Real Estate

Fearing Cash Crunch, Fund Limits Cash Redemptions

This well-known fund announced it would by back only 1% of the value of its assets every quarter, down from 5% earlier.

Elvis’ Granddaughter Sues to Block Sale of Graceland, Charging Fraud

She says an investment and lending company is making fraudulent claims about Lisa Marie Presley and wants to auction off Graceland.

Understanding the Housing Measure Showing High Inflation

The federal government uses owner equivalent rent, or OER, to gauge rising prices, but many economists question its validity.

A Way to Beat High Mortgage Rates? Take Over Someone Else’s Loan.

Assumable mortgages are like a time machine to the lower rates of the past, but potential home buyers face significant hurdles before they are approved.

Americans Went All-In on Self-Storage. That Demand Is Suddenly Cooling.

Faced with declining demand and rising costs, storage facility owners are slashing prices for new customers and raising them for existing ones.

Windfalls from Home Ownership Start to Erode

While first-quarter home-sale prices were up in most markets, other measures show residential real estate may not be as stable as it appears.

Rent Increases Vastly Outstrip Wage Growth in These Markets

A new Zillow analysis shows U.S. rents have surged in most markets over the last five years — but a couple cities are clear leaders.

Should Boomers Gift Their Home to Their Kids?

Parents may think they’re doing them a big favor, but everyone may lose if it’s not thought through carefully. (By Jim CIprich)

Are Rental Properties Worth Owning?

Before engaging in buy-and-hold activity, it’s important to consider cash flow, goals, stress thresholds and more.

VA Loans Don’t Cover Commissions. How Will Veterans Afford New Fees?

An agreement ending Realtor commission sharing adds an extra cost for military families seeking to buy a home with a VA loan.

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Prominent Silicon Valley Investors Turn Against Biden

Support for Trump was taboo in the liberal bastion, but frustration with Biden has driven some influential venture capitalists to the right.

Self-directed Brokerage Accounts Continue Growth Spurt

Balances in advisor-led Schwab Personal Choice Retirement accounts maintain a strong lead over non-advised accounts.

Tuesday More Investment Transactions May Fail

U.S. trading moves to a shorter settlement on Tuesday, but it is expected to temporarily increase transaction failure for investors.

State Street Global Advisors Adds SPDR Portfolio Treasury ETF to lineup

Priced at 3 basis points, the new offering provides broad treasury exposure to customize bond portfolios.

Commonwealth Increases Alternative Market Access With iCapital Platform

The new system is targeted to high-net-worth investors but will be expanded to serve individuals of other wealth classes.

2024 ETF Insights for Financial Advisors

The use of active ETFs and model portfolios is rising, according to a Brown Brothers Harriman report.

Elvis’ Granddaughter Sues to Block Sale of Graceland, Charging Fraud

She says an investment and lending company is making fraudulent claims about Lisa Marie Presley and wants to auction off Graceland.