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    Migration is only one driver behind strong leasing in Texas

    In leasing 110 apartments in one month at a North Texas property, Carbon Cos. sees residents come from a variety of places.

    By Aug. 18, 2022
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    Freddie Mac: Over half of tenants saw rising rents in the past 12 months

    Of the renters with higher costs this year, almost 20% reported they are extremely likely to miss a payment.

    By Aug. 18, 2022
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    New prospect traffic, applications slow

    A corresponding increase in vacancies is reducing upward pressure on prices, according to MRI Real Estate Software.

    By Aug. 15, 2022
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    Why one executive says revenue growth is unsustainable

    Property values may fall, Venterra Realty’s John Foresi says, but the long-term outlook is still in multifamily’s favor.

    By Aug. 12, 2022
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    Rent growth deceleration picks up steam in July

    Price increases are moderating against a slowing economy, but rents remain high against historic trends, according to Yardi and RealPage.

    By Aug. 11, 2022
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    Why it’s harder to find value-add properties

    Memphis, Tennessee-based Fogelman Properties has ramped up its buying engine, but it has to look hard to find deals.

    By Aug. 8, 2022
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    Freddie Mac expects multifamily contraction through the end of 2022

    Macroeconomic headwinds include inflation and rising Treasury rates.

    By Aug. 3, 2022
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    Georgia senator introduces legislation to bolster military housing nationwide

    Raphael Warnock proposed a series of bills to address the Basic Allowance for Housing, increase homeownership and build more homes for service members.

    By Aug. 2, 2022
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    Why one apartment owner is betting on North Carolina

    As Magma Equities secures more deals, it’s able to unearth more buying opportunities.

    By July 26, 2022
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    It costs nearly $4,000 to replace a resident when they leave

    Property managers say they must forgo lost rents and give away concessions when a renter departs.

    By July 19, 2022
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    LIHTC expiration affects deeply affordable properties the most

    When income restrictions are removed, units affordable to people making 30% of area median income disappear.

    By July 19, 2022
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    Rent hits new highs, but rent growth slows

    Although the rate of rent growth is decelerating, the national average asking rent rose to $1,706 in June, according to Yardi Matrix.

    By July 18, 2022
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    One owner sits at 99.5% occupancy at some properties in Miami

    Seeing strong fundamentals, Trion Properties is still buying despite capital market volatility.

    By July 15, 2022
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    After leaving the tax credit program, many properties see modest rent increases

    Generally, former Low-Income Housing Tax Credit apartment communities remain affordable to those making 60% of AMI, according to Freddie Mac.

    By July 12, 2022
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    RealPage economist: Rent growth likely to moderate in the second half of 2022

    Current growth rates are not sustainable in the long term, according to Jay Parsons.

    By July 8, 2022
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    Equity Residential to pay $2M in Washington, D.C., 'rent hike scam' case

    The lawsuit from the district’s attorney general alleged that the company had leased rent-controlled units at an undisclosed discount, then raised rents based on the actual rate.

    By July 8, 2022
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    Sleeping pods: coming to a high-rent neighborhood near you?

    The controversial concept that’s catching on in California could be a dystopian fantasy or a solution to the country’s severe housing shortage.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • July 6, 2022
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    15% of Americans behind on rent payments

    1.2 million are at risk of eviction, according to the latest Census data, but market-rate property owners say their tenants aren’t feeling the pain – yet.

    By July 5, 2022
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    Is this the peak? Apartment rents hit all-time high as growth slows

    “Record numbers are never sustainable,” one multifamily market watcher said. 

    By June 28, 2022
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    Why one Houston-based owner decided to sell

    Swapnil Agarwal traded out of properties in his hometown but bought deals in other markets and asset classes.

    By June 28, 2022
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    After bottoming out, vacancies slowly tick up

    Despite more apartments being available, the market remains historically tight.

    By June 27, 2022
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    YIMBYs add new twist to local zoning, development battles

    Groups dedicated to pushing for affordable housing policies are coming into their own.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • June 24, 2022
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    Pandemic, interest rates create pressure for affordable managers

    Higher borrowing rates, combined with increased labor and materials costs, are forcing managers to operate more efficiently.

    By June 24, 2022
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    The new drivers of apartment demand

    Migration and reopened economies helped propel rent growth 10% beyond wages in the past year.

    By June 22, 2022
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    Renters are staying in their apartments longer, paying more

    Residents are renewing their leases, despite an average rent increase of 10%.

    By June 21, 2022