Thursday, November 30, 2017

The US Cities with the Biggest Housing Bubbles | Wolf Street





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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

How To Buy Bitcoin: It's Easier Than You Think | Investing.com

How To Buy Bitcoin: It's Easier Than You Think | Investing.com:





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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities | John Burns Real Estate Consulting

Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities | John Burns Real Estate Consulting:



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Every year, John Burns Real Estate Consulting, LLC ranks the top masterplans in the country based on new home sales. Feedback from numerous industry contacts and our boots-on-the-ground consultants supports the diligent research that goes into producing our prestigious, annual ranking.

John Burns Real Estate Consulting, LLC applauds the nation’s top 50 masterplans for their strong new home sales in 2016. We reviewed nearly 340 masterplans to arrive at our Top 50 list, ranked by 2016 new home sales net of cancellations.

In 2016, the top 50 master-planned communities (MPCs) in our annual ranking sold over 24,000 homes, representing:
an 9% increase over 2015
3% of all new single-family home sales nationally
a new record for sales volume in the seven years we have been compiling our list

Please contact Jody Kahn at jkahn@realestateconsulting.com and 603-235-5760 or Devyn Bachman at dbachman@realestateconsulting.com and (303) 956-9881 with questions about any of the top 50 communities of 2016.

 


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John Burns Real Estate Consulting | Trusted Analysis for Executive Decisions

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These 6 investment newsletters have delivered top returns in good stock markets and bad - MarketWatch

These 6 investment newsletters have delivered top returns in good stock markets and bad - MarketWatch:



So what’s the solution for skittish investors? One option is to only follow managers who have historically produced above-average performance in both up- and down markets. Few managers satisfy these dual criteria, but those who do tend to have both good returns and low risk — just the kind of manager that anxious investors are more likely to follow through thick and thin.
Each year for two decades I have compiled a list of investment newsletter editors who meet these dual criteria; I call it my Investment Newsletter Honor Roll.
On average, the model portfolios of the Honor Roll newsletters have been 25% less risky than the overall stock market, as measured by the volatility of their returns — even as they’ve also outperformed the newsletters that did not make my Honor Roll by 2.7 percentage points per year over the last decade.
It’s been a winning combination.
Currently, just six newsletters among those I monitor make the Honor Roll:
With that said, I should note that while the Honor Roll newsletters have outperformed the typical service not on the Honor Roll, they on average have not outperformed a broad stock-market index fund. But that may not be a reason to shun them. It’s only when these managers’ returns are analyzed in light of their reduced risk that their value is appreciated.
In fact, an index fund may well be an inappropriate standard against which to judge these newsletters, since few investors are actually willing to stick with an index fund through a bear market. As Claude Erb, a former fixed-income and commodities manager at mutual-fund firm TCW Group, put it to me in an email: “The people who can truly stomach the volatility of a 100% stock portfolio are either catatonic or dead.”


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These are the hottest real-estate markets in the U.S. - MarketWatch

These are the hottest real-estate markets in the U.S. - MarketWatch:



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Monday, November 27, 2017

Just Solds / Closed... as of November 22, 2017

Link to Solds (Realtor.com)




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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike: Phil Knight

Best of class business book (2016) per Warren Buffet and Bill Gates.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Lower Inventory Equals Higher Prices in North Shore | Sierra Sun Newspaper Article

In their periodic Sierra Sun newspaper article, Don Kanare and Sabrina Belleci of ReMax Realty provide a current market update.
"In mid-November of 2009, there were 439 properties for sale in Incline Village and Crystal Bay. Fast-forward to 2017, and the current inventory level is hovering around 190 houses, condos, and freestanding condos listed on the Incline Village Multiple Listing Service. We are looking at approximately 400 total unit sales in 2017 versus 156 sales in 2009."
Link to entire article:  Lower inventory equals higher prices in North Shore | SierraSun.com:

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Lake Tahoe’s Real Estate Market Has Strong October - Mansion Global

Tahoe’s most exclusive real estate is located on the waterfront, which also experienced an uptick in sales in October compared to a year ago. Four multi-million-dollar lakefront properties closed in October and five were in contract, compared to just two closings last year and two in contract.

