Tag: single family

Sacred Ground

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As U.S. cities resume population growth and development interest increases across asset types, city officials and aspiring developers must address questions of space. After all, it’s all well and good to recognize that a market needs more residential options, or…

Income Inequality and Its Real Estate Implications

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1. Income Inequality in America Despite so much proof to the contrary, some people still cling to the notion of trickle-down economics. The concept, that in any capitalist economy, wealth is naturally redistributed from top to bottom, is still a convenient…

Top 10 U.S. Cities with the Cheapest Home Prices

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Today’s ranking was published by the Wall St. Cheat Sheet. Even though this ranking is residential-focused, I figured it would be a useful beginning for today’s discussion, given the fact that many major institutions including REITs are now focusing on…

Top 10 Residential Mortgage REITs of 2014

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Based on data published by MarketWatch, here is a ranking of the Top 10 Residential Mortgage REITs of 2014: 10. Chimera Investment Corp. (dividend yield, as of the end of May: 11.5%) 9. Dynex Capital, Inc. (11.51%) 8. Ellington Financial,…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for August 9-15: Revel Says It Will Close by Sept. 10: After struggling to remain solvent since its opening a few years ago, the ill-timed mega-resort in Atlantic City is to close its doors at the end of…

Don’t Call It a Trailer Park

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Have you ever seen the TV mockumentary Trailer Park Boys? It’s obnoxious, rude, and beyond ridiculous, and it frequently reinforces the stereotype of mobile home parks as trash-strewn hell holes populated by drunks and white trash. It’s a pretty funny show.…

Property in the Promised Land

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Today we’re talking about Israel. While the politically embattled Jewish nation is and has long been at the center of something of a geographical powder keg, it has much to offer beyond perpetually imminent war with just about every one…