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Articles with a National focus

The plight of smokers and the trend toward smoke-free

He took his habit to the streets, or rather to the front steps (still part of the property), wedging the door open if he happened to go for a stroll, not only adding toxic...

Rental rates rising among the retiring

In lieu of the stability and security homeownership (supposedly) provides, more and more retiring baby boomers are choosing the convenience and flexibility of apartments and condominiums. In fact, a recent study by Harvard University’s Joint...

Government constraints could kill multifamily boom

Although regulators recently loosened Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s cap on multifamily purchases, it still acts as a potential constraint, along with the tightening of the Federal Housing Administration’s Section 223(f) insurance program, a...

Cracks in the multifamily narrative

Rising rents and asset values are reinforcing the industry’s favored narrative: younger Americans will remain enamored of the flexibility of renting and the enticements of the urban environment, easily absorbing new inventory and buttressing...

Techno savvy multifamily

As Internet technologies become more critical to residents’ business operations, how wired a community is becomes an even greater factor for prospective residents in making the decision to move in. Here are the four...

How to improve self-esteem: a new secret from research

But it’s had some negative effects on the world too—like an epidemic of narcissism. Oh, and there’s one other teensy weensy little problem with trying to boost self-esteem to deal with that critical voice—It doesn’t...

The importance of words

Fully 66 percent of Americans have an unfavorable opinion of an economy managed by the government while 58 percent have a negative view of socialism. Only 21 percent reported a negative opinion of free...

The light of civility

Being respectful doesn’t just benefit you, though, it benefits everyone around you. In a study of nearly 20,000 employees around the world, I found that when it comes to garnering commitment and engagement from...

Turnabout is good play

Because of those short-term bets and strategic pivots, organizations are struggling to meet ever-changing customer needs, are challenged to drive margins, and find themselves vulnerable to non-traditional competitors and unattractive to potential employees. This...

Out of the basement

The census data don’t break out age groups, so they don’t specify who is forming these new households. Separate reports show that the previous weakness in household formation was driven by Millennials—young adults born...

Congress is working again

An overall uptick in activities on Capitol Hill means that work is also being done on issues important to the multifamily industry. NMHC’s political team continues to collaborate and educate lawmakers on our position...

Did you feel that?

The economy contracted. And, about the same time, California had a swarm of minor earthquakes. Maybe it's sheer coincidence, but I don't think so. After a temblor we always check for the intensity and the...

West coast story

“It’s a great time to own apartments on the West Coast,” said Essex President and CEO Michael Schall during his company’s presentation at the Citiglobal Property CEO conference held this March in Hollywood, Fla.,...

America was built by thinkers

One’s ability to work through challenges has a cascading effect on every level of society. Such a skill also strengthens our stream of renters and their ability to pay rent, be responsible citizens and...

6 fascinating findings about micro-apartments

Clever, cutting-edge, oh-so-cool and, when not being coveted, almost always a point of contention and source of controversy in the neighborhoods where they pop up—it’s impossible to ignore the rapid ascent of micro-apartment developments...
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