Monthly Archives: November 2014

“Dada’s No-Bake Coffee Butter Cream Cake” recipe (and how this is relevant to Real Estate)

November 25th, 2014 – by Laure Marmontel Dear Friends, Thanksgiving is upon us and as I am reflecting back on a 2014 that’s almost over, I feel extremely grateful and thankful for the wonderful opportunities we’ve had but most importantly … Continue reading

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Empty-Nesters Flock to Apartment Living

Magnitude of Boomers’ rental demand stuns some industry observers. N0vember 19, 2014 – MultiFamily Executive Magazine By: KC Sanjay Young adults ages 22 to 30—those “Millennials” who are a target demographic for many of the new apartment properties hitting the … Continue reading

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Empty-Nesters Flock to Apartment Living

Young adults ages 22 to 30—those “Millennials” who are a target demographic for many of the new apartment properties hitting the market—are likely to be in their first or second post-college home away from their parents. But it’s becoming more … Continue reading

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Will Plunging Oil Prices Crush Apartment Rent Growth?

There have been a lot of questions about what effect the recent severe drop in crude oil prices will have on the real estate market, especially the markets in metro areas with larger concentrations of oil & gas-related employment such … Continue reading

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Class C Market Grows Tense

Many of you have read about, and experienced, the current multifamily investment frenzy as we continue to learn of new Class A developments on almost a daily basis. Clearly, the market for apartments has been on a very strong run, … Continue reading

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Employment Gains Take Unexpected Jump in November

U.S. employment surged and average hourly earnings rose in November, as the economy posted some of its best numbers in almost three years. According to initial estimates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employers added 321,000 nonfarm jobs (on … Continue reading

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Austin close to forcing many landlords to take low-income renters

Austin City Council approved on second reading a measure that would require many of Austin’s landlords to accept state and federal housing vouchers as a source of income when renting units, reports the Austin Monitor. The measure includes an amendment … Continue reading

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Overvaluation Feared as Cap Rates Keep Shrinking

How low can they go? From 2005 through 2006, apartment cap rates hit a floor of 6.2 percent multiple times, before spiking back up to 7.2 percent after the credit crisis of late 2008, according to Real Capital Analytics (RCA). … Continue reading

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Experts: Financing Will Be Ample Next Year

It’s pretty nice to have Kevin Finkel’s job right now. As executive vice president at Philadelphia-based Resource Real Estate, as well as chief operating officer for the company’s Opportunity REIT funds, there are a lot of people trying to get … Continue reading

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