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Streamlining inspections of affordable housing in California

The California State Legislature recently passed, and Governor Newsom signed, AB 2006, a bill to eliminate duplication in the inspection of affordable housing projects in the state. The bill was sponsored by Assemblyman Marc...

Fannie Mae launches rent payment reporting program to help renters build credit

Fannie Mae announced the launch of its Multifamily Positive Rent Payment Reporting pilot program, aimed at helping renters build their credit history and improve their credit score. Beginning September 27, 2022, eligible multifamily property owners can share...
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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...
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NAHB Power Hitters with Tommy Brunson

 Yield PRO TV presents NAHB Power Hitters. Host Linda Hoffman talks with Tommy Brunson, president of development and construction for Fairfield. Transcript: NAHB Power Hitters interview. Linda Hoffman with Tommy Brunson, recorded August 30, 2022 (music) Linda...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

Builder confidence falls for ninth straight month as housing slowdown continues

In another sign that the slowdown in the housing market continues, builder sentiment fell for the ninth straight month in September as the combination of elevated interest rates, persistent building material supply chain disruptions...
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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...
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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...
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Building the future

Inspiring the next generation to continue the work of supplying the nation with housing is central to the long term health of the home building industry. One step that the National Association of Home...
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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...
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