Who Really Owns Single-Family Investment Properties?

About 23 percent of residential homes built for one to four families are now owned by investors, according to a study recently released by REAL Trends, Inc., and NEXZUS Publishing Group. The vast majority of those homes are not owned by institutional investors but rather individual investors or small investment groups. The Iceberg Report outlines the … Read more

‘Mannequin House’ Goes Viral With Odd Photos

A two-acre property in Richmond, Texas, garnered 1.2 million page views in just two days for its unusual listing photos. How’d they do it?  If you flip through the photos, you’ll see how “one of a kind” this five-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom home is. Nearly every room contains at least one mannequin, prompting the nickname “mannequin house.” The … Read more

NAR Backs New Items in Flood Insurance Bill

The National Association of REALTORS® supported lawmakers’ move this week to propose flood insurance legislation that would help protect homeowners from significant rate increases when a flood map changes.  The House Financial Services Committee has said that it plans to retain “grandfathering” in a policy to protect owners from flood insurance hikes within the 21st Century … Read more