Tuesday, January 28, 2020

National

Articles with a National focus

Housing starts finish 2019 strong

Total housing starts increased 16.9 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.61 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. This is a 13-year high...

HUD proposes new rule recognizing additional building codes and standards to encourage more housing...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced a proposed rule that would recognize additional sets of standards and model building code editions that, when followed in the design and construction...

HUD awards nearly $2.2 billion to local homeless programs

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced nearly $2.2 billion in grants to support thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD’s Continuum of Care grants will...

HUD issues improved Fair Housing rule

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published its proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, which offers clearer guidance to states and local governments to help them improve affordable housing choices in their...

NMHC and NAA applaud Congress and the administration on highlighting rental housing industry

NMHC and NAA applaud congressional leaders and the Administration for negotiating in good faith and securing an agreement that addresses a number of substantial issues facing the rental housing industry, especially housing affordability. Today’s spending...
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Midwest real estate experts preview 2020 multifamily trends

As the industry enters a new decade, concerns about a recession and oversupply in the U.S. multifamily market seem to be in most investors’ rearview mirrors. Instead, as noted in the recent U.S. Multifamily...

New guide provides answers to common code questions

A new guide co-published by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the International Code Council (ICC) helps industry professional navigate the 2018 International Residential Code. Available through BuilderBooks, NAHB's publishing arm, the 2018...

Holiday hitchhikers: Keeping pests out of homes this season

The holiday season, a time for family, fun and festivities, is here. If you're not careful, unwanted hitchhikers—pests—may be celebrating the holidays alongside you and your family. Orkin Pest Control has tips for keeping...

American Ventures CEO reveals science behind multifamily & commercial real estate

Shravan Parsi, founder and CEO of multifamily and commercial real estate investment company, American Ventures, today announced the publication of The Science of the Deal™: The DNA of Multifamily and Commercial Real Estate. A pharmaceutical...

Most home building in Millennial areas

The majority of single-family and multifamily housing production in the nation is occurring in counties with the greatest concentration of millennials. However, in a warning sign that the housing affordability crisis persists and more...

HUD issues request for information on eliminating regulatory barriers to affordable housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public comment on Federal, State, local, and Tribal laws, regulations, land use requirements, and administrative practices that artificially...
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Pillars 2020: Stepping it up

The national obsession with counting steps in the pursuit of physical fitness has spawned a plethora of pedometers in the marketplace and a trend toward pedestrian-oriented neighborhoods in the multifamily world. More than half of...

The enduring strength of truth

Webster defines it as “the property of being in accord with fact or reality.” Truth is a beautiful, most reliable thing. The truth of Christmas and the holidays is sometimes muffled by the hustle and...

Infographic: Quantum supremacy

The man in the machine Programmed by humans, algorithms begin with a logic tree specifying every facet of the code’s behavior from content prioritization to blacklisting. With Google’s near monopoly, what hangs in the...

Unlocking Big Data

The coupling of big data with artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) has power to disrupt the traditional way of basing real estate decisions on experience, past performance and intuition. The machine...
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