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August 13th, 2013 by Marco Santarelli
I came up with the following rules of successful real estate investing over my many years of successes and failures. These are the same rules I follow today and share with our clients at Norada Real Estate Investments.
1. Educate Yourself
Knowledge is the new currency. Without it you are doomed to follow other people’s advice without knowing if it’s good or bad. Knowledge will also help take you from being a “good” investor to becoming a great investor, and that knowledge will help provide a passive stream of income for you or your family.
December 12th, 2018 by Marco Santarelli
Little Rock Arkansas Real Estate Market Conditions 2019
Little Rock, Arkansas is home to roughly 200,000 people. However, the Little Rock Arkansas real estate market is more than just Little Rock itself. The broader metro area, including North Little Rock and Conway, encompasses around 700,000 people. The Little Rock Arkansas real estate market, when you include the suburbs, is the largest metro area in the state. Let’s look at ten reasons to invest in the Little Rock housing market.
December 7th, 2018 by Marco Santarelli
Cape Coral Real Estate Market Watch 2019
Cape Coral is a city in Southest Florida, sandwiched between the ocean and Fort Myers. You probably haven’t heard of it unless you’ve vacationed there to be close to the ocean without officially being in Fort Myers. We’ll first share a number of facts about this Fort Myers suburb. Then we’ll share 10 reasons to invest in the Cape Coral real estate market. Cape Coral is home to around 180,000 permanent residents. However, it is part of the 700,000 strong Fort Myers metropolitan area. The town is notable for the number of navigable canals and rivers in the area. It is also one of the early master planned communities, though it isn’t as bad as Coral Gables near Miami.
The Cape Coral housing market is somewhat competitive. The average sale price of a home in Cape Coral was $233K last month. Prices reflect cost of living, and here in Southwest Florida, the cost of living is affordable. In Southwest Florida they have lower taxes, so people get to keep more of their income. Southwest Florida real estate market is a good deal. It offers water, warmth and a way of life and a median sales price that is less than that of the United States. Cape Coral is a vibrant and friendly community with all the beauty that you expect from Southwest Florida. With more than 400 miles of canals, boating, fishing and water sports are a significant enhancement to the quality of life here in Cape Coral.
December 2nd, 2018 by Marco Santarelli
Jackson Mississippi Real Estate Market Predictions 2019
The best markets for real estate investment aren’t today’s hot markets. Instead, the best markets to invest in are those with the right market fundamentals and strong potential. And we’ve found such a market in Jackson. Jackson is the capital city of Mississippi and it is home to roughly 170,000 people. However, the Jackson Mississippi real estate market is larger than that. The Jackson metropolitan area is home to more than half a million people, a fifth of the state’s entire population. The Jackson Mississippi housing market saw modest growth up through 2006 due to population growth, but that has leveled off since then and slightly declined. Real estate investment is quite affordable in Jackson. You can buy a fully renovated investment property In Jackson starting from $75,000 with a good cash-on-cash return. Therefore, we consider Jackson as a high cash flow affordable market for real estate investment in 2019.
November 29th, 2018 by Marco Santarelli
Boise Real Estate Market Predictions 2019
If you want to find investment opportunities, you need to find the sleeper opportunities. These are places where demand is growing but it isn’t so hot that you risk being burned by buying at the top of the market. And we found such a “sleeper” investment opportunity in Boise, Idaho. We’ll tell you a little about Boise. Then we’ll share 10 reasons to invest in the Boise real estate market.
Idaho has much more than potatoes. Boise is a full city, home to more than 200,000 people. Nor is that the entirety of the Boise housing market, since Boise has suburbs. The Boise-Nampa metropolitan area is home to over 700,000 people. This metro area includes Boise, Nampa and Meridian.
November 19th, 2018 by Marco Santarelli
Philadelphia Real Estate Market Predictions 2019
Philadelphia is one of the oldest and largest cities in the United States. It is too often written off as a has-been, a historical city that has joined the Rust-Belt. However, this city is on the rebound and the Philadelphia real estate market predictions show us an excellent opportunity for investors in 2019 and upcoming years. Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania and the second largest on the East Coast. It is the fifth biggest city in the United States. And unlike many other big cities, its population is slowly growing. Its population has grown every year for at least seven years, and it is the second fastest growing county in the region.
