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How To Build A BTR Scheme That Makes Tenants Happy

When a developer is first plotting a build-to-rent scheme, it is unlikely that the finer details such as the material used to construct the walls will be considered. The bigger picture is everything — the number of apartments that can be created, the projected yield, the potential budget and the target demographic. However, if construction materials and techniques are considered from the moment pen hits paper to draw up initial plans, returns can be increased, said Simon Scrase, Etex Building Performance Regional Specification Manager – North. Spending the right amount of money will create more satisfied tenants, which is the name of the game in BTR.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your First Million in Real Estate in Six Short Years

It’s no surprise that real estate is considered such an effective way to build wealth. Based on the National Association of Realtors report, the average homeowner only sells their house every 10 years, though they are allowed tax-free capital gains every two years. But making your first million in real estate is possible as a real estate entrepreneur and simpler than you think, provided you follow the proven roadmap laid down by countless real estate investors before you.

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Austin ranks second in-country for multifamily housing permits

Austin is permitting more multifamily housing than virtually any other city in the United States, according to a recent report from RealPage, a global provider of software and data analytics to the real estate industry. With 9,157 units permitted, Austin is second on the company’s chart of top places for multifamily permits issued from the start of the year through September.

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Senior Housing Construction a Safe Bet for Lenders

Senior housing continues to be a top prospect for multifamily investors and developers. U.S. population demographics tell the story. The senior housing market is also less reliant on particular economic or real estate conditions. According to PwC, senior housing investors who have partnered with solid operators located in strong markets are seeing outsized investment returns today.

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Seven Tips For Successful Multifamily Investment

Investing in multifamily real estate is a very lucrative opportunity, particularly as the demand for rental properties is continuing to grow around the country. This sector continues to pique the interest of many big investors. Having a successful multifamily real estate investment often requires a lot of effort, time, experience and knowledge. These tips will help you get off to the right start in the competitive multifamily rental market.

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Workforce Housing May Be Cheap To Rent, But It Promises Strong Returns For Investors

In the city’s south suburbs, a region few real estate investors were paying attention to until recently, multifamily properties that provide solid returns and seem to have few risks are finding buyers. The south suburbs may not have had as much growth as other areas, and in some respects has lagged behind the rest of the market, but rent growth has been steady, about 2% to 3% annually, so it’s a really safe place to be. More than 100 potential buyers made serious inquiries, and there were 15 official offers.

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Here’s How Millenials Will Keep Renting

The lack of affordable and available housing in urban areas has boosted the multifamily market across the country. Looking toward the future, the demand from seniors for rental units is expected to fortify the sector, Martin says. There will soon be an unprecedented influx of retirees and empty-nesters, as America becomes a nation with more old people than children. By 2030, there will be more Americans older than 65 than under 18, according to recent projections by the U.S. Census. Retirees typically downsize, which means more demand for apartments.

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How to Invest in Multifamily Housing

Investing in multifamily properties like apartment complexes can offer a path to passive wealth generation that bypasses the volatility of stock market movements. Its popularity can be attributed largely to perceived stability in the housing market and consistent growth in both demand and rental rates for multiunit properties.

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5 Reasons Why Real Estate Is a Great Investment

Real estate is a great investment for many reasons. You can enjoy an excellent rate of returns, amazing tax advantages and leverage real estate to build your wealth. An investment in real estate is not only a safe financial investment, it is also an investment that can provide years of fun, happiness and priceless memories that will last a lifetime.

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8 Smart Strategies to Help You Invest in Real Estate

Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose dives into some of the ideas you can use to get into real estate investments without making a huge money commitment. Rose gives eight distinct options to look into for investing in real estate. You can try your hand at buying real estate ETFs or real estate mutual funds. Overall, real estate is a great way to expand your investment options outside of depending on stocks.

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The Surprising Way Short-Term Rentals Can Benefit Your Multifamily Community

Short-term rentals—also known as vacation rentals—are defined as homes or rooms in homes that are rented out for less than 30 days. The National Multifamily Housing Council estimates that 43 percent of Airbnb bookings were already taking place in multifamily buildings, like apartments and condos, without the permission of property managers. Therefore, the multifamily industry must realign its stance with short-term rental platforms—joining the fray, since beating them is next to impossible.

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Economic Outlook Remains Healthy for Multifamily Industry

While economic growth is starting to slow, fundamentals for the multifamily industry remain strong, according to John Sebree, first vice president and national director at Marcus & Millichap, and Ryan Severino, chief economist at JLL. Sebree says another positive for multifamily owners is that the number of multifamily transactions has remained consistent. “The amount of money flowing into real estate, and multifamily, has continued to be substantial.

