Will increased inflation affect Real Estate Investors?
By Cliff Hockley, President of Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services Executive Director, SVN | Bluestone and Hockley Inflation is up and is more persistent than expected. The path of... View Article
Where are interest rates and mortgage originations going in 2022?
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s annual forecast, they predict rising interest rates will significantly impact refinance demand in 2022. With the average interest rate on a 30-year fixed loan... View Article
Why is the LIBOR transition important to real estate investors?
First, what is LIBOR? For decades, the basis of the interest rates for loans— particularly for commercial real estate loans, has been the London Interbank Offered Rate, more commonly known... View Article
Big Affordability Issues Despite Low Interest Rates
Despite low interest rates, many home buyers are being priced out of the market. The red hot housing market, fueled by the pandemic, has resulted in home values increasing across... View Article
Do you know what your commercial tenants are doing with their grease?
By Jamie Gingell, Director of Commercial Property Management of Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services Almost 15 years ago, as a newbie property manager, I received a scary letter from... View Article
Senate Proposal Would Overhaul Partnership Tax Rules
Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is working on a draft of legislation that would substantially change some tax rules on partnerships. The new proposal is in line with many... View Article
Oregon’s Unemployment and Economy Continues to Improve Amid Great Resignation
Oregon Unemployment Update For the 15th consecutive month, July continued a downward trend in unemployment with a rate of 5.2%. The unemployment rate has declined rapidly over the past two... View Article
Lumber Prices Drops Fueling Multifamily Building Boom
A drop in lumber prices has invigorated demand for commercial building projects, especially for the multifamily product, Sherwood Lumber chief operating officer Kyle Little told CNBC last week. A drastic runup... View Article
Higher taxes for the rich edge closer as Democrats pass $3.5 trillion budget outline
Higher taxes for the rich edged closer to reality on Wednesday morning, after Senate Democrats passed a $3.5 trillion budget plan along party lines. The blueprint would raise taxes on wealthy Americans... View Article