Job Markets Are Driving Real Estate

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Strong Job Markets Equal Strong Real Estate Markets

Real estate investing, at least investing successfully, has always been about finding good opportunities and understanding what is driving that opportunity.  We always hear about investors who land the big deal and take home an enormous payday.  Sometimes those scenarios are luck and others they are a mix of luck and skill.  

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Topics: real estate investing, Memphis real estate, Top U.S. Job Markets, Dallas real estate

When Should You Give Your Investment Property Manager the Boot?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Jun 19, 2014

A good property manager can be enormously beneficial for your real estate investments. He can keep you from becoming overwhelmed with taking on too many responsibilities when you’re looking for passive income in your investments or if investing isn’t your full-time job.  She plays a vital role for investors buying real estate as a method for diversifying their over-all portfolio. Many invest in real estate for passive reasons and they really have no desire to be an actual hands-on "landlord."

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Topics: real estate investor, property manager

Rent vs. Buy: The Houston Real Estate Investing Market Debate

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Jun 16, 2014
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Topics: real estate investing, rent vs. buy, houston real estate

Rent VS. Buy: Are Real Estate Markets Shifting in Favor of Renting?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Jun 9, 2014

Real estate investing has been a very popular topic over the last few years.  Real estate investors with rental properties have been in a good place during the last few years. The surge of homes in foreclosure meant that properties were ripe for the taking - and at record low prices. As the housing market recovers, however, the number of homes available is dwindling and some investors are choosing to leave the business...it just isn’t as easy anymore.

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Topics: real estate investing, real estate investors, rent vs. buy, U.S. Census

College Grads Hit the Houston Real Estate Market

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Jun 3, 2014

Millennials don’t have it as easy as we like to think. Recent college graduates deal with a slew of financial stresses thanks to the state of the U.S. economy and it appears that buying real estate is only one of those stresses. It feels nearly impossible to attend college without incurring some amount of student debt, and the job market, while improving, is still challenging. It’s hard to start a life and find success if you can’t find a job with that new degree.  If you can't find a job, then you sure can't buy a first home much less invest in real estate.  

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Topics: real estate investing, Memphis Invest, real estate investment, houston real estate, Millenial