The real estate market can be a challenging thing to navigate. The housing crisis in 2010 left many investors feeling hesitant and stand-offish when it comes to purchasing properties at a rapid rate. However, we are able to now take a deeper look at what happened in 2010 and make smarter moves with the knowledge gained. Here are a few ways you can prepare yourself and your portfolio for a real estate market slowdown.
When they go swimming, many people simply throw themselves into the ocean wave or the pool and paddle around enough to keep themselves moving and their head above water. This is fun, but when they watch competitions such as the Olympics and watch the swimmers perform various swimming strokes they may wonder what the differences between them actually are. Here are five basic swimming strokes.
Swimming has numerous physical benefits. However, many people don’t know about the amazing psychological and emotional benefits that swimming can have on the human psyche. Here are some of the positive effects of swimming on mental heath.
There is no doubt that many individuals want to become a better swimmer similar to most of the Olympic champions. However, like any other sporting activity, there are several important strategies that one has to incorporate before attaining the standards required for one to participate in Olympic swimming contest some of which have been discussed below.
Water Polo as an organized team sport has been around since the mid 19th century, and with that age comes a multitude of players and teams. This means that there have been players of varying skills and talents entering the sport over the years. Skill and talent is a nearly impossible idea to pin down as black and white facts, as anyone’s idea of skill can be opinion based.
One of the first questions while watching a match of water polo with a friend that may not know the rules is “What just happened?”. While players and fans of the sport may know what is going on, sometimes a crash course on the rules is needed for someone to actually enjoy and understand what exactly they are seeing, especially if they are lacking knowledge on the sport. There is always the question of “Is this just water soccer?” or a comparison to other sports and rules that may be similar.
What was a thrilling upside in real estate, is now reaching its peak. Now, real estate predictors are wondering if this leads to a cold market or another financial crash. Conversely, it could be a bump in the road for an eventual upswing. Regardless, the market slowdown is happening, so it’s imperative for everyone in the real estate agent to know the signs.
Similar to many sports, water polo consists of a competition between two teams. While positioning and advancing strategies are crucial to furthering the game and beckoning an audience to rally behind its players, sportsmanship proves just as important, especially in a sport as competitive as water polo.
Founded in 2008, Airbnb is a home-sharing platform that invites travelers to embrace the comforts of home while on vacation. The San Francisco-based company has seen significant growth in its decade of life, with over 4 million listings in 191 countries worldwide. Recently, Airbnb added an additional 1000 cities to its profile, which is great news for consumers who stand to save up to $57 a night when they book through the platform, rather than spending their travel dollars at an area hotel.
With billions of dollars every year spent on marketing ETFs, brokerage firms, trading platforms and stock-and-bond-based retirement accounts, it’s no wonder that most people believe that the equity, bond and derivative markets are the end-all solution to long-term investing. However, it is worth noting that the vast majority of American wealth is still tied up in real estate.
Nearly 37 percent of United States residents rent their home as opposed to owning it, according to the Pew Research Center. That’s the country’s highest rental rate in more than a half-decade. While renting a house or apartment has its parks, renters should avoid making these common mistakes.
Owning a home is often considered to be a part of the American dream and for a good reason due to the financial benefits that it can offer over time. Although renting can be more affordable, it can cause you to lose the money over the years instead of build equity. Here are a few additional reasons to consider home ownership today.
More than halfway through 2018, the central story of the U.S. housing market continues to be affordability. 2018 may see one of the sharpest overall declines in affordability, even as Millennial buyers have been struggling to afford their own homes for nearly a decade.
2018 may see even more drops in affordability due to the combination of inadequate housing stock, rising interest rates and increasing numbers of people seeking homes or rentals.
More signs are emerging that the Bay Area housing market has become unmoored from the normal interplay of supply and demand and may be entering the final stages of a bubble. Affordability throughout the Bay Area real estate market has plummeted this year. It is now approaching the lows seen leading up to the 2008 mortgage meltdown and housing market collapse. This may be a strong indicator that the area’s housing market doesn’t have much gas left in the tank.