P1 REAL ESTATE INSURANCE: FENDING OFF DISASTER IN A CHANGING WORLD
The real estate marketplace — and with it a big chunk of the nation’s economy — is dependent on insurance in one form or another. It’s the inter-related web of insurance and insurance-like financial structures that keeps buyers coming back for more houses and investors demanding more mortgages. Yet the reality is that risk factors are in transition and new liabilities increasingly impact the marketplace. More and more consumers face higher insurance standards, steeper costs, fewer options and sometimes no options at all.
P9 BLURRED STATE LINES BENEFIT SFR INVESTORS
The lines are becoming increasingly blurred when it comes to local versus out-of-state real estate investing, argues Kevin Ortner, CEO at Renters Warehouse, who explains that advances in technology allow investors to find — and easily assess — the performance of out-of-town rental properties, as well as the range of management options that landlords and investors have at their disposal.
P13 BIG DATA SANDBOX: 10 BEST DAYS TO BUY A HOME
Buyers willing to close on a home purchase the day after Christmas realize the biggest discounts below full market of any day in the year, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of more than 18 million single family home and condo sales over the past five years. In the hot sellers’ market of the past five years, only 10 days of the year offer discounts below estimated market value — seven in December, and one each in October, November and February. Real estate investors who want to avoid property damage caused by natural hazards should be looking in the Rust Belt, according to the ATTOM Data Solutions 2018 U.S. Natural Hazard Housing Risk Index, which indexed natural hazard risk in more than 3,000 counties and more than 22,000 U.S cities based on the risk of six natural disasters: earthquakes, floods, hail, hurricane storm surge, tornadoes, and wildfires. Our interactive heat map shows you risk factors in any local market nationwide. P14 DATA IN ACTION: WHERE TO BUY HOMES WITH LEAST NATURAL HAZARD RISK
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