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Home repair Cost vs Value Report and how You Can Beat It
18 Apr 2015

Is it possible to profit with your home improvements? The Cost vs Value Report that is largely regarding as the benchmark for measuring the ROI on home improvements would lead you to believe that you won't be able to recoup your costs. Wouldn't that be a sad state of affairs?


Michael Stuart's insight:

home flippers make returns - follow what they do

New upstarts look to carve paths against established giants
18 Apr 2015

Online real estate powerhouses like Redfin, Trulia and Zillow have been around for years, building multi-million dollar businesses in a category where the entrenched players avoid change.


Michael Stuart's insight:

real estate a huge industry that many entrepreneurs can relate to since so many have struggled either buying a home or finding an adequate rental property. “We’ve all had first-hand experience with different pain points in the process,” he said. “And that always attracts entrepreneurial interest.

Affluent Apartment Renters Slow to Buy a Home
16 Apr 2015

By studying publicly traded apartment REITs who manage a combined 520,000 units, we have learned the following:

  • During the housing boom of the early to mid-2000s, roughly 1 in 5 renters leaving their apartment opted to purchase a home. In fact, the national homeownership rate peaked in 2004—at the same time that the percentage of those moving out to purchase a home was peaking.
  • Since 2008, the percentage of renters moving out to purchase a home has remained below its historical average of 17%, while the homeownership rate has continued to decline.
  • As of the fourth quarter of 2014, just 14.7% of all tenants moving out purchased a home. The homeownership rate declined to 64%, the lowest since the mid-90s.

Michael Stuart's insight:

When your apartment lease expires, you have two choices: to renew or move out. Each quarter we track the percentage of residents who move out of an apartment to purchase a home. (Other reasons for moving out can include a job change, eviction, or rent rising too high). 

What thrived during the Texas coast recession?
29 Jan 2015

This study is about the lessons learned from two “high-end real estate project developers” that thrived during the worse recession and storms to hit the Texas coast in history. A silver lining from the unfortunate times the region experienced from 2008 to 2012.

At the real estate peak in 2007, over a dozen high-end projects were under way on the Texas coast transforming the skyline and promising better lifestyles. Some of the projects completely failed, most will redeem their value sometime in the future, but only two thrived and are roaring out of the recession.

The report shows how it was a combination of negative factors that took the Texas coast market by storm, while Texas overall had only minor effects from the recession.

Energy Projects Fueling a Prosperous Texas Coast
26 Jun 2011 New pipelines, offshore rigs, port expansions and wind farms bring additional prosperity to the Texas coast
Read the National Association of Realtors report on Second Homes
13 Apr 2011 The share of home buyers purchasing second homes remained steady compared to the year before according to an annual report from the National Association of Realtors
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Home repair Cost vs Value Report and how You Can Beat It
18 Apr 2015

Is it possible to profit with your home improvements? The Cost vs Value Report that is largely regarding as the benchmark for measuring the ROI on home improvements would lead you to believe that you won't be able to recoup your costs. Wouldn't that be a sad state of affairs?


Michael Stuart's insight:

home flippers make returns - follow what they do

New upstarts look to carve paths against established giants
18 Apr 2015

Online real estate powerhouses like Redfin, Trulia and Zillow have been around for years, building multi-million dollar businesses in a category where the entrenched players avoid change.


Michael Stuart's insight:

real estate a huge industry that many entrepreneurs can relate to since so many have struggled either buying a home or finding an adequate rental property. “We’ve all had first-hand experience with different pain points in the process,” he said. “And that always attracts entrepreneurial interest.

Affluent Apartment Renters Slow to Buy a Home
16 Apr 2015

By studying publicly traded apartment REITs who manage a combined 520,000 units, we have learned the following:

  • During the housing boom of the early to mid-2000s, roughly 1 in 5 renters leaving their apartment opted to purchase a home. In fact, the national homeownership rate peaked in 2004—at the same time that the percentage of those moving out to purchase a home was peaking.
  • Since 2008, the percentage of renters moving out to purchase a home has remained below its historical average of 17%, while the homeownership rate has continued to decline.
  • As of the fourth quarter of 2014, just 14.7% of all tenants moving out purchased a home. The homeownership rate declined to 64%, the lowest since the mid-90s.

Michael Stuart's insight:

When your apartment lease expires, you have two choices: to renew or move out. Each quarter we track the percentage of residents who move out of an apartment to purchase a home. (Other reasons for moving out can include a job change, eviction, or rent rising too high). 

What thrived during the Texas coast recession?
29 Jan 2015

This study is about the lessons learned from two “high-end real estate project developers” that thrived during the worse recession and storms to hit the Texas coast in history. A silver lining from the unfortunate times the region experienced from 2008 to 2012.

At the real estate peak in 2007, over a dozen high-end projects were under way on the Texas coast transforming the skyline and promising better lifestyles. Some of the projects completely failed, most will redeem their value sometime in the future, but only two thrived and are roaring out of the recession.

The report shows how it was a combination of negative factors that took the Texas coast market by storm, while Texas overall had only minor effects from the recession.

Energy Projects Fueling a Prosperous Texas Coast
26 Jun 2011 New pipelines, offshore rigs, port expansions and wind farms bring additional prosperity to the Texas coast
Read the National Association of Realtors report on Second Homes
13 Apr 2011 The share of home buyers purchasing second homes remained steady compared to the year before according to an annual report from the National Association of Realtors
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Swede's Real Estate
Physical Address: 2840 Hwy 87

Mailing Address: Po Box 1158

Crystal Beach, TX 77650

Phone 409-684-3345

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Anne Willis Broker


Your Crystal Beach Bolivar Peninsula - Beach Property Expert - a member of the TexasGulfCoastOnline network

Swedes Real Estate Logo

Swede's Real Estate
Physical Address: 2840 Hwy 87

Mailing Address: Po Box 1158

Crystal Beach, TX 77650

Phone 409-684-3345

Sitemap

Anne Willis Broker


Your Crystal Beach Bolivar Peninsula - Beach Property Expert - a member of the TexasGulfCoastOnline network