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Lumber price surge drives construction material prices higher

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for September 2020. It showed that the BLS price index of materials and components for construction was up 2.1 percent from August,...
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Money Talks with Evelyn Lim

 Yield PRO TV Money Talks Host Michael Thomas chats with Evelyn Lim, HUD Regional Administrator for Region 8 and part of HUD’s taskforce responding to COVID. Lim brings the perfect background to the COVID...

Rent Payment Tracker: payments down from last month

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)’s Rent Payment Tracker found 86.8 percent of apartment households made a full or partial rent payment by October 13 in its survey of 11.5 million units of professionally...
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Rate Desk Wednesday, October 14, 2020

 October 14, 2020 edition of Yield PRO TV Rate Desk with Michael Thomas. Choosing the right type of lending fits your needs and leveraging the HUD energy efficiency mortgage insurance premium (MIP) on new...

That upon which you focus, becomes your reality

A ship once found itself lost at sea. After a time, the crew’s drinking water ran seriously low. The parched sailors were certain they would die until, miraculously, another ship came within view. The distressed...

Infographic: C19 winners and losers

ZOOM video conferencing, San Jose, Calif. $664 million revenue growth May to June, driving Y/Y profits from $5.5 million to $186 million AMAZON e-commerce, Seattle, Wash. $90 billion total revenue Q2, Amazon handled half of...

Infographic: Follow the money

The color of industries Donations to candidates and candidate PACs Political spending by donors’ industry Donations to super PACs and outside spending groups Partisan industries Democrat Republican  % total industry Industrial unions $8,213,414 $355,207 95.9 Internet 26,825,046 3,433,577 88.7 Publishing 27,887,021 4,452,566 86.2 Building trade unions 11,233,289 1,982,241 85 Entertainment 43,580,054 7,243,169 85.7 Lawyers 130,752,964 30,756,695 81 Civil servants 48,966,264 14,419,488 77.3 Business services 49,788,947 15,245,589 76.6 Oil & gas $6,977,878 $39,026,468 84.8 Building materials 2,569,423 13,907,030 84.4 Savings & loans 204,540 1,049,993 83.7 Trucking 1,234,077 6,194,015 83.4 Waste management 585,803 2,573,977 81.5 Home...

Infographic: Clearing the air

CALIFORNIA 6 of California’s largest fires on record occurred in 2020. 1 million acres have burned in California in 2020 to date 33 million acres of forest in California 58% federally owned 3% state...

Future features

The home has always been important, but it’s safe to say that this year, the significance of the home is greatly increased. A residence is now everything—a home office, a home gym, a safe...

Rent Payment Tracker: payments up slightly from last month

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)’s Rent Payment Tracker found 79.4 percent of apartment households made a full or partial rent payment by October 6 in its survey of 11.4 million units of professionally...

Pricing disconnect weighs on CRE investment activity

A new CBRE survey finds a wide disconnect on pricing expectations between buyers and sellers as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic that is weighing on commercial real estate investment activity. The CBRE survey found...
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Rate Desk Wednesday, October 7, 2020

 October 7, 2020 edition of Yield PRO TV Rate Desk with Michael Thomas. Leveraging green benchmarks to maximize lending potential and a look at HUD for statutory constrained urban markets. Rate Desk notes October 7,...

Invitation Homes announces $1 billion joint venture with Rockpoint Group

Invitation Homes Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with Rockpoint Group, L.L.C. to form a joint venture partnership that will acquire single-family homes to operate as rental residences. “In Rockpoint, we have...

Slow jobs recovery continues in August

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released its Job Openings and Labor Turnover (JOLT) report for August. It shows slightly stronger jobs growth than in July, but not as strong as in May...

Industry responds to the Suspension of COVID relief negotiations

Multifamily industry associations issued the following statements after President Trump announced that coronavirus stimulus talks would be put off until after the November election: Statement from NMHC President Doug Bibby: The breakdown of negotiations this afternoon about the...
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