Tag Archives: Top 10 List

Another Top-10 List — Best States for Retirement Security

Many have requested the positive side to my previous blog which discussed a study examining the 10 worst states with retirement security focused on potential future retirement income, retiree costs and labor opportunities for individuals. The underlying study came from the National Institute on Retirement Security. This ranking is not predicated on the best places …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Worst States for Retirement Security

As I approach the big SIX ZERO this year, retirement and related considerations are taking a place in the planning process more than any time prior. Fortunately, retirement seeds were planted decades ago in savings and tax-deferred accounts, stocks and real estate investments. As the check-out date from the workforce looms sometime within the coming …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Largest Multifamily Lenders in 2013

Real estate works well as an investment given the leverage benefits on owner returns that lending can offer (as long as it is positive leverage). The average total property return on apartments reported by the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF) in 2013 was 8.78 percent. The typical 2013 multifamily loan interest rate …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Markets With the Most $1 Million and Up Home Sales

As we discussed earlier this month, http://blog.stewart.com/stewart/2014/04/01/higher-end-housing-market-heating-up/ the high-end residential market is gaining speed as buyers become more confident overall, and alternative investments less attractive (think low interest rates and a relatively strong valuation in the stock market). To compare the luxury markets in 50 cities, Coldwell Banker Previews International® started the annual publication Luxury …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Apartment Boomtowns

One of my megatrends this and last year in real estate is the continued strong growth in residential rental markets compared to owner-occupied housing. There is going to be at least a decade of people that will be renters, which just a few years ago, would have been homeowners. Consider the trifecta of impacts on …Read more