Investor Real Estate Market Forecast

Lucky 7 Investor Forecast The Lucky 7 Best Investor Housing Predictor real estate market forecasts for 2008 are intended for investors willing to take a risk buying real estate to make a profit. Housing Predictor forecasts more than 250 local housing markets in all 50 U.S. states and the Lucky 7 Forecast is betting that investors will make a profit in the forecast markets. However, purchasers obtaining financing should be able to handle … [Read more...]

Real Estate Appreciation in 2008

Only 3 States with Appreciation It's getting harder and harder to find housing markets that are doing well in what has developed into a national housing depression in most places. But there are 3 states with enough markets that are appreciating to still make the Housing Predictor top appreciation list. Texas, Oklahoma and North Dakota are the exceptions to the rule. Their majority of housing markets are experiencing appreciation or at least … [Read more...]

Hottest 10 Real Estate Buyers Markets in 2009

The hottest buyers housing markets are places you may find comfort in the worst housing crash since at least the Great Depression. The top 10 buyers markets listed by Housing Predictor at mid-year are markets that aren't necessarily big arts and entertainment centers, mostly found in smaller communities. Amarillo, Texas takes the first position as the nation's top buyers market in 2009 with the highest likelihood of housing inflation over the … [Read more...]

Top 10 Real Estate College Towns

Investors and parents shopping for rentals for college students might realize a sharp increase in rents when students go off to college this fall. Rents on homes and apartments rose an average of 4% in the U.S. in the last year, and higher rents are expected. Realtor.com released its second annual round-up of the top 10 college towns to consider investing in real estate. Topping the list are Boston, Massachusetts and Washington D.C., which … [Read more...]

Formal Foreclosures Fall 21 Straight Months

By Mike Colpitts Formal foreclosures fell for the 21st straight month in July as repossessions on U.S. residential properties ran into additional snags. Lenders completed 53,654 foreclosures during the month, a 1% fall from June and a 21% drop from a year ago, according to RealtyTrac. Bank owned REO activity also fell on an annualized basis in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Some of the biggest drops in foreclosed property sales … [Read more...]

5 States Sustain Half of Foreclosures

By Ryan Jackson Nearly half of all foreclosures in the U.S. were in the five hardest hit states in the nation during June, with California, Florida and Michigan sustaining the highest number of failed mortgages, according to real estate research firm CoreLogic. Texas and Georgia also suffered major losses in terms of foreclosed properties. Combined, the five account for 48.4% of formal lender repossessions. Most of the same states have … [Read more...]

Mexican Drug Money Fuels Cash Purchases

By Mike Colpitts Mexican drug cartels have slowly moved money out of banks and other hiding places and into U.S. real estate investments. Federal investigators are hunting for people investing billions of dollars of drug money in the U.S. real estate market, including huge sums of cash in Florida, Texas and California. Cash purchases fuel the damaged economy in Miami and San Diego, which is close to the Mexico border. Miami is no stranger … [Read more...]

Recovery Heads to Higher Home Prices

By Ryan Jackson The U.S. housing recovery is moving into higher priced home markets as technology and newer industries pave the way for the nation's future economic growth. The trend also demonstrates how some major cities that were once heavily populated are unlikely to recover much at all. The real estate crash has left huge impacts on many cities, including Detroit, Las Vegas and Phoenix. The long lasting impressions have hurt economic … [Read more...]

5 Best Beach Vacation Home Bargain Cities

The surf meets the sand in the heat of summer. Whether this is the year to buy that beach vacation home or not is another thing. If you'reconsidering the plunge, these are the best 5 beach home bargain cities to buy a foreclosure home or condo. Foreclosure News Report ranked U.S. metro areas across the nation based on the average discounts on foreclosure purchases, and then examined popular beach cities to determine the top beach towns for … [Read more...]

70 US Cities Forecast with Higher Home Prices

By Mike Colpitts Nearly mid-way through the year 70 U.S. cities housing markets are forecast to recover in 2012, and some of them are already making successful inroads on their way with appreciating home prices. The cities include five that were forecast by Housing Predictor at the beginning of the year to appreciate in value, including Miami, Florida which is seeing unparalleled appreciation in the single family home market and … [Read more...]