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    Housing Sentiment Hits Record High, as Bidding Wars Vanish

    August 13th, 2019

    Housing Sentiment Hits Record High, as Bidding Wars Vanish Falling mortgage rates and strong employment drove consumer confidence in housing to a record high in July, according to a monthly index from Fannie Mae. At the same time, bidding wars eased thanks to lower demand in some of the hottest markets. Of the index’s five […]

    Apartment Investing: Location, Location, Location (Or Not)

    August 6th, 2019

    Apartment Investing: Location, Location, Location (Or Not) In residential real estate, the three most important things are? What about the three most important things in apartment investing? If you said location, location, location unfortunately you’re wrong, wrong, wrong. This truth is a shock to most new rental owners. But if you understand why, you can […]

    Communities Examining Effect of Single-Family Zoning on Housing Issues Look to GR Example

    August 6th, 2019

    Communities Examining Effect of Single-Family Zoning on Housing Issues Look to GR Example As communities nationwide begin to examine the effects of single-family zoning on the density and affordability of housing, Grand Rapids has emerged as an example of how cities can function in the absence of those regulations.  When it rewrote its zoning ordinance […]

    Vote for RPOA-Supported Candidates in Upcoming Elections

    July 30th, 2019

    Vote for RPOA-Supported Candidates in Upcoming Elections The RPOA has interviewed many candidates running for the upcoming city elections. The RPOA chooses to support the candidates that exhibit an understanding of the issues facing rental property owners and real estate investors. The RPOA encourages RPOA members to vote for the following candidates:   City of […]

    “Mom & Pops” Dominate Real Estate Investing

    July 30th, 2019

    “Mom & Pops” Dominate Real Estate Investing According to a recent special report form CoreLogic, home purchasing by investors has reached its highest level in nearly 20 years. Their report took a look at investors’ home buying activity across the nation. Among their findings was the fact that the increase in activity wasn’t from the […]

    Only Half of Americans Can Afford an Entry-Level Home: Major Opportunity for the Rental Market

    July 23rd, 2019

    Only Half of Americans Can Afford an Entry-Level Home: Major Opportunity for the Rental Market Only 54% of Americans can afford an entry-level home priced at 20% of the median home price in their area, despite the recent drop in mortgage rates. Affordability issues continue to plague the nation’s housing market, and the situation is […]

    Investors Have Their Sights Set on Senior Housing

    July 23rd, 2019

    Investors Have Their Sights Set on Senior Housing A recent survey by CBRE U.S. reveals investors are increasingly eyeing senior housing and plan to increase their buying within the sector over the next 12 months. Sixty-two percent of investors surveyed say they intend to increase the size of their portfolios with elderly living segments over […]

    City Lead Advisory Committee Hears About “Model” Codes

    July 15th, 2019

    City Lead Advisory Committee Hears About “Model” Codes The City of Grand Rapids “Lead Free Kids GR Advisory Committee” heard a final report at its meeting in June from a consultant from D.C. funded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Child Lead Exposure Elimination Innovations Grant. The consultant, David E. Jacobs, with […]

    Landlords in Montcalm County Needed for Housing Voucher Program

    July 15th, 2019

    Landlords in Montcalm County Needed for Housing Voucher Program The Montcalm County Housing Commission is in need of Landlords willing to work with the Housing Choice Voucher Program. They are based in Howard City and work with Montcalm County and a 30-mile radius from Howard City. They have voucher participants looking for units now. If […]

    Contractor Says Murder Suspect Asked Him to Build Secret Soundproof Room

    July 9th, 2019

    Contractor Says Murder Suspect Asked Him to Build Secret Soundproof Room This will raise the hair on your neck…a Utah contractor refused to build a secret soundproof-room for a man recently arrested for the murder of a University of Utah college student. According to the Deseret News, the contractor realized an eerie connection to a […]