Here Comes Wall Street- Single Family Rental Investment

October 12th, 2012

HERE COMES WALL STREET

Let’s not let Wall Street steal all the deals!!!  The push is on to turn single-family rental homes into an asset class that can be bought and sold on Wall Street.  Dozens of prominent institutional investors have signaled that they plan to make big bets on single-family rental homes. Investing in single-family rental homes has long been a mainstay of building wealth, but typically only for the small investor. Not any more. The big guys are moving in fast. From billionaires like Warren Buffet to Wall Street, everyone is looking into buying turnkey single-family rental homes.  So, now is the time to jump into this lucrative investment sector….. before it’s too late!

Like most investors in this sector, you probably have these two questions in mind: Why should I buy a single-family turnkey rental as an investment?  Where should I buy a single-family rental home as an investment? Recent headlines answer those two key questions.

Warren Buffett on CNBC: “I’d Buy Up ‘A Couple Hundred Thousand’ Single-Family Homes If I Could”

Warren Buffett says that, along with equities, single-family rental homes are a very attractive investment right now. Appearing live on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Buffett told Becky Quick he’d buy up “a couple hundred thousand” single family homes if it were practical to do so.  If held for a long period of time and purchased at low rates, Buffett says houses are even better than stocks.

-CNBC Squawk Box – Feb. 27, 2012

The Best City To Buy Rental Houses

Based upon several lists from the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Forbes, CNN, and Sperling’s Best Places, Indianapolis, Indiana offers the best rental house investment market in the country, in large part because it is the leading urban area in terms of both job opportunities and affordable housing.  Indianapolis scored high on every list. The job outlook is very optimistic, with jobs in management from numerous corporate headquarters to scientific and tech jobs. The jobless rate is below the national average.

The Bottom Line: If you’re looking for the right city in which to buy rental houses, you need to concentrate on cities that offer good job prospects, combined with affordable housing. That description fits Indianapolis to a tee!

-Yahoo Finance July 14, 2011


“The City of Indianapolis has evolved into a growth dynamo, setting standards of excellence for urban renewal and economic development.”

—Nation’s Cities Weekly

Boost for Foreclosure Market

Real Estate Firm Gets Citigroup Loan to Buy Properties to Turn Into Rentals

Waypoint Real Estate Group, LLC, a major investor in U.S. foreclosed homes, has secured a $65 million loan from Citigroup Inc. to help add to its portfolio of properties. Investors have spent billions of dollars in recent months snapping up foreclosed homes, betting they will profit from the rental income the properties produce.

-Wall Street Journal- Sept. 16, 201

Investors Flock To Housing, Looking To Buy Thousands Of Homes In Bulk

GTIS Partners, one of the largest investors in global real estate, has its eyes set on a new, uniquely American investment opportunity. It’s less exotic than their usual hot spots and far more distressed.  It’s the U.S. single-family home rental market. Housing is back! This time, as Forbes writer Morgan Brennan reported, investors like GTIS are buying groups of single-family homes not to flip them, but to rent them.

-Forbes Magazine – April 13, 2012

Waypoint Secures $245 Million Loan From Citigroup

“We expect the REO-to-rental market to experience robust growth over the next 18 to 24 months, potentially emerging as an institutional asset class,” wrote Jade Rahmani, a research analyst at investment bank Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., in a 53-page report published in September about the market.  Mr. Rahmani estimated returns of 5% to 7% over three to four years, which includes funds spent to renovate and maintain the properties.

-Wall Street Journal- Oct. 3, 2012

Wall Street’s hottest investment idea: Your house

All of a sudden, it seems, everyone on Wall Street wants a foreclosed home. In the past six months or so, a number of investment firms, hedge funds, private equity partnerships, and real estate investors have turned into voracious buyers of single-family homes to be used as rental investment properties.

-Fortune Magazine – July 24, 2012

American Property Investments, Inc., specializes in turnkey, single-family rental investment homes in the greater Indianapolis area. We purchase and renovate quality investment properties in stable, family-oriented neighborhoods, which will provide you, the investor, with significant positive cash flow and a great investment opportunity.

Call now for great deals at (317) 823-4537 or visit our website for photos and info at www.indianapolisinvestment.com.

Investing in the USA- Property Investment Made Easy

October 3rd, 2010

Advice for International and USA Investors


Sometimes you have to go to grow!  Every investor is looking for a high Return on Investment (ROI). If you’re looking to diversify your holdings and increase your personal wealth, invest in rental properties in Indianapolis, Indiana. If you live in Israel, China, Europe, Australia, or the USA, investing in a revenue producing, single-family homes in Indianapolis is a great deal. The Wall Street Journal not only recommends Indianapolis as one of the best cities in which to invest in single-family investment properties, but Indiana has also seen the largest percentage increase in jobs through this year in the US. It is also one of the most affordable US cities.  Indianapolis is THE place to build your US investment property portfolio!

