2018

The 10 Best Days to Buy a Home

Patch of Land

We have all heard the saying that smart real estate purchases are based on location, location, location. But that suggests you focus only on where to buy a home. What about when? Data indicates that there are definitely months of the year—and even specific days—when you are statistically more likely to acquire a property at a discounted price. On some days, in fact, that price can be many thousands of dollars below a property’s estimated market value. The question, of course, is which days?

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Remember liar loans of a decade ago? Those same people want to do away with appraisers.

Miller Samuel INC

My friend and appraisal colleague Ryan Lundquist and I authored a petition on change.org to point out the growing wreckless behavior that is enveloping the mortgage process. There’s a proposal from the FDIC, Federal Reserve, and Treasury Department not to require appraisals for some mortgages under $400,000. As we say in the petition , this change can impact several groups in particular: consumers, the taxpayers, the housing market and appraisers.

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kvCORE Platform Continues to Innovate with Advanced Features to Drive Higher Conversion Rates and Agent Production

Inside Real Estate

We are pleased to announce the launch of five powerful enhancements to the kvCORE Platform, Inside Real Estate’s premier business […]. The post kvCORE Platform Continues to Innovate with Advanced Features to Drive Higher Conversion Rates and Agent Production appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance. Press Inside Real Estate kvCORE Updates

How To Build A Compounding Machine

Real Estate Finance HQ

Before I dive deep into the subject of how to build a compounding machine, let me explain exactly what my 7 year old son did after I gave him this advice. As Einstein said: If you can’t explain it to a 7 year old, you don’t understand it. My son Everest has a scrap metal business. To be more precise, he dives into dumpsters in my neighborhood looking for aluminum cans and copper wiring. He then takes it to a metal scrap yard and get’s cash.

Laurie Finkelstein Reader // Laurie Finkelstein Reader Real Estate

Boom Town

Never Compromise on Customer Experience. When it comes to success, especially in real estate, so often it’s all about transactions. It’s all about the hustle, the zeros, and making it to the top. But most of the top producers in real estate have one thing in common … they know why they do it. For Laurie, the “why” is all about the people. Her parents were in real estate, and she loved watching the way they could positively impact people’s lives.

Expectations for future house flipping returns

Patch of Land

First, the good news for house flipping: Average gross profits have risen steadily over the last few years. As the 2018 house flipping report from research firm ATTOM Data Solutions shows, completed house flips in 2017 yielded an average gross profit of $68,143, representing a 49.8% return on investment. Gross profit is defined here as the difference between purchase price and flip price, not accounting for expenses incurred.

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VIDEO: NBC SquawkBox - Impact of New Federal Tax Law on High-Cost Housing Markets

Miller Samuel INC

This interview occurred back on the 18th and was posted on Housing Notes on October 19th in case you missed it. Robert Frank of CNBC invited me to appear on the show. I’ve been on the show a half dozen times, especially during the housing bubble when I was always interviewed remotely in a dark room with an automated camera. This appearance was the first time on the actual set.

Patch of Land to Attend the Colorado Mortgage Summit

Patch of Land

Patch of Land will be attending the Colorado Mortgage Summit at the Denver Marriot Westminster in Denver, CO on October 2, 2018. The Colorado Mortgage Summit presents an incredible lineup of educational sessions, business opportunities, and networking events curated specifically for the entrepreneurial men and women of the Colorado mortgage industry. Join your peers at Colorado's largest gathering of mortgage pros!

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5 Tech Tools for House Flippers and Other Real Estate Investors

Patch of Land

Whether you’re a seasoned house flipper or just planning to take your first entrepreneurial step as a real estate investor, you should always be on the lookout for new tools, processes, and best practices that can help you improve your business. For this post, we offer five great technology tools to help real estate investors of all types, particularly house flippers. HouseCanary.

An Industry Update from Patch of Land

Patch of Land

You may have heard the news that crowdfunding platform, RealtyShares, is no longer offering new investments on their platform, and we believe this means they will soon be closing their doors. There has been tremendous attention and excitement in the real estate crowdfunding space over the past five years, with Patch of Land and RealtyShares among the earliest players. At Patch of Land, we are proud to be at the forefront of providing innovation and disrupting the real estate investment market.

