Real Estate

Housing markets across the United States are on fire; skyrocketing values may be the death of the 20% down payment. Especially for first-time home buyers, the challenge of coming up with a 20% mortgage down payment can be nearly impossible, especially when continuing to save for other financial goals like retirement. Waiting for a larger
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In the past year, home prices rose 10 percent in Tampa, 12 percent in Salt Lake City and 18 percent in Boise. That’s not supposed to happen during a recession. In the first year of the previous recession – in 2008 – the only big market with a gain in prices was Houston, where they
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The impact of Covid-19 has greatly been felt across the commercial real estate industry. Many businesses had to shut down, while others moved to working remotely. Few new businesses opened due to the uncertainty the pandemic brought. During this time, there was little need for buying or renting commercial buildings. However, as agents know, the
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Eliot Bencuya is Co-Founder of real estate investing firms Streitwise and Tryperion Partners. One of the most interesting dynamics I’ve realized working with retail investors is how little investors, sophisticated or otherwise, focus on fees. From what my team has gathered, only a small percentage of investors even ask questions about fees, profit sharing, the structure of
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Summer is finally here. If you’re excited to see friends and family, you aren’t the only one. For many of us, this season is sure to be filled with pool parties, patio picnics, and backyard barbecues. So, there has never been a better time than now to refresh your outdoor space. Whether your backyard needs
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Many professionals believe they need to avoid a saturated market because it presents too much competition. However, there are plenty of opportunities for innovation in markets heavy with competitors. Real estate professionals are not immune to an overly saturated market. As such, they’ll need to carefully implement strategies that will enable them to experience successes
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Flyhomes, a real estate startup that funds cash purchases, announced Wednesday that it raised $150 million in Series C funding, valuing the five-year-old business at more than $800 million, according to sources familiar with the matter.  The Seattle-based company is capitalizing on a pandemic-fueled home-buying frenzy that has made cash offers a critical strategy for
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High-quality automated shading slashes lighting energy use, while at the same time enhancing occupant comfort. Modern LED lighting with advanced controls also greatly cuts lighting energy use, and offers superior results. These are among key findings of research undertaken by the Portland, Ore.-based New Buildings Institute (NBI). The insights should provide commercial real estate owners
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A National Association of Realtors “30 Under 30” agent, serving the Del Mar/San Diego luxury residential market with Anderson Coastal Group. In today’s hyper-competitive marketplace, sellers are calling the shots, buyers are doing anything they can to win in multiple-offer scenarios and, as a result, escrows are particularly emotional. When buyers offer hundreds of thousands of
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Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Disrupt Equity. Learn more about investment opportunities by visiting our website. In the volatility of today’s economic climate, many investors are looking for stable and consistent returns with low exposure to risk. Preferred equity is a special financing structure that provides investors the opportunity to achieve consistent returns with significantly reduced
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