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Real Estate Tops Best Investment Poll for 7th Year Running

Posted by on Jun 17, 2020 in Real Estate Investments | 0 comments

Every year, Gallup conducts a survey of Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are asked to select real estate, stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds. For the seventh year in a row, real estate has come out on top as the best long-term investment. Gallup explained: “Real estate remains the most favored investment to Americans, as has been the case since 2013, when the housing market was on the rebound. More than a third of Americans have named real estate as the top investment since 2016.” This year’s results indicated 35% of Americans chose real estate, followed by stocks at 21%. The full results covering the last decade are shown in the chart below: Bottom Line The belief of the American people in the stability of housing as a long-term investment remains strong, even through the many challenges our...

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The Surprising Profile of the Real Estate Investor

Posted by on Jul 28, 2019 in Real Estate Investments | 0 comments

Over 10% of all residential homes are purchased by investors, and that number continues to rise. Who are these investors? Many have speculated that the large institutional conglomerates such as Blackstone, American Homes 4 Rent, and Colony Starwood dominate investor purchases. However, a special report on investor home buying by CoreLogic, Don’t Call it a Comeback: Housing Investors Have Been Here for Years, shows this is not the case. Ralph McLaughlin, CoreLogic’s Deputy Chief Economist and author of the report, explained his findings at the recent National Association of Real Estate Editorsconference in Austin: “Investor buying activity in the U.S. is at record highs. And our records go back confidently, about 20 years… What’s going on and why? Well, it turns out, it’s not the big institutional guys that are leading the increase in home buying. It’s actually the smaller guys. It’s those that have...

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Americans’ Powerful Belief in Homeownership as an Investment

Posted by on Jul 22, 2019 in Real Estate Investments | 0 comments

The Federal Reserve Bank (The Fed) recently released their 2019  Survey of Consumer Expectations Housing Survey. The survey reported that 65% of Americans believe homeownership is a good financial investment. Since 2014, the percentage has increased by over nine percent.The Fed’s survey also showed that when the results are broken down by age, education, income, or region of the country, more than 55% of Americans in each category see homeownership as a good investment. This coincides with a recent Gallup survey of Americans which revealed that real estate was their number one choice for the best long-term investment when compared to stocks, savings accounts or gold. Bottom Line Americans’ belief in residential real estate as a good financial investment continues to grow as the housing market returns to...

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Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 6 Years Running! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by on Jul 1, 2019 in Buying a Home, Buying an Investment Property, Real Estate Investments, Real Estate Market | 0 comments

Some Highlights: Real estate has outranked stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, and bonds as the best long-term investment among Americans for the last 6 years. Stock owners are more positive about real estate than stocks as an investment. Of the 4 listed, real estate is the only investment you can also live...

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4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments in America

Posted by on May 26, 2019 in Mortgage & Finances, Real Estate Investments | 0 comments

Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks, gold, and savings accounts. For the sixth year in a row, real estate has come out on top as the best long-term investment! That has not always been the case. Gallup explains: “Between 2008 and 2010, covering most of the Great Recession period that saw plummeting home and stock values, Americans were as likely to name savings accounts or CDs as the best long-term investment as they were to name stocks or real estate.” This year’s results showed that 35% of Americans chose real estate, followed by stocks at 27%. The full results are shown in the chart below. Bottom Line Now that the real estate market has recovered, so has the belief of the American people in the stability of...

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Idaho Housing Market Snapshot – May 3, 2017

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Real Estate Investments | 0 comments

Midweek Snapshot – May 3, 2017 Whether you’re ready to start looking for your dream home or you’re thinking it might be time to sell your home, knowing what’s going on in the real estate world is definitely a good place to start! Our Idaho Housing Market infographic offers a quick summary of Active & Pending Single Family Homes in Idaho as a whole as well as city specific numbers. Check out Vol. 11: Idaho Housing Market Snapshot – May 3, 2017 Featured Property: 9200 W. Avalanche Court | Boise View Tour: http://www.tourfactory.com/idxr1716182 The midweek Idaho Market Snapshot – May 3, 2017 –  includes: Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, Kuna, Caldwell, Moscow, McCall, and Twin Falls! Interested in purchasing or listing a home? Want to know what your neighborhood market is? Feel free to contact us any time!  *Information is for Reference...

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