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This is not a typical recession says Ron Cadman of Investar USA.

This is not a typical recession says Ron Cadman of Investar USA.This is not a typical recession says Ron Cadman of Investar USA. People have lost jobs due to a government induced recession and Congress decided to break until September with no regard for the mess they created.Politics is taking priority over collaboration and addressing the real issues impacting America’s working class resulting from Covid-19.Those of us with hard assets are fine and are seeing asset values rise while the working class have lost jobs and are sliding deeper into debt.According to a recent analysis by John Friedman, an economics professor at Brown University, U.S. stocks are hovering near a record high, a stunning comeback since March that underscores the new phase the economy has entered: The wealthy have begun to recover. The bottom half remain far from it.This dichotomy is evident in many facets of the economy, especially in employment. Jobs have returned for the highest wage earners, but fewer than h…

What’s in store for the housing market in 2020?

2020 is fast turning out to be an up-and-up year for the housing sector, driven by increased job markets and low mortgage rates. However, those in the market for a new home this year may have problems looking for one, according to Ron Cadman of residential and commercial property developer Investar USA.

Real estate professionals say that generally speaking, the growth of the housing industry this year will be solid but modest and will carry over to 2021. This is driven by expert anticipation that the sector will finally have a real effect on GDP growth. And because of the mixture of more people getting employed and interest rates plummeting, consumer spending will increase, and more people will be shopping for new residential properties.

The positive developments are bolstered by the recent signing of the Phase One deal in the ongoing U.S.-China Phase trade talks. And, though much has yet to be done to improve foreign relations with the Asian nation ultimately, players in the re…

How Healthy is the Housing Market for 2020? Ron Cadman Discusses Residential Real Estate Investment Prospects

The Realtor.com housing forecast indicates that the market for entry-level housing will strengthen, affordability will be new home buyers’ chief concern, and millennials will be the largest segment of the home buying population. Real estate developer and co-founder of Investar USA Ron Cadman discusses these and other housing market trends for 2020. Ron Cadman specializes in multifamily rental housing.
What can we expect from the housing market in 2020? For sellers, affordability will be the key factor, with supplies being limited in most regions due to insufficient construction. Here are some of the trends we can expect in the coming year.


The housing market will be dominated by the millennial population. 2020 will be the year the majority of millennials will enter their 30s – standard home-buying age – and will account for more than half of all mortgages.

Supply will fail to meet demand. Entry-level home inventory will not be sufficient for the number of new home buyers, in spite of a…

Apartment or single-family housing: What property to invest on

Millions of people in America make the choice each year of whether or not to move into an apartment or a single-family housing. Given that real estate is perhaps the biggest investment adult Americans enter, weighing all the options is necessary when making this choice. This is why real estate investors should be savvy about the type of properties they invest in. Do they want to keep to single-family housing or do they want to invest on residential buildings? Ron Cadman of Investar USA believes that people should know what property to invest in, as well as the circumstances that come with their choices.

From the get-go, there is a large difference when it comes to the financing of single-family housing and apartments. Qualifications for residential lending and commercial lending differ in aspects like method of valuation, credit scores, prepayment penalties, and restrictions. While apartment rental may seem like the cheaper option, there are other factors outside financing tha…

Ron Cadman: Should You Invest in an Apartment or a Single-Family Home?

With the spring season in full swing, you may be gearing up to embark on some real estate investing. The question is, should you invest in a single-family home or an apartment building? Many investors become intimidated by apartment buildings that feature more than five units. However, large apartment units carry great promise for investors when compared with single-family residences, according to Ron Cadman, a co-director of Investar USA development firm. Here is a rundown on why you should invest in an apartment building this spring.

The biggest reason to invest in an apartment building is that valuations are handled differently between an apartment complex and a single-family home. With the latter, your property value will end up fluctuating when you compare your home with your neighbor’s. However, a larger apartment complex is valued based on the income approach. With this approach, the value of your property will depend on your building’s net operating income, not on neighboring…

Ron Cadman: Where Americans Are Moving (and Not Moving)

Moving is one of the biggest life decisions you’ll make for multiple reasons. For starters, where you live may determine your employment opportunities. In addition, your locale will determine the types of social connections you can make, and in turn, it will affect your overall quality of life. For this reason, you may be interested in finding out what the most popular and the least popular places to move to were in 2019. Here’s a rundown on both, according to real estate developer Ron Cadman of Investar USA.

Idaho in 2019 ranked as the top state for people to relocate to. This may not be surprising considering that Idaho has a relatively low cost of living and crime rate.

The other states that drew the most movers in 2019 include Washington, North Carolina, New Mexico, Tennessee, Rhode Island, Arizona, Alabama, the District of Columbia, and Texas.

On the flip side, the top state for people to move away from in 2019 is New York. The main reason for this is the high cost of living th…

Ron Cadman: Downtown Las Vegas Is Building Up

Las Vegas may be called Sin City, but what’s happening there on the real estate front is anything but sinful in the eyes of many real estate investors and professionals in Alberta, Canada, and the United States. Key construction projects are bringing a wealth of jobs to the downtown areas of Las Vegas these days, and the benefits are plentiful, according to Ron Cadman of Investar USA. Let’s take a look at how Las Vegas’s real estate projects are being viewed as a boon to the local economy.

A city councilman in Las Vegas, Cedric Crear, this past spring hosted a fair for people seeking jobs due to the large amount of construction taking place in the city’s downtown area. The goal of the fair was to help people to learn how they could take full advantage of these construction industry job opportunities during a job fair this past summer.

One company that helped with the event is Martin-Harris Construction, which was working on a brand-new municipal courthouse in the downtown area. Crear …