Industry News

Freddie Mac Research Projects Strong 2019 Market

MNH, January 16, 2019. “The company’s outlook for 2019 reveals that solid market fundamentals, including rent increases, are among the factors driving growth in the multifamily sector this year. Freddie Mac expects another strong year for the multifamily market in 2019 with solid rent growth—projected at a nationwide average increase of 4 percent—and vacancies continuing to perform at historical averages.”

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Apartment Rentals Now Make Up a Larger Share of New Housing Units in the U.S. Than They Have in Decades

NREI, October 17, 2018. “In the years after the Great Recession, millions of people lost homes to foreclosure and had to move, often into apartments. The extra demand for units was not expected to last more than a few years. However, today—more than a decade after the collapse of Lehman Brothers—the percentage of American households that own their own home is still near its low point. New households are still much more likely to chose to live in rental housing than in the years before the crash.”

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Despite Rising Interest Rates, Real Estate Offers Opportunity to Investors

Wealth Management, September 4, 2018. “Long-term trends can—and will—affect real estate positively or negatively, but despite raucous political and economic news, real estate just continues to offer a safe harbor for clients.”

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National Apartment Rent Growth Remains Strong

CoStar, June 5, 2018. “Orlando, Las Vegas and Jacksonville led the nation in rent growth over the past year. All three markets topped 5.5 percent annual rent growth between May of 2017 and May of 2018, with Orlando posting an eye-popping 6.3 percent growth. Other top markets for rent growth include Sacramento, Phoenix and Tampa.”

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More Renters Give Up on Buying a Home

WSJ, April 3, 2018. “A growing percentage of apartment renters aren’t interested in buying a home as affordability challenges take a bigger toll on American aspirations of homeownership.'”

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The Next Housing Crisis: A Historic Shortage of New Homes

WSJ, March 18, 2018. “Fewer new houses are being built in America than at almost any time before. ‘We didn’t get in this situation overnight, and it could take years to get out.'”

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Congress Passes Tax Reform

NMHC, December 20, 2017. “Although every piece of complex legislation includes positive and negative provisions, NMHC/NAA believe the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act largely reflects the industry’s priorities and keeps intact the critical elements of the multifamily business model.”

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Baby boomers, like millennials, are flocking to rentals offering a ‘hands-free’ lifestyle.

CNBC, November 25, 2017. “Like millennials, many boomers want amenity-rich apartments in good neighborhoods as they downsize from bigger houses. “.

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Long-Term Outlook for Rental Apartments Remains Positive

NREI, August 24, 2017. “Strong demand will continue over the next decade, according to a NMHC/NAA report.”.

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Elevated Demand for Apts. Expected to Remain Due to Household Formation and Lack of Affordable Housing Options

CoStar, June 22,2017. “Separate studies issued this week share the same conclusion that demand for rental apartments and other housing options will stay at elevated levels”.

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