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Multifamily property values fall in Q2

CoStar recently released its quarterly report on the change in value of commercial property in the United States. This article looks at the part of the report that deals with multifamily property values. Defining the indices The...
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Rate Desk Wednesday, August 12, 2020

 August 12, 2020 edition of Yield PRO TV Rate Desk with Michael Thomas. HUD/FHA loan refinance options, building customer service increases resident retention. Rate Desk notes August 12, 2020 Indices up UST yields .67 Crude...
construction material prices

Construction material prices rise on higher lumber prices

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for July 2020. It showed that the BLS price index of materials and components for construction was up 0.5 percent from June,...
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Money Talks August 7, 2020

 You loved him in Rate Desk. He was a hit in NAHB POWER HITTERS. Host Michael Thomas’ introduces MONEY TALKS—the latest addition to the Yield Pro TV network. MONEY TALKS brings the real story...

August starts with strong rent payments

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)’s Rent Payment Tracker found 79.3 percent of apartment households made a full or partial rent payment by August 6 in its survey of 11.4 million units of professionally...
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Power Hitters August 7, 2020

 NAHB POWER HITTERS Host Michael Thomas’ talks with David Ward, executive vice president of development of the publicly traded REIT, MAA—the nation’s largest private apartment owner with over 100,000 units. MAA is also the...
small landlords

Small landlords hit by COVID-19

A survey by the Terner Center for Housing Innovation and the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) examined the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on the mostly small landlords who are members of...
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Fannie Mae announces new measures to support residential tenants

Fannie Mae has remained committed to assisting residential tenants in Fannie Mae-financed multifamily rental housing who are facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In support of the announcement by the Federal Housing...
multifamily housing

Rents recover (somewhat) in July

Yardi Matrix released its July 2020 report on the multifamily housing market. The report shows some recovery in rents for the multifamily rental housing market nationally, but wide variations between metro areas exist. The rent...
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Rate Desk Wednesday, August 5, 2020

 August 5, 2020 edition of Yield PRO TV Rate Desk with Michael Thomas. Capital markets and deals are in motion. What definition does your lender use for property replacement costs for casualty insurance? Rate Desk...
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Rate Desk Friday, July 31, 2020

 July 31, 2020 edition of Yield PRO TV Rate Desk with Michael Thomas. What does the future hold for Transit Oriented Development (TOD) as ridership shifts toward biking over public transit? Rate Desk notes July...
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93.3 percent of apartment households paid rent as of July 27

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)’s Rent Payment Tracker found 93.3 percent of apartment households made a full or partial rent payment by July 27 in its survey of 11.4 million units of professionally...
HEALS HEROES

HEROES, HEALS and housing

The CARES act was passed to support the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic. Many of its provisions are now expiring and Congress is considering new legislation to continue to support the...

Letter from Sec. Carson: Removing red tape improves housing

Many federal regulations are like weeds growing in the Washington swamp. If left untended, the landscape becomes overgrown, preventing progress and innovation from taking root in our society. And just like pulling weeds in...

Apartment industry offers housing stability support for residents impacted by COVID-19

America’s renters and housing providers are facing unprecedented financial hardships due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and are struggling to meet their financial obligations. As the financial distress from the outbreak of COVID-19 continues, the...
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