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Multifamily Investors Bid in Secondary, Tertiary Markets
Investors are finally buying apartment properties in big numbers in smaller cities and towns. “There’s been a dramatic increase in the number of offers for properties in secondary and tertiary markets,” says John Sebree, director of Marcus & Millichap's National Multi Housing Group. “It’s been moving in this direction for some time—now it’s moving at a faster pace.”
Institutional Investors Buy Fewer Single-Family Homes
Big institutions bought about half as many single-family houses in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the year before, according to the latest numbers from data firm RealtyTrac Inc., even though the investors overall are more active than ever in buying single-family houses.
Good News for Multifamily Rent Growth
Apartment rents grew more quickly in April than in any other month since the recovery from the Financial Crisis, according to data released by MPF Research on May 11.
Condo Construction Still Stalling, In Spite of Rising Prices
In many recovered housing markets, Americans are now paying more for condominiums than they did during the housing boom, according to the S&P/Case Shiller Home Price Indices. But developers are barely building new condominiums to meet that demand.
Investors Bid High for Student Housing
Investors are pouring money into the student housing business as new buyers enter the market.
CBDs: The New Low-Barrier-to-Entry Multifamily Markets
Downtown areas can be difficult places to build apartments simply because there is limited land for new construction projects. But in recent years, developers have been highly motivated to overcome the barriers to build downtown.
Can Apartment Supply and Demand Keep Pace?
The percentage of vacant apartments stayed incredibly low in the first quarter, as cold weather delayed a confrontation between growing supply and growing demand. As a result, says Victor Canalog, chief economist and senior vice president for Reis Inc., “The most die-hard multifamily optimists will have their beliefs tested in the next six months.”
Single-Family Rental Market Sizzles in the South
Housing markets like Dallas and San Antonio are already getting too hot for investors who buy single-family homes as rental properties.
Multifamily Embraces Modular Construction
Modular construction, in which buildings are created in a factory, transported on the back of a truck to the site and assembled like giant Lego blocks, has become an increasingly common construction method for apartment developers.
Will Congress Act on Multifamily Legislation? CRE Industry Still Hopes So
There’s still a sliver of a chance that Congress will take action this year on matters important to the apartment business, but the odds of action get longer all the time.
More Amenities for Student Housing 1
Students are opting for the amenities and services offered at new student housing properties, encouraging developers to add more and more amenities and services to their plans. The latest data on pre-leasing for the fall 2015 school year shows that the newest properties are leasing quickly—and at high rents.
Declining Geographic Mobility Means Lower Turnover for U.S. Multifamily
Apartment renters are becoming more likely to renew their leases, and less likely to move out—partly because people in the U.S. are less mobile than in previous years.
Chinese Investors Bet on U.S. Apartment Development
International investors, especially from China, continue to pour money into U.S. real estate—favoring apartment development.
In Single-Family Rental Housing, the Tenant Is King
To earn the best rents from single-family homes, property managers are investing in the properties upfront.
Latest Wave of New Apartments Shows Good Absorption
With so many new apartments being built across the country, the cities that have had the most new construction over the past five years show how the next wave of new apartments now under construction might be absorbed.
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