STL lands on national list for highest real estate returns!

ST. LOUIS, MO/August 7, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) HomeUnion, an online real estate investment management firm, released a report this week for usatoday.com in which they ranked the top 20 zip codes in the United States with the biggest return on real estate at this time.  Naturally, St. Louis found its way onto the list, which was configured by identifying zip codes that maximize real estate returns while minimizing risk over a five-year horizon.  The firm went onto examine school quality and neighborhood attractiveness for single-family rentals over the five-year period.

“HomeUnion Research Services looked at more than a dozen attributes that characterize a neighborhood including crime, schools, white-collar jobs, unemployment, home-ownership, permitting activity, and more,” said Steve Hovland, director of Research for HomeUnion.  “Based on those attributes, we forecast appreciation, vacancy, and rent changes over the next five-years.”

The study also calculated Annualized Total Return, which includes HomeUnion’s projections for how much the value of single-family rentals will appreciate and how much cash flow they’re expected to generate in the future.  HomeUnion’s model, according to Hovland, can determine the price and rent for every single-family home within a specific zip code while enabling them to predict the price and rent in five-years.

Americans are known for investing in real estate for flipping a profit over a certain time period.  Therefore, knowing a zip code and its predicted appreciation rate is a critical tool for those looking to invest in 2017 and 2018.  To mitigate the risks, investors should focus assets that can maintain value even during downturns.

Number 20 on the list kicks off with North Indianapolis, Indianapolis with annualized total returns at 5.4%.  Next comes North Hollywood, California with a 5.4% annualized return as well.  Jumping up to number 17, Maryland Heights, St. Louis clinches the spot with 5.5% returns.  Number one is Hamptons at Boca Raton, Florida.”

Thanks to stlrealestate.news for the information!

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We LOVE checklists…

Here is a helpful checklist for all you buyers who found the perfect house in a very heavy market thanks to Old Republic Title and Pinterest! Hope it helps! Have a Sunshine day!!

-The Sunshine Team

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15 yr VS 30 yr loan

Good morning Sunshiners!

We’ve had several clients lately ask about the difference between a 15 yr loan versus a 30 yr loan. While we are not experts in this area (want even more info? Contact your loyal lender), we found this chart a perfect tool to help explain the main differences! Pretty interesting to think about! See below :). Have a Sunshine day everyone!

Always admiring,

Sunshine Team: Ashley, Evelyn & Dana

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Which hood fits you best?

As Realtors all over St. Louis, Jefferson, Lincon, Warren and St. Charles counties, we always get questions from clients about what neighborhoods are best, which have the highest rating schools, what location is better, etc. Below is a GREAT guide to use and let your Realtor know exactly what you are looking for. Enjoy :)!

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Accomplish your Easter Dream!

Accomplish your Easter Dream!

These may be the cutest Easter cookies we’ve ever seen! Where will you be for Easter? Picture this: you in the home of your dreams, switching out throw pillows for spring and Easter colors, dying Easter eggs in your new spacious kitchen. Bringing THESE COOKIES to your large backyard to share with loved ones. WE CAN HELP! Call us today. Sunshine Realty does not charge buyers a fee to help them find their dream home! Give us a call today to find out how we can help you with your home buying and selling dreams at 314-313-1773.

Happy Easter everyone and we hope to hear from you soon!

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Sunshine Realty team, family and staff 🙂

First Time Home Buyer Tips

Check out this blogger and post about buying a home in your 20’s. Sunshine Realty knows your first time buying a home can be both difficult and nerve-racking. This woman has AMAZING tips on how to help you budget and stay sane all around.

Happy Reading 🙂

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Have a great day!

 

-Sunshine Realty Team