Real Estate Information

Luxury Real Estate Information


Rancho Palos Verdes, California Homes
Palos Verdes, California Homes
South Bay, California Homes
Luxury Mexican Beachfront Homes

Featured Properties


Oceanfront Estate Near Trump National

Related Information


Loan Information
Real Estate Information
Mortgage Refinance Information

Real Estate Wealth Protection Through Short Sales


Is a sharp correction in store for the real estate market?

Fannie Mae, the largest buyer of mortgages in the US, is worried. They recently warned that the probability of a housing bust has risen sharply in certain parts of the country.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac financed about 43% of new home mortgages last year. That's down from 53% the year before.

Fannie and Freddie only buy "conforming loans" In these days of easy money and competition for borrowers... morelenders are selling mortgages to non-government sponsoredloan buying companies. They have less stringent lending standards. That means more risk as it allows home buyers with poor credit records or unconfirmed income to qualify for mortgage loans.

Listen to this! 24% of the sub-prime loans sold to non-conforming buyers in 2004 were adjustable rate mortgages with an interest only feature. And... these mortgages are not restricted to less expensive houses. The share of jumbo mortgages loans ($359,650 & up) accepted without full documentation increased from 27% in 2001 to 51% in 2004.

Fannie Mae warns that the real estate collapse of the late 1980s was preceded by similar patterns.

Some point out that the real estate bubble is effectingvalue in just certain areas. But they don't understand thatjust 22 of the most expensive metropolitan markets in theU.S. account for 35% of the total value of the country's residential real estate.

If those markets begin to collapse they will shock realestate values everywhere.

What should you do if you are sitting on fat real estatecapital gains. First... make plans now. Once a correction (crash) begins you will have a hard time gettingout of your property. Values plunge and buyers disappear.

If you don't believe there will be more than a little dipin real estate appreciation and you want to hold on to yourproperty... here's an idea. Use the stock market as insurance. How do you do that?

Find real estate stocks and do short selling. Well managedthis can be an effective strategy.

If real estate values continue to climb you still own yourproperty and continue to accumulate capital gains.

If real estate values begin to fall you sell short selectedstocks and profit from the decline, which balances the loss in the value of your real estate. You protect your realestate gain... and maybe even come out ahead on the strategy.

An ETF is an Exchange Traded Fund. That's a basket of stocks that trade under one symbol just like a stock. You can quickly buy, sell or short an ETF through an online broker in seconds. You have instant liquidly... somethingyou don't have with real estate.

Two ETF's that you could be ready to short sell would be:

IYR - A basket of real estate stocks

IYF - A basket of financial stocks.

Lots of areas would be hard hit by a down turn in realestate including: banks, mortgage lenders, utilitycompanies, materials suppliers and especially homebuilders.

The stocks of leading home builders that would sufferduring a real estate bust include:

Brookfield Homes - BHS;
Beazer Homse - BZH;
Centex Corp - CTX;
D R Horton - DHI;
K B Home - KBH

Yes, short selling is a radical strategy for the smaller real estate investor, but aren't you the one who needs the gain protection the most?

You may find a local stock broker that would give you some help, but you should understand some basics about thestock market and trend following.

You can easily learn that here... http://digbig.com/4dxys

Mark Walters is an investor-entrepreneur helping other investors from his Web pages at http://www.Lease-Option-Sub2.com


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


Mansion Global

UBS Economist: Why You Should Wait to Buy Luxury Real Estate
Mansion Global
This year's report found that the world's major financial centers are facing greater risks of a real estate bubble in 2017 compared to the year before, with Toronto taking the top spot in terms of risk of a bubble. Mr. Veraguth, 49, has a masters in ...



Curbed

Zillow Data Used To Project Impact Of Sea Level Rise On Real Estate
NPR
ALLEN: Real estate in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Working with the online real estate company Zillow, the Union of Concerned Scientists examined sea level rise projections in hundreds of communities from Washington State to Maine.
Coming crisis of coastal flooding: $1 trillion of real estate at risk by 2100Curbed
Underwater: Rising Seas, Chronic Floods, and the Implications for US Coastal Real Estate (2018)Union of Concerned Scientists
Coastal Real Estate Worth Billions at Risk of Chronic Flooding as Sea Level RisesInsideClimate News
NJ Spotlight -Climate Liability News -The Talking Democrat -The Guardian
all 158 news articles »


Wall Street Journal

As Interest Rates Rise, Real-Estate Stocks Lose Luster - WSJ
Wall Street Journal
The Fed's hawkish tilt is upending real-estate investment trusts and other stocks with juicy dividend yields that had been thriving in a lower-rate environment.

and more »


Mansion Global

Downtown Led Manhattan's Luxury Real Estate Market Last Week ...
Mansion Global
Manhattan's luxury real estate market is continuing its steady summer pace, powered by downtown deals, according to the latest Olshan report released Monday ...

and more »


Forbes

Why 'Building Culture' Is Critical To Real Estate Success
Forbes
As a founder and real estate technology executive, I spend much of my day thinking about the culture we are creating for our team. In every effort our company takes, I work to reinforce our shared values of creativity, continuous learning, inclusion ...



Politico

Zinke linked to real estate deal with Halliburton chairman
Politico
WHITEFISH, Mont. — A foundation established by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and headed by his wife is playing a key role in a real-estate deal backed by the chairman of Halliburton, the oil-services giant that stands to benefit from any of the ...



Dallas News

Alabama health care real estate developer to open new Dallas office
Dallas News
An Alabama healthcare real estate company announced the opening of a new office in Dallas, the most recent medical building developer to make an expansion play in Dallas-Fort Worth. The Sanders Trust, of Birmingham, develops, buys and manages ...



Real estate competition 'never been more fierce,' MLS RoundTable says
Inman.com
The MLS RoundTable (MLSRT), a think tank whose members include multiple listing services representing about 325,000 agents and brokers nationwide, says that competition in residential real estate “has never been more fierce,” according to a new letter ...



Wall Street Journal

VTS Plans Tool to Help Commercial Real Estate Clients Track ...
Wall Street Journal
The big data scrum in the commercial real-estate industry is about to heat up with the launch of a new service by a startup whose investors include Blackstone ...

and more »


Google News

home | site map
© 2006 TIGER MEDIA