Freddie Mac to Pay U.S. $4.5 Billion After Reporting Profit

(BLOOMBERG) - Freddie Mac will send $4.5 billion to the U.S. Treasury in March as the mortgage-finance giant continues to prepare for the possibility of having zero capital by next year. The company earned $4.8 billion in the fourth quarter, compared with $2.2 billion in the same period a year earlier, according to a regulatory…

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Property Updates That Guarantee the Best ROI

Acquiring a property can be a great investment, but making unnecessary updates are a sure fire way to lose money. According to Time MONEY, a RealtyTrac analysis showed that 12% of flips sold at break-even or at a loss before all expenses. In 28% of flips, the gross profit was less than 20% of the…

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If "Problem Properties" Are Everywhere, Why Can't I Find Them?

*note, if you would like to learn more about acquiring these properties, attend ICOR's March monthly meeting in your city and March Workshop where we discuss "People Problem" properties and how to turn one's liabilities into your biggest asset. Properties may become vacant for a variety of reasons, some of which are relatively benign. For…

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Home Prices up Double Digits Across Colorado Springs

The record-setting trends of increasing home prices has made its way down to Colorado Springs. Pikes Peak Association of Realtors report that single-family homes sold in January show an increase of 13.3% over this time last year. This sets a record high of home prices in the Springs with an average of $298,774. The previous…

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CRE Market Expected to Hit its Peak in 2017

A recent Gallup poll discovered that 37% of people have said they telecommute for work. Despite this, in-office employment continues to steadily rise, resulting in even more demand by big employers for newer, high-quality office space. According to the CoStar Portfolio Strategy Forecast, the delivery of new office projects will hit its peak in 2017.…

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