Friday, January 4, 2013

Woodlawn Terrace Wholesale Property

Trulia Blog: Predictions for 2013 Housing Markets

Predictions: 10 Healthiest Housing Markets of 2013

In real estate, as you might have heard, location is everything. It’s relatively straightforward to figure out which neighborhood in a particular town is the right location, location, location for your needs - schools, character, proximity to amenities and things like crime rates and commutabilityrender a given neighborhood more or less of a good fit for a given home owner.

But how can you tell which cities you should feel optimistic about in the coming year?  

It’s all about the fundamentals, folks.

I sat down with Trulia’s Economist, Jed Kolko, and asked him for his short list of spots across the country that he projects will be the healthiest housing markets in 2013, and for his rationale behind picking the cities that made the list. Kolko explained: “The healthy markets that made the list have strong job growth (Bureau of Labor Statistics), which bodes well for housing demand; low vacancy rates (U.S. Postal Service)–low enough to encourage new construction, but not so low that inventory and sales are restrained; and low foreclosure inventory (RealtyTrac), since foreclosurestend to hold back recovery.”

The 10 Healthiest Metros for Housing in 2013

Among the 100 largest metros.
***Note that Peabody MA refers to the Essex County metropolitan division, which includes the suburbs north of Boston, with a population of 740,000.

Kolko elaborated: “Of these 10, four are in Texas (Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Fort Worth); two are on the West Coast (San Francisco and Seattle); two are northeastern suburban metros (Bethesda, next toWashington DC; and Peabody MA, north of Boston); and Omaha and Louisville round out the list. These aren’t necessarily the markets with huge price gains going into 2013, but they have strong fundamentals. For instance:
Interestingly enough, Kolko went on, “rising prices were not included as part of our definition of healthy local housing markets. Many of the markets with the largest price gains in 2012 were rebounding from huge price declines during the bust, but they still have weak fundamentals, such as high vacancy rates, large foreclosure inventories, or slow job growth. For instance, Las Vegas and Phoenix both have high vacancy rates and large foreclosure inventories going into 2013, despite having year-over-year asking-price increases of 14% and 27%, respectively, according to the November Trulia Price Monitor. And Detroit has a sky-high vacancy rate and is suffering job losses, even though asking prices in Detroit rose 10% year-over-year."

"Just as losing lots of weight might be part of an unhealthy cycle of yo-yo dieting, big price gains aren’t necessarily a sign of a healthy housing market if they’re being driven by a post-crash rebound, rather than solid fundamentals. That’s why Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Detroit aren’t on the healthiest-markets list for 2013.”

And he didn’t stop there - Kolko went on to call out a whole list of what will be IN and OUT in real estate in 2013. Get up to speed on this year's predictions, 

ALL:  What do you hope to see happen in the housing markets this year? What about in your local market?

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

North Central San Antonio Foreclosure

North Central Flip! This charming property with curb appeal has the potential to be a very profitable investment. It has a huge family area, spacious kitchen, covered patio and a bonus storage building in the back yard. With a rehab budget of 20K you should be able to bring this home to top market value and sell quickly. Call your New Western agent today and schedule a showing right away. Ryan Harthan at 210-710-1617!

Northeast San Antonio Wholesale Deal

Awesome little house right off the highway with great rental and sold comps! House is just really dirty and needs a cosmetic overhaul! Will rent out quick because of area. Little to no foundation but baths/kitchen/flooring/paint need to be done throughout the house. Cheap little gem that will cash flow for years! Contact Ryan Harthan at 210-710-1617 for more information!

Northwest San Antonio 4plex

Fire Damaged 4 plex in North West San Antonio!!! The rentals are highly desirable in this area! 2 units are burned and  the other two are in decent shape but still need rehab. Will need a new roof/new hvacs/new framing-drywall-wiring(2 units)/siding/some windows/and cosmetics in all 4 units. This is for any investor who's willing to put the work in to result in a CASH FLOW GIANT! Call now! this will be the cheapest fully remodeled fourplex in the neighborhood! Check the comps! Contact Ryan Harthan at 210-710-1617 for more information!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Alamo Heights Flip!

Alamo Heights School District! This home has the potential to be the flip of the year. It is very rare that a property in this area comes up at such a great price. With some creativity and the right investor this property could bring an exceptional return on investment. Call your New Western Agent today and schedule a showing and make this your next project!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Zillow and Zestimates in Texas

Zillow and Zestimates in Texas

The following information was taken off of Zillows website about the accuracy of their valuation in different markets.  Texas is a non disclosure state, meaning that the sales prices for real estate are not recorded as public information.  Each individual municipalities board of Realtors® keeps track of the actual sales prices of real estate and to gain access you must not only be a licensed real estate broker in the state of Texas but additionally a due paying member of the local board of Realtors®.  In order for a real estate broker to provide a non-licensee with specific MLS data there must be a written working relationship between the two parties.

To sum this article up, Zillow has no idea what the value of real estate is in Texas.  San Antonio has a one star accuracy, Houston one, Dallas two.  To try and make educated opinions based on these figures is completely ridiculous.
    Atlanta, GA2.1M1.9M31.0%54.5%75.3%8.8%
    Baltimore, MD956.6K936.4K36.3%62.5%82.5%7.3%
    Boston, MA1.5M1.4M38.0%64.9%85.9%6.9%
    Chicago, IL3.3M3.2M31.8%55.3%76.6%8.7%
    Cincinnati, OH777.3K705.2K33.0%56.8%78.2%8.4%
    Cleveland, OH819.8K733.1K34.1%57.9%77.7%8.1%
    Dallas-Fort Worth, TX2.0M1.9M22.5%44.5%72.8%11.3%
    Denver, CO920.9K856.8K39.0%69.1%91.6%6.5%
    Detroit, MI1.8M1.7M27.6%50.5%75.7%9.9%
    Houston, TX2.0M1.8M--------
    Kansas City, MO714.0K405.7K--------
    Las Vegas, NV670.3K666.1K32.3%56.9%82.0%8.3%
    Los Angeles, CA3.1M2.9M35.3%62.4%85.8%7.5%
    Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL2.5M2.4M29.5%53.8%78.2%9.1%
    Minneapolis-St Paul, MN1.2M1.1M32.3%58.8%84.1%8.0%
    New York, NY4.8M4.4M37.5%63.6%83.5%7.0%
    Orlando, FL865.2K777.4K29.5%54.9%78.8%8.9%
    Philadelphia, PA2.0M2.0M37.2%63.8%83.0%7.0%
    Phoenix, AZ1.6M1.5M24.3%46.0%74.8%11.0%
    Pittsburgh, PA935.6K873.5K33.3%56.4%76.6%8.3%
    Portland, OR766.9K732.7K36.6%63.8%87.5%7.2%
    Riverside, CA1.5M1.3M32.2%58.9%83.4%8.1%
    Sacramento, CA782.6K689.6K29.5%52.5%79.1%9.5%
    San Antonio, TX754.8K669.5K--------
    San Diego, CA972.9K831.8K38.5%66.3%88.9%6.8%
    San Francisco, CA1.3M1.2M28.3%53.4%81.4%9.2%
    Seattle, WA1.3M1.2M36.1%64.6%86.6%7.2%
    St. Louis, MO1.1M1.0M--------
    Tampa, FL1.2M1.2M31.5%55.7%78.3%8.6%
    Washington, DC1.8M1.8M43.1%71.7%90.4%5.9%