Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Tag: COVID-19

L.A. owners sue over COVID-era restrictions

Apartment owners are suing the City of Los Angeles for keeping in place its emergency ban on rent increases first implemented at the start...

SFR Housing market institutional freeze

Just as national home prices were bottoming in early 2012 following the crash that started in 2007, institutional buyer Invitation Homes (owned by Blackstone...

Hard habit to break: eviction moratoriums

A handful of California cities are still enforcing laws that protect tenants from eviction or rent increases, extending pandemic-era policies that most of the...

Household formation and the quest for space

New research suggests one driving factor for the rise in new household formation: People got sick of living with each other. Unsurprisingly, when people are...

Vacant apartments come from bad policy, not a conspiracy

On Halloween, 2022, some elected officials held a performative press conference to talk about “Zombie Apartments.” They claim property owners are engaging in a...

Full circle

Landlords pumped billions into apartment buildings during the pandemic. That bet could now go horribly wrong. While offices have been going through a paradigmatic shift...

Rents on the move

Yearly rent growth turned negative for the first time since the beginning of the COVID era. March rent levels dipped 0.40 percent following eight...

Single-Family construction slows in post-Covid hot markets

The big jump in single-family home building activity that occurred in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic in large metro outlying counties and exurban...
emergency rental assistance program

Emergency Rental Assistance update for June 2022

The latest report by the U.S. Department of the Treasury states that, as of the end of June, 83 percent of the $25 billion...

Federal Housing Administration removes temporary COVID-19 underwriting mitigants for multifamily transactions

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced at the Mortgage Bankers Association Commercial/Multifamily Finance Convention & Expo that it is removing temporary COVID-19 underwriting mitigants...

Supreme Court blocks mandate

National Federation of Independent Businesses v. OSHA, rejected a Biden Administration effort to mandate vaccination or testing for COVID in workplaces with more than...

Statement from NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke on Supreme Court OSHA Vaccine Mandate Ruling

Chuck Fowke, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from Tampa, Fla., issued the following statement after the U.S....

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...

Will employers fall in line?

It’s no secret that President Joe Biden’s various vaccination mandates (except for the one covering the military) have been having a tough slog in...

NMHC & Grace Hill release data on COVID’s impact on renter preferences

The pandemic influenced 25 percent of renter moves over the past 18 months, and 70 percent of renters anticipate teleworking the same amount or...

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