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Where Will You Be in 10 Years?

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If that question scares you, we might have an answer

There’s no sure way to predict the future, but there are ways to prepare for it. With younger generations becoming less and less optimistic about their financial futures, top real-estate investor Adiel Gorel and International Capital Group invite aspiring investors of all ages to the ICG Real Estate 1-Day Expo, this September 7th, 2019. 

Get an experience that will teach you how to:

  • build a remote-controlled rental home portfolio
  • navigate through new and evolving regional real-estate markets
  • leverage current loan plans to your favor
  • Meet the market infrastructure and property managers.

Where Will You Be in the Future

Network with other like-minded investors. There will be a lot of Q&A which is in itself extremely useful.  Learn from several expert guest speakers.  

Your financial future doesn’t have to be scary. Learn how to invest in your future with strategies designed for even the most inexperienced and/or busy rental owners. No matter what size, design the future you want when you register with ICG today, so you don’t have to wonder anymore where you’ll be in a decade.  A lot of useful information for experienced investors will also be presented. Register fast before space runs out.

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Some Markets Starting to Shift from Seller’s Markets to Buyer’s Market

Culdesac Single-Family Homes Shifting from Seller's Markets to Buyer's MarketIn a Fortune Magazine article by Chris Morris, published in February,  it is reported that in January 2019, there was more inventory available and houses sat on the market about a week longer than in January 2018.

As of January, there was an available inventory of 1.59 million homes overall, versus 1.53 million in December 2018.  Of course, the article is lacking by treating the entire country as one monolithic real estate market. Needless to say, there are hundreds of markets, and they don’t always perform in lockstep.

Nevertheless, there is a subtle shift, even in mentality, that is more favorable to buyers as opposed to sellers, who until recently reigned supreme. Since we are primarily buyers  (and then we hold for the long term), a buyer’s market is a positive for us.

Adjusting expectations

It is interesting to note, and one of the reasons I am posting this blog based on an article several weeks old is that while in January 2019 sales were flat, in February 2019 sales surged up, but then dropped only slightly. This is likely to continue to lower rates and sellers having to adjust expectations. Overall, we can see that while there is a shift towards buyers in many markets, the market is still hovering near a relatively stable point. With the low-interest rates and more friendly sellers, this becomes a positive for the investor.

We like to buy brand-new homes. Clearly, the sellers for us are builders. Some builders don’t want to sell to investors. Our market teams successfully convince the builders that it pays to work with our investors, as they get good volume from us. As the mood changes, these very builders may become more receptive to working with buyers, and perhaps even offer more incentives.

This will be discussed in more depth in a podcast on our Premier Members area soon. We will also talk about this during our next ICG Real Estate 1-Day Expo on May 18, 2019

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