Tag: March April 2012

The American Dream loses its luster

In fact, the percentage of departing renters opting for homeownership also reached some historic lows in Q4 2011 and multifamily REITS like Camden Property...

Days of change

From rent control to principal forbearance to mounting regulation to healthcare, our world is evolving at a rapid clip. It is the best of...

Squatters training

In March, board member Andres Perez held a teach-in on how to wrest "control" of vacant apartments. He called it "homesteading." "The best time to...

Rentals to the rescue

The shift away from ownership housing is being repeated across the country, said Douglas M. Bibby, president of the National Multi Housing Council. "In 2008...

New HUD rule on LGBT

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan said the new equal access to housing rule "says clearly and unequivocally that LGBT (gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transexual) individuals...

Time is not on the side of the unemployed

In recent months, employers have stepped up hiring, layoffs have slowed and the unemployment rate has begun to fall more quickly. But the rosier...

San Francisco gold rush

Largely in response to the city's growing technology sector, 22,000 residential units are in various stages of approval and construction. In a few years,...

Apartment lobby taking 2012 policy agenda to Congress

"The single-family collapse clearly illustrated the consequences of the overzealous push on Capitol Hill toward purchasing homes," said NAA president Douglas Culkin in a...

A license to rent

The fight has pushed Farmers Branch, a quiet collection of bedroom communities and office parks, into the national debate about illegal immigration. Local Latinos...

Deutsche avoids Dodd-Frank rule

The bank on Feb. 1 reorganized its U.S. subsidiary, known as Taunus Corp., so that it is no longer classified as a "bank-holding company,"...

Apartment loans by agencies creating bubble

Multifamily loans issued by government-sponsored agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are buoying the price of apartment buildings to the point that buyers may...

Bank of America faces hurdles in rentals

To help struggling homeowners, Bank of America recently launched a test initiative that will give some a chance to rent the very homes they...

The long view on unemployment

In an interview with ABC News, Bernanke said in March that he is sleeping better these days because the U.S. financial system looks stronger,...

Taking work home

In April, local developer Millcraft Industries of Washington, Pa., will begin renting units in a 16-story former state office building that is undergoing a...

Want to improve customer service? Treat your employees better.

On the one hand, moments of tear-your-hair-out frustration are commonplace-from shopping in stores where sales associates are nowhere to be found, to dealing with...

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