These days, I am hearing about all
the great benefits of owning rental property. But it’s not just about
having available rental property, it’s about having rental space in the
best possible location.
Ron Johnsey, who tracks relocation trends with Axiometrics
(axiometrics.com) recently blogged that when it comes to determining the
best place to buy and/or own an apartment property, it is important to
examine the area’s economic and demographic variables such as job
growth, net domestic migration and population trends, education, income
levels and apartment market fundamentals.
confidence in the 55+ housing market for single-family homes showed
strong continued improvement in the second quarter of 2013 compared to
the same period a year ago, according to the National Association of
Home Builders’ (NAHB) latest 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released
You might think home fires are due to someone leaving the oven
running or the coffee pot on. However, an alarming number of appliance
fires are caused by the units themselves as opposed to human error. The
September 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports,
indentifies six appliances that cause the most fires and tips on how to
minimize the risk.
A 2012 report by the National
Association of REALTORS® revealed that unmarried women make up 18
percent of those shopping for homes, compared to just 10 percent of
single men. The report also noted that single women have been buying
homes at almost twice the rate of single men for about two decades now.
The mortgage interest deduction (MID) is linked positively with
intergenerational mobility – a measure of economic opportunity –
according to new academic research from economists at Harvard and
Berkeley. This paper comes on the heels of separate research showing
that trading the MID for lower individual income tax rates results in
lower economic growth.
building equity to tax breaks—and even living a happier and healthier
life—the perks of owning a home are myriad. And thanks to low interest
rates and housing price drops, the American Dream of homeownership is
more attainable than ever before.