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House Flippers: An Interesting Strategy for Finding Your Next Real Estate Investment

Patch of Land

House flipping is more complicated than simply buying the first property you find that needs repair, giving it a cosmetic facelift, and then putting it back on the market at a higher price. As seasoned house flippers will tell you, this particular type of real estate investment requires the ability to identify the right property in the right market at the right time.

A Solution For Fix-and-Flip Investors Facing Today's Tightening Housing Supply

Patch of Land

Patch of Land's CMO, Robert Greenberg, is a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council and recently shared his thoughts on new development opportunities for Fix and Flip investors. With a tightening housing supply, and increased demand, what are investors to do? See what Robert has to say on why real estate investors are starting to look at new construction as an alternative to renovating properties. Below is an excerpt from the piece, but read the complete article in Forbes.com! . "

Is a Transit-Oriented Development a Good Area for Your Next Flip?

Patch of Land

What is a Transit-Oriented Development? Before we explain why a transit-oriented development might be a smart market for your next flip, let’s define this type of development. A transit-oriented development is a vibrant, walkable urban community with a mixture of housing, offices, retail shops, dining, entertainment, and other amenities—all centered around reliable public transportation, often a rail system. What’s the Goal of Transit-Oriented Developments?

5 Ways to Increase the Number of Flips You Do Each Year

Patch of Land

If there’s one thing that experienced fix and flip investors know, it’s that having a pipeline of business —a steady stream of flips— is a necessity to make your business sustainable. Not every flip will be the big win you anticipate it to be, so increasing the number of flips you do each year can ensure that you’re always on the right track to positive gains. But, how do you add a new surge of energy to your business and increase the number of flips you do each year?

14 Under the Radar Cities Where it Makes Sense to Flip

Patch of Land

As a result of the housing collapse, some people have been reticent to buy a house, let alone flip one. But now, the housing market is back and on the upswing. Over the last few years major cities everywhere have been plundered of their distressed properties. This is forcing flippers to search for properties in places where there’s not a lot of flipping activity, where prices are low, and where housing is needed due to high rent prices.

Inside Real Estate Launches New Live Chat Feature on Circlepix Property Websites to Increase Interactions Between Agents and Prospects

Inside Real Estate

Inside Real Estate, a leader in software solutions for the real estate industry, unveiled today a powerful new lead generation […]. The post Inside Real Estate Launches New Live Chat Feature on Circlepix Property Websites to Increase Interactions Between Agents and Prospects appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance. Press Chat Circlepix Inside Real Estate PR

Yahoo Finance TV 12-4-2018 - Toll Brothers & Banking Conditions in Real Estate

Miller Samuel INC

I was invited by Julie Hyman at Yahoo Finance TV for a discussion on the weakening luxury housing market and some other topics of interest. I've known her for years, after a long run at Bloomberg TV, and am excited about her new opportunity at Yahoo. When I arrived at the studio, the stock market was being battered (down by over 400 points at the time of this broadcast) by the conflicting interpretations of the recent US/China tariff talks and the results Toll Brothers analyst call.

Investor Financing Heats Up

Patch of Land

The following article was originally featured in AAPL's Private Lender Magazine. It speaks to the increased rate of financed home flips in Q1 of this year and the rise of lenders expanding the fix-and-flip market. Flips purchased with financing rise to 9.5-year high. Housing analysts have recently expressed caution about the residential real estate investment market due to rising home prices and competition.

Bloomberg Markets TV: September 11, 2018, Looking back at 9/11 and the Financial Crisis

Miller Samuel INC

I had a nice reflective discussion with Scarlet Fu and Caroline Hyde, reflecting on two milestones in New York City - 9/11 and the financial crisis. Miller Samuel CEO Says Credit Conditions Haven't Normalized Since Lehman. September 11th, 2018, 3:48 PM EDT. Jonathan Miller, president and chief executive officer of Miller Samuel Inc., takes a look at the state of the U.S. housing market 10 years after the financial crisis of 2008.

PBS NBR CNBC Video - State of U.S. and Manhattan Luxury Market

Miller Samuel INC

CNBC clip. NYC luxury apartment sales drop from CNBC. PBS Nightly Business Report clip. Story with 2 clips begins at 18:20]. CNBC's Diana Olick reports on luxury home sales dropping in NYC due to tax laws and fewer international buyers. It is past the middle of August so it was odd to see that the Wall Street Journal ran a story that covered a new "half-year" report by a brokerage firm on the Manhattan luxury market from January 2018 to June 2018. But it was a good story nevertheless.

