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Thousands of Condos for NYC and San Francisco
Developers have been very slow to restart construction of new condominiums across the United States since the condo crash. But in a few coastal markets like New York City and San Francisco, new condominiums are selling quickly and developers are building in bulk. The high cost of developable land is encouraging condo development in some prime downtown locations.
Fannie and Freddie Reward Affordable Housing Properties
If you own an apartment property where the rents are relatively low, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have an extra motive to offer you competitive financing options.
Single-Family Rental Companies Cash in on Wall Street 2
Top single-family rental companies are cashing in, raising billions of dollars on Wall Street by securitizing the loans on their portfolios.
Multifamily Developers Counting on Demand Through 2017
Developers planning new apartment buildings today won’t finish for two years or more in many parts of the country—hundreds of thousands of apartments now under construction have already softened the national multifamily markets. But many developers are now planning new projects anyway.
Multifamily Rents Up This Spring
Apartment rents are rising unexpectedly quickly, according to the latest numbers from MPF Research.
2016 Looks Bright for Student Housing
This year looks good for the student housing business, but next year may be even better, according to the latest research from data firm Axiometrics Inc., based in Dallas.
Green Roofs Grow on Multifamily Buildings in Major U.S. Cities
A growing number of cities are paying multifamily building owners to add green roofs to their buildings. That’s helping to motivate more owners to plant their rooftops.
Multifamily Construction Costs Fall, Labor Costs Rise
Construction is booming for the multifamily business, but so far, the cost of construction is not rising out of control. Prices are falling for diesel fuel, lumber and wall board. However, labor is more difficult to find, especially workers that handle lumber and sheet rock.
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 1
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.”
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