Join our FREE Investing in Real Estate Class Sign Me Up
Select Page

Real Estate Investing Skyrockets

by | Apr 9, 2012 | How to Guides, Market Reports

This is from my interview on KXL this morning.

With prices and interest rates at lows and rents rising real estate investing is hitting new highs. Here to talk about this dramatic change is real estate expert Nick Krautter with Keller Williams and

Q. Just how much have investment purchases gone up?

A. It’s huge. In 2010 it was about 750k sold and last year it jumped to almost 1.25 million. That’s close to doubling.

Q. Why is the jump so dramatic?

A. There’s a fundamental shift back to a larger part of the country renting. Add in low prices and interest rates and rents which are up 8% in Portland over last year and cash flows are looking great.

Q. Isn’t it hard to get financing for rentals?

A. The down payments range from 10-25% and interest rates are slightly higher but half the investment homes purchased in 2011 were bought with cash. A lot of people are using 401k and IRA money to invest in real estate.


Learning Center:

Advice, Opinions, and Market Reports about the Oregon and Washington Real Estate Market

Portland Luxury Condo Market Analysis

  2020 was a rough year with the pandemic, social unrest, and the closure of many restaurants and retail businesses. Nowhere was the impact more acute than in downtown urban areas across the country. Read the full  luxury condo report here to view the pre and post...

How To Buy & Sell at the Same Time

  How to buy a home when you already own a home: Have you been dreaming of your next home, but you’re not sure what to do with your current home? You’ve heard that it’s a sellers market, but what does that mean if you also need to buy?  There are three options to...

How To Retire for Real Estate Agents

Our CEO and Best Selling Author of The Golden Handoff, Nick Krautter, talks with Justin Stoddart on the Think Bigger Real Estate Show to review his revolutionary model that helps real estate agents grow their business while simultaneously helping other agents rapidly...

Start Your Search Today

For a Confidential Meeting contact:

Nick Krautter, CCIM

Principal Broker in Oregon/President

Managing Broker in Washington