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multifamily housing construction

Multifamily housing construction slows in August

The Census Bureau released its monthly new residential construction report for August 2020. It shows a slowdown in all phases of multifamily housing construction. Permits...

COVID’s impact on multifamily CRE loan credit risk

A report from Moody’s Analytics attempts to predict the impact of the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic on the credit quality of commercial real...
rent payments

Alternate views on rent payments

With COVID disrupting the economy, there is high interest in assessing how many renters are failing to make their rent payments. This article examines...
NMHC’s Rent Payment Tracker Sept 13

Rent Payment Tracker: rents trending down

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)’s Rent Payment Tracker found 86.2 percent of apartment households made a full or partial rent payment by September...
prop 21 votes

Taking sides on Prop 21

The latest rent control initiative to appear on California’s ballot will be voted on this November. People and groups are now declaring where they...
jobs market

Jobs coming back, but slowly

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released its Job Openings and Labor Turnover (JOLT) report for July. It shows that the jobs market...

Lumber drives construction material prices higher again

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for August 2020. It showed that the BLS price index of materials...

Sponsored: How to engage with today’s multifamily renters

When a potential renter walks through your doors, are you positioned to understand their specific needs? In a recent Assurant study, we’ve outlined five...
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Rent growth barely positive in August

Yardi Matrix released its August 2020 report on the multifamily rental housing market. The report shows that rent growth was positive for the second...

Rent payment tracker: payments down

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)’s Rent Payment Tracker found 76.4 percent of apartment households made a full or partial rent payment by September...
payroll tax holiday

Payroll tax holiday begins Sept. 1

At the beginning of August, President Trump issued an executive order deferring certain payroll tax obligations. This was done in response to Congress refusing...

New housing laws coming to California

The 2020 legislative session in California saw the consideration of at least 9 significant bills intended to address the state’s housing deficit. When the...

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