The Housing Market Now VS the Great Recession

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Apr 17, 2019

“Recession” is a dirty word in real estate investment. When we hear it, we tense up. We can feel our hearts stitch a little bit. Our memories of a recession are still fresh. For many, the wounds are raw and the effects are still felt even a decade later. The Great Recession, as many have come to call it, rocked the housing market beginning in 2008 and hit its full stride in 2009 and in the years following.

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Topics: real estate market, U.S. economy, great recession

How Oklahoma City Attracts Millennials with Affordability & Opportunity

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Jan 9, 2019

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma tends to fly under most people's radar. Unless you live there and are already personally invested in some way, it's not likely that you pay all that much attention to OKC. It seems, however, that more heads are turning in their direction these days as MarketWatch has named Oklahoma City among the best cities for millennials for good jobs and good homes.

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Topics: real estate market, oklahoma city

What’s in Store for the U.S. Real Estate Market in 2019?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Dec 19, 2018

Looking back at 2018, we experienced a year of high expectations that largely did not disappoint. Markets continued to stabilize, economic promise grew along with property values, and the revitalization of cities nationwide provided opportunities and population growth.

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Topics: real estate market, 2019 real estate market

4 Things Investors Need to Understand About the Real Estate Slowdown

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Dec 5, 2018

There’s been considerable buzz lately in the real estate world about a nationwide housing slowdown. When we see words like this, people no doubt tend to get nervous. But is there anything, really, to worry about for real estate investors? What’s behind the slowdown, and who will really be affected by it all?

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Topics: real estate market, 2019 real estate market

2018 Real Estate Market Recap for Memphis Invest Markets

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Nov 9, 2018

As we start to wrap up the year, we as real estate investors and professionals always benefit from taking a step back and examining where the market is and how it has grown and changed so we can adjust and plan accordingly for the upcoming year.

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Topics: real estate market, market update

The Revival of the American Downtown: A Closer Look for Real Estate Investors

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Aug 15, 2018

One of the most valuable aspects of a healthy real estate market is that market’s economic health. A healthy economy creates jobs, jobs create opportunity, opportunity attracts people, and people bring a market to life with demand for goods, services...and real estate!

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Topics: real estate market, revitalization

4 Factors That Make Your Investment Market Matter

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Jun 22, 2018

When you’re a passive real estate investor, you have to reframe how you think about the real estate market. Other investors and even homebuyers all have a different approach to why they buy properties when and where.

Passive real estate investors have to take a unique approach when selecting their real estate markets if they hope to achieve long-term financial success.

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Topics: real estate market

4 Tips When Faced with a Changing Real Estate Market

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Change can be scary. When it comes to our investments, it can be even scarier. We don’t like uncertainty in the investment game, so when it feels like things might be on shaky ground, our temptation may be to panic or even jump ship. Whether it’s a regular market fluctuation, economic downturn, or something else altogether, a rapid or suddenly changing real estate market can make our heads spin.

What’s a real estate investor to do? Here are your best steps when faced with a market that’s shifting beneath your feet.


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Topics: real estate market

Real Estate Market Update: 2018 First Quarter Overview

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Apr 20, 2018

With 2018’s first quarter for real estate in the books, many real estate experts are starting to revisit their predictions, examine patterns, and make adjustments to their theories and projections. For real estate investors, it’s always valuable to keep abreast of market conditions, particularly for the markets you happen to be invested in.

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Topics: real estate market

The How & Why of Real Estate Market Analysis for Passive Investors

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Every community has a distinct and unique environment. Their economy is their own, their job market is specific, and the real estate market is distinct.

As real estate investors, it’s dangerous to treat any real estate market exactly like another. You’re dealing with an entirely unique set of factors that can profoundly affect not only your buying potential, but your investment opportunities, growth potential, passive income, and future risk.

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Topics: real estate market