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Who makes minimum wage?

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released a report on the characteristics of minimum wage workers. The report focused on workers paid at...
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Major increase in older Americans coming

As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” In spite of this, the US Census Bureau has given it...

Greetings from your 5 Bullet Friday guest host

Greetings from your 5 Bullet Friday guest host, Michael Rudy, editor-in-chief of Multihousing Pro. Linda is on assignment this week and I am sure...

Apartments dominate in naval air station redevelopment plan

Trammell Crow Residential and the city of Alameda, Calif. announced the first step of phase 1 of the redevelopment of Alameda Point. Thirty acres...

Multifamily mortgage market growth continues

The Mortgage Banker's Association (MBA) released a report Tuesday on the commercial and multifamily mortgage markets. It showed that the level of multifamily mortgage...

How LIHTC rules affect rates of rent growth

A new report from Freddie Mac Multifamily examines the impact that federal affordable housing programs, such as the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC),...

Why do people choose part-time jobs?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) just released a report examining the reasons people choose part-time jobs. “Part-time jobs” are defined in the report...

Census releases mixed report on multifamily construction

The Census Bureau, in conjunction with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), released its monthly new residential construction report for February, 2018....

Construction material prices on the rise

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its Producer Price Index for February on Wednesday. It showed that core inflation for processed goods for...

The nudge of behavioral science

The White House Social and Behavioral Sciences team was officially launched in 2015. By executive order, Federal agencies are mandated to use behavioral science...

Why are apartments such good investments?

A new report from the NMHC Research Foundation seeks to answer this question. The report analyzes data from the National Council of Real Estate...

When worst-case is worse than you thought

By now most know that Massachusetts has received a shipment of liquid natural gas (LNG) from Russia. The seller and vessel were French, but...

A doctor’s note does not turn an animal into a service animal

Indiana Senate Bill 240 seeks to provide relief to apartment owners and operators dealing with purported emotional support animals. The bill passed the state’s...

California goes to war

It’s Friday as I report from my bunker here in Northern California. I’m afraid to venture out as things heat up on this side...

Light and the secret to well-being. A future with no blinds.

A couple of years back we learned at the Energy Summit that light not only regulates our circadian rhythm, sleep patterns, dopamine levels and...

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