning to hit a moving target, […]

Investing Abroad?

Over the last decade we’ve encountered a host of opportunities to acquire various assets in multiple countries.  The acquisition process as well as the assets all came with their own unique set of circumstances and conditions rendering buying most of them less desirable. One thing was certain for us, if we did not have previous […]

Putting Your DIY Skills to Work

The 20+ year decline in DIY activity appears to have ended. Today, DIY projects per household are 46% lower than they were in the 1990s, leaving significant room for growth. We believe a rebound is underway in DIY. COVID-19 dramatically shifted the remodeling business, as young adults couped up in their home without professional help […]

Cost Components Of Buying Real Estate

Purchasing investment real estate anywhere on the surface certainly seems easy. I mean how hard can it be, find an agent, tell them what you want and then buy it right?  Well before you hire that agent at home or abroad here’s a breakdown of items you will need to consider the extent of which […]

Midway Through 2021 – Where Are We Now?

Difficult to believe we’re already at the halfway point of the year! As is typical when our nation and the world for that matter is in a state of economic flux, every prognosticator, economist, media outlet and pundit paint a not so pleasant picture of the state of the union.  I joke with our Chief […]