Category Archives: Market trends

Yardi: Rent Growth to Level Off in 2016

Towards the end of last year, murmurs were hitting the industry – would 2016 be just as good as 2015? Yardi Matrix’s U.S. Multifamily Outlook suggests it may not be quite as good, but it will definitely be close. The … Continue reading

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As Big Oil shrinks, boards plot different paths out of crisis

As oil and gas companies cut ever-deeper into the bone to weather their worst downturn in decades, boards have adopted contrasting strategies to lead them out of the crisis. Crude prices have tumbled around 70 percent over the past 18 … Continue reading

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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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3 Baby Boomer Housing Must-Haves

It’s no secret that baby boomers are a diverse group when it comes to how they’re living–one size definitely does not fit all. However, they’ll need to address housing issues at some point, whether it’s downsizing to an active adult … 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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The 10 Naughtiest and Nicest Housing Markets

For our obligatory holiday-themed housing report, RealtyTrac took a look at some important factors that impact the value of a home and neighborhoods through the lens of the Naughty and Nice lists kept by a certain Saint Nick. Those important … Continue reading

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Cap Rates Hit Record Lows in 3Q (2014)

Overall cap rates are at 5.9%; for mid/high-rise they’ve shrunk to just 3.6%. By: Les Shaver – Apartment Finance Today Magazine Cap rates hit historic lows in the third quarter—falling 40 basis points (bps) to 5.9 percent, according to New … Continue reading

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