Category Archives: Employment

Vacancy Rates Are Already Rising

I’m sure you’ve heard it before: This time is different. No, really, this time is different—at least in the apartment market. And by different, I mean there’s a seemingly infinite and insatiable pool of demand for rental units, because Generation … Continue reading

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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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Oil Price Dip, Global Slowdown Create Crosscurrents For U.S.

Oil pumpjacks are seen in McKenzie County in western North Dakota. Cuts in production and energy company payrolls will cost the U.S. economy up to $150 billion, economist David Kotok of Cumberland Advisors projects. Matthew Brown/AP Continued job growth has … 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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Dallas-Fort Worth economy reaches $440.1 billion (outranking 17 of the World’s economies!)

by Caty Hirst, the Star Telegram – June 20, 2014 DALLAS — With orange construction cones marking expansions on most major thoroughfares and new houses popping up like daisies, it’s no secret that Dallas-Fort Worth is one of the fastest growing … Continue reading

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