How big is the Philadelphia Housing Market? Well, more than one and a half a million people live in Philadelphia proper. Philadelphia is in the hub of the Delaware Valley. That is the sixth largest metropolitan area in the United States. That metro area is home to around six million people. If you only look at Philadelphia and its immediate suburbs, then the Philadelphia housing market still includes four million people.
November 15th, 2018 by Marco Santarelli
San Jose Real Estate Market Predictions 2019
California keeps hitting the news as a figuratively toxic market spiraling down. If it wasn’t for legal and illegal immigration, the population would decline because so many natives are leaving. The business exodus is propping up Seattle’s real estate market. The state hits the news for bleeding edge political mandates while the public debates their cost. Why on Earth would anyone want to buy a home here? Quite a few, actually, despite housing prices in the state of California. Let’s look at the state of the San Jose real estate market before discussing why you’d want to invest in the San Jose real estate market over the alternatives.
San Jose is part of Silicon Valley, a place where $100,000 a year or higher salaries from competing tech firms has driven up the cost of real estate. But what about the San Jose housing market itself? San Jose is the third largest city in California, home to roughly a million people. It has the highest cost of living of any area in the U.S., and it is one of the most expensive housing markets in the country.
November 13th, 2018 by Alex Villacorta
Housing Trends And Predictions For 2019 and 2020
Is 2019 a good time to buy a home, sell a home, move up, or invest in real estate — or will you be better off parking your money elsewhere, whether that means buying a house in a different location or an investment in an entirely different industry? While no one knows exactly what will happen with home prices in 2019, if you have the right sources and know where to look, there is enough evidence to make a sound educated guess. Where will we see softening housing trends first, and which cities are still showing healthy growth? We examined all 381 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in the US for local affordability (and change in affordability), housing market price growth, and the pace of housing market price growth to pinpoint where the housing market is slowing down.
November 7th, 2018 by Marco Santarelli
Given the new proposed United States tax plan from the Trump administration, investing in real estate has some potential implications for a new investor. Most consider the changes extremely beneficial to first-time real estate investors in particular.
To cover the basics first, the existing tax structure allows for real estate investors to write-off all the expenses of owning and running a rental as those properties are considered a business operation. In addition, any interest on the mortgages for these investments along with any repair or management costs can be deducted pre-tax on the total income of the property so that the property owner is only taxed on the actual cash flow they’re earning from the investment.
November 6th, 2018 by Marco Santarelli
Seattle Real Estate Market Predictions 2019
Seattle is an expensive real estate market that gives many investors pause. However, there are many reasons to invest in the Seattle real estate market in 2019 and the upcoming years. We’ll share 10 of them here after discussing the fundamentals of the Seattle housing market. Seattle is home to over 700,000 people. This makes the Seattle real estate market the largest in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest. However, the Seattle housing market is actually bigger than that – it extends to the nearly four million people in the Seattle metropolitan area.
Seattle’s tech landscape and real estate market are rapidly evolving. Google just upped the size of its new Seattle campus. Facebook has been on a hiring spree in the Seattle area, particularly for its virtual reality arm Oculus, which is growing fast in Microsoft’s backyard of Redmond. GeekWire reported on new HQ leases for top Seattle startups Rover and Outreach. Other companies continue to grow and that will pick up any slack. Tech has blown up Seattle. For the past 5 years we have seen 50% price growth in this market which has priced out many middle class buyers.
November 2nd, 2018 by Marco Santarelli
Phoenix Real Estate Market Predictions 2019
The Phoenix real estate market was a headline in the news a decade ago when the housing crisis of 2007 and 2008 caused home values here to fall by as much as half. The slow recovery of the national housing market has taken a decade. Many may be surprised to hear that the Phoenix housing market is back on the recommended list for investors. Let’s take a look at the current state of Phoenix before sharing ten reasons to invest in the Phoenix real estate market.
