Category Archives: Financing

Fed raises key rate and foresees 2 more hikes this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate Wednesday in a vote of confidence in the U.S. economy’s durability while signaling that it plans to continue a gradual approach to rate hikes for 2018 under its new … Continue reading

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Outlook for Houston economy: Getting better, slowly

Bustling global trade and a healthy U.S. economy could accelerate Houston’s economic recovery next year, but a sluggish comeback in the oil industry could impede the region’s job growth, a local economist said on Friday. If the Energy Department is … Continue reading

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Q2 2017 Apartment Cap Rate Trends

Although the Fed raised its overnight borrowing rate by 25 basis points in December, March and then in June – apartment cap rates have barely registered a change. In fact, the mean apartment cap rate fell 30 basis points in … Continue reading

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2016 Capital Flows Year-End Review and 2017 – Outlook Report

U.S. Property Markets Still Robust but Approaching Top of Cycle Recent shifts in U.S. property markets include a greater dispersion of investment dollars throughout the country as well as slowing price gains and flat to rising capitalization rates in many … Continue reading

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January 2017 Market Trends

After a tumultuous 2016, the national apartment market began 2017 on an even keel, as annual effective rent growth declined by only 1 basis point (bps) to 2.1% and the average rent level increased for the first time in five … Continue reading

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Market Pulse for December 2016

Market Pulse section compiled by Suzann Silverman. To comment, email Multifamily Starts: According to the Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, multifamily housing starts—both two to four unit buildings and buildings with five or … Continue reading

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MPF Takes a Closer Look at the Nation’s Busiest Apartment Construction Submarkets

MPF Research, the market intelligence division of RealPage, has highlighted the ten US construction submarkets that have seen the highest growth in new apartment supply since 2012 in their “Nation’s 10 Busiest Submarkets For Apartment Construction” blog post series, which … Continue reading

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