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Below are some highlights from Freddie Mac's May housing report Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew at an annualized rate of 2.3 percent in the first quarter of 2018, down from 2.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 Consumer spending growth lowest in 5 years Economy added jobs for 91 consecutive months 3.9% unemployment rate Hourly earnings increased 2.6% year...

The California Association of Realtors came out with their 2018 California Economic and Market Forecast this month presented by Leslie Appleton-Young, Chief Economist of CAR. The report mostly covers data they have received and compiled up until the end of 2017. The report starts out with nice break down of trends, most notably the median home price of $502k in 2016...

In today's post I've added info from C.A.R. Research and Economics on the monthly housing outlook. As apartment building investors in San Diego County it's important to keep an eye on what's happening in the single family housing market and be on the look out for trends or signs in a shift in apartment buildings. Generally speaking, the more affordable houses...

The topic today is to increase rents or not increase rents, that is the question. I've met with and spoke to many apartment building investors, in both rent controlled and non-rent controlled neighborhoods, that have decided not to raise rents over the years for a multitude of reasons. Some reasons I've heard of why not to raise rents are: I really...

Impact of Rising Interest Rates on Your Apartment Building Thinking of selling your apartment building in the next few years? Thinking that rising interest rates won't effect the value of your commercial real estate? Holding out for the market to go even higher? Or are you just holding on forever and will let your kids deal with it. Maybe your apartment...

Working list of Commercial Real Estate Terms, primarily for investing in apartment buildings. Cap Rate - net operating income divided by price of the apartment building. For example, Gross Income is $384,000, less 3% vacancy, less expenses of $141,844, gives us a net operating income of $230,636. Divide the net operating income of $230,636 by asking price of $5,020,000 and you...

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