July 22, 2021   |   article by Chahinez Dib

New home sales dropped by a larger amount than expected

According to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, new home sales in May occurred at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of $769,000, dropping to the lowest level since May 2020.
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July 10, 2021   |   article by Chahinez Dib

2021 Eviction Moratorium Extended Until July 31

As millions of Americans continue to struggle financially and businesses fight to stay open, renters worry about the possibility of eviction when they are unable to meet their rent. But on June 29, the Supreme Court rejected a request to lift the federal ban on eviction—set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—and […]
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July 8, 2021   |   article by Chahinez Dib

U.S. home prices hit new high in May

According to new data from, the U.S. median home price reached an all-time high of $380,000 in May, up to 15.2% compared to last year—but lower than the previous month’s growth rate of 17.2%. looked at the 300 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. and ranked them by their sale price increases since […]
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July 1, 2021   |   article by Chahinez Dib

U.S. monthly rents hit the highest level in two years

According to a recent report by, monthly rental prices across the United States are growing faster than their pre-pandemic rates. With vaccination rates rising and the economy slowly reopening in the U. S, the national median rental price hit the highest two years in May. According to the report, the median national rental reached […]
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June 24, 2021   |   article by Chahinez Dib

Interest rates held near zero but Fed expects two increases by 2023

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced in a statement released last Wednesday they kept interest rates close to zero percent, but Federal officials expect two increases by 2023. “The Committee seeks to achieve maximum employment and inflation at 2 percent over the longer run,” reads the statement from FOMC.  With the progress of vaccinations […]
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June 24, 2021   |   article by Nikolai Ray

Calculating Cap Rate and Present Value of Future Renovations

One of the principles of multifamily real estate financial engineering is the standardization of net incomes. This is an essential exercise, otherwise one cannot make a good acquisition decision. However, this standardization often ignores the building’s deterioration.
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June 17, 2021   |   article by Chahinez Dib

Millennials renters: A decreasing optimism in homeownership

With student debts, not much saving and social preferences to living with roommates, millennials are more likely to rent than own a home according to a recent report from Apartment List. The study shows a decreasing optimism about the prospect of homeownership among millennial renters.  The report found that 18.2 percent of millennials plan to […]
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June 14, 2021   |   article by Chahinez Dib

Three communication mistakes to avoid in real estate investment.

If you want to succeed in real estate investing, communicating with your colleagues and partners is vital.  Not only is communication important, but how your colleagues perceive your message is crucial. The words you use, your tone, your attitude while communicating your ideas, you must think about all of that and the impact your message […]
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June 10, 2021   |   article by Nikolai Ray

7 Obstacles to a Successful Vendor Take-Back

Some obstacles may challenge the acceptance or rejection of a vendor take-back. For examples, the seller needs all the money from the transaction, the necessity to find a structure to persuade all parties involved in accepting the vendor take-back or the account manager and the mortgage broker don’t have the skills to set up this kind of arrangement. Also, one should know when a vendor take-back is too risky.
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June 3, 2021   |   article by Nikolai Ray

5 Ways to Reduce Risk Associated to Leverage in Multifamily Real Estate

Beware not to just shop around the best interest rates or down payment percentages! It may be a dangerous game!
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