Absorption rate is one key data piece that gives you leverage in a real estate negotiation. The trick is to track the ‘absorption rate’ on a monthly basis, each and every month. So that you have a complete story… a trend. And not just a snapshot. If you were to do this, then you’d have a feel on if it’s a ‘buyers market’ or ‘sellers market.’ In a nutshell, this information can be crucial in justifying your position in a negotiation.
USA President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal created the Securities and Exchange commission as part of the 1933 Act. It was designed to prevent business people from raising capital from the general public. Under the guise of consumer protection, the regulation made it illegal for entrepreneurs to advertise the offering of new shares in a company. Except to wealthy insiders—called accredited investors. The regulation relied upon a four-part test called ‘Howey’ to define which offers are considered securities.
It officially went into effect October 3, 2015. The Dodd-Frank mandated (CFPB directed) residential real estate closing regulation (known as the “TRID Rule”). If you’re participating in a residential real estate transaction in America, then these closing rules shall apply.
It’s worth repeating. These rules (timelines!) apply to any home purchase:
If you’re using bank financing to buy any property, then you’re using a type of drug. As you know, some drugs can be therapeutic. While other drugs can kill you. It doesn’t matter what type of property you buy. Whether you’re buying a single family home, apartment or commercial property, these principles are as relevant as the laws of gravity.
If you’re buying any property—whether as a personal residence or investment—then you must know how to value real estate investment and property accurately. In a nutshell, there are three ways. And a little-known fourth way that shall help you detect residential real estate market bubbles. This killer infographic summarizes everything you’ll ever need to know on how to value real estate.
If you’re a first-time home buyer, investor, relocating or retiring—and ready to buy a condo in downtown Chicago—then these 7 market insights will help you avoid costly pricing mistakes. Follow this info-graphic along as it lands you safely on your feet among the street-level metrics.