Monday, February 26, 2024

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Construction material prices rise more slowly

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its Producer Price Index for April on Wednesday. It showed that overall prices for processed goods for...
apartment solar

California mandates solar panels for new apartments

Today the California's Energy Commission in a unanimous 5-0 vote mandated the installation of solar panels on every new home and low-rise apartment building. The...

As California goes…

California's state constitution, culture and oh-so much more, empowers the state's bleeding edge progress—and high degree of volatility. Certainly the Golden State's penchant for...

The grandest of urban experiments

San Francisco has a housing problem. Among other challenges, tech has overtaken the City and exacerbated a housing shortage that was already one of the...

It’s great to be in the apartment business

It’s Five Bullet Friday and it’s great to be in the apartment business. Rents have generally remained steady, apartment construction is up, and Mike...

Zuckerberg implements changes to Facebook news

Social advertising is the top communications channel for apartment communities to rent units and retain residents within their communities, particularly Millennials. Facebook's reach is...

Growth through high density housing

An organization called Up For Growth has issued a report on housing underproduction in the U.S. along with their proposed approach for addressing the...

Micro-units remain big for some apartment developers

If you think micro-units have had their 15 minutes of fame, think again. Think tanks, policy makers and apartment notables are looking at high-density...
Justice

Seattle to appeal rejection of first-in-time law

The Seattle Times reports that Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes will appeal the ruling which declared the city's first-in-time, first-in-line renter protection law to...

SALT, sanctuary and rent control, oh my

Fast five facts on the state of California California has the nation’s highest income tax rates, topping out at 13.3 percent of taxable income (SALT=state...

Affordable housing dies a slow death in California

The activists are restless in California. This past week The Wall Street Journal broke the news that the required threshold of signatures has been achieved...
making money

Top 10 markets for multifamily pay and for job growth

The Census Bureau released the 2016 County Business Patterns (CBP) report on April 19. Using data from this report and from the 2015 CBP...
workers

Top 50 metros for multifamily employment

The 2016 County Business Patterns (CBP) report was recently released by the Census Bureau. A dive into the report's data reveals the metro areas with...

I heart Mike Rowe

Honest. Straight up. Tells it like it is. Wendy Broffman, MHP correspondent, just wrapped up our interview with Mike Rowe, skilled trade genius and...
construction

Construction still recovering from the housing bust

Last week, the Census Bureau released the 2016 County Business Patterns (CBP) report. The report shows that housing construction employment and the number of...

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