Monthly Archives: March 2015

New Construction: Friend or Foe in 2015?

2014 was certainly an interesting year in the apartment market. The national vacancy rate rose for the first time in roughly five years, to 4.2 percent, although rents continued to grow more quickly than in the other major property classes, … Continue reading

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3 Wild Cards for the Apartment Market in 2015

After what some observers would call a rebound year in 2014 (while others characterize it as the continuation of a good run), 2015 looks to be yet another year of growth for the apartment business. But there are some clouds … Continue reading

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Fannie Lowers Rates for Green-Certified Multifamily Properties

Fannie Mae, on February 6, 2015, announced it will offer lower interest rates on loans made on certified energy efficient multifamily buildings. In an effort to further incentivize property owners to improve the energy performance, and therefore the quality and … Continue reading

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