5 at 5: Your Daily Digest for Real Estate Investing, 12/29/2020

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Eviction moratoriums extended, REIT and real estate stock predictions for 2021, bitcoin and real estate buying, a listicle of retail belly-ups, and what grocers make the most profitable neighbors.

Today on Millionacres

New York Passes ‘Strongest’ Bill Against Evictions

The last days of the first year of the virus brought with them a flurry of new eviction and foreclosure moratoriums and extensions, including one that New York State leaders say is the country’s strongest.

Why it matters: New York is just one of many states with their own rules, and there were extensions included in the huge stimulus package that was just signed by the president. It’s hard to keep up with it all but necessary for real estate investors and tenants.

Investing in Real Estate Stocks and REITs: Predictions for 2021

The real estate sector plunged then recovered in 2021 but still lagged the S&P 500 significantly. So, what’s ahead in 2021?

Why it matters: Millionacres’ Matt Frankel explains which real estate investment trusts (REITs) he thinks will rally and which will reel, and this is a guy who puts money where his keyboard is, so to speak. Always worth considering.

Should You Invest in Real Estate With Bitcoin?

The lead dog in digital currency has been on a crazy run, soaring to unprecedented new heights. Is now the time to begin using bitcoin in real estate transactions?

Why it matters: Millionacres’ Deidre Woollard lays out the history, pros, and cons of using bitcoin in real estate, all background that’s good to know if you’re thinking of going that route.

Also in Today’s News

The 10 Biggest Retail Bankruptcies of 2020

More than three dozen retailers, including the nation’s oldest department store chain, filed for bankruptcy this year, marking an 11-year high. They also skewed much larger than in the past.

Why it matters: CNBC lists the year’s biggest losers here and also makes the case that the year ahead could see more of the same, especially as the holiday sales figures roll in amidst a pandemic that could be permanently changing retail buying habits.

Properties Near ALDI Perform Better Than Those Near Whole Foods

If you’re thinking about investing in a rental property, you might want to look at buying near an ALDI, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ annual 2020 Grocery Store Wars analysis.

Why it matters: This GlobeSt.com piece parses out highlights from the ATTOM report and a competitor’s earlier work, including which grocery stores also seem to coincide with the highest home values. Interesting reading that could help inform thinking on where to plunk down some investment dollars in residential real estate.

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