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With the current real estate market not exactly favoring the buyer due to the interest rate hike and soaring housing prices, the demand for rental units in multifamily properties continues to rise. And while...

Clean Water Act: Time to re-think

The Clean Water Act turns 50 this fall—and like most things at age 50, it no longer functions like it once did. Congress passed the Clean Water Act (CWA) on October 18, 1972, to combat...

Understanding the Great Resignation

Jonathan Haidt’s latest essay, “Why the Past 10 Years of American Life have been Uniquely Stupid,” calls attention to concerns related to how Gen Z has been raised. According to Haidt (and previously fleshed out...

Rent control doesn’t work, anywhere

Sweden’s rent control is widely touted by many who don’t understand economics as a model for how a property market should work. Young people in Ireland, for example, like to point to Sweden as...

Crabs and capitalism

If you put a crab inside a bucket, it will crawl out. However, if you put multiple crabs in a bucket, they will all stay inside the bucket. If any crab decides to attempt...

New national 988 mental health hotline

Americans can now dial 988 to get help for urgent mental health care and suicidal thoughts by dialing a new national three-digit hotline. The new three-digit dialing code is designed to be as easy to...

Red tape fuels wildfires

Last summer, my family spent days smelling smoke and seeing thick plumes from the wildfires that surrounded our piece of Arizona. At night, flames licked above the rim of Sycamore Canyon from the Rafael...

Can Biden help housing? White House solution isn’t nearly enough.

At one time or another, every politician—local, state, and federal—promises to help create “affordable housing.” The issue has become especially critical of late with rents and housing prices rising and higher interest rates making...

Prepping for the oncoming rate hikes

At the dawn of 2022, the outlook for multifamily real estate looked as bright as in the year just ending. Industry experts released bullish forecasts and a number of loan specialists spoke on the...

The makers

For the lion’s share of entrepreneurs, business owners and other captains of their own fate, American freedom is an immutable part of our DNA. Lest we forget, freedom is neither engineered nor manufactured, regulated...

Apartment deals find equity investors in a changing environment

Apartment companies need more equity than ever to buy and build for a number of reasons: They are acquiring and developing apartments at record volumes The cost to complete these deals is growing as...

Renters renew at record levels

More apartment renters than ever are choosing to renew leases in the same unit, even as rents jump amidst rapid inflation. At the same time, market-rate renter incomes continue to soar—helping push up affordability...

Two of three private apartment deals off-market

Apartment buyers are turning to off-market transactions more frequently as a way to find opportunities and curb competition. According to Thomas Foley, co-founder and CEO of Archer, two out of three private multifamily transactions...

Returns on SFR tick downward

Average yields on three-bedroom single-family homes (SFR) ticked downward in 72 percent of U.S. counties surveyed leaving the average yield between 5 and 10 percent even as demand for housing spiked across the nation....

U.S. housing market cools

Permits for future U.S. homebuilding tumbled to a five-month low in April, suggesting the housing market was slowing as rising mortgage rates contribute to reduced affordability for entry-level and first-time buyers. But the report from...
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