Imbalances create opportunity, and real estate market trends point the way to the money. Historically, wild fluctuation and unique once-in-a-lifetime occurrences in markets and industries have created enormous financial growth for entrepreneurs that can identify it.
National economic information and housing statistics.
Sales Transactions, including volume, pricing, and capitalization rates.
Absorption and vacancy rates.
Amazingly, immediately following the depression, more millionaires were "made overnight" than at any other time. Change is inevitable, but how you respond to it will make you successful. When the market shifts, have your company ready to maximize the opportunities.
Know and analyze your market to find the most profitable deals before anyone else. See which areas will appreciate fastest and have the most vulnerability and risk.
We like to use market analysis software to identify the hot areas where
the money and properties are exchanging. This software tracks, gauges,
and technically analyzes. See local, state, regional, and national real
estate market trends.
Besides information about hot emerging markets, the software sends alerts about areas to avoid crashing, flat and dead zones. It's all the intelligence you need to make smart investment decisions in minutes.
There is cause and effect information delivered in analytical forms with graphs, pictures, and detailed explanations about rank and performance. If you're not a techie, no fear, the software does all the work it's easy for both right and left brain users to understand. Also included are training videos that walk you through the steps and share critical insights. Plus, the software is great for commercial real estate market analysis too.
Look for rental markets with strong economic trends, like population, job, and income growth, more than the national averages. In these areas, vacancy rates will be low, and rent growth will climb.
Location. Safe and secure with schools, transportation, and shopping nearby.
city-data.com has good info about the safety of cities and neighborhoods.
Despite, increasing uncertainty and risk, rental property is a safe way to invest money in real estate. Recently, vacancy rates have declined, and rental rates are rising.
Tax deed certificates and sales have become a profitable real estate market trend. They'll continue to increase due to the foreclosure rate, unemployment, and inflation.
Continue to AVOID investing in raw, undeveloped land. The land is almost impossible to finance and won't appreciate until after the SFH market stabilizes and is appreciating.
However, the land is cheap and even cheaper to hold and maintain. If your investment strategies are focused on the long term, then land could be an option.But invest cautiously.
Also, avoid short sales. They take too long to complete and waste your time and energy. Besides, most of the above strategies are less work and will produce a higher profit margin.
Some current trends spotted on the horizon are due to the banks and mortgage companies' inability to lend money without numerous restrictions and delays.
Successful real estate investors are always looking for other means to fund their deals.
It has created new opportunities in the financial fields for anyone with a self-directed IRA account, cash, or access to OPM - other people's money.
Act as the bank and lend money back to other investors, rehabbers, or anyone needing hard money loans or transactional funding.
With these short-term strategies, your money will turn over fast, giving you the ability to roll it continually.
Many investors are now offering lease options and owner financing to retail buyers for the long term. The investor gets a maximum price and high interest for a long time and is backed by the property's security, which reduces the risk.
Don't be a gambler; analyze the real estate market trends in your area before investing.