BP Podcast 026: Building a Scalable Real Estate Business and Tenant Management Tips with Chris Clothier

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Successful real estate investing involves a lot more than just tenants, toilets, and trouble. Successful investors have learned to manage their investing like a business and not a hobby by creating systems to scale their efforts and build wealth faster and more securely. To get a better idea on just how to do this, on […] View the full article: … Read More

#25: Four Newbies and Their Very First Real Estate Success Stories

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On today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast – we’re going to change things up. You see, all of our interviews thus far have been with real estate investing professionals, who are absolutely crushing it in their real estate journey. However, today, we want to sit down with some investors who are just starting out and can tell us their stories … Read More

Homebuyer Demand Softened Again In June

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Although Redfin’s business continues to grow year-over-year, the number of Redfin customers touring homes and making offers dipped more between May and June this year than during the same period last year. This points toward a continued softening of sales through the summer. The slack in demand reflects buyer reactions to climbing interest rates and home prices, which are pricing … Read More

Real Estate Market Slowed Slightly in May

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The percentage of homes that went under contract within two weeks decreased from 33.2 percent in April to 31.9 percent in May. This is likely thanks to increased selection for buyers, as May was the second consecutive month of increases in listing inventory . The 1.3 percentage point decrease was the biggest drop since December. Although the market slowed ever … Read More

Home Buyer’s Reaction to Mortgage Rates Spike

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During the peak summer home-buying season, macroeconomic factors have shaken things up a bit. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced a tapering of bond buying if the economy continues to improve, and the markets reacted. Last Friday, June 21, saw an especially steep spike with interest rates jumping from 3.9 to 4.5 percent. Naturally, Redfin was paying especially close attention … Read More

Unique Homes: Wow-Worthy Abodes on the Market

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When was the last time you checked the moat option when looking for a home?  How about insisting on not just living near the downtown trolley, but IN one?  Or maybe you simply had to have a waterslide surrounded by a ring of fire for your new backyard pool. These home features may sound like something out of a movie, … Read More

Agents Sense Early Market Softening

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Housing Market Still Challenging for Buyers, but Balance Expected to Return For the latest Redfin Real-Time Agent Survey, we surveyed 380 agents around the country, including both Redfin-employed agents and Redfin partner agents . This quarter’s survey showed some early signs that agents sense some softening on the horizon, with more modest price gains expected in the coming year. Real … Read More

BP Podcast 024: House Flipping and Deal Analysis with Michael LaCava

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On today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk with active house flipper and real estate investor Michael LaCava about flipping houses in today’s rapidly changing real estate market. Mike has been flipping houses since 2006, so he’s seen both the crash and the emergence of the market, and has a ton of great insight […] View the full article: … Read More