In our research, we find that performance in the multifamily market remained healthy during 2018, despite high levels of new supply entering the market. We expect this trend to continue into 2019, but with more modest growth in comparison to recent year. More
As the year-end approaches, we look ahead to 2019 and what are likely to be the dominant economic trends in the new year. More
Rising rates coupled with increasing home prices have discouraged homebuying activity during the third quarter of 2018. More
Even with slightly improving inventory conditions and relenting home price pressures, home sales this year are now expected to come in just below last year's level. More
The U.S. economy accelerated in the second quarter of 2018, with real GDP growth at 4.1 percent, which was the strongest quarterly growth rate since the third quarter of 2014. More
Performance in the multifamily market remained healthy in the first half of 2018, and is expected to continue throughout the second half of 2018 and into 2019, but with continued moderation from the prior few years. More
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