Apartment Watch

Things to watch, what to know, in your apartment operation

Emergency Rental Assistance update

The latest report by the U.S. Department of the Treasury states that, as of the end of March, 74 percent of the $25 billion...
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Fannie Mae forecasts a slowing economy

Fannie Mae’s latest economic forecast calls for lower GDP growth and higher inflation in 2022 than in earlier forecasts. Their new housing forecast predicts...

Confidence in multifamily housing weakens in first quarter of 2022

Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing turned downward in the first quarter of 2022, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey...
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Rent delinquencies rise in latest Pulse Survey

The “Week 45” edition of the Census Bureau’s Pulse Survey shows that the portion of renters who are behind on their rent payments has...
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Multifamily housing construction starts boom

The Census Bureau’s new residential construction report for April showed continued high levels of multifamily housing construction permit issuance and unit starts, but unit...
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Yardi Matrix studies multifamily property price appreciation

A recent report from Yardi Matrix examined the price appreciation seen over the last decade for multifamily properties which were resold frequently. These tended...
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Strong multifamily mortgage originations in Q1

A report from the Mortgage Bankers’ Association (MBA) says that multifamily mortgages originations in Q1 were up sharply on a year-over-year basis. Tracking multifamily mortgage...

Construction materials price rises outpace CPI in April

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for April 2022. It stated that construction materials prices were up 0.8...
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Rent growth rate slips slightly in Yardi Matrix survey

Yardi Matrix reported that the national average apartment rent rose $15 in April to $1,659 per month as rent growth declined slightly. Rents growth rate...
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CBRE reports strong Q1 multifamily fundamentals

CBRE reported that record high apartment absorption over the last 4 quarters set the basis for very strong measures of performance for the multifamily...
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ULI economic forecast sees continued growth

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) recently released its biannual economic forecast for spring 2022. It generally has a more positive outlook for the economy...
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Multifamily jobs numbers edge higher

The latest Employment Situation Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that the numbers of residential construction jobs and of apartment operations jobs...

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