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Tampa Apartments See Massive Rent Increase
If you live in the Tampa Bay metro area, you have experienced the vast increase in rents first-hand. Recently in The Tampa Tribune this story was featured in more detail.  Click the following link to read the full article: http://tbo.com/news/business/study-tampa-apartment-rent-increases-among-largest-in-us-20150414/?page=1 Have you experienced this trend yourself?...
Helping Homeless Veterans in Tampa Bay, EquiAlt Donates Three Homes To Potter’s House Community Development.
When the real estate bubble burst and the subprime, mortgage, credit and hedge fund markets collapsed in 2008, Brian Davison, now CEO of Tampa-based EquiAlt, was one of the guys who got knocked down. In evaluating what was really important to him moving forward, Davison implemented a philanthropic mission to give back or assist others not as fortunate as he or his company has been. In carrying out his mission to his new home base in Tampa Bay, Davison announces that EquiAlt has donated three single-family homes to Potter’s House Community Development (PHCD). Two of the homes are located in Tampa and the third in Clearwater. The total donation is worth approximately $120,000. PHCD is commissioned to empower the people in our community though several ministries that target health awareness, illiteracy and strengthening the family. Their focus is to educate families in...
NEWS RELEASE: EquiAlt Launches Long Term Portfolio With 172 Tampa Bay Properties With Additional $4.5 Million Spent In Rehabilitation Funds To Improve Local Neighborhoods.
Throughout Tampa Bay – from the respective County Commission chambers to individual Mayor offices – revitalizing Tampa Bay to improve the lives of its residents is a major agenda item in 2015. While each will do its part, private business must also step up. As part of that mission, EquiAlt LLC (www.equialt.com) announces the purchase of its 172nd distressed property to help redevelop existing neighborhoods by converting neglected homes into livable assets. Initially launched in Las Vegas in 2008 and then in Tampa in 2012, EquiAlt is an alternative investment and asset management company specializing in opportunistic real estate through four SEC-registered funds. While common on the West Coast, real estate investing and acquisition by institutional firms has been rare in the Tampa Bay auction market. Until now. "Most of the public is aware of the traditional real estate market where homes...
Boomerang Buyers Returning After Foreclosures
Chances are if you asked the estimated 5.3 million people who lost their homes during the real estate crisis if they thought they would ever be able to own a home again, their answer would probably be no. Seven years later, however, with their credit rebuilt or on the mend, some of these same former homeowners are re-entering the market. The comeback being staged by this category, also known as the boomerang buyer, is being driven by rising rents and a desire to own a home again now that the economy seems to be stabilizing. Experts see this growing trend happening in various markets across the country, with the most popular being Riverside-San Bernardino, California (4.1%), Los Angeles, California (3.7%) and Phoenix, Arizona (3.6%). Since California is one of the biggest indicators and predictors of what will happen in the housing market, this is good news...
Foreclosure Rates Still High in Some Florida Cities
The real estate market might be on the rebound for most of the United States, but in some cities foreclosure rates are still on the rise. According to the January 2014 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ recently released by RealtyTrac®, default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions were up by 8 percent. While this is an increase from December 2013, it is still lower than it was in January 2013. It is no surprise that foreclosure activity would rebound in January, since things tend to become quiet over the holidays. However, RealtyTrac reported that the 8 percent increase seen in January is the largest since May 2012. Even with this increase, the foreclosure rates for the entire country is still on the decline and has been for the past 40 months. Florida One of Top States for Foreclosures While the population in Florida may be growing, so are its...
The Myth of the Shadow Inventory
One of the biggest myths floating around the real estate sphere is that of the “shadow inventory.” Proponents of this myth believe there is a large inventory of homes, either empty or repossessed, waiting to enter the market. This idea is especially false in markets that are functioning as they should be, i.e. markets where homes that are for sale are for sale. What is perpetuating the idea of the shadow inventory? Some experts in the real estate industry believe that banks and mortgage companies are holding up the foreclosure of a large number of homes. As a result of this so-called hold-up, there are hundreds or maybe thousands of distressed homes waiting to flood the market. However, banks, such as Wells Fargo, and investment firms, such as Barclays Capital, have denied and debunked the existence of the shadow inventory. In fact, in the third quarter of...
If You Want to Predict The Housing Market, Go West
Back in 2007, it seemed as if the housing market crash would never end, and that foreclosures and decreased home values were to become the new norm. No place was this more apparent than in California, where home prices plummeted by about 42%. Slowly, though, the market began to recover, and California, as well as the rest of the country, began to see an upturn in the housing market. Today, however, affordable housing in California is harder and harder to find. It is estimated that only about a third of the population in California is now able to afford the costs of buying a new home. Why is this concerning for the rest of the country? Because California is actually one of the biggest indicators and predictors of what will happen in the housing market across the country. In other words, if housing prices are too high...
At the Doorstep of Immense Investment Opportunity
For the most part, Republicans blame Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac and government policies for inflating the housing bubble, while Democrats blame Wall Street for creating exotic investments that funneled subprime mortgages. Regardless, Wall Street’s success in the alternative real estate market depends largely on unparalleled demand for rentals from American families who homes were lost to foreclosure and from renters who want to buy but cannot get mortgages due to restricted credit banking practices following the 2008 real-estate bust. Investors Seek Higher Returns The U.S. homeownership rate today stands at 65.3 percent, the same as 20 years ago. However, because single-family rentals represent 10 percent or more of the housing market, lending and investment opportunities, still in their infancy, are immense. These properties offer 10 percent or higher yearly yields in rental income, and tidy profits when the homes are eventually sold. Funds set up by Blackstone, the...
Where Have All the Homeowners Gone?
We’ve heard it before: “The 2008 real estate crash resulted in more than 7 million foreclosed homes.” But what does this number represent in real terms?  It means 7 million home owners whose creditworthiness has plummeted, leaving them unable to again enjoy homeownership. Where have they all gone? It would seem, to renting. More than 100 million Americans are renters. Never before in history has the business of renting single-family homes been more centralized, thanks to behemoth investors like Blackstone setting the pace. From individual investors purchasing just a few properties to multibillion dollar hedge funds buying thousands, the rental market has become big business. Multiunit landlords are enjoying access to bank financing at the same time that many homeowners – especially blacks, Hispanics and the under-40 crowd - are being denied. Is this a welcome trend? Thomas Lawler, an economist and formerly with Fannie Mae, stated, “Early buying...
Real Estate Bidding Wars Spark Housing Bubbles in Hot Markets
You may have seen the headlines…“Bidding Wars Return to Boston Condo Market”…“National Association of Realtors (NAR) Announces Home Sales Lowest Since 1999”…“Why Real Estate Listings Are So Hot Right Now”… and others. Do these headlines contain typos? No. Home prices are rising in many areas across the United States and investors from Wall Street and other countries are leading the charge.  They took advantage of distressed real estate during the short-sale glory days, purchasing properties at bargain-basement prices and, rather than flipping those homes as might happen in a healthy housing market, renting homes to former homeowners displaced by short sales and foreclosures. Now, with fewer homes for sale and increasing buyer demand, the bidding wars have begun in earnest, producing bubbles in the hottest housing markets like Charlotte, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Are we headed for another housing crash? No, says Zillow’s director of economic research,...