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In the money

Apartment investors are taking out more loans than ever. In 2021, they rushed to get loans to buy new apartment properties and refinance the debt on existing properties. Investors spent more to buy apartment properties...

Is rent control inevitable?

In 1905, the philosopher George Santayana famously said, “Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.” Maybe that explains why some people are so nostalgic and want to repeat the time a half-century...

Redfin adds rental listings

Redfin has entered the internet leasing service (ILS) space by expanding its platform to include rental listings. Launched in 2004, Redfin began as a full-service online real estate brokerage firm based in Seattle. David Eraker,...

Orange County gets big, new addition

In November 2018, the Samueli Family, owners of the Anaheim Ducks purchased 10 acres of city-owned parking lots adjacent to Honda Center and finalized an agreement with the City of Anaheim, committing the Ducks...

Making a big move

Nearly two years into the remote work revolution, it’s easy to feel that a lifetime has passed. However, the reality is we are just at the beginning of seeing the impact of remote work....

Costs rising for renters

Rents just hit another all-time high—and that means Americans are spending even more of their paychecks on housing. According to Realtor.com, the U.S. median rental price hit a new high of $1,792 in February. Soaring...

SFFR up their game

According to new data from the current Single-Family Rental Market Index (SFRMI) by the National Rental Home Council (NRHC) and John Burns Real Estate Consulting (JBREC), homes built for the purpose of renting—build-for-rent homes—accounted...
Pruitt-Igoe

The time the federal government built a flawed housing project and tore it down...

On the 50th anniversary of the demolition of  Pruitt-Igoe, it’s nearly impossible to understate the failure of the St. Louis public housing project. Famed architect Minoro Yamasaki, who would go on to design the World...
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Another great moment in history: NAHB Multifamily Pillar’s awards

It doesn’t get bigger than this. The National Association of Home Builders, one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the country, has grown alongside the nation and its housing providers for...

Sweet liberty

The U.S. republic is a great wonder of the world. Many believe divinely inspired. Even today the vast majority of its citizens continue to seek its promise of “life, liberty and the pursuit of...

Return of Waters

At the urging of NAHB and other business groups, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to the Clean Water Act that would clarify an earlier ruling from the nation’s highest...

Materials scarce. Prices high.

As the construction industry struggles under the burden of material cost increases, supply chain disruptions and labor shortages, demand for single and multifamily homes remains strong. A confluence of conflicting trends that intensified during...

Former WeWork CEO jumps into apartments

The apartment siren has snagged another. Companies tied to Adam Neumann have acquired majority stakes in over 4,000 apartments valued at more than $1 billion in total, reports The Wall Street Journal. Neumann gained notoriety in...

The ESA problem

In 2017, Marlin Jackson boarded a cross-country flight. When he got to his row, another passenger was already in the middle seat with an emotional support dog in his lap. According to Jackson’s attorney, “The...

Why companies aren’t cutting office space

In our monthly surveys of 5,000 American workers and 500 U.S. employers, and in our numerous conversations with managers, a huge shift to hybrid work is abundantly clear for office and knowledge workers. An...
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