How Will Real Estate Handle Rising Interest Rates?
How Will Real Estate Handle Rising Interest Rates? 970 647 Alexander Anderson Real Estate Group

Rising interest rates are having a ripple effect across the housing market as the Federal Reserve increases borrowing costs. Analysts expect the Fed to raise rates again in December and possibly a few times in 2019. The effect of the Fed’s rate hikes is seen in mortgage rates, which are…

Set Up For Success In 2019: 14 Real Estate Investment Moves To Make Before 2018 Ends
Set Up For Success In 2019: 14 Real Estate Investment Moves To Make Before 2018 Ends 960 970 Alexander Anderson Real Estate Group

The real estate market is constantly shifting, with investment approaches evolving as new market trends and area-specific information drive change. What worked 20, 15 or even five years ago may not work now or in the new year to come. Real estate investors who stay rigid and play by old…

Four Strategies To Help Real Estate Agents Overcome Common On-The-Job Challenges
Four Strategies To Help Real Estate Agents Overcome Common On-The-Job Challenges 960 640 Alexander Anderson Real Estate Group

Every day we all face our own set of challenges. Sometimes, it may feel like real estate agents have an extra set of obstacles on their plate. From finding and converting leads to keeping clients happy and running their own business, sometimes it feels like quite the uphill climb. Throughout…

Why Real Estate Builds Wealth More Consistently Than Other Asset Classes
Why Real Estate Builds Wealth More Consistently Than Other Asset Classes 400 305 Alexander Anderson Real Estate Group

If you lived through the recent real estate and economic recessions, the very headline of this article might cause you some emotional pain. Less than ten years ago, the country was swept with an economic crisis the likes of which our generation had never seen. I personally remember driving down…

Crowdfunding Is Lowering Barriers to Commercial Real Estate Investment. Here’s How to Get the Most From It.
Crowdfunding Is Lowering Barriers to Commercial Real Estate Investment. Here’s How to Get the Most From It. 700 350 Alexander Anderson Real Estate Group

Prior to the 1980s, commercial real estate (CRE) assets were rarely prioritized by institutional investors — entities that hire financial professionals to manage pooled investment funds. CRE did become slightly more popular during the ’80s and ’90s, but it never accounted for more than 4 percent of institutional investors’ aggregate…

Real Estate’s Constant Conflict
Real Estate’s Constant Conflict 600 400 Alexander Anderson Real Estate Group

Do I rent or do I buy? It’s an eternal question, one that can’t be solved with economics alone. This is particularly fraught time to make such a seemingly monumental decision. Interest rates are rising, which means mortgage payments are going up as well. Lock in those rates now or…

Five Reasons Why Your Real Estate Investments Aren’t Earning You Money
Five Reasons Why Your Real Estate Investments Aren’t Earning You Money 960 640 Alexander Anderson Real Estate Group

I recently spoke with an investor who told me that he has $500,000 in cash and is looking for the right investment property to acquire. As usual, I asked my standard set of questions: What are your goals, time horizon, risk tolerance and experience level? His responses were stable cash…

How To Capture The Millennial Market As A Real Estate Agent
How To Capture The Millennial Market As A Real Estate Agent 960 640 Alexander Anderson Real Estate Group

Millennials are changing the housing market. When we look at the 2018 buyer and seller trends report published by the National Association of Realtors, we find the 18-to-35-year-old demographic was the largest group of homebuyers, making up 36% of the market over the last few years. For 65% of this…

Virtual Reality Real-Estate Could Become A Billion Dollar Business
Virtual Reality Real-Estate Could Become A Billion Dollar Business 1024 576 Alexander Anderson Real Estate Group

Earlier this week, someone reportedly paid $215,000 for a 126-parcel estate. It sounds like a steal, except in terms of “location, location, location”, which in this case is … virtual, and gives new meaning to the idea of cryptocurrency’s use in real estate. Welcome to Decentraland, an Ethereum-based VR platform…