Apartment watch

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

HUD awards nearly $40 million in housing counseling grants

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded nearly $40 million in housing counseling grants to help over one million individuals and families access HUD-approved housing counseling to help them avoid foreclosure...

Secretary Carson kicks off Envision Center demonstration

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson traveled to his hometown of Detroit today to announce the first round of ‘EnVision Center’ designations in 17 communities around the nation. One of Secretary...
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ULI talks housing

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) recently held their Virtual Fall Meeting. One of the many sessions presented there discussed the state of, and the prospects for, the housing industry. The presentation took the form...

Rent Payment Tracker: rent payments flat from September

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)’s Rent Payment Tracker found 90.6 percent of apartment households made a full or partial rent payment by October 20 in its survey of 11.4 million units of professionally...

HUD approves $616 million Florida disaster recovery plan

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced he is approving a disaster recovery plan to help Floridians recover from Hurricane Irma. In November, HUD allocated $616 million to the Sunshine...

HUD approves agreement settling housing discrimination complaint against two San Francisco real estate companies

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has approved a Voluntary Compliance/Conciliation Agreement settling a complaint filed by a family whose infant has a disability against San Francisco,...

Secretary Carson asks the FTC to investigate websites selling assistance animal documentation

Recently, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson wrote to Chairman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Joseph J. Simmons and Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection Andrew...

Multifamily property values fall in Q2

CoStar recently released its quarterly report on the change in value of commercial property in the United States. This article looks at the part of the report that deals with multifamily property values. Defining the indices The...

Make Room celebrates passage of landmark Omnibus Spending Bill

Make Room’s president and CEO Ali Solis is thrilled with the passage of the Omnibus FY 2018 funding bill after making huge strides in advocating for expanding resources to make homes more affordable alongside...

HUD and Census Bureau report new residential sales in March 2018

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential sales statistics for March 2018: New Home Sales Sales of new single-family houses in March 2018...

Property managers can impact rent payment

The national COVID-19 Resident Sentiment Report released by Grace Hill reveals that many more renters are unsure about their ability to pay May rent as the economic impact of COVID-19 is fully felt. But, property...

HUD approves agreement between Nevada real estate companies and applicant resolving claims of disability...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has approved a Conciliation Agreement between Delta House Investments, LLC in Reno, Nevada, and Premier Realty, Inc., of Carson City, Nevada,...

Apartment and condominium market bounces back to positive territory in second quarter

Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing improved in the second quarter of 2019, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)....

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 estate (CRE) loan portfolios backed by multifamily and other property...

Most new multifamily mortgage debt supplied by GSEs in Q3

A Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) report on the level of outstanding commercial and multifamily mortgage debt shows that the GSE's increased their already dominant share of this debt in Q3. The MBA reported that multifamily...
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