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Most Renters Would Agree to Rent Increase for Smart-Home Features.

More than three in four would accept an increase in their monthly rent in exchange for upgraded technology in their apartments, including high-speed internet and smart-home features, according to a new survey conducted by Lehi, Utah–based property management software company Entrata. Residents consider features that provide them with awareness and peace of mind to be the most valuable. Over half would accept a hike of $20 or more a month.

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Texas’ $7 billion plan to remake Houston highways once again targets homes, businesses in communities of color

The North Houston Highway Improvement Project is estimated to cost $7 billion and would add ramps, frontage roads and lanes for carpooling or transit, among other modifications. Historic black neighborhoods like Independence Heights and the Fifth Ward are in the crosshairs of Houston highway plans. Texas’ population growth is also fuelling other urban highway projects across the state. The Houston region’s population is expected to grow from 5.8 million to 9.6 million people between 2010 and 2040.

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Strategies For Multifamily Resident Retention

Resident retention doesn’t happen by accident, and it shouldn’t be left solely to residents’ own devices. Rather, property owners and managers can—and should—design and implement proactive programs to discourage move-outs. Keeping renters in place can help to boost rental income and reduce marketing, leasing, and refurbishment costs of vacancies.

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2019 Market Overview: Jacksonville, Florida

In the past 10 years, the Jacksonville metro area has grown by a whopping 20%. To date, there are 1.3 million people living in this area and more continue to come every year. In fact, Jacksonville’s population has been steadily increasing at a rate of 2% per year, and its workforce is expanding at twice the national average.

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Multifamily real estate trends for 2019 and beyond

We’ve observed several trends in the commercial real estate industry, including multifamily residential markets.
The ways that architects, developers, and operators design projects, attract tenants, manage costs, and measure success are each flexing as cities change and generations make big shifts in living habits.

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Commercial, multifamily debt rises in 2019

The level of mortgage debt rose 1.5% in the second quarter, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Outstanding quarterly report. Just last month, the MBA announced multifamily continues to soar, rising to an all-time high in 2018 in terms of dollar volume.

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Demand for Corporate Housing Continues to Rise

From 2014 to 2018 alone, corporate housing experienced a 12% combined annual growth rate from $64 billion to $101 billion, in comparison to the 3% hotels experienced in the same timeframe. With growth like this, many apartment owners are eager to expand as major players for corporate relocations—resulting in healthy competition within this market.

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The ‘Incredible’ flow of Capital Into Multifamily is Expected to Increase in 2020

Top capital markets executives, speaking Wednesday at Bisnow’s Multifamily Annual Conference New England, said they expect equity and debt flow into the sector to continue to rise. They said they see institutional investors allocating more money toward multifamily, banks aggressively competing to provide loans for apartment and condo projects. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are also expected to pour more money into the multifamily space in the coming months.

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Foreign Investors Ramp Up Multifamily Acquisitions

Cross-border investors spent $16.1 billion on apartment property acquisitions in the U.S. over the 12 months that ended in the second quarter, according to RCA. That figure represents a 10 percent increase compared to the same period the year prior. These Investors still favor larger deals involving more expensive, class-A Apartment properties.

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SEC Considers Expanding the Accredited Investor Definition

Earlier this year, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs announced it was considering a bipartisan package of bills, colloquially called the JOBS Act 3.0, meant to spur capital formation, prompt more initial public offerings and generally expand the public’s opportunities to invest. According to the concept release, the SEC may revise the financial thresholds required to qualify as an accredited investor and the list-based approach for entities to qualify.

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Tips to getting a Home Loan

Buying a home can be a fun and exciting experience. Finding the right home is just one step in the process. Some people don’t know the first thing about getting a mortgage loan. They hear reports of dropping interest rates and lower home prices and hastily decide to...

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Managing an Apartment complex

Managing an apartment complex is about taking care of not just the building but the tenants and owner, as well. Success in commercial real estate investing can often hinge on smart property management, which can ensure that a seemingly profitable investment doesn't...

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Making money with rental properties

Rental properties consisting of more than one family unit is considered multi-family property. From a duplex, the smallest multi-family property with two units, up to larger rental complexes easily consisting of hundreds of apartments. The advantage of purchasing...

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Merchant cash advance: How it Works

A merchant cash advance (MCA) is a form of financing that allows a company to sell a portion of its future sales in exchange for immediate payment. If you run a seasonal business or have a high volume of credit card transactions, then a merchant cash advance...

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