As expected, the multifamily market remained strong in the first half of 2017 as it continued to moderate from the cyclical peak. More
The economic picture remains much the same as in recent years. After revisions to consumer spending, real gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the first quarter... More
Despite weak economic growth, housing got off to a good start in 2017. This is in part because interest rates have been a bit of a surprise, drifting down since March. More
Tight housing inventory has been an important feature of the housing market at least since 2016. For-sale housing inventory, especially of starter homes, is currently... More
Multifamily fundamentals supported another year of strong property price and volume growth in 2016. The multifamily market is poised to experience changes throughout 2017... More
Recent indications of stronger growth convinced the Federal Reserve to raise the Federal funds rate this month and to signal further increases later this year. More
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