Tag: real estate

The Impact of Rising Rates on REITs

Few sectors are more impacted by rising interest rates than real estate, affecting everything from home affordability to commercial property valuations. Higher interest rates have been a substantial drag on the sector’s recent performance, and the potential of recession in the second half of 2023 looms as an additional risk facing REIT investors.

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Should You Buy or Rent a Home?

The sharp increase in interest rates has altered the calculus of many financial decisions, including how higher mortgage rates impact the affordability and value of owning a home, especially now that the housing market has cooled.

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When Second Homes Become Primary Residences

The demand for second homes has soared thanks to remote working and low mortgage rates. With new working arrangements, many individuals have begun to consider a permanent move into their second home, raising important questions about what to do with their primary residence.

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Resale Value of Home Improvements

The combination of ultra-low interest rates and a coronavirus pandemic has led to an explosion in home buying/selling and improvements. As homeowners increasingly think about selling their home to adapt to a changing environment, they will be confronted with whether an upgrade is a smart financial decision for getting the most resale value.

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