Archive for May, 2011


#30 – Market Predictions for Washington, DC from the American Monetary Association

Washington DC: 6.1% Return on Investment (2011) Washington DC is another metropolitan area that represents a highly difficult environment for investors.  With extremely high levels of regulation, high prices, and low rents relative to market value, it is not likely that investment properties in the nation’s capital will produce enough cash to cover their operating […]

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#29 – Market Predictions for Tampa, FL from the American Monetary Association

Tampa, FL: 12.5% Return on Investment (2011) Moving up the Florida coast to Tampa reveals a somewhat less distressed market.  This stems from the fact that Tampa did not experience the same high-rise construction boom as Miami, and did not become oversupplied with high-cost condominiums.  As a result, the path to recovery for Tampa is […]

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How Much is Too Much of an ATM Fee?

The JP Morgan Chase banking conglomerate recently ended a test run in two markets, Illinois and Texas, in which they raised the convenience fee for non-customers to withdraw money from a Chase ATM from $3 to $5. The test only lasted two months and bank officials were tight-lipped about the result. “The initiative was a […]

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#28 – Market Predictions for St. Robert, MO from the American Monetary Association

St. Robert, MO: 18.5% Return on Investment (2011) St. Robert is the city just outside of Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri.  By the standards of many investors, St. Robert seems like an extremely small market that is hardly worth consideration by income property investors.  However, the intrinsic demographics do not incorporate the impact of its […]

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#27 – Market Predictions for Seattle, WA from the American Monetary Association

Seattle, WA: 2.9% Return on Investment (2011) The Seattle market experienced a significant value increase during the real estate bubble, peaking at the end of 2007 and dropping sharply during the financial crisis of 2008.  Toward the end of 2009, values began to show signs of emerging stabilization.  However, the correction resumed after the expiration […]

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#26 – Market Predictions for San Francisco, CA from the American Monetary Association

San Francisco CA: 5.2% Return on Investment (2011) San Francisco is another major market area in the state of California that has experienced significant challenges.  The rapid escalation of market prices during the real estate bubble has compressed cash flow so severely that investors are almost certain to realize a net negative cash flow for […]

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