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April 2015 Investor News

Seven Rules of Debt for Investors There are three reasons why you might willingly run up liabilities, and four why you might not. Study debt from both angles.  Read More… Flood Insurance Rates Begin To Rise Congress ordered a rate increase because the National Flood Insurance Program, managed by FEMA, is $24 billion in debt.  Read More… Salaries [...]

March 2015 Investor News

The Real Estate Market: How to Analyze and Predict Cycles The real estate market typically moves through four phases before going back and repeating again.  Read More… South Tampa Plan Tied to Vinik has Rental Units A development group backed by the Tampa Bay Lightning owner hopes to build a four-story, 46-unit apartment and retail [...]

February 2015 Investor News

Tampa Bay Rental Condos are Reconverting to For-Sale Condos As the local housing market improves, condominiums and townhouses that were converted to rentals in 2010 are once again being marketed for sale.  Read More… What do Falling Oil Prices Mean for Real Estate? Analytics website Trulia says that home prices tend to follow oil prices [...]

January 2015 Investor News

Five Trends Reshaping Tampa Bay Economy in 2014 It was a year of dramatic changes. Beyond the headlines were some overarching changes in Tampa Bay’s economic and business climate.  Read More… Flood Insurance Rates on Non-Primary Residences to Rise A recent FEMA memo underscores a harsh reality for non-primary residences: a 37 percent price hike [...]

December 2014 Investor News

How to Handle an Untimely Tenant Death Landlords need to be prepared and know what to do in case one of our tenants should pass away.  Read More… Vinik’s Plans Could Make or Break Tampa’s Ascent A corporate headquarters and medical school would create the demand for the type of high-end, urban developments envisioned by [...]

November 2014 Investor News

New Lenders Enter Property Market and Think Small A new group of lenders has begun to target properties valued at $10 million and less.  Read More… SEC Approves New Rules for Nontraded REITs The changes will require nontraded REITs to disclose regularly how much money is taken out of each investment in fees and commissions.  [...]

October 2014 Investor News

Are Downtown Tampa’s Apartments Condominiums in Disguise? The buzz in the multifamily industry is how soon some of these rental projects — especially luxury high rises — will convert to condominiums.  Read More… REITs Prune Their Portfolios in Shift Back to Basics For the benefit of specialization, REITs are pruning their portfolios of assets that [...]

September 2014 Investor News

Schumer Bill to Extend TRIA Passes Senate The TRIA program has enabled private insurance companies to provide policies in high-risk areas and to high-risk developments such as stadiums, malls, ports and airports.  Read More… Who’s Willing to Move? Four demographic factors influence Americans’ willingness to move: being a city dweller; being young; being non-white, and being relatively low-income.  Read More… [...]

August 2014 Investor News

Fed Stresses Concerns On Jobs Market The Federal Reserve affirmed its commitment to stimulate the economy in a policy statement that said labor market conditions remained well below the level that most officials consider healthy.  Read More… Tampa Apartments Generate White-Hot Investor Interest The sale of a 1970s apartment community near the Westshore business district [...]

July 2014 Investor News

Find Your Property’s Natural Disaster Risk Level RealtyTrac released its first-ever Natural Disaster Housing Risk Report, which assigns a natural disaster risk score to more than 3,000 county housing markets nationwide.  Read More… Inflation Signs Don’t Worry Yellen Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks about the outlook for interest rates.  Read More… Lennar Considering The [...]

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