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Build-to-rent housing market explodes as investors rush in

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Build-to-rent housing market explodes as investors rush in

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Build-to-rent housing market explodes as investors rush in

During the foreclosure crisis nearly a decade ago, investors plowed into the housing market, buying millions of distressed homes and turning some of them into lucrative rentals. They transformed the once mom-and-pop market of single-family rentals into a large-scale, formally managed asset class — and it is still growing, in fact faster than ever. The regular existing home market is very pricey, so investors are now turning to a new strategy: Buy new. And suddenly, the so-called build-to-rent market is exploding.[Source: CNBC]

Aston Martin’s high rise in Miami will be the tallest residential building south of New York

Aston Martin, the legendary British carmaker, is stepping into the real estate business in Miami with what it calls the tallest all-residential tower south of New York. Better yet, buy the main penthouse and you get a rare Aston Martin Vulcan, an 820-horsepower, all-carbon fiber race car. List price: $2.5 million. [Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel]

What rich millennials look for in a luxury home, according to real-estate agents

For rich millennials, luxury homes are largely about function. Business Insider spoke to real-estate agents in three popular states among rich millennials — New York, California, and Florida — about what the demographic looks for in a luxury home. While specifics depend on the buyer's situation — like whether they're married, single, or have kids — some common themes cropped up. [Source: Business Insider]

Column: Buying landlocked property carries significant risks

An easement is a right held by one property owner to make use of the land of another for a limited purpose, as a right of passage. Understanding these rights will provide you with information that will allow you to analyze the risks of buying the property without the easement. Once you understand exactly how an easement works, and what provisions should be included to provide the rights your intended use requires, you can assess the risks. [Source: Florida Times-Union]

Delray Beach, Florida is hot with luxury development

The once sleepy town of Delray Beach, Florida about 50 miles north of Miami was a community people often moved to because glitzy neighboring Boca Raton’s was too pricey. Today Delray Beach is in-demand with a growing population of about 70,000. Over the last decade or development in Delray has gone upscale, transforming downtown Delray Beach. [Source: ]

STAT OF THE WEEK
$110 million
An oceanfront Palm Beach estate sold for more than $110 million, according to sources, marking the most expensive single-family home sale in the tony town. [Source: The Real Deal]

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