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Things to watch, what to know, in your apartment operation

Remodeling industry confidence is strong despite COVID-19

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released its Remodeling Market Index (RMI) for the fourth quarter of 2020, posting a reading of 79. The finding...

Housing starts end 2020 strong; Risks ahead

While housing starts ended the year on a strong note, rising lumber prices and increasing regulatory cost concerns could affect future production. Led by a solid,...

MF industry associations respond to President Biden’s extension of the Eviction Moratorium

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association (NAA) appreciate President Biden’s prompt and well-intended action to address the ongoing financial...

Builder confidence down on rising material prices, upsurge in COVID-19 cases

Rising material costs led by a huge upsurge in lumber prices along with a resurgence of the coronavirus across much of the nation pushed builder confidence...

Commercial property owner sues L.A. County over eviction ban

The owner of a commercial building filed a lawsuit challenging Los Angeles County’s moratorium on commercial evictions. The lawsuit is the first to challenge a commercial...

Rents fall in December

The latest rent reports from Yardi Matrix and Apartment List continue to show declining rents for the country as-a-whole. However, they both also show...
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Jobs market stalls at year-end

Two recent reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) describe the current labor situation. They are the Employment Situation Report for December and...

Ginnie Mae closes 2020 with December MBS volume at record $81.7 billion

In December, Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed securities (MBS) issuance surged to above $81.7 billion, financing housing for more than 289,000 households. December was the sixth...

Rent Payment Tracker: payments up slightly from last month

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)’s Rent Payment Tracker found 76.6 percent of apartment households made a full or partial rent payment by January...

Single-family rentals continue to capture investor interest amid the pandemic

Single-family rental (SFR) housing, comprising 16 million housing units in the United States, continues to drive institutional investor interest, and JLL Capital Markets has...

Rent delinquencies grow

The latest version of the Census Bureau’s Pulse Survey shows that a large and increasing portion of renters are behind on their rent payments. Taking...
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Amazon launches $2 billion Housing Equity Fund to preserve and create over 20,000 affordable...

Amazon announced the Housing Equity Fund, a more than $2 billion commitment to preserve and create over 20,000 affordable housing units in Washington State’s...

Freddie Mac Multifamily to extend COVID-19 forbearance program

Freddie Mac has extended to March 31, 2021 the deadline for requesting a new or supplemental COVID-19 forbearance agreement for its Multifamily loans. The program...

Multifamily industry responds to passage of COVID relief package

Congress passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation...

RealPage to be acquired by Thoma Bravo

RealPage, Inc., a leading global provider of software and data analytics to the real estate industry, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement...

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