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falling rent growth

Rents fall in September

The latest rent report from Apartment List shows that the national average rent growth turned negative in September. Rents fell 0.2 percent month-over-month but still rose 7.5 percent year-over-year. The month-over-month decline was only...

Rate of multifamily property price growth continues to fall

The latest commercial property price report from MSCI Real Capital Analytics said that multifamily property prices rose 17.1 percent year-over-year in August and that they rose 0.1 percent from the month before. Both rates...
housing lending

Multifamily mortgage debt rises in Q2 despite cuts

A Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) report on commercial and multifamily mortgage debt holdings in Q2 2022 shows that banks and thrifts had the largest net increase in multifamily mortgage holdings for the third quarter...
economic forecast

Rising rates drive Fannie and Fed forecasts

The latest forecasts from Fannie Mae and from the Federal Reserve relate the impact that the rapid rise in interest rates is expected to have on the economy. Fannie Mae issues a monthly forecast for...
rental housing lease agreement

BLS looks at housing leases

In October 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) added two questions about housing leases to the survey used to determine the consumer price index (CPI). The questions asked about the origination date of...
apartment construction

Multifamily housing construction permits fall while starts rise

The Census Bureau’s new residential construction report for August was the reverse of last month’s report with multifamily housing construction permits and completions falling sharply while starts jumped. In single-family housing construction, the changes from...

IRR updates its Viewpoint

Intergra Realty Resources (IRR) released its 2022 Mid-Year Viewpoint Summary, an update to its annual Viewpoint report. Unlike the year-end report, the update does not discuss the state of the US economy but rather...
assisted living

Assisted living occupancy rebounds

NIC MAP Vision, a market analytics company for the senior housing industry, released a mid-quarter analysis showing that occupancy in the assisted living market segment is recovering more strongly from the pandemic-era downturn than...
construction materials prices

Construction materials price gains accelerate

The August producer price index (PPI) report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) stated that construction materials prices were up 0.4 percent in the month, seasonally adjusted. The index was 15.2 percent higher...
forecasting employment growth

BLS releases 10-year employment growth projections

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released its projections for employment growth in the period from 2021 to 2031. The projections encompass growth in the labor force as-a-whole as well as in many...
Orlando leads in apartment rent growth

Annual rent growth rate falls as rents decline

Yardi Matrix reported that the national average year=over-year apartment rent growth in August was $10, bringing the average rent to $1,718 per month. However, rents fell in August from the revised level of the...
commercial property price changes

CoStar reports multifamily property prices fall in July

CoStar reported that its value-weighted index of multifamily property prices increased 17.7 percent year-over-year in July 2022. The index fell 1.1 percent month-over-month. The combined value-weighted index of non-multifamily commercial property rose by 6.0 percent,...
residential construction jobs

Mixed employment report in August

The latest Employment Situation Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics said that employment in residential construction jobs was higher than in the prior month but that employment in apartment operations jobs fell. Overall jobs...
residential construction spending

Residential construction spending down in July

The Census Bureau’s report on construction spending shows that the value of residential construction put in place in July was down 1.5 percent from the revised (+1.2 percent) level of the month before. Residential...
Cap rate trends

CBRE looks at cap rate trends

CBRE released its semiannual cap rate survey for H1 2022. It found that investors expect cap rates to expand in light of rising interest rates. Survey participants also expect lending standards to tighten in...
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