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Pending home sales tumble to 4-year low in latest sign of a housing-market correction

December 4, 2018

Pending home sales tumble to 4-year low in latest sign of a housing-market correction Market Watch: Andrea Riquier The numbers: U.S. pending home sales slid 2.6% to a reading of 102.1 in October from 104.8 in September, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. That was the lowest since June 2014. What happened: NAR’s index,…

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Kushner Brothers-Backed Cadre Looks to Cash in on Opportunity Zones

December 3, 2018

Kushner Brothers-Backed Cadre Looks to Cash in on Opportunity Zones The Real Deal: David Jeans Cadre, the real estate crowdfunding platform partially owned by Jared and Josh Kushner, is leaping headfirst into the Opportunity Zone craze. Cadre’s CEO Ryan Williams tweeted about the launch on Friday morning, framing it as an opportunity for investors to…

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The Biggest Investment Opportunity You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

December 3, 2018

The Biggest Investment Opportunity You’ve Probably Never Heard Of Forbes: Nav Athwal Is farmland the last great untapped asset class? Farmland currently represents an almost $9 trillion market globally with historically high returns and low volatility. A growing population driving demand for high-quality food coupled with a finite and decreasing supply of land means that farmland will…

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Bad news for renters: Apartments are shrinking and getting more expensive

November 30, 2018

Bad news for renters: Apartments are shrinking and getting more expensive MarketWatch: Jacob Passy Feel like your apartment’s walls are creeping in on you? You may not be imagining it. Since 2008, the average size of a newly-built rental apartment has shrunk by 52 square feet, or 5%, to 941 square feet, a new report…

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Irrational exuberance? Rising commercial real estate prices could signal warning for economy: Fed Reserve

November 29, 2018

Irrational exuberance? Rising commercial real estate prices could signal warning for economy: Fed Reserve The Real Deal: Keith Larsen Ever-rising commercial real estate prices nationwide could be a risk to the stability of the U.S. financial markets, as they were in the last recession. That was the assessment from the Federal Reserve in its inaugural…

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Leading JobsAct DC Law Firm Joins KorePartners Ecosystem

November 27, 2018

Leading JobsAct DC Law Firm Joins KorePartners Ecosystem Cision PRWeb: Oscar Jofre KoreConX announces its partnership with CrowdCheck Law LLP, a leading law firm helping companies navigate through the JOBS Act regulations. CrowdCheck Law, LLP is an affiliated law firm of CrowdCheck, Inc., a market leader in compliance services for modern, online capital raising driven…

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RealCrowd Targets Opportunity Zone Investments

November 27, 2018

RealCrowd Targets Opportunity Zone Investments Crowdfund Insider: JD Alois RealCrowd, a real estate crowdfunding platform for accredited investors, has launched a new marketplace to provide access to newly formed Opportunity Zone fund investments. According to RealCrowd, the new offering will focus solely on investments offered by third-party real estate sponsors that intend to be qualified…

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Private Equity Real Estate Funds Battle Challenges to Deploy Capital

November 26, 2018

Private Equity Real Estate Funds Battle Challenges to Deploy Capital National Real Estate Investor: Beth Mattson-Teig Private equity real estate funds remain flush with capital, but putting that money to work is becoming increasingly difficult amid intense competition and a late stage market cycle. The big story in private equity real estate funds in recent…

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Self Storage Rents Fall, Inventory Increases

November 26, 2018

Self Storage Rents Fall, Inventory Increases Commercial Property Executive: Evelyn Jozsa Self storage rents further declined in October as new supply continued to increase. Over the past 12 months, street-rate rents dropped by 4.9 percent for 10×10 non-climate-controlled and 2.9 percent for 10×10 climate-controlled units. Due to its large population and tight inventory, rents in…

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House Flipping Booming

November 23, 2018

House Flipping Booming In the year since San Francisco-based LendingHome opened its first Pittsburgh office in Nova Place, the mortgage lender has grown its local workforce from zero to 52 employees and shifted its strategy from serving new home buyers to lending to the fix-and-flip industry. “We have been doing rehab loans for years. But…

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LendingHome Shines Spotlight on California in First-Ever “State of The Flipping Market” Report

November 23, 2018

LendingHome Shines Spotlight on California in First-Ever “State of The Flipping Market” Report Cision PRNewswire: Nora Murray LendingHome – the fix-and-flip industry’s No. 1 lender – today released a never-before-seen, inside look at localized market statistics based on a combination of LendingHome proprietary data and publicly available real estate records. LendingHome’s inaugural “State of The…

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Don’t Rush to Opportunity Zones

November 21, 2018

Don’t Rush to Opportunity Zones Commercial Property Executive: Holly Dutton The Opportunity Zone Program instituted along with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has caught the eye of many in the real estate development arena across the country. The program encourages private investment in low-income urban and rural communities by offering big tax…

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