The median price for a lakefront home (on either the California or Nevada side) was just under $4 million.

The first three quarters of 2017 saw an unexpected decrease in overall sales that led some to think the market was headed for a slowdown. October figures have helped assuage those fears.

“The strong October numbers signal the Tahoe real estate is not pulling back as some have suggested,” said Bill Dietz, principal broker of Tahoe Luxury Properties, in the report. He said he expects strong sales to continue through the end of the year.

Link to Mansion Global original article: Lake Tahoe’s Real Estate Market Has Strong October - Mansion Global:



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Monday, October 30, 2017

Another Price Cut for Montana’s 22-Acre Shelter Island - Mansion Global

If it wasn't Tahoe for me it would be Flathead Lake.  Check it out:  Another Price Cut for Montana’s 22-Acre Shelter Island - Mansion Global:



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Monday, October 23, 2017

Incline Village, NV Recently Sold Homes - realtor.com®

Link to Realtor.com Just Solds Databse:  Incline Village, NV Recently Sold Homes - realtor.com®:



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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Wheelchair-Friendly Tiny House "Wheel Pad" Offers Independence for Newly Disabled Family Members

Here is a great article and video about Universal Living design applied to a tiny home.  It's an awesome solution for continuing independent living in an accessory building to a larger residence.  Check it out.



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65 Best Tiny Houses 2017 - Country Living

Many good ideas in this compilation of Tiny Homes.



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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Reno, NV Foreclosures & Foreclosed Homes for Sale: Source - Realtor.com®

Yes, there are still foreclosures to be found in both Incline and Reno:  Reno, NV Foreclosures & Foreclosed Homes for Sale - realtor.com®:





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Reno, NV Housing Market, Trends, and Schools Per Realtor.com®

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Home Flipping 5.6% of all Sales in Q2 - Real Estate Investing Today

Read the story... , and the National Association of Real Estate Investors blog:  Home Flipping 5.6% of all Sales in Q2 - Real Estate Investing Today:



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Tax-Rates.org - The Tax Information Portal

Useful tool.  Compare property, sales and income tax rates by state on this site:  Tax-Rates.org - The Tax Information Portal:



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Friday, August 25, 2017

Lake Tahoe and Truckee suffer housing shortage, high housing costs | The Sacramento Bee

Link to Sacramento Bee article:  Lake Tahoe and Truckee suffer housing shortage, high housing costs | The Sacramento Bee:



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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

U.S. new home sales fall to seven-month low By Reuters


By Lucia Mutikani

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. single-family home sales unexpectedly fell in July, dropping to their lowest in seven months, which could raise concerns of a slowdown in the housing market recovery.

The Commerce Department said on Wednesday new home sales

tumbled 9.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 571,000 units last month, the lowest level since December 2016. The percentage drop was the largest since August 2016 and confounded economists' expectations for a 0.3 percent gain.

June's sales pace was revised up to 630,000 units from the previously reported 610,000 units. Home sales in May also were not as weak as previously reported, taking some of the sting from July's report.

New home sales, which account for 9.4 percent of overall housing sales, are volatile month-to-month and are drawn from building permits. Still, sales declined 8.9 percent on a year-on-year basis.

Coming on the heel of data this month showing a plunge in both housing starts and permits in July, the unexpected decline in new home sales suggests the housing market could be cooling.

A separate report from the Mortgage Bankers Association on Wednesday showed applications for loans to buy a house decreased last week.

The PHLX index of housing stocks (HGX) fell 0.42 percent, in line with an broadly weaker stock market. Shares in the nation's largest homebuilder, D.R. Horton (N:DHI), declined 0.56 percent and Lennar Corp (N:LEN) slipped 0.54 percent. Pultegroup (N:PHM) stock fell 0.59 percent.