Phoenix remains the biggest city of Arizona and the state’s capital. However, Phoenix itself is massive. It is the only state capital with more than a million people. It is the fifth largest city in the country. The Phoenix housing market, though, is much larger than Phoenix – it encompasses the entire Valley of the Sun, Phoenix’s sprawling suburbs that are home to another five million people. That makes the Phoenix metro area the twelfth largest in the country. Let’s look at the top ten reasons to invest in the Phoenix real estate market.
October 29th, 2018 by Marco Santarelli
Miami Real Estate Market Predictions 2019
Miami hits most people’s radar as a tourist destination, though it periodically hits the news when it looks like it may be hit by a hurricane. However, Miami is a large, thriving city with a strong housing market. Let’s take a look at the Miami housing market before sharing top 10 reasons to invest in the Miami real estate market in 2019. Miami is home to just under half a million people. However, the Miami housing market is far larger than that – it includes much of southeast Florida and more than five million people. That makes the Miami real estate market the seventh largest in the U.S., and it is the second largest housing market in the southeastern U.S.
However, that isn’t reason enough to consider investing in the Miami real estate market. According to a report published by Zillow in Dec 2017, Miami was the country’s fourth most valuable housing market. Trailing only Los Angeles (total value of $2.7 trillion), New York (2.6 trillion), and Washington (996.7 trillion), the total value of Miami’s housing market is an estimated 864.2 billion, which represents a solid 4.7 percent increase year over year. With that kind of increase every year, just think of what would its valuation be when head into 2019?
October 24th, 2018 by Allison Bethell
You can calculate net operating income (NOI) for your real estate investment by using the generally accepted net operating income formula, which is your potential rental income plus any additional property-related income minus vacancy losses minus total operating expenses.
Keep in mind the net operating income formula can vary depending on who calculates it.
For example, most investors separate potential rental income and other income, but sometimes you will see them combined. Regardless, the generally accepted net operating income formula is your potential rental income plus any additional property-related income minus vacancy losses minus total operating expenses.
October 20th, 2018 by Marco Santarelli
Denver Real Estate Market Overview
We’re going to give you an overview of Denver, Colorado before we go into the reasons why you would want to invest in the Denver real estate market. And we won’t be citing generic platitudes like it is a diverse or beautiful place. We’ll focus on real reasons to invest your money in the Denver real estate market. Denver is the largest city in Colorado, home to just over 700,000 people. The Denver metropolitan area is home to around 2.7 million people. The Denver-Aurora, Colorado statistical area is home to about three and a half million people. Of greater important to potential investors, the area is still growing. Here is an overview of the Denver housing market.
October 19th, 2018 by Marco Santarelli
Once your offer finally gets accepted, one of the first things you’ll do is submit an escrow deposit. This money — your “good faith” deposit — helps show the seller that you’re serious about buying the home.
If the home closes successfully, that money is applied to your down-payment. However, if the deal falls through, there is a chance that you could lose out on thousands of dollars.
With that in mind, many buyers want to know what they can do to help keep their earnest deposit safe. Here are 3 foolproof ways to protect your escrow deposit. If you follow this advice, you can rest easy knowing that your hard-earned money will stay where it belongs.
October 17th, 2018 by Marco Santarelli
Orlando Real Estate Market Overview
Owing to its picturesque beaches and rapidly improving quality of life, Orlando, FL is proving to be a secure real estate investment destination for not only local but also international investors. With an average rental of $1,599, the Orlando real estate market is expanding at a great pace and people from all over the country and even beyond are either choosing to move permanently or invest here. Compared to other cities with competitive real estate markets, Investing in Orlando housing market makes more sense since it has experienced a 6% increase in property prices in a year. According to Zillow, the first-time buyers in the U.S. looking for an affordable home without much competition may have the best luck in the State of Florida, with Orlando real estate market ranked high in the Top 10 best cities for first-time home buyers in 2018.
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