Weekly Digs — Do More in 2020

Welcome to 2020! In this edition: How to do more work with less effort in 2020. It looks like Mortgage rates are continuing to rise, but will they hit a ceiling? And more and more permits are being taken out to create new homes. This and more below the fold!

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Weekly Digs – Hold Steady!

Welcome to the final edition of the Weekly Digs for the year 2019! This week: mortgage rates remain steady, but expect that to change very soon. How to Get Your Spouse or Partner on Board with your big goals. How to rent your house with no headaches, and more below the fold.

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Weekly Digs – Fannie & Freddie

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are allowing investors to borrow over $500k now. We are not really sure what that means for the government, about-to-turn-private lender. In other news, Mortgage rates are rising again. And how to get financially independent using 3 house-hacks. This and more below the fold!

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  • How to Negotiate with Contractors: The Definitive Guide
    • Dealing with contractors is one of the hardest parts of investing in real estate. The ones who actually return your calls promptly, show up on time for work, and complete jobs on-schedule? They charge a pretty penny for that basic level of professionalism. In fact,…
  • Where’s the Cheapest Real Estate in the US? Should You Invest in It?
    • Everyone loves a deal, an opportunity to acquire an asset at a low cost. When retailers cut their prices on Black Friday and Cyber Monday each year, frenzied shoppers crowd the store aisles to compete for the limited items on the shelves. And every year, the mania for…
  • Can You Take Out a HELOC on an Investment Property?
    • Have some rental properties with equity in them, and want to access it to help you grow your real estate portfolio? One way to buy a rental property with no money down is to leverage equity in your other properties. That could mean a blanket loan against multiple…
  • “I Rented Dirt”: How Scott Replaced His 9-5 Income with Land Investments
    • “Oh, I also had a few rental homes, but I mainly rented dirt.” So begins Scott Todd’s story, his journey from corporate manager to land investor to being able to cover his living expenses on land rental income alone. Scott reached financial independence in under a…

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Weekly Digs – Negotiating

In this special Wednesday edition of the weekly digs, we see a lot of interesting things happening. Apparently housing sales in October weren’t as rosy as previously reported, mostly because buyers couldn’t find homes. And we take a look at negotiating with contractors. This and more below the fold!

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  • How to Negotiate with Contractors: The Definitive Guide
    • Dealing with contractors is one of the hardest parts of investing in real estate. The ones who actually return your calls promptly, show up on time for work, and complete jobs on-schedule? They charge a pretty penny for that basic level of professionalism. In fact,…
  • Where’s the Cheapest Real Estate in the US? Should You Invest in It?
    • Everyone loves a deal, an opportunity to acquire an asset at a low cost. When retailers cut their prices on Black Friday and Cyber Monday each year, frenzied shoppers crowd the store aisles to compete for the limited items on the shelves. And every year, the mania for…
  • Can You Take Out a HELOC on an Investment Property?
    • Have some rental properties with equity in them, and want to access it to help you grow your real estate portfolio? One way to buy a rental property with no money down is to leverage equity in your other properties. That could mean a blanket loan against multiple…
  • “I Rented Dirt”: How Scott Replaced His 9-5 Income with Land Investments
    • “Oh, I also had a few rental homes, but I mainly rented dirt.” So begins Scott Todd’s story, his journey from corporate manager to land investor to being able to cover his living expenses on land rental income alone. Scott reached financial independence in under a…

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Weekly Digs – Awesome October

October of 2019 was a great month for Real Estate. Home sales rebounded 1.9% to boost the overall sales for the year. And new home construction permits hit a pre-recession high in October. Also, can you take out a HELOC on an investment property? This and more below the fold.

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Weekly Digs – Cyber Monday

We hope everyone had an amazing thanksgiving. We also hope you’re all crushing the cyber Monday deals happening right now — we know we are. Believe it or not, there is still real-estate news to report on, and here’s what we’ve got: Home lots are becoming more expensive for developers to buy, how much money do you need to buy a multi-family, and new-home construction hit post-recession highs in October. This and more below the fold

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Weekly Digs – The Catch

Fewer homeowners are burdened by Housing costs, but there’s a BIG catch. Owning a home may not eat up as much of many Americans’ income, but there is a reason for that. Also, it seems that people in New York are moving to Jersey City for upscale living in big buildings. And how is net worth calculated, anyway? This and more below the fold

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Weekly Digs — Third times a charm

It looks as though the Fed is cutting interests rates for the third time this year. However, they are signaling that they may pause, ending this amazing run of rate cuts. In other news, Fannie and Freddie are becoming private, and are promising to not leave any borrowers behind. We won’t hold our breath on that one. This and more below the fold!

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Weekly Digs – On the rebound

Average national home prices moved up 3.2% in year ending in August, giving some hope to a potential rebound. Hopefully this isn’t just another rebound, and it really lasts this time. Also, which home renovations get you the most ROI, and when should landlords charge a holding deposit for new lease agreements? This and more, below the fold.

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Weekly Digs — When I dip, you dip, we dip

Across the board, home sales have dropped in September. New home sales dropped 1% in September, while existing-home sales dipped 2.2% in the same month. High prices and slim inventory appear to be weighing in on the housing market. We also explore buying your first rental property with no money down, renting to college students, and more below the fold.


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  • Acing the Senior Living Market
    • The senior living market has become more competitive than ever. The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care reported that occupancy fell to eight-year lows at one point last year. Operators face workforce challenges and aging in place is becoming more desirable. Whether independent living, assisted living or memory care, senior housing properties are being[…]
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