American Property Investments, Inc. is experienced in helping international investors. Contrary to what you may think, investing in the US property market is a safe, simple, and straightforward process. You can secure one or more properties in the US quickly and easily, even if you are not a resident. We can guide you through the process of selecting, purchasing, and maintaining investment properties.  We work with top management companies in the area who will take care of your properties while you enjoy the ROI!  Join the dozens of buyers from Australia, Israel, China, and Europe who have used American Property Investments, Inc. to help build their US cash flow portfolios!!

September 16th, 2010

It’s All About Return on Investment!

www.indianapolisinvestment.com

Looking for investment opportunities?  Look no further than investment in rental properties.  If you think Florida is the best place to buy houses for investment, think again.  Think Indianapolis. Think Return on Investment (ROI).  Whether you are saving for retirement, seeking security for your family or diversifying your portfolio, Indianapolis is the perfect fit.  The Wall Street Journal rated Indianapolis as one of the top three places in the US for investors to purchase single-family rental properties.  Once you take a look at the ROI you can count on from properties offered to investors on www.indianapolisinvestment.com, you’ll know why!!

How to Invest in Investment Properties ? Property Investment Advice You Can Count On

September 9th, 2010

How to Invest in Real Estate ?

Think Location, Location, Location!  Research the area for housing, stable employment and recession proof industries.  Even the experts agree Indianapolis is such a location.  Check out www.indianapolisinvestment.com for investment properties and more.  There are many single-family homes available to purchase that give you instant equity, cash flow and high return on investment. American Property Investment is a wholesaler that provides national and international investors turnkey, single-family investment properties in Indianapolis.

Check out this article from the Wall Street Journal to find out why Indianapolis is a great place to invest.

WEEKEND INVESTOR

AUGUST 21, 2010

Real-Estate Investing: the Best and Worst Markets

By M.P. MCQUEEN

Looking to snap up some investment properties on the cheap? You may want to consider Durham, N.C., Indianapolis and Huntsville, Ala. They are among the best places to invest now, according to a new report that ranks the best and worst markets for conservative residential-real-estate investors. Hard-hit Las Vegas and Orlando, Fla., are among the riskiest.

Local Market Monitor Inc., a Cary, N.C., firm that analyzes real-estate trends for lenders, builders and investors, compiled its first Investor Suitability Report using economic data through July 31 for 315 U.S. markets. The firm is best known for its housing-market forecasts, which use “equilibrium” home prices: what home values should be in relation to incomes, job growth and population. In its new report, it uses similar data to rank communities by their investment prospects, focusing on single-family homes.

Regions that rank highly for investment suitability are those where there is a low probability that home prices will fall further, says Local Market Monitor President Ingo Winzer. They are places where income is growing moderately; where employment is relatively stable because of a large percentage of jobs in health care, education or government; and where a relatively small share of jobs is in construction or financial services, which have been volatile. (Job losses in government and education tend to come later in an economic cycle, so some areas could be hit harder in coming months.)

The report, which excludes towns with fewer than 200,000 residents, focuses on price-appreciation potential instead of rental income, since falling home prices usually result in higher vacancy rates in apartment buildings and lower rents overall, Mr. Winzer says.

Good markets for conservative investors are those that already have stabilized and should yield average returns, Mr. Winzer says. Dangerous markets probably will see further price declines and have little potential for a turnaround because of poor local economies.

So-called speculative markets, by contrast, are those where prices could fall further, but which also have potential for greater appreciation of 3% to 5% annually after bottoming out—making them more suitable for investors with stronger stomachs. Local Market Monitor identifies Hagerstown, Md.; Jacksonville and Port St. Lucie, Fla.; Modesto, Calif.; and Myrtle Beach, S.C. as speculative areas.

In the best markets, home prices already are stabilizing. Durham, N.C., for instance, is home to Duke University and is near the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Big companies like International Business Machines Corp., GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Nortel Networks Corp., as well as numerous biotech start-ups, have facilities at the nearby Research Triangle Corporate Park. About 40% of area jobs are in health, education or government, according to Local Market Monitor.

Haywood Davis, owner of a Century 21 real-estate brokerage in Durham, says home-sales volume in the area increased 13% last month over July 2009, though prices rose only slightly.

Some other metro areas with large percentages of relatively stable jobs and moderate growth include Knoxville, Tenn.; Lexington, Ky.; and Indianapolis.

