Tag: September October 2021

The great migration

The future of the apartment industry looks bright. Demand for rental homes is strong, rent growth has returned to pre-pandemic levels and renters who...

The case for optimism

Clarity of purpose guides the path forward in every time and every place. Whether in life, business or country, we will be neither the...
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A cautionary housing tale

Can society be designed? Can an expert engineer alleviate people’s pains and struggles with a good-enough central plan and blueprint? Minoru Yamasaki thought so. Yamasaki was...

Operations enter time-space continuum

Fast, reliable, wireless internet service is not only a nice amenity for residents, it can also cure a long list of headaches for apartment...

It’s back.

In late August, the Supreme Court struck down the Centers for Disease Control’s so-called “eviction moratorium.” The justices ruled that the federal agency did...

How to make housing affordable

An old joke goes as follows: Patient to doc: “Doc, it hurts when I do this.” Doctor to patient: “Quit doing that.” That joke applies to the...

What happened in 1971?

Something huge happened in 1971. And both Edward Snowden and Jack Dorsey are asking the same question. In mid-August, Twitter Founder and CEO Jack Dorsey...

What if they opened the office and nobody came?

For months, corporate hegemons, real estate brokers and their media acolytes have been insisted that a return to “normalcy,” that is, to the office,...

Afghan refugees face U.S. housing crunch

Refugee aid groups are scrambling to find permanent homes for the thousands of Afghan evacuees expected to settle in the Washington, D.C. region in...

Small answers big problems

The Biden administration is taking steps to address a severe housing shortage in the U.S. by creating and selling 100,000 affordable homes over the...

Careening for disaster

President Biden and progressive allies are advancing a historic $4.5+ trillion spending plan that would vastly expand the government’s reach into climate change, welfare...

Ghost in the machine

A video posted by a real estate agent in Las Vegas—claiming a company was pulling off a convoluted scheme to manipulate housing prices—has gone...

Rental unit bidding wars

It’s not uncommon to hear about bidding wars for homes in today’s housing market. But “leasing wars” for rental units are popping up in...

What’s driving up rent prices?

In a year when people have yearned for a return to normal, the rental market has been anything but. Not only are rent prices...

Dispelling the myth of raising rents

Rents have increased across the nation over the past year, but whether that correlates to housing insecurity rates depends on geographic and socioeconomic conditions...

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