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Housing starts stall, optimism doesn’t

Despite an unexpected and substantial fall in new home construction in June, industry analysts appear undeterred in their veritable housing euphoria. “This reflects a characteristically volatile multi-family sector rather than renewed weakness, and we expect homebuilding volumes to rise further … Continue reading

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Mortgage Lending Loosens…But Far From Loose

Rates have been trending lower of late due to trouble overseas and the weak U.S. employment picture. That uncertainty continues to send investors to the safety of the 10-year Treasury, pushing yields lower. Mortgage rates loosely follow those yields. But … Continue reading

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Home Prices Soar on Short Supply, Investor Demand

Home prices in Atlanta were up 10 percent in December from a year ago, but a year ago they were down 17 percent year-over-year, on the SP/Case Shiller Index. What changed? Investors. As Atlanta’s foreclosure rate soared, investors, no longer … Continue reading

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Why Women are Driving the Demand for Rental Apartments

No, according to a recent Raymond James report: Renter household formation remains at the strongest level in decades. Roughly 1.32 million new renter households were formed in the past year (including owner conversions), while the number of owner-occupied households declined … Continue reading

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Who’s Driving the Demand for Rental Apartments?

No, according to a recent Raymond James report: Renter household formation remains at the strongest level in decades. Roughly 1.32 million new renter households were formed in the past year (including owner conversions), while the number of owner-occupied households declined … Continue reading

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