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5 Reasons Occupancy Is Growing Stronger 5 Reasons Occupancy Is Growing Stronger

Despite the high number of units that have come on line in the past year—with thousands more on the way in the second half of 2014—occupancy and rent-growth levels are among the highest they've been this century. Read more

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Bumpy Road Ahead for Occupancies Bumpy Road Ahead for Occupancies

Many primary markets should see vacancies climb by the close of 2015 as supply outpaces demand. And many of the most at-risk markets are in the South, including Charlotte, N.C., Austin, Texas, and Orlando, Fla. Read more

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Homing In: Single-Family Rental Firms Ponder End Game Homing In: Single-Family Rental Firms Ponder End Game

The single-family rental market is maturing, but like most adolescents, it's unsure of what it wants to be when it grows up. Here, MFE takes a deep dive into this new institutional asset class, with the sