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John Griffiths (Bill Murray) holds Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. (Gene J. Puskar / Associated Press)

What just happened?

It could be said that 2023 was a year of breaking records, rules and reality. Weather. Girl’s sports. Rates of addiction and depression. National and personal debt. Number of dystopian end-of-times movies produced by...

INFOGRAPHIC: 2024 Tax brackets are out

The IRS released new federal income tax brackets in November. Though marginal tax rates did not change, federal law requires brackets be adjusted for inflation. 5.4% this year’s rise in tax brackets due to inflation. Last...

INFOGRAPHIC: U.S. economy: mood or metrics?

As 2023 draws to a close, inflation risks remains—specifically housing, services and energy. It’s these data points keeping misery real. Does this signal recession ahead? 69% of Americans say the country is heading in the...

INFOGRAPHIC: An inside job: the invisible tax on renters

Called the “invisible tax” because it allows government agencies to print money, soaring inflation has crippled renter household budgets for years. The rate of increase is beginning to slow but residents have yet to...

INFOGRAPHIC: Rummage sale: appliances, clothing, federally-funded apartment loans and more

Signature Bank—the third largest bank failure in history—was seized by the FDIC earlier this year in March. The auction of the $33 billion in real estate loans and other assets is the largest commercial...

IRS change will push some entrepreneurs into corporate desk jobs

As the end of the year approaches, the IRS has announced its new late repayment penalty rate. The rate has climbed from around 3 percent two years ago to 8 percent today. Most workers in...

2023 National population projections are out

The U.S. population is projected to reach a high of nearly 370 million in 2080 before edging downward to 366 million in 2100. By 2100, the total U.S. resident population is projected to increase by...

Apartment rents remain flat, perhaps for a while

Apartment rent growth has been rapidly cooling off since peaking in March 2022. But that trend could be leveling off—at least for now. Effective asking rents inched up 0.16 percent year-over-year nationally as of November...

2023 OPTECH retrospective

The OPTECH 2023 conference and expo in November attracted attendees from all corners of the multifamily space. It was the largest in the conference’s history, according to Julianne Goodfellow, National Multifamily Housing Council’s (NMHC)...

3 Ways to maximize NOI in multifamily housing

With mortgage interest rates on the verge of 8 percent—a 23-year high—and a looming recession on the horizon, home purchasing power is down and multifamily housing remains in high demand with just a 6.6...

Unconventional smart technology solutions for property managers

Smart lockboxes, work-from-home tech, and environmental sensors are revolutionizing the way property managers handle their day-to-day operations, while also bringing best service to potential and current renters. With these unconventional smart tech solutions, you’ll increase...

The rise of the forever renters

Sustained high interest rates in the U.S. have made mortgages unpalatable to many, though the Federal Reserve recently signaled an end to more rate hikes. There has been a dearth of inventory of homes for...

Supreme Court preview for January 2024: Chevron Deference breathes its last?

In one of the biggest cases of the current term, the Supreme Court’s calendar for January 2024 features arguments about the limit of federal regulatory powers. In all, there are nine sets of arguments listed...

Workplace 2024

Many economists entered 2023 with an impending sense of doom: Recession felt inevitable amid sharply rising interest rates and accelerating layoffs. Despite moments when the U.S. economy appeared to tremble— through a short-lived banking...

What will become of cities?

Everyone was supposed to be back at the office by now. It’s not really happening, how-ever, and this has huge implications for the future of the American city. Part of the reason is the cost,...
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