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Sponsored: 6 must-ask questions for any managed WiFi provider

Selecting the right partner is key to a great managed WiFi solution for your MDU property and residents. Set your community up for success by asking each potential partner these questions. Will you design...
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Construction materials prices up despite lumber price drop

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for October 2020. It showed that the BLS index of construction materials prices was up 0.2 percent from September, seasonally adjusted. It...
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Construction materials prices up despite lumber price declines

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for August 2021. It showed that construction components and materials prices were up 0.2 percent in the month, seasonally adjusted. The index...
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Rental housing law in Colorado

Nexus Commercial Realty recently presented a webinar outlining legislation being considered which affects multifamily housing. While the focus of the webinar was on legislation pending in Colorado, many of the issues being discussed there...
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Blackstone suspends 38 metros in downturn

Home Partners of America (HPA), a single-family rental (SFR) business, will stop all property acquisitions in Boise, Reno, Spokane, Fresno, Memphis and 33 other geographic areas due to the market downturn in the single-family...
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Emotional support animal vs person with allergies: Who wins?

The Iowa State Supreme Court looked at a conflict between two people, both requesting "reasonable accommodation," in a recent ruling. Origins of the conflict Karen Cohen has a severe allergy to pet dander. Because of this,...

Lumber price surge drives construction material prices higher

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for September 2020. It showed that the BLS price index of materials and components for construction was up 2.1 percent from August,...

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 and components for construction was up 0.9 percent from July,...

Plywood again leads construction materials prices higher

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for February 2022. It stated that construction materials prices were up 1.2 percent in the month, seasonally adjusted. The index was 23.5...

Construction materials prices lower as lumber falls

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for November 2020. It showed that the BLS price index of materials and components for construction was down 0.3 percent from October,...

Construction materials prices edge higher as lumber rebounds

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for December 2020. It showed that the BLS price index of materials and components for construction was up 0.8 percent from November,...

HUD awards $143 million in grants to support construction and project rental assistance for...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Multifamily Housing Programs announced on Wednesday that it has awarded $143 million in grants to non-profit organizations across the country to support the...
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Construction materials prices jump again in March

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its Producer Price Index report for March 2021. It showed that construction materials prices were up 2.4 percent in the month, seasonally adjusted. The index of materials...

Looking ahead to 2021

Both CBRE and Yardi Martix have recently issued reports which discussed the prospects for the multifamily housing market in 2021. This article describes some of the key take-aways from those reports. The long view Both reports...

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