According to Black Knight’s “first look” report for December, 2022, the national delinquency rate on first lien mortgages increased to 3.08% in December, but finished the year 30 basis points (-9%) below its December 2021 level. Click here to read more.
Renters in the Highest Income Range Grew by 82%
A recent report from RentCafe says the number of millionaires who rent has tripled, while high-income renters earning $150k + has reached reach 2.6 million – among them is a new ritzy kind of tenant which they call “the millionaire renter.” Click here to read more.
Inflation Up 6.4% Over 2022
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was up 0.5% in January, 2023. The all items index was up 6.4% for the 12 months ending in January. Click here to read more.
How High are the Sales Taxes in Your State?
The folks over at the Tax Foundation recently put together some numbers showing combined sales tax rates (state & local where applicable) for each state. Click here to read more.
What’s Ahead for Single-Family Rentals and Build-to-Rent Homes
On a recent episode of Real Estate News for Investors, Kathy Fettke discusses what’s ahead for single-family rentals and build-to-rent homes, the economy and a look at why Los Angeles landlords may be fuming right now, over a new law. Click here to read more.
VRBO Fights Party House Bookings Ahead of Super Bowl
With all the recent issues & problems involving parties in short-term rentals, VRBO is taking steps to mitigate this by deploying what it calls a “new unauthorized event prevention technology.” FOX News is reporting that this new program was responsible for blocking over 500 event-related bookings in the first 12 months of being piloted in the U.S. Click here to read more.
Median Age of America’s Housing Stock
Citing data from the most recent American Community Survey, The NAHB’s Eye on Housing says the median age of owner-occupied homes in the U.S. is 40 years. Click here to read more.
How Airbnb & Expedia Turn Customer Cash Into Profit
A recent report by the Wall Street Journal says travel booking companies such as Airbnb and Expedia have become “unlikely beneficiaries” of the Federal Reserve’s fight against inflation. Huh? Apparently, Airbnb & Expedia have been investing billions of dollars of their customers’ money for their own profit and, thanks to rising interest rates, the returns on these investments are higher than ever. Click here to read more.
Metro Areas with Largest Percent Gain in Home Prices in Q4 2022
Infographic: The National Association of Realtors is reporting that, in Q4 2022, seven of the 10 metro areas with the largest percent gains in existing single-family home prices were in Florida, North or South Carolina and the others were in New Mexico, Texas, and Wisconsin. Click here to read more.
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