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Jay Parsons

Jay Parsons

Jay Parsons is director of analytics and forecasts at MPF Research, RealPage.

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Running Scared: The Affordability 'Issue' and Industry Messaging Running Scared: The Affordability 'Issue' and Industry Messaging

When we parse the affordability debate for political reasons, we do ourselves, and millions of struggling renters, a disservice. Read more

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Bad Math Fuels Fears of Apartment Affordability Crisis Bad Math Fuels Fears of Apartment Affordability Crisis

The idea that the conventional, market-rate apartment market is anywhere near an affordability crisis—or that owning is cheaper than renting in many markets—is simply wrong. Read more

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Cap Rates Fall in Secondary and Tertiary Markets Cap Rates Fall in Secondary and Tertiary Markets

The spreads are now more in line with those in the six major metros. Read more

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Renter Retention, Renewals Rise in August Renter Retention, Renewals Rise in August

Retention continues its 20-month run above 50%, as renewal rates rise 5.4%. MFE's Les Shaver takes a look at the numbers and what apartment owners are seeing around the country. Read more

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Renewal Rates Hit New Highs in February Renewal Rates Hit New Highs in February

Despite rising rents and new supply, residents seem to be staying in place in greater numbers than ever. Read more

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