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Homebuilder Confidence Dips in January

Homebuilder Confidence, FHA Mortgage Insurance and Student Debt on todays show

homebuilder confidenceIt turns out that the department of education DRAMATICALLY under reported the number of college graduates that have defaulted on their student loans. This will potentially have a huge impact on what we can expect from these folks in terms of their decision to attempt to buy a home. Since this is data covering 7 years, this means that this is already out in the real world and if the trend continues, could hold buyers back for a very long time.

We will also talk about possible changes to the upcoming reduction in FHA mortgage insurance that we talked about on this show a while back. You can find more on this topic in last weeks show where we talked about the plan to reduce the FHA mortgage insurance.

Finally, homebuilder confidence took a bit of a dip. We will consider that and some other info that may give us a clue on what to expect in terms of new construction in 2017.

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Candidate Clinton Reveals Some Real Estate Policies

Why are landlords offering incentives?

aReal-Estate-Realities-Podcast-Logo-9-1400It is an election year and candidate Clinton has revealed some things she would like to do in the wonderful world of real estate. I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the things she has mentioned that she would address. As I see the various candidates mention something that would effect the world of real estate, I will share it here and maybe even offer a few opinions of my own on the subject.

Homebuilder confidence is down, but probably not for the reasons you might think.

Landlords are offering incentives to their tenants. Lets talk about why and what we can learn from that. Understanding what motivates landlords of apartment complexes to do these kinds of things can be a useful tool in understanding the ebb and flow of renters in your area as well.

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Zillows List of The HOTTEST Housing Markets For 2016!

Zillow has a good track record when it comes to predicting future prices!

Over the past few years, Zillow has been a pretty consistently right predictor of up and coming hot real estate markets. What buyer, seller, investor or real estate entrepreneur does not want to know which markets are going to grow the most over the next year? Well Zillow has released their list and we are going to check it out and see what they predict. Not only may you find a community you want to invest in, but we will talk about what makes these areas interesting so that you can apply the same logic to areas you like to figure out where you can expect the best return in your area of interest!

We will also talk about concerns relating to the big banks and loans they have made to the energy sector. This could have an effect on the stability of lots of smaller banks.

Home builder confidence numbers are out and things have remained flat – particularly when it comes to single family residential housing.

We will also take some time to talk about something buyers seem excited about that just might help you make that property without much yard a very desirable option for buyers with kids!

 

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