Category Archives: Market trends

Luxury Apartment Boom Looks Set to Fizzle

America’s luxury-apartment craze is coming to an end. Landlords of upscale properties in cities across the U.S. are bracing for rough conditions in 2017 that will likely force them to slash rents and offer deep concessions, including as many as … Continue reading

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Houston apartment rents are down, but not for everyone

Photo: Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle An apartment project on South Braeswood just inside Loop 610, is one of many complexes under construction in the Houston area. The glut of new apartments is dragging down average rents in Houston, with rent … Continue reading

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Market Pulse for August 2016

Market Pulse section compiled by Suzann Silverman. To comment, email Multifamily Starts: Housing starts of buildings with five or more units rose by 1.3 percent over the month of May 2016 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 396,000. … Continue reading

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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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