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Buy vs. Rent? The Top-Rated College Towns

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017

Baltimore, home to Johns Hopkins University, ranks as the top college town housing market where buying makes more financial sense than renting, according to a new analysis by realtor.com®. In Baltimore, the average monthly homeownership cost of $775 is more affordable than the average $1,443 monthly cost of renting.

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Retailers Are Going Bankrupt at a Record Pace

Kim Bhasin

Bloomberg | Apr 25, 2017

In a little over three months, 14 chains have announced they will seek court protection, according to an analysis by S&P Global Market Intelligence, almost surpassing all of 2016.

(Bloomberg)—Retailers are filing for bankruptcy at a record rate as they try to cope with the rapid acceleration of online shopping.

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Blackstone REIT Rapidly Adding to Initial Portfolio with 6 Million-SF Industrial Buy

By Mark Heschmeyer

April 20, 2017

Blackstone’s non-traded REIT, Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, this week added another portfolio to its growing property stockpile. 


The REIT’s latest acquisition is a six million-square-foot portfolio of predominantly infill industrial assets it purchased from affiliates of High Street Realty Co.

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Home Sales Zoom to Highest Pace in Decade

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017

This spring’s housing mantra: Going, going, gone! “Severe” housing shortages are prompting existing homes to sell significantly faster this year, propelling home sales to the highest pace in more than a decade, the National Association of REALTORS® reported Friday.

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10 Best College Towns for Investors

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017

A college town can be a great spot for investors. Rents are usually stable and there’s generally always a pool of tenants to choose from.

“It’s always great to invest in a location where there is a large pool of tenants,

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Do Your Investors Need Landlord Insurance?

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017

Renting out a property can always be a gamble, with the risk of a bad tenant who could, for example,  smash a hole in the wall or bail on paying rent. In either case, the landlord is left financially liable.

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The 10 Crowning Markets of the Spring Season

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017

Which housing markets are emerging as top performers this spring season? Ten X, an online real estate marketplace vendor, factored in pricing, sales, affordability, permit activity, economic and demographic growth, and forward-looking data such as economic and population forecasts,

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How Owning a Home Pays Off at Tax Time

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017

Homeownership-related tax deductions can prove advantageous in lowering your tax bill. HouseLogic lists some of the ways homeownership helps at tax time:

Mortgage interest deduction: Itemizing homeowners can deduct the interest they pay on their mortgage up to $1 million—or $500,000 if married but filing separately.

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10 Markets Where Rents Are Cooling the Most

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017

Some of the hottest rental markets in the country may have finally hit their peak. For example, markets like San Francisco and Manhattan are posting some of the highest year-over-year drops in average rents by 4.3 percent and 2.2 percent,

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Renters Are Starting to Feel Richer, But…

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017

Trying to convert renters to homeowners? Your job may be getting tougher. A new survey from Freddie Mac finds more renters are optimistic about their financial situations, but they’re less likely to move even if their rents increase.

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