Apartment watch

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

Builder confidence remains on solid footing in March

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes edged down one point to a level of 70 in March from a downwardly revised February reading on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo...

New research confirms apartments outperform across time, geography and market conditions

Apartments outperform other commercial real estate property types, on both a risk-adjusted and unadjusted basis, regardless of holding period, geographic region, metro size, and growth rate according to new research from the National Multifamily...

HUD and city of Houston reach fair housing agreement

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the City of Houston today announced a joint agreement designed to expand housing choice and mobility for lower income residents, including those experiencing homelessness...

Secretary Ben Carson’s open letter to HUD Employees

Dear Colleagues, By now, many of you may have read media accounts indicating that we’ve changed HUD’s mission statement and that these changes signal some sort of retreat from our legal and rightful role in...

Credit card debt sets all-time record after $92 billion increase in 2017

U.S. consumers racked up $92.2 billion in credit card debt during 2017, pushing outstanding balances past $1 trillion for the first time ever, according to WalletHub’s latest Credit Card Debt Study, based on Federal...

Professional property managers have selected BlueInk’s revolutionary eSigning platform to execute HR and legal...

The National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM®) and BlueInk announced their partnership with the goal of expediting and better securing the workflow of NARPM®’s more than 5,000 members by providing them with free...

Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on Senate Banking Bill

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., today issued the following statement on the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act...

First Command Reports: Financial readiness key challenge for military families

Financial readiness is a key challenge for career service member families, particularly among the military spouses who bear primary responsibility for managing household finances, according to the latest findings of the First Command Financial...

FHA extends foreclosure moratorium for Hurricane Maria victims

For the second time since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced that the agency is extending its 180-day foreclosure moratorium for FHA-insured homeowners...

2018’s best & worst cities at money management

With 43 percent of U.S. adults grading their knowledge of personal finance a C or lower, the free credit score website WalletHub today released its report on 2018's Best & Worst Cities at Money...

CA Ventures plans $500 million investment in European housing

Chicago-based CA Ventures today announced plans to invest $500 million over the next five years in the European housing market, specifically across the purpose-built student housing and multifamily apartment sectors. A vertically integrated owner, developer and operator of apartments spanning all adult life stages, CA Ventures has a $6.7 billion portfolio...

M/I Homes grand opens new model townhome at Brentwood in Barrington, Ill.

M/I Homes, one of the most active builders in the Chicago area, announces the unveiling a new decorated townhome model at Brentwood, its new community of 61 townhomes at South Grove Avenue and Dundee...

New home sales drop 7.8 percent in January

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 7.8 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 593,000 units after an upwardly revised December reading, according to newly released data by the U.S....

HUD and Census Bureau report new residential sales in January 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 January 2018: New Home Sales Sales of new single-family houses in January 2018...

On-campus student housing sees expansion and modernization

Over the past couple of years, on-campus student housing has seen an overall expansion through initiatives to renovate existing facilities and expand a generally more modern housing concept. In contrast to the old and...
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