It Isn’t Just About Student Debt

There are articles all around the media that tell us rising student debt is crippling young Americans’ financial futures. There is no doubt that the numbers are staggering and still going up, and it’s definitely true that this keeps many young people out of the housing market. The “first time homebuyer” is becoming an endangered species.
We’re becoming a “nation of renters” according to many market watchers and economic experts. Home builders are betting on it, with multi-unit housing starts up a whopping 416% from the 2010 low. The U.S. population is still growing, and fewer people are buying homes. They’re not pitching tents, so renting is where the market is moving.

Short Term is Great, but Don’t Forget Retirement

Real estate investors come from all walks of life and in all ages; they are part-timers, full-timers, wholesalers and fix & flippers if their goals are more in the shorter term. There’s nothing wrong with a short term business plan, but we’re all getting older, and we should remember that the reasons many of our customers are long term rental investors are really quite lucrative and secure.
The biggest fear of those in the baby boomer generation is that they’ll run out of money in retirement. Sure, some will have jobs that they can continue, and retirement doesn’t mean what it used to anymore. Others will be unable to stay on in their life careers, and they get reminded of how things may go every time they’re greeted going into Walmart.

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Student Weekly Wisdom #1 - Marketing With Jay St. Hilaire

What a great way to kick off the new Student Weekly Wisdom section with some good old fashion marketing! This week, Jay takes some time to explain the importance of marketing in order to fill your buyer and seller buckets. There are TONS of different channels you can take to generate leads, you just need to know what they are and Jay is here to tell you all about it!

The Only 7 Things We Truly Can Control in Life—and How to Rock Them All

In my experience, life can be pretty complicated. Although most of us have plenty to manage in our day-to-day lives—jobs, relationships, family, exercise, sleep, you name it—there are really only a few things we truly have control over. I changed my life by identifying these variables and learning how to master them. And I think you can too.

Happiness and success (however you define either one) have a lot to do with each other. In fact, greater happiness has been found to lead to greater success. I think both can be achieved with some simple and straightforward habit hacking, or making small tweaks to your routine which, little by little, add up to major changes in how you’re living your life.

Multi-unit Housing Construction Shooting Up, But …

Home builders are really happy right now, but it’s mostly just those working on multi-unit housing. Apartment starts are up 416 percent from the 2010 low. Builders are anticipating even more growth in rental demand.
One reason for this growth in apartment construction is that new household formation in the next few years is anticipated to be coming from lower wage-earners. With home prices rising, these households will not only be looking for rentals, they’ll want lower end rents. Apartments are definitely much less expensive to build than single family homes, so rents are always much lower.

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