The US Government and DOJ Looks to Slash Trash Junk Fees; Real Estate Commissions Are Next

Junk fees can’t run, but they can hide. And if they aren’t careful, the US government could be the last thing they see. Earlier this year, the US government assailed entertainment giant Ticketmaster for predatory practices like hiding the true cost of concert tickets. Then, the Biden Administration tasked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to…

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The Solution to the Office Crisis: Living Where You (Used To) Work

We’ve heard this one before: The office real estate market is on the verge of collapse as landlords take heavy losses on the default of major office buildings. It’s only getting worse… In the first quarter, the US office market vacancy rate hit 17.8% — the highest in 30 years. And it may be the…

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The Aftermath of the Pandemic Short-Term Rental Boom: Too Much Supply and Collapsing Rental Revenue

The post-pandemic bust is claiming another victim: Airbnb hosts. Short-term rentals boomed during COVID — driven by lockdowns and a surge in remote work. But oversupply has led to what some have deemed the “Airbnbust.” Since the end of last year, several hosts began seeing bookings drop significantly — with many operators seeing revenue falling…

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The Ultra Wealthy Bought the 2022 Real Estate Dip; Here Are 3 Investments For the Passive Investor

Rising interest rates have sent the real estate markets into a tailspin — especially in the office space where property values have collapsed. But that hasn’t scared wealthy individuals and family offices — who have longer investment horizons — allowing them more flexibility to take advantage of dips in real estate prices. Last year, the…

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Applying Warren Buffett’s Favorite Investing Tactic to Real Estate

This piece is sponsored by Cityfunds (from Nada), the world’s first index-like fund that lets you invest in individual cities (i.e., Miami, Austin, Tampa and more). Download the Nada app to invest in the fastest-growing US cities. Legendary Warren Buffett famously said, “For most people, the best thing is to do is owning the S&P…

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America’s Solution to Having Too Many Parking Spots

American city landscapes are changing — and its abundant parking spaces are at the center of the shift. According to WSJ, the US has too many parking spots, making developers reconsider the need. The future of parking spots (less of em’) 1/ The number of US parking spaces is in decline. Apartment buildings completed in…

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Commercial Real Estate is the Next Domino At Risk of Falling

Another area of the market is feeling the stress. This time, it’s the $5.6T+ in commercial real estate loans held by banks. But one area of CRE is feeling even more pain: offices. Their values have been hit hard by: Rising interest rates — which sent interest payments up and property values down. Remote work…

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The real estate market is cooling and there are big implications for investors

A hot housing market has priced many new buyers out. Before you make an offer on that suspiciously discounted house — think again; you might want to hold off. The housing market is starting to cool, home construction stocks are selling off and real estate firms are laying off employees. This week, the 30-year mortgage…

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Amazon has a problem: too much warehouse space

Record e-commerce growth sent industrial warehouse demand soaring in the past two years. Amazon — the largest e-commerce giant with 56.7% of the U.S. market — doubled warehouse capacity during COVID but has a new problem: too much warehouse space. Amazon bit off more than it could store Amazon is one of the most prominent…

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Is the housing market in a bubble?

B-word incoming: On March 29, the Dallas Fed warned of a potential housing bubble — thanks to a hot housing market. Per AEI Housing Center, US home prices jumped 31% in 2020 and grew 17% annually — while markets in Austin, Phoenix and Tampa have doubled that pace. Analyzing housing like stocks Fortune Senior Editor…

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