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Gains to the Real Estate Lords: Since 2009 Landlord income up a stunning 85 percent. Interest income has gone negative because of Fed monetary policy. Big money selling into momentum.

“The recovery in real estate has largely gone to big institutional players.  Recent data from the US Commerce Department shows that rental income grew the fastest compared to other asset classes since 2009.  Of course as we have chronicled over the last few years, most of the distressed property buying has gone to the investor class.  The gains in rental income only impact a small portion of the population but the growth has been astounding.  Rental income is now up 85 percent since 2009.  Even stock dividends up at 44 percent have not met the pace of change in rental income.  The trend is reflective of the insatiable demand from Wall Street for rental property over the last few years.  Right on time however is the small investor jumping in at a tipping point as inventories rise, big money slows down, and interest rates have an impact on the housing market.  Some big funds are even selling into momentum.”

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Homebuilder ETFs Under Pressure As Government Drags Its Feet

“After swinging back in September, the housing market and homebuilder exchange traded funds could hit a snag as the government shutdown delays new home loans.”

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Will Hottest Housing Markets Cool in 2014?

“The housing markets that have seen some of the biggest rises in home prices will finish the year strong — then the home-appreciation rates will likely start to cool in 2014, one company predicts.”

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Rental Vacancy Rate Lowest in More Than a Decade

“The U.S. apartment vacancy rate fell to its lowest level in more than a decade during the third quarter, according to a new report by real estate research firm Reis Inc. It was down to 4.2 percent, the lowest vacancy rate since the third quarter of 2001, when it stood at 3.9 percent.”

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5 Things Wealthy People Don’t Do

“You don’t have to be a millionaire to steal these ideas about work, retirement and even getting up in the morning.”

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Veros warns housing hot spots won’t stay as hot

“A webinar held today by HousingWire and Veros asked where housing prices are going in 2014.”

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Sold! Auction.com Looks to Revolutionize Selling Real Estate

“A recent late summer morning at one of the company’s three separate buildings in Irvine, Calif., roughly 100 Auction.com employees buzzed around a vast, open windowless room lined with rows of cubicles and slung with venting and lighting hung from the ceiling high above.”

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U.S. Government Shutdown Threatening Housing Recovery

“A U.S. government shutdown will immediately slow approval of thousands of mortgages. If it lasts more than a week, it threatens housing and the broader economic recovery.”

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Tony Alvarez interviews Bill Swift Part 1 of 3

Watch as co-founder, Tony Alvarez, interviews Bill Swift, founder of the High Desert Real Estate Investors Network. In this part, Bill & Tony discuss the job description of an appraiser and what it’s like being an appraiser. Bill also talks about how to know whether to buy & hold real estate or buy & flip real estate according to housing market changes! Be sure to sign-up for a FREE membership at www.HDREIN.com to gain access to this FULL interview as well as other interviews with Real Estate Pros including Bruce Norris, Mike Cantu, Rick Solis, Andrea Esplin & MANY MORE!

Tony’s take on the Government Shutdown (VIDEO)

Tony catches up with us from Smith River and shares his opinion on two real estate news articles he read today. The first article headline read “Sold! Auction.com Looks to Revolutionize Selling Real Estate” put out by CommercialObserver.com and the second article, “U.S. Government Shutdown Threatening Housing Recovery” written by BusinessWeek.com. Tony talks about how the government shutdown is affecting our office and how it directly affects those seeking loans.

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