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5 at 5: Your Daily Digest for Real Estate Investing, 10/27/2020


Oct 27, 2020 by Marc Rapport
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Airbnb shows some bounce, co-living deals can be done, struggling landlords and tenants, and how Biden's 401(k) plan could affect real estate investors.

In Today's News

Number-Cruncher Says Airbnb Occupancy and Rental Rates Up 13% and 11%

The Mashvisor real estate data analytics company examined Airbnb data for more than 300 American cities from March to September 2020. They found a market in recovery despite the lingering presence of COVID-19.

Why it matters: Investors counting on income from properties listed on Airbnb, Vrbo, and the like have taken a big hit as travel plunged because of the pandemic. Now might be time for those who dropped out to drop back in.

Co-Living Construction Deals Find Financing Despite Challenges

A developer lays out to GlobeSt.com how co-living deals can still get financing if the project makes sense financially and physically, considering the imperatives of limiting social contact.

Why it matters: This piece also notes a deal for an 86-unit co-living property in a Hollywood opportunity zone -- which carries its own tax benefits -- and delves a bit into the difference between co-living and traditional apartments.

Struggling Rental Market Could Usher in Next American Housing Crisis

The Wall Street Journal [subscription required] today says estimates of unpaid rent debt by the end of the year range from $7.2 billion to $70 billion, but either way fallout from missed payments is threatening a large swath of the U.S population as the expiration of eviction bans draws near.

Why it matters: The WSJ is not particularly known for indulging in hysteria. A surging pandemic will only make worse the societal and economic fallout if these months-long predictions of mass evictions do come true.

Today on Millionacres

When Will the Eviction Moratorium End?

The CARES Act moratorium has already ended and the CDC's ban does on Dec. 31. That these could be reinstated or extended only adds to the uncertainty facing struggling tenants and landlords alike.

Why it matters: Millionacres' Aly Yale shares the latest on that front and some tips on how landlords can work with tenants to try to get at least partial payment, and some advice on what to look for in the next tenant, if it's necessary right now to rent that unit.

How Biden's Proposed 401(k) Tax Changes Could Impact Real Estate Investors

With election day a week out, Millionacres' Matt Frankel takes a look at how this part of the former vice president's plans could affect real estate investing and investors.

Why it matters: The changes could make a big difference, but only to a limited number of people, Matt says, those who invest in real estate through a self-directed 401(k), earn a high income, and actively contribute to their account.

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