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Demographic Change Accelerates in the U.S.

By Brad Beckett Citing Census data, Statista says demographic change has accelerated in the United States over the past 10 years - especially among those in the 65+ category.  Stay safe and have a Happy Friday!!

Faucets, Drains & Tubs

In this Update, we will focus on maintenance issues very common to rental property owners, and highlight a couple of landlord discussions on faucets, drains, and tubs. In the first discussion, a landlord asks other rental owners how should he or she handle a resident who calls about a broken knob on the kitchen sink and a clogged drain in the...

Getting It Into Evidence

By: Jeffery S. Watson Most of you know that I’m a practicing attorney in Ohio with a history of trial work and litigation. One of the things a trial lawyer thinks about is how to get information admitted into evidence. I want to share with you the best way to get text messages between you and another party admitted into evidence. There is a right...

Getting Squeezed?

By: Jeffery S. Watson Dear Anna, Have any of the following been causing a little extra pressure or making you feel squeezed in your real estate business – rising interest rates, tightening lending criteria by institutional lenders, near double-digit increases in real estate taxes and insurance premiums, or increasing costs for materials and supplies for repairs, renovations and rehabs? If any (or maybe...

Weekly Roundup News & Updates

Your weekly news & updates Here is this week's "Weekly Roundup" from Real Estate Investing Today, the news & views site from the National Real Estate Investors Association. Visit our Website U.S. Construction Spending Up Slightly in May ’23 The U.S. government is reporting that total construction spending in May, 2023 was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,925.6 billion, which is 0.9%...

U.S. Home Price Growth Over 50 Years

By Brad Beckett A recent chart from the Visual Capitalist illustrates how U.S. home prices have grown over the past 50 years.  In fact, they point out that in 2022 alone, prices grew significantly even as interest rates climbed higher.  Stay safe and have a Happy Friday!

Your Weekly Roundup from Real Estate Investing Today

Your weekly news & updates Here is this week's "Weekly Roundup" from Real Estate Investing Today, the news & views site from the National Real Estate Investors Association. Visit our Website Pending Home Sales Down 2.7% in May The National Association of Realtors is reporting that pending home sales were down 2.7% in May, 2023. Click here to read more. New Home Sales Jump 12.2% in...

What Kind of Homes are Owners & Renters Living in?

By Brad Beckett What kind of homes are owners and renters living in?  Using data from the most recent American Housing Survey, today’s infographic from the Census Bureau illustrates how owners & renters occupy housing of different types and sizes.  As always, have a safe and Happy Friday!!!  

Risk vs. Reward

By M. Jane Garvey Many investors get into real estate because they like to know that there is something physical and tangible that they are buying. It is perceived as lower risk than some other investments. In the case of providing housing, we are providing a much-needed service, so the presumption is that there is an inherent value.  In a perfect...