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Infographic: Stagflation

Ghosts of economies past: 39 v 46 The similarities between the presidencies of Joe Biden and Jimmy Carter have given many pause. Is America on track to repeat the pain of the what many believe...

Infographic: It’s good to be in apartments

Multifamily assets experienced record appreciation, including its largest single quarter growth in the history of the Freddie Mac index: In the last year, property prices grew by 19.6 percent, mortgage rates increased 6 basis...

Infographic: Darkest before the light

Darkest before the light: Preparing for a failing U.S. electric grid As the number and duration of U.S. power outages rises, carbon-based power plants are being shuttered before they are effectively replaced. The result, experts predict,...

Infographic: Energy rising

Energy rising Already vexed by historic levels of inflation, housing operators and residents also bare the financial weight of sudden and fast-rising electricity, natural gas and oil prices. Waiting in the wings, EPA is building...

Infographic: Inflation, the cruelest tax

Inflation: decline of a currency’s purchasing power. Derived using the change in the consumer price index (CPI), created 1919. Changes in CPI determine inflation rate. Economies form households and fuel apartment supply and rents. Inflation...

Infographic: The great debt reset

In a recent NAHB Power Hitters episode, top economist, Robert Dietz cited student debt payment freezes as one reason for record levels of cash in the economy. There’s a lot happening around student debt,...

Infographic: Regulations rising

The National Association of Home Builders and the National Multifamily Housing Council found that regulations imposed by all levels of government (local, state, federal) account for 32.1 percent of the cost of an average...

Infographic: The changing American dream

Homeownership peaked at 69% in 2004, then fell for years thereafter before rebounding in 2020 to 66%. Fundamentals are set to change the business model on renting vs. buying for some time to come. Corporate...

Infographic: Demographic shift toward lower taxes, free economies

While data collection does not include specifics on why people move, data scientists have drawn a correlation between low-tax, low-cost states and population growth. +0.1% U.S. population growth (July y/y) at an all-time historic low Why? ...

Infographic: The wild ride of Big Tech

Our government has abandoned a rich and socially beneficial history of trust-busting to allow big tech to dominate people’s lives. Tim Wu, The Curse of Bigness Big tech value Facebook, $759 billion Amazon, $1.6 trillion Netflix,...

Infographic: The hidden tax on residents

When the government prints money to cover its spending, the dollar is devalued and taxpayers pay. The $1,000 bill was a gold certificate in 1918. It moved off the gold standard in 1928 to a...

Infographic: Property rights deconstruction

Rent control appears to be the most efficient technique presently known to destroy a city—except for bombing. (Swedish economist and socialist Assar Lindbeck) St. Paul, Minnesota has passed the strictest rent control measures in the U.S.—if...

Infographic: The incredible shrinking American workforce

While COVID created a shared world experience across generations, reactions to the pandemic roiled the jobs market. One example: Millions of people left the workforce during lock-downs. Although workforce participation rates began to edge...

Infographic: Infrastructure bill

The $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill contains just $550 billion in new spending. The remainder are annual allocations for highways and other infrastructure. New spending includes: $110 billion roads and bridges $66 billion railroads $65...

Infographic: Urban exodus

Newly-formed remote workforces, lock downs, social unrest. Whatever the reason, city dwellers are increasingly navigating to the suburbs and beyond. 24% major metros (of 43) that saw higher rent growth in suburban ZIP codes versus...
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