The housing market is being hampered by a shortage of properties, which is driving up home prices. The new housing market has not capitalized on the acute shortage because of supply constraints facing builders, including labor, land and finance.

Housing weighed on the economy in the second quarter, subtracting nearly three-tenths of a percentage point from gross domestic product. Economists expect a modest rebound in housing activity in the third quarter.

The housing market remains underpinned by a strong labor market, which is near full employment. Last month, 70 percent of the new single family homes sold were either yet to be built or under construction in July. New home sales fell in the Northeast, South and West. They rose in the Midwest.

The inventory of new homes on the market rose 1.5 percent to 276,000 units last month, the highest level since June 2009. Still, new housing stock is less than half of what it was at its zenith during the housing bubble.

At July's sales pace it would take 5.8 months to clear the supply of houses on the market, up from 5.2 months in June.



A six-month supply is viewed as a healthy balance between supply and demand. The median price of a new home increased 6.3 percent in July from a year ago to $313,700.

Link to Reuters report: U.S. new home sales fall to seven-month low By Reuters:



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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Crowdfunded real-estate investments: 3 ways to do it - MarketWatch

Bookmark LInk: Crowdfunded real-estate investments: 3 ways to do it - MarketWatch:



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Thursday, August 10, 2017

It’s not just you — there really are fewer homes for sale with inventory is at a 20-year low

It's time to sell.  Sell when inventory is scarce.  Buy when it's on plentiful and on sale.  Business 101.



Link to USA Today article:  It’s not just you — there really are fewer homes for sale with inventory is at a 20-year low:



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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Tahoe's Priciest Property Is a $75M 'Epic Lakefront Masterpiece' | realtor.com®

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Monday, July 31, 2017

The fate of Lake Tahoe’s Cal Neva is still being determined | SierraSun.com

Cal-Neva hotel update per the Sierra Sun newspaper.



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Residential sales around Lake Tahoe break $500M barrier | TahoeDailyTribune.com

"Home sales around Lake Tahoe exceeded $500 million in the first six months of the year amid a return of high-end buyers to the region’s luxury market.

Total dollar volume for single-family residences in the region stood at $511,139,859 in the six-month period ended June 30, compared with $472,811,970 in the six-month period ended June 30, 2016.

At the same time, sales of residences priced above $1 million increased to 104 from 102.

The four-pronged sales region is comprised of the East Shore of Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, South Shore of Lake Tahoe, and Tahoe City. Chase International, a Lake Tahoe-based real estate agency, compiled the sales data."
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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Recreational pot could be sold in Incline Village starting Aug. 4 | TahoeDailyTribune.com

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Yes, Incline Village is a planned recreational community.



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Friday, July 21, 2017

The Shakespeare Ranch Yours for $69M

The Lake Tahoe historic real estate listings are impressive.  This one raises the ante.  Check it out.



Link to listing:  The Shakespeare Ranch:



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One-third of Americans hate this about their home - MarketWatch

Link to entire Marketwatch article:  One-third of Americans hate this about their home - MarketWatch:

"Almost half of Americans have a regret about their current home.

Their No. 1 regret? Homeowners regretted not opting for a larger home (33%) and renters regretted renting instead of buying a home (41%), according to a survey released Thursday of more than 2,200 people from real-estate site Trulia and conducted online by Harris Poll. Overall, Americans are less regretful now than they were in 2013, the last time the survey was conducted, but only a slight drop to 44% from 46%. Renting over buying and choosing a smaller home were the top concerns for renters and homeowners in 2013, perhaps reflecting that many U.S. homebuyers would like to buy a larger home."



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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Roofstock | Buy and Sell Investment Properties

Residential investment property source.



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Own an income producing property with as little as $20,000 down.



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