Dallas named best U.S. city for residential real estate investors



〔CURBED〕 With the U.S. housing market bouncing back and construction surging, you may be thinking that the time is right to get in on a little real estate investing. To get your ideas flowing, online real estate hub BiggerPockets analyzed the country’s 50 biggest real estate markets to find which ones provide the best and worst returns.

For the second year in a row, Dallas, Texas, was crowned the best market for investors, showing unleveraged returns of 20.7 percent. Dallas was followed by Portland, Oregon, which had significant home value appreciation of 14.6 percent year-over-year. Denver, Colorado, rounded out the top three with 13.8 percent appreciation. Other prime contenders for investment were Miami, Florida; Tampa, Florida; Seattle, Washington; Nashville, Tennessee; Atlanta, Georgia; Houston, Texas; and Austin, Texas.

But not every city had such good fortunes. The ten worst real estate investing markets had low rents relative to home value and experienced low or negative appreciation. With real estate prices falling 2.57 percent year over year, Indianapolis, Indiana, was deemed the worst market in the country in this analysis.

The bottom five markets is rounded out by Washington, D.C.; Hartford, Connecticut; Baltimore, Maryland; and New York City. Los Angeles and San Diego also made it onto the list of ten worst markets.


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〔THE CHINA POST〕 TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Facing a low-performing local real estate market, Taiwanese investors are reportedly putting their money abroad in up-and-coming development properties throughout Southeast Asia. Two large international real estate firms hosted separate press conferences on Tuesday to analyze the latest trend in real estate purchases. According to Executive Director David Chin (泰啟松) of Asia Pacific International Property, the firm, which specializes in real estate transactions in the Asia-Pacific region, made nearly NT$7.3 billion in sales.