Home News And Trends

News And Trends

At News & Trends you will find trends in rents, real estate sales, apartment development, the economy at large and property management and investing industry matters.

5 Ways Manufactured-Housing Communities Can Reduce Wildfire Threats

5 Ways Manufactured-Housing Communities Can Reduce Wildfire Threats

Here are 5 ways manufactured-housing communities, especially in hard-hit California, can reduce wildfire threats. By Matthew Davies Following years of wildfire devastation that destroyed 8,100 dwellings, many California homeowners are facing a new threat: a lack...
A Decade of Multifamily: 7.7 Million Apartment Units Trade for $912 Billion

A Decade of Multifamily: 7.7 Million Apartment Units Trade for $912 Billion

The price-per-unit for multifamily properties surged 156 percent over the past decade, reaching nearly $160,000 per apartment, surpassing both median home-sale prices and rental rates, according to the latest study from Commercial Search. “Never have...
4 Categories of Apartment Rent Forecasts for 2021

4 Categories of Apartment Rent Forecasts for 2021

Here are 4 categories of apartment rent forecasts for 2021 put together by John Burns Real Estate Consulting for 127 metro-area apartment markets in their latest newsletter. “We maintain a bullish outlook for demand, with...
Many Tenants Paying Rent, but More Support Needed For Renters and rent payment tracker

Many Tenants Paying Rent, but More Support Needed For Renters

While the national rent tracker shows 79.2 percent of apartment tenants paying all or some rent by February 6, which means more than 20 percent did not pay, more support is needed according to...
Some Bright Spots Begin To Emerge In Housing, But Long Road Ahead

Some Bright Spots Begin To Emerge In Housing, But Long Road Ahead

Some bright spots in the housing market and the economy are beginning to emerge, writes Yardi Matrix in its January multifamily report, but cautions there is a long road ahead. “Nationally, rents remained relatively flat...
Pandemic Will Inflict More Pain on Rental Housing Before Recovery Begins

Pandemic Will Inflict More Pain on Rental Housing Before Recovery Begins

The pandemic continues to burden multifamily rental housing as rents continue to fall and more pain is coming, Yardi Matrix says in their U.S. Multifamily Outlook for winter 2021. ‘After a year ravaged by a...
Working from Home Propels Home-Buying Boom in Master-Planned Communities

Working from Home Propels Home-Buying Boom in Master-Planned Communities

Working from home has proven to be a sweet freedom amid a year of COVID-19 restrictions, as there has been a home-buying boom in master-planned communities, according to John Burns Real Estate Consulting. “For many,...

A Look To The Past Tells Landlords A Lot About the Future

Landlords need to band together in 2021 to deal with actions of city councils, state legislatures and federal agencies across the United States. By David Pickron With the advent of DNA testing, more and more people...
New suburban apartments last 5 years

Top Suburbs with the Most New Apartments In Last 5 Years

Some suburbs are better-equipped than others with new apartments to meet the potential trend to suburban living that has been caused due to the pandemic shift toward work-from-home solutions, according to a study from...
Delinquent Landlord Payments Pose Credit Risk for Banks due to missed rent

Delinquent Landlord Payments Pose Credit Risk for Banks

Banks are worried about delinquent landlord payments from small landlords who may not be able to make payments on mortgages for rental property. Smaller landlords are getting hit harder by tenants who miss rent...