Category Archives: Occupancy

Report Dropping Apartment Occupancy, but Rents Continue to Grow

New apartment properties completed in late 2016 and early 2017 are scrambling to land their initial residents. Rental housing occupancy is dropping, especially in the high-end apartment product niche, as a sizable wave of new buildings came on stream in … Continue reading

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The Features That Are Increasing Your Rent

Picking the right apartment is an important life decision. For most, that means finding the right balance between location, space, and affordability. As housing continues to take up more and more of the average American’s income, understanding the value you’re … Continue reading

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Ready, Fire, Aim! The Order Of Operations During Environmental Due Diligence

As Dick Cheney’s former quail hunting partner can attest, order of operations matters. Ready, Aim, Fire is good standard practice. Whereas Ready, Fire, Aim results in plucking unrequested buckshot from your skin. The Phases of Environmental Investigations The same holds true for … 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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Empty-Nesters Flock to Apartment Living

Magnitude of Boomers’ rental demand stuns some industry observers. N0vember 19, 2014 – MultiFamily Executive Magazine By: KC Sanjay Young adults ages 22 to 30—those “Millennials” who are a target demographic for many of the new apartment properties hitting the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Occupancy Markets of the Second Quarter

Dominium is transforming a former Pillsbury flour mill into artist lofts in Minneapolis. Photo courtesy of Dominium. Rent growth and occupancy in the second quarter exceeded analyst expectations delivering the best quarterly performance since 2000, officials say. Nationally, rent growth … Continue reading

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Fannie Mae Expands Green Refi Program

LINC Housing was the first company to use the Fannie Mae Green Refinance Plus program. The company plans to use the updated version of the program, Green Preservation Plus, for a Fresno, Calif. property’s renovation. Photo provided by LINC Housing. … Continue reading

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