Jason Moore, a 34-year-old auto-sales manager in Baltimore, took advantage of plunging home prices in his hometown of Indianapolis to snap up an investment property there—a brand-new four-bedroom, two-bath home—for $56,000 late in 2008.

Prices in Indianapolis were falling because of foreclosures and rising unemployment. Disappointed with their stock-market investments, Mr. Moore and his wife, Keisha, 32, decided to buy an investment property to add to their portfolio. The Indiana house is generating a positive cash flow of about $300 a month in rent after mortgage, insurance, taxes and fees, he says.

“It has been adding income, and the tax benefit has been helpful,” Mr. Moore says.

Yet in gambling-and-tourism-dependent Reno, Nev., home prices slid 50% from their market peak in 2006—and don’t seem to have bottomed yet. Mr. Winzer calls the city “frankly dangerous” for investors, along with Las Vegas and Naples and Orlando, Fla., because home prices are still tumbling and local economies are shaky.

John Burns, chief executive officer of John Burns Real Estate Consulting Inc. of Irvine, Calif., says he thinks Reno and Las Vegas have “overcorrected,” but he agrees prices could fall further.

Dana Hall-Bradley, a real-estate agent in Florida’s Orlando-Kissimmee area, near Disney World, says sales were up 39% last month over July 2009. But prices are still sliding because most sales involve so-called distressed properties—bank-owned homes or short sales, where lenders agree to sell properties for less than they are owed.

Investors, especially those from Canada, the U.K., Brazil and Venezuela, are buying vacation and retirement villas, condos and townhouses in the area, Ms. Hall-Bradley says, because prices already are 40% to 50% below what they were as late as 2007. Many are paying cash.

Condos are even cheaper. “Right now you can get a condo for $30,000 that was selling for $150,000 to $200,000 in 2005 or 2006,” she says.

Eamon Lavin of Locust Valley, N.Y., recently purchased three condo units and a single-family home in Celebration, a planned community outside Orlando designed by Walt Disney Co. Mr. Lavin, 43, says he knows prices could tumble further but he isn’t worried because he plans to rent out the properties for 10 or 15 years.

“I love the area, and I think it is going to come back,” he says. “I get more of a return on investment than putting it in a bank or anywhere else.”

Go to www.indianapolisinvestment.com for the best deals in Indianapolis.

Investment Property- New Foreclosure Regulations New Regulations Make It Easier for Investors to Buy Foreclosed Property

February 27th, 2010

As of February 1, 2010, HUD is waiving its 90-day anti-flipping rule for FHA financing. In today’s market, FHA research finds that acquiring, rehabilitating, and reselling these properties to prospective homeowners or investors often takes less than 90 days. This should encourage investors to buy foreclosed properties.

The policy change will permit buyers to use FHA-insured financing to purchase HUD-owned properties, bank-owned properties, or properties resold through private sales. This will allow homes to resell as quickly as possible, helping to stabilize real estate prices and to revitalize neighborhoods and communities.

This is good news for property investors. Investment property that has been bought by a wholesaler and rehabbed is a great investment. For most investment property owners, it makes sense to buy already rehabbed houses that provide immediate cash flow and equity. The key is to buy houses below market price in order to ensure positive cash flow. Rehabbing a distressed property is best left up to the experts who have the experience.

Check out rehabbed properties in Indianapolis, the best investment property market in the country. For information on below- market priced, rehabbed housing, with positive cash flow and photos, please go to: www.indianapolisinvestment.com

Indianapolis Investment – Buying Indianapolis Investment Property

January 27th, 2010

Buying Property Out of Town

“No Place Like Home” sounds good but for many investors it is not possible to buy in their home state or city.  Even foreclosed and distressed properties in some areas are overvalued and too expensive for investors to earn positive cash flow and get a high return on investment.  Like so many successful investment property buyers you may have to look  out of state  for the best deals.

Indianapolis has always been affordable for investors. There are an abundance of single-family homes available at the right price for investors. Demand for rental houses has continued to grow.  An Indianapolis investment will provide cash flow and significant instant equity. Many fully remodeled investment houses are being offered well below market price, which means you start collecting positive cash flow right from the get-go.

For more information and photos check out these remodeled, below market value houses at: www.indianapolisinvestment.com Investors will be glad to see the numbers work for them!

