Posts By: Peter Miller

Will less student debt mean more real estate demand?

Americans owe more that $1.5 trillion in student debt and you have to wonder why. In such counties as Germany, Sweden, Brazil, Malaysia, Morocco, and France a college education is simply free while in other countries the cost of a… Read More »

Should you buy investment real estate where you shop?

The Cary Towne Center will never be the same. It used to be a mall in Cary, NC, close to Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Durham. It had 980,000 sq. ft. set on an 87-acre campus but the days of leisure… Read More »

5 Tips on Buying REOs and Bank Owned Properties at a discount in 2021

Buying real estate at a discount is at the heart of real estate investing. A home well-bought gives investor a head start in the chase for profits and equity, an idea that’s easy to illustrate. In the third quarter, says… Read More »

Why preforeclosures will represent big opportunities in 2021 and how to find them

The last time the US economy ground to a halt the big issue was foreclosures. This time around the story is likely to be very different. Preforeclosures – not foreclosures – will be a central focus for real estate investors… Read More »

U.S. Real Estate Recession

Why the 2021 real estate recession will be different from 2008

Recessions are times when the economy runs out of steam for months on end and sometimes longer. And yet – strangely – recessions are not always bad for real estate. Real estate is often a financial safe haven in times… Read More »

Real Estate Trends in 2021: Where are we going?

Why were home sales so strong in 2020 and what can we expect in 2021? The great thing about 2020 is that the year is over and done. Between a pandemic, business closings, massive levels of unemployment, huge fires, and… Read More »

Where Are We Headed? 2021 Commercial Real Estate Predictions

With 2020 ending we can now begin to consider what will likely happen in 2021, hopefully a year when the pandemic will end and some sense of normality will begin to return. There is no doubt that 2020 will be… Read More »

Why Investors Can’t Find Bank Owned Properties Or REOs In The Midst of a Pandemic

Investors have always liked bank-owned properties or REOs — real estate owned by lenders and insurance programs. That’s because REOs often represent attractive investment opportunities, properties that lenders and insurance companies really want to dump. Given the pandemic economy you… Read More »

Why is mortgage debt not a lot higher?

Americans have a lot of mortgage debt, but is that something to worry about? Any number of news outlets have recently reported that mortgage debt has reached record levels. CNN Business, as one example, explained on November 17th that “low… Read More »

Joe Biden and the wonderful problem of FHA success

Of all the problems faced by the incoming Biden Administration the FHA isn’t one of them. In fact, the venerable mortgage insurance program is a huge success. It insures the mortgage financing for 8.3 million households. It’s the go-to program… Read More »

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