Bloomberg Markets Interview April 3rd, 2018

Miller Samuel INC

I'm a bit late to post this interview but the content is still relevant since it addresses the sales slowdown we are seeing across the NYC metro area. I had a fun conversation with Bloomberg's Julie Hyman and Julia Chatterley on "Bloomberg Markets.". ?. Manhattan Bloomberg TV Elliman Reports Sales Elliman Report Julia Chatterley Julie Hyman Bloomberg Markets

The 50/50 Social Media Strategy for Agents & Brokers

Inside Real Estate

There are plenty of ways for real estate agents and brokers to automate their posts. But there is an important […]. The post The 50/50 Social Media Strategy for Agents & Brokers appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance. blog facebook real estate marketing social media Real Estate Social Media social media automation Social Media for Real Estate social media solution

New kvCORE Open House App Maximizes New Business Opportunities From Open Houses

Inside Real Estate

Inside Real Estate, provider of the leading real estate software solution kvCORE Platform, is pleased to announce the launch of […]. The post New kvCORE Open House App Maximizes New Business Opportunities From Open Houses appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance. Press Apple App Store Google Play Store Inside Real Estate Open House App

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Inside Real Estate’s kvCORE Platform Experiences Rapid Demand And Growth Since Launch

Inside Real Estate

Inside Real Estate, leading provider of real estate technology software, is experiencing record growth since the release of its kvCORE Platform just […]. The post Inside Real Estate’s kvCORE Platform Experiences Rapid Demand And Growth Since Launch appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance.

Patch of Land is a Proud Sponsor of IMN's Single Family Rental Investment Forum (West)

Patch of Land

Patch of Land is proud to be a sponsor of IMN's 7th Annual Single Family Rental Investment Forum (West). The event will be held on December 3-5, 2018 at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn in Scottsdale AZ. This industry-leading event will once again bring together key market participants including REITs, Funds, Aggregators, Fix and Flippers, Note Buyers, ABS & REIT Investors, and more than 2.5 days of lively discussion, thoughtful debate and countless networking opportunities.

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5 Agent Best Practices to Dust Off Your Sphere This Spring

Inside Real Estate

Spring’s here – dust off your sphere! Your sphere of influence (SOI) is more than just a catalog of people […]. The post 5 Agent Best Practices to Dust Off Your Sphere This Spring appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance. blog Online Marketing Online Marketing Tips Real Estate Real Estate DIY Marketing Real Estate Lead Generation SOI

Keeping Your Sphere of Influence Warm When the Real Estate Market Cools

Inside Real Estate

As certain as geese flying south for the winter, you can depend on the real estate market slowing down after […]. The post Keeping Your Sphere of Influence Warm When the Real Estate Market Cools appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance. 222 Best Real Estate CRM Software CRM Solutions real estate agents Real Estate Leads Real Estate Technology SOI

Facebook Business Pages

Inside Real Estate

Want to maximize your presence on social media as a brokerage or individual agent? A Facebook Business Page is a […]. The post Facebook Business Pages appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance. 196 blog Circlepix Inside Real Estate PixSocial Real Estate Social Media social media automation Social media best practices

Top 10 Real Estate Podcasts (With Links to Our Favorite Episodes!)

Boom Town

Kevin & Fred’s Next Level Agents Podcast . Want honest advice from some of the real estate industry’s best? Kevin Kauffman and Fred Weaver have decades of experience behind their belts, and they’ve decided to put their knowledge into snackable audio lessons. What I like about this podcast is that it features actionable advice any real estate professional can act on immediately. But don’t take it from me. Go ahead and have a listen!

How to Handle 11 Common Objections in Real Estate (Scripts Included)

Boom Town

Can you imagine buying a house without any hesitations or questions? There’s probably a thousand things swirling in a person’s mind when considering a real estate decision. It’s the source of many objections you hear. And no doubt, it’s challenging to deal with their resistance on a daily basis. To improve your odds at converting real estate leads, we’re going to focus on one word: Commitment. The goal isn’t to get someone to commit to a huge decision, like buying a house next week.