Buying Foreclosed Houses as Investments – Indianapolis Investment Guide

January 25th, 2010

Advice for the Investment Property Investor Interested in Foreclosed Houses

Yes, it is true that foreclosed properties can be a great deal.  If you are looking to get into the Indianapolis investment property market you can find good deals. I would warn all but the most experienced investors to use great caution when buying a foreclosed, distressed property. If the property needs more than cosmetic work I would consider using a property investment wholesaler. Property investment wholesalers are experienced rehab experts. A good property investment wholesaler will have a professional team that renovates and remodels foreclosed properties.

Wholesalers buy in bulk and pass on the savings to you, the investor.  You can still buy foreclosed properties without the headache or backache.   Check out the listings from Indiana’s #1 Investment Property Wholesaler at:     www.indianapolisinvestment.com

Remember time is money !!!  Every minute you spend trying to rehab a property is money you are not collecting in rent.

Investment Property- Investing in Rental Properties

January 24th, 2010

Owning Investment Property Puts You in Charge of Building Your Wealth

There are many benefits to investing in real estate. Investment property offers tax benefits, cash flow, appreciation, and control over your investment. Control – that’s what investors want. Investors can select the property and tenants, set the rents, and decide on improvements. Owning investment properties puts you in the driver’s seat.  Investors can sleep better knowing that their investment is not in the hands of a Wall Street executive!!!

Invest in America. Indianapolis is a great city for investors. There is a plethora of low priced, fully remolded houses available to the savvy investor.  The houses for sale in Indianapolis are more affordable than in just about every major American city,  making this a very attractive investment opportunity. Check out the houses for sale at  www.indianapolisinvestment.com This company sells newly renovated, turnkey single -family homes in good neighborhoods.

INVESTMENT PROPERTY BEATS STOCKS

January 23rd, 2010

Investment Property Beats Stocks

Income Producing Investment Property Builds Wealth and Creates Cash Flow

If you own property that produces rental income you are guaranteed a return on your money. Property investment is easy for the average investor to understand, unlike the stock market, which is complex and unpredictable. Wall Street does not care about us, the small investor. The stockbrokers make their money from large investors, those with millions to invest. Wall Street and brokerage firms ignore small investors. Professional stock advisors make their money from charging you commissions. You are paying them even if you lose money!!

I like to own single-family investment properties. I buy property that pays me!  There are property wholesalers who buy foreclosed houses and renovate them. Property wholesalers make their money on volume and repeat business. Residential property investment is easy for the average investor to understand. You buy a single-family house below market price, you rent it and collect the cash flow every month.  Your return on investment should be 10% -15%.  Eventually, you can sell it for a profit.

Of course, being a landlord is not for everyone, but a good management company can make your investment property a hassle-free experience.  They screen tenants and handle maintaince. You get the dividends every month, tax breaks, capital, and appreciation.

I invest in cities like Indianapolis, Indiana. Indianapolis is a large metropolis with a solid economic base. It is the 12th largest city in the United States. An important reason that I invest in properties in Indianapolis is that it has one of the strongest rental markets in the country. Indianapolis has an many houses for sale that meet the criteria for a good investment. I do not have to worry if half way around the world there is a crisis that will affect my investment like stock investors do.

Investing in real estate is for everyone.  I like that I have control over my properties. I do not have to worry about “creative financing”, “speculation and brokers, and bad advice. People, who can’t afford a down payment, are going to need a home to rent especially in bad times.

Check out Indianapolis investment properties www.indianapolisinvestment.com This property wholesaler has quality, renovated investment properties at below market prices.

Investment Properties- Advice

December 11th, 2009

Advice for Investing in Investment Properties – The Single Family Home

 

Investing in income producing investment properties can create personal wealth and financial security for the average investor.  No investment during the last 26 years has been consistently better for the average investor than single family rental homes.   Why?  Think about it.  The tenant is paying off the loan, while you, the investor, get the cash flow, increasing equity and tax breaks.  Sound like a win-win for the investor?  Well, it sure is!!   I prefer to invest in single family rental properties because the return is greater and the initial investment is less than multifamily units.  No condo associations or fees.  The return on investment (ROI) can be greater than 15%!!   Not bad, is it?   I know that if I eventually want to sell my investment I have greater resale options.  A single family home can be sold to another investor, a tenant, a new homeowner or even leased with the option to buy.

When I buy a single family home as an investment property I look for instant cash flow, location, equity and condition.  I look to invest in cities with a historically stable economy, a large number of residents who rent, and lots of available underpriced homes.  For my money, I find Indianapolis fits these criteria like no other American city.  The Indianapolis real estate investment market is a perfect fit for investors looking for cash flow properties.   All you need is a property wholesaler specializing in selling to investors. Wholesalers buy and rehab foreclosed and distressed properties and provide you with a turnkey investment.  Check out the properties and investment opportunities at www.indianapolisinvestment.com.