Your Daily Digest for Real Estate Investing, 10/13/2020

Mortgage woes mount, politics and CRE, Welltower departure rattles, three REITs that could roll, and a commission lawsuit that could roil.

In Today’s News

Late-Stage Delinquencies Spike to Highest Levels Since 1999

CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) reported today that despite acceleration in home purchase demand, America’s serious delinquency rate continues to climb, with employment woes much to blame for 120-day delinquencies hitting a 21-year high.

Why it matters: Three months behind on a house payment is on the path to foreclosure unless something turns around, and that may not be the job market for millions of Americans this far behind or potentially on the way there.

What a Democratic Sweep Might Mean for CRE

Read this piece for their whole story, but here’s a news nugget: Historically, CRE has performed well under both Democratic and Republican administrations, with average annual returns of 10.3% and 8.1%, respectively, since 1978.

Why it

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Your Daily Digest for Real Estate Investing, 10/09/2020

Dangerous Delta, eviction worries mount, NYC and the NYT, haunted house opportunities, and some civic duty.

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Hurricane Delta Beating Down the Hatches in Storm-Weary Louisiana

According to CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), some 293,685 single- and multifamily homes on the Gulf Coast — homes that would cost nearly $63 billion to replace — are at risk as Hurricane Delta makes landfall today on a track that takes it over areas already storm-lashed in recent weeks.

Why it matters: Besides lives and properties once again threatened, it really does make one wonder how long hurricane-prone coasts, especially the Gulf Coast, will hold allure for investors and, at the risk of sounding hyperbolic, even be insurable.

Survey: 3.7 Million Renters Face Possible Eviction

Millions of renters believe they will be evicted from their homes in the next two months due to eviction, according to a new survey by the U.S. Census

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Ontario reports 30 more students with COVID-19 in latest daily report

The number of new COVID-19 cases in public schools across the province has jumped by 37 from the previous day, to a total of 412 in the last two weeks.

In its latest data released Friday morning, the province reported 30 more students were infected for a total of 237 in the last two weeks; since school began there have been overall total of 263.

The data shows there are two more staff members for a total of 61 in the last two weeks — and an overall total of 84.

The latest report also shows five more individuals who weren’t identified for a total of 114 in that category — and an overall total of 137.

There are 318 schools with a reported case, which the province notes is 6.59 per cent of the 4,828 public schools in Ontario.

Three schools are currently closed, according to the Ministry of

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Your Daily Digest for Real Estate Investing, 09/28/2020

Multifamily market signals, survey shows improvement in small biz gloom, Colony Capital bails out on hotels, how to handle pesky tenants, and the return of the cubicle.

In Today’s News

Berkadia: 3 Numbers Signal the Future of Multifamily Real Estate

This blog post by the Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B) brokerage and services outfit says to watch multifamily sales volume, rent payments made, and consumer confidence scores. They paint a somewhat promising picture.

Why it matters: The Berkadia research shows that multifamily deals comprised the largest share (40%) of CRE deals in August, reflecting that segment’s resilience, and that while investment sales activity has declined during the pandemic, “there is little data to support the narrative that we will see a trend of investors fleeing primary and coastal markets.”

Small Firms Now Somewhat Less Apocalyptic About the Pandemic

Sixty percent of business owners said they will be able to remain

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Your Daily Digest for Real Estate Investing, 09/25/2020

Preferred punches out on student housing, apartment communities adapt amenities, open-air centers see clearer skies, what IKEA buying malls means, and some realities around reshoring.

In Today’s News

Preferred Sells Its Student Housing to TPG Real Estate

Preferred Apartment Communities (NYSE: APTS) is selling its 6,000-bed student housing portfolio to TPG Real Estate Partners for $478.7 million and exiting that segment.

Why it matters: As reports here, student housing is in a rough state right now, for obvious reasons. Investors who closely track their real estate investment trusts’ (REITs’) holdings may find this good news if this is one of them.

Apartment Communities Optimize Services, Amenities for Life Under a Pandemic

National Real Estate Investor says multifamily owners and managers have adjusted to long-term life under COVID-19 by adapting how they offer amenities to residents.

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Your Daily Digest for Real Estate Investing, 09/24/2020

Shrinking office space, converting factory space, mortgage forbearance updates, who’s on third place, and a big huzzah for the Big Apple.

In Today’s News

Office Market Could Shed 145 Million Square Feet in Two Years

A new Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) report says the U.S. office market could shrink by 145 million square feet in the next two years and that vacancy rates won’t return to pre-pandemic levels until at least 2025.

Why it matters: Cushman & Wakefield is a global leader in property management and puts considerable resources toward trying to understand what’s happening now and what comes next. The scenarios reported here by are just a couple of possibilities. You can download the whole report off this page.

Yesterdays Factories, Todays Apartments: Conversions at All-Time High

About 800 old buildings around the country have been converted into apartments in the past decade,

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Mansion Global Daily: Rethinking Design for a Post-Covid World, Home Foreclosures Soar in China, and More

Developers Globally Are Delaying Projects and Rethinking Design Following Coronavirus

The pandemic is accelerating lifestyle and amenity trends, a recent survey finds. Read More




Modern Mansion in Portland, Oregon, With Mountain Views Perfectly Blends Art and Architecture

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Canadian Home Sales, Prices Hit Record Highs for August

Home sales and home prices in Canada reached record highs for the month of August, according to data from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). While increases were uneven nationally, with the Greater Toronto Area and the Greater Vancouver Area driving the bulk of the boost, overall across the country, home sales jumped 33.5% in August year-over-year

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