Monthly Archives: March 2012

Multifamily Real Estate Taking Off

MARCH 30, 2012 While the single-family housing market remains stagnant, demand for apartments is on a tear, making the multifamily segment very attractive for non-traded REIT investors, say executives at Orlando-based CNL Financial Group. Jeff Shafer, group president of CNL … Continue reading

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Apartment Nation: Trend to Multi-Family Housing Continues

March 20, 2012 The U.S. is a long way from Germany, where only 42 percent of families are homeowners. But construction of multi-family units is growing faster than construction of single-family homes—a trend confirmed today by the Census Bureau’s monthly report … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Risks of Single-Family Rentals

March 1st, 2012 The Federal REO-to-Rental Initiative kicked off in February, casting new shadows over the shadow market. The shadow market now has its first government program. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) rolled out the pilot phase of its … Continue reading

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Texas adds 67,200 jobs in January, unemployment ticks down

March 9, 2012 Texas unemployment dropped to 7.3 percent in January as employers added a net 67,200 workers to payrolls and capping 21 straight months of job growth. The state unemployment rate, adjusted for seasonal variances, was down from 7.4 … Continue reading

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Marcus and Millichap 2012 National Apartment (Multifamily) Report

Here is a quick look into what’s inside Marcus & Millichap’s 2012 National Apartment Annual Report.  You will also find a plethora of statistics on various markets: their vacancy rates, job growth, absorption, cap rates, multifamily mortgage debt outstanding, projections and more. … Continue reading

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