News & Trends

This department of Rental Housing Journal is dedicating to keeping apartment owners, multifamily executives, real estate investors, landlords and other real estate professionals up to date with the latest trends in real estate, property management and more. Here you will find trends in rents, real estate sales, apartment development, the economy at large and property management and investing industry matters.

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Fri
27
Mar
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Dupre & Scott Video Report: FORWARD TO THE PAST

Development activity is building more momentum this year. We saw almost 7,800 new units open in the region last year. That’s the biggest production year since 1991. But that record won’t last long. And something else very interesting is happening.

Fri
06
Mar
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Dupre & Scott Video Report: DO YOU REALLY NEED TO PARK?

Are you having trouble finding a parking space these days? Fear not. It will get worse. Gone are the days when developers build in one or two parking spaces for every new apartment unit. Let’s take a look at what’s happening.

Sun
22
Feb
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Commercial Markets Poised for Growth Despite Weaker Global Economy

A stronger labor market and stable U.S. economy should keep commercial real estate demand on the rise, but the pace of growth will likely be hindered by overseas weakness, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast.

Lawrence Yun is chief economist and senior vice president of research at the National Association of Realtors(r). Yun oversees and is responsible for...
National office vacancy rates are forecast to slightly decrease 0.1 percent over the coming year as improved hiring increases the demand for office space. The vacancy rate for industrial space is expected to decline 0.4 percent and retail space 0.3 percent as manufacturers boost production for goods and services and consumers slightly accelerate their spending. A swath of new apartment construction coming onto the market is forecast to lead to an uptick (0.1 percent) in the multifamily vacancy rate.

Sun
22
Feb
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Rapid Rent Appreciation Reaches Beyond Housing Hot Spots to Smaller, Unexpected Markets

- January's fastest growing rental markets included Denver, Colo., Kansas City, Nashville, Tenn., Portland, Ore., and Charlotte, N.C.

- U.S. rents were up 3.3 percent year-over-year in January, near the historical norm. But rents are rising much more rapidly in some markets. Annual rental appreciation peaked after the housing bust in September 2012 at 6.3 percent.

- In January, national home values rose at a slower pace, up 5.4 percent year-over-year, the ninth straight month of slowing growth.

Median rents continued rising nationwide in January, with rental appreciation in some small and even struggling housing markets catching up to the country's hottest areas, according to Zillow's January Real Estate Market Reportsi.

Sat
21
Feb
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Dupre & Scott Video Report: WHAT HAPPENED WHILE YOU WERE ON VACATION?

Did you get away for an early winter break in January? Well, if you did, here’s what you’ve missed already this year. Based on trends in January, 2015 is shaping up to be a very exciting year in the Puget Sound region apartment market. Let’s take a look.

Tue
17
Feb
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National Survey Reveals 2015 Moving Plans For Renters

Affordability, Relationship Changes and More Space Top Reasons Why Renters are Moving;

Despite Increasing Rents and Apartment Demand, Three Quarters of Renters Said They are Not Spending More on Rent

Sun
08
Feb
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Pierce-Kitsap-Thurston Rents up 4.8% in 2014

Seattle - Apartment Insights 4th quarter results show rents increased 4.8% in 2014 . The vacancy rate declined to 4.51%, according to Tom Cain of Apartment Insights. The data are from his Seattle firm’s nonrandom survey on 50+ unit properties in Pierce, Kitsap and Thurston counties.

VACANCY: 4.51%

The market vacancy for our nonrandom survey of conventional, stabilized 50+ unit properties in all three counties is 4.51%, down from 4.91% in the third quarter. The vacancy rate was 4.89% a year ago.

The rate for all properties including those in lease-up is 4.99%. The last time this overall vacancy rate was below 5% was in 2008.

Pierce: 4.59%

The current vacancy rate in Pierce County improved to 4.59% from 5.17% last quarter. The rate was 4.92% a year ago.

Sun
08
Feb
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Dupre & Scott Video Report: MORE PEOPLE… GOOD OR BAD?

We take a look at migration trends every month. They are important to our region's housing market so it pays for investors to keep tabs on what's happening. And month after month we have been reporting better news than the month before. You have to start wondering when the good news will stop. Well, maybe this is the month. There is good news. A lot of it. But we’ve found some bad news too. First, let’s look at the good news

Tue
27
Jan
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Dupre & Scott Video Report: IS DEFLATION PATRIOTIC?

A lot of investors are bullish on our region's apartment market. Others are worried that new development will increase vacancies and lower rents and values. The key is for investors to look at all of the inflationary and deflationary trends in the market, not just the one thing they might be fixated on today. It's like the Patriots letting air out of footballs. Let's take a look.

Wed
14
Jan
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Metro Phoenix New Apartment Construction: Great for Class “B’ and “C” Properties

Metro Phoenix New Apartment Construction

Great for Class “B’ and “C” Properties
The Kasten Long Commercial Group specializes in multifamily brokerage and has been providing apartment market updates and identifying future trends for metro Phoenix in quarterly newsletters since 1998. Current and past issues plus detailed market data are available on their web site (www.KLCommercialGroup.com).

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