Tag: May June 2021

Absolute zero

Decades of underinvestment and underbuilding continue to deepen a national housing shortage decoupled from demand since the 1980s. This was recently underscored by a...

Only dead fish swim with the current

It’s a glorious day in the rental business. I would say apartments, but the industry has been transitioning—again—to include single-family rentals (Demand drives pricing...

Infographic: Down the rabbit hole

  Getting to the bottom of an artificial labor market 3 million unemployed U.S. persons New jobless claims rise even after many states opt out...

Infographic: Where has all the housing gone?

No labor. No materials. Rising costs and more regulations. The lack of housing grows. 5 million more housing units needed to pace demand 5...

Infographic: The changing American dream

Homeownership peaked at 69% in 2004, then fell for years thereafter before rebounding in 2020 to 66%. Fundamentals are set to change the business...

Consider the alternative

The pandemic has made large cash deposits a financial burden for some residents seeking to relocate. Providing alternatives to security deposits makes move-in more...

Rent relief for some

California Governor Gavin Newsom, along with leaders of the California state Assembly and Senate, reached agreement on Assembly Bill 832. This will increase the...

Demand drives pricing

The U.S. multifamily sector remains an attractive option for real estate investors looking for a safe haven. Beyond the pool of traditional buyers who...

The value of a road

A growing movement of local governments and communities across the United States is beginning to grapple with an unfortunate realization: The highway boom of...

CDC extends eviction moratorium—again

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), has extended the agency’s eviction moratorium for renters until July 31, 2021....

How many will work remotely post-pandemic?

For all we know about our current housing market, the sources of demand, the supply headwinds and the changing financing landscape, one key variable...

Study: Impact of online reputation

RealPage, a software and data analytics company, in conjunction with J Turner Research, an online reputation management firm, announced the results of a nearly...

Rental licenses required in Denver

There are many professions that require people to obtain—and maintain—a license to do what they do, from teaching to medicine to law. The concept...

Next big play

Equity Group Investments’ Sam Zell, Brookfield Asset Management’s Bruce Flatt, and Blackstone Group’s Stephen Schwarzman are some of the world’s top real estate investors....

The hidden tax moves in on residents

Proponents of big government spending have desperately argued that mounting price inflation is just temporary. But multiple alarming inflation metrics came out for April...

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