Regulations to Help Renters and Homeowners

Posted by Paige Panzarello // May 5, 2021

So far, we are experiencing an uneven economic recovery with a  hidden impact of lost jobs and lower-income for some homeowners. There is a complicated web of rules and regulations to help renters and homeowners stay in their homes. The programs set up to prevent people from losing their homes won’t end any time soon. […]

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Fed Vows to Keep Benchmark Rate Low

Posted by Paige Panzarello // April 21, 2021

Rising Interest Rates

According to Realtor Magazine, “The Federal Reserve voted on Wednesday to keep its benchmark interest rate near zero and historic lows as the economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.” The Fed vows to keep benchmark rate low and further indicates that they won’t likely raise interest rates until 2023—at the earliest. But that […]

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When Forbearance Ends

Posted by Paige Panzarello // April 7, 2021

According to Wolf Richter for WOLF STREET, “Everything is on ice. But when forbearance ends, forced sellers or lenders will put millions of these homes on the market. Since last spring, a historic delinquency problem has been fermenting largely on ice and on hold by forbearance programs. “The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which insures nearly 8 million […]

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An Above-Average Risk of Defaulting

Posted by Paige Panzarello // March 24, 2021

Property owners, particularly mom-and-pop ones with only a few rental homes, are at an above-average risk of defaulting in nearly half of all counties across the country, so says INMAN. According to the latest Rental Property Risk Report composed by property analytics provider RealtyTrac, property owners in 48 percent of counties across the U.S. are at an above-average risk […]

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The New Federal Foreclosure Moratorium Deadline

Posted by Paige Panzarello // March 3, 2021

We are kicking the can down the road–again. Millions of homeowners with federally guaranteed mortgages have the option to extend their forbearance an additional six months, and the new federal foreclosure moratorium deadline has been pushed back to June 30, 2021. According to a statement released by the White House, there are now 70% of existing […]

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Non-Performing Note

Posted by Paige Panzarello // January 27, 2021

I threw my arms in the air as I figuratively crossed the finish line this week. I paid $37,500 for a Non-Performing Note in September. The house is in Ohio. It went to foreclosure auction yesterday and sold to a 3rd party for $68,000! An 81% return. You want to be as excited as I […]

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Buying Notes and Deeds?

Posted by Paige Panzarello // January 13, 2021

Most new real estate investors start with a traditional method like rehabbing or buying and holding single-family rentals. They buy the property and manage the asset by fixing it up to sell or renting it to a tenant. Depending on how you manage the assets, these investing methods can be great ways to generate income, […]

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Five Major Housing Trends in 2021

Posted by Paige Panzarello // December 30, 2020

Bankrate shares what they expect to be the five major housing trends in 2021. Based on the predictions of housing experts who spoke at a virtual conference of the National Association of Real Estate Editors, mortgage rates will rise from record lows. The trends suggest home-price gains will slow, and Americans will continue their migration to less […]

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Of Evictions and the Millions in Forbearance

Posted by Paige Panzarello // December 16, 2020

We have been writing recently about the crisis of evictions and the millions in forbearance. I found this question and answer with Doug Casey eye-opening. Of Evictions and the Millions in Forbearance International Man: Currently, over 18 million Americans are currently behind on their mortgage or rent payments. That temporary suspension on evictions ends December […]

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Will We Ever Be the Same Again?

Posted by Paige Panzarello // December 2, 2020

Will we ever be the same again? The Housing Wire reports,  “The U.S. forbearance rate, measuring the share of mortgages with suspended payments, increased for the second consecutive week from 5.48% to 5.54%, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The MBA estimates the number of homeowners in some form of mortgage forbearance increased from 2.7 million to 2.8 million this past […]

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