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Multifamily property values increase in January

Recent reports from CoStar and from Real Capital Analytics (RCA) show that multifamily property values continued to rise in January. Defining the indices The CoStar report...
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Renters’ credit scores improve despite COVID

A new report from TransUnion paints a relatively positive picture of the financial positions of America’s renters as we head into 2021. Collecting the data TransUnion...

New priced out study highlights the housing affordability crisis

A new study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) puts a spotlight on the nation's housing affordability crisis and illustrates how even a relatively...

Best in American Living awards embrace top design trends for 2021

More than 160 single-family, multifamily, interior design, remodeling and community projects were honored at the 2020 Best in American Living Awards (BALA) virtual ceremony. The awards...

Multifamily construction sentiment declines in fourth quarter

Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing declined in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released by...
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Student housing struggles

Yardi Matrix has released the first in a planned series of quarterly reports covering the purpose-built student housing market. The report describes an industry...

HUD awards $2.7 billion to improve, preserve nation’s public housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded more than $2.7 billion in funding to nearly 2,900 public housing authorities (PHAs) in all...

NMHC, NAA release apartment industry’s 2021 policy priorities

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and National Apartment Association (NAA) released the apartment industry’s 2021 policy priorities. On behalf of the apartment industry and...
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Fannie Mae forecasts higher near-term growth

Fannie Mae issued its February forecasts for the economy and for housing. They predict slightly higher growth in 2021 but slightly lower growth in...

epIQ Index report on top management companies released

ApartmentRatings and SatisFacts Research have announced the list of 2020's top 100 multifamily property management companies by portfolio size and the top 250 rental...

Construction materials prices higher in January

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for January 2021. It showed that the BLS price index of materials...

Multifamily housing permits surge in January

The Census Bureau released its monthly new residential construction report for January 2021. It shows a rise in permits and starts of multifamily housing...

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