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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Dec
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Four Predictions For 2014

SEATTLE, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zillow is making four, bold housing predictions for 2014, and has determined which housing markets will be the hottest this coming year.
2014 Predictions
U.S. home values will increase by 3 percent.
Mortgage rates will reach 5 percent by the end of the year.
It will be easier for borrowers to get a mortgage in 2014.
Homeownership rates will fall to their lowest point in nearly two decades.
2014's Hottest Housing Markets
To determine which markets will be the hottest in 2014, Zillow combined data on unemployment rates, population growth and the Zillow® Home Value Forecast.1 The list is intended to give an early view into housing markets that are likely to experience heavy demand for homes, as well as increasing home values.
2014's Hottest Housing Markets
1.
Salt Lake City
6.
Raleigh, N.C.
2.
Seattle
7.
Jacksonville, Fla.
3.

Wed
18
Dec
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Dupre & Scott Video Report: 280 MILLION PEOPLE. REALLY?

280 MILLION PEOPLE. REALLY? There’s a growing monthly trend in the number of people moving in to Washington State and the Puget Sound region. In fact, 50% more people moved here in November of this year compared to November last year. Just imagine if that trend continued.

Tue
17
Dec
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Slow and Steady Growth of U.S. Economy Lays Positive Foundation for Economic Outlook in 2014

Transwestern Releases December Edition of "the BRIEFING"

HOUSTON, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neither downgrades, cliffs, tapering defaults or political theater have been able to stop the slow and steady growth of the U.S. economy. Despite this ongoing uncertainty, it's business as usual for Wall Street and Main Street, according to the December edition of "the BRIEFING" report compiled by Transwestern.

A more favorable global economic outlook is also coming into focus as the Eurozone shows its first improvement in unemployment and Japan's outlook is on the rise. This, paired with a U.S. consumer who is now armed with lower debt levels and rising income, stock and home prices, should provide the foundation for continued growth in 2014.

Wed
27
Nov
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October Marks Second Straight Month of Falling U.S. Home Values

First Time in Two Years Home Values Fall Two Months in a Row, According to Zillow

- Home values rise 5.2 percent year-over-year in October; annual appreciation expected to slow to 2.7 percent by Oct. 2014.

- Half of metros analyzed showed depreciation from September to October.

Tue
26
Nov
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Home Prices Advance in Third Quarter According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through September 2013, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller[1] Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed that the U.S. National Home Price Index rose 3.2% in the third quarter of 2013 and 11.2% over the last four quarters.
In September 2013, the 10- and 20-City Composites gained 0.7% month-over-month and 13.3% year-over-year. While 13 of 20 cities posted higher year-over-year growth rates, 19 cities had lower monthly returns in September than August.
The S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, which covers all nine U.S. census divisions, recorded an 11.2% gain in the third quarter of 2013 over the third quarter of 2012. In September 2013, the 10- and 20-City Composites posted annual increases of 13.3%.

Wed
20
Nov
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Home-Buying Competition Continued its Steady Decline In October According to Redfin Bidding War Report

As the Market Softens, Still More than Half of Redfin Offers Resulted in Bidding Wars

Wed
20
Nov
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Realtor.com Issues Winter Home Buyer Report

Twenty-nine percent of all-cash home buyers planning a purchase in the next four months are downsizes

Mon
18
Nov
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Home Prices Continue Rising, Sales Steady

DENVER, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following historic seasonal trends, October home sales edged 2.8% lower than September, but still pushed 2.2% higher than sales in October 2012. Median home prices were 11.9% above prices seen last October. October becomes the 21st month to experience year-over-year increases in both sales and prices. The Median Price of all homes sold in October was $179,950. Inventories of homes for sale were 12.2% lower than the levels in October last year. For the last 29 months in a row, inventories have declined at a slower rate. The October inventory drop is half of the annual loss seen as recently as June. At the current rate of sales, the number of months required to sell the entire inventory of homes on the market was 4.9. A 6-month supply is recognized as a balanced market with an equal number of buyers and sellers.

Mon
18
Nov
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HFO-TV: Greg Frick Discusses Fall 2013 Portland Multifmaly Market

HFO co-founder Greg Frick gives a fall 2013 Portland Area Multifamily Update

Mon
18
Nov
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Dupre & Scott Video Report: APARTMENT SALES TRENDS

APARTMENT SALES TRENDS We need to finish our conversation about why apartment sales volume is lower than expected. But to make that discussion as useful as possible, let’s first take a look at monthly investment trends over the past couple of years.

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