Found 16 blog entries tagged as investment.

Foreign homebuyers purchased $42 billion in U.S. residential properties between April 2023 and March 2024, according to the National Association of Realtors. GRACE CARY | GETTY IMAGES

Austin Business Journal reports, "International buyers bought fewer U.S. homes in the past year but are paying more for residential real estate than ever before.

Foreign homebuyers purchased $42 billion in U.S. residential properties between April 2023 and March 2024, a 21.2% decline from the prior 12-month period, according to the National Association of Realtors. The approximately 54,300 existing homes sold to international buyers marks the lowest 12-month total on record since the NAR began tracking such transactions in 2009.

At the same time, both the average and median home-purchase prices paid by foreign buyers — $783,300 and $475,000, respectively — were the highest ever recorded by NAR.

International or foreign homebuyers as tracked…

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Wilson Capital's Jovie Belterra development is nearly complete. The first building was occupied as of mid-June, and the second building is expected to be complete in September. WILSON CAPITAL

Austin Business Journal shares, "Wilson Capital, one of the busiest multifamily development firms in Austin, continues a refinancing spree that began in January. 

The latest effort comes in the form of a $35.2 million loan originated from Southern Realty Trust Inc. for the refinancing of Jovie Belterra, a partially complete apartment complex in the Belterra neighborhood between Austin and Dripping Springs, according to a July 8 announcement.

“Since the beginning of the year, Wilson Capital has successfully refinanced multiple properties in the greater Austin area,” said Taylor Wilson, the company’s president, in a written statement.  “These transactions are consistent with a portfolio-wide recapitalization strategy to support lease-up activities…

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Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. is set to begin a $40 million renovation of Austin’s Block 21 development including the ACL Live at the Moody Theater and the W Austin hotel following its 2022 purchase of the downtown mixed-use development. RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES, INC.

Austin Business Journal reports, "Opry Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc. (NYSE: RHP), will begin work this week on a $40 million renovation of downtown Austin’s Block 21, the Second Street mixed-use development home to Austin’s ACL Live at the Moody Theater and the W Austin hotel.

The renovation will include the construction of a new 2,060-square-foot terrace enclosure over the existing PNC Plaza, which will serve as a private event space designed to serve both ACL Live and the W Austin and is planned to be completed by the summer of 2024. Other improvements include a facelift to the W Austin entrance and other public spaces on site including its coffee shop, restaurant and bars. Renovations of the hotel’s more…

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The expansion of the Rough Hollow neighborhood is one of the many new residential real estate developments in the area in recent years. (Barry Tate/Community Impact)

Community Impact Austin writes, "while many areas in the Hill Country are built out, including West Lake Hills and Rollingwood, the Lake Travis area still has many high-end residential real estate developments in the works.

Residential developments continue to be a significant area of focus in Bee Cave, Lakeway and Spicewood.

“In areas like Westlake, there isn’t anymore land—everything’s developed, so there isn’t room for new construction,” said Michelle Jones, a real estate agent for Grossman & Jones in Bee Cave. “We’re fortunate in our market in Lake Travis because we have land going out toward [Hwy.] 71.”

Jones said although there are a couple of multifamily developments in the area, single-family homes, often associated with a plethora of…

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(Octavio Jones for The Wall Street Journal) reports, "the pandemic-fueled boom for multifamily building owners is fading fast going into 2023.

Apartment vacancies are piling up. The biggest wave of new rental buildings in nearly four decades is expected to cut the pace of rent growth across the country. Some in-demand Sunbelt cities are already experiencing rent declines, in part because many tenants and people searching for apartments feel they can’t devote any more of their income to rent.

Rising interest rates, meanwhile, make rental-property investments less profitable than one year ago when debt was cheap and hefty rent increases were taken for granted.

“We’re necessarily going to get a bit of a pullback,” said Thomas LaSalvia, senior economist at Moody’s Analytics.

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StoryBuilt has built more than 50 communities to help thousands of homeowners live in the cities they love and has a $3 billion pipeline of projects that will be developed in the coming years.

Austin Business Journal reports, "many of the country’s fastest-growing cities have certain commonalities that make them magnets for population migration. Job opportunities, a rich culture and access to outdoor activities are a few of the reasons people are drawn to places like Austin, Dallas, Seattle and Denver.

What these places also have in common is a lack of housing stock to accommodate the thousands of people who move there each year. While housing developers often eye large tracts of land outside of cities where they can build hundreds of homes, suburban sprawl is taking a toll on the U.S. economy. And the cost of public infrastructure maintenance is weighing on depopulating towns across the country.

StoryBuilt is taking a different…

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What will happen next in the real estate market is unknown, as prices may continue to grow at a slowing rate, they may plateau or they could decline. (Getty Images)

U.S. News reports that, "for just about any homeowner, talk of falling home prices can spark panic. With homeownership being the major financial and personal investment it is, there's a natural anxiety that comes with any potential threat to that investment.

However, housing market activity to date does not show a year-over-year decline of home prices – at least not yet. While some data sets show small month-to-month home price declines, month-to-month data is more volatile and does not signal a drastic shift in the market on its own.

There is a marked deceleration in home price growth due to a combination of already high home prices, high mortgage interest rates, low housing inventory and economic uncertainty on a larger scale.…

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According to the Austin Business Journal, "A Phoenix-based builder of rental homes is increasing its investment in the Austin area to $164 million with its latest land purchase.

NexMetro Communities LLC announced Sept. 16 the purchase of 25 acres in Liberty Hill, where the company will construct a neighborhood of 260 single-family rental homes called Avilla Rio Oaks. It will join two other NexMetro projects in the works for in the suburbs around Austin; the company already announced another in Liberty Hill and an additional community in Georgetown.

"NexMetro is actively seeking new sites ideal for our luxury leased Avilla Homes neighborhoods in multiple Austin submarkets," stated Jason Flory, managing director of NexMetro's Austin division.…

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Owning a home is a major financial milestone and an achievement to take pride in. One major reason: the equity you build as a homeowner gives your net worth a big boost. And with high inflation right now, the link between owning your home and building your wealth is especially important.

If you’re looking to increase your financial security, here’s why now could be a good time to start on your journey toward homeownership.

Owning a Home Is a Key Ingredient for Financial Success

A report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) details several homeownership trends, including a significant gap in net worth between homeowners and renters. It finds:

“. . . the net worth of a homeowner was about $300,000 while that of a…

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In a wild twist, one of the nation’s most prolific developers has emerged as the frontrunner to buy out of bankruptcy a six-acre South Congress Avenue site primed for redevelopment.

After the top two bidders for the South Congress site proved either unwilling or unable to timely close on the sales, The Related Companies LP, a New York-based developer with an estimated $60 billion portfolio, negotiated with a Chapter 7 trustee to make a $65 million offer.

Related was approved by a bankruptcy judge Sept. 15 to purchase the site for $65 million, provided it can close on the deal by Sept. 30.

An attorney representing the company, Josh Judd of law firm Andrews Myers PC, told ABJ Sept. 16 that his client is "not anticipating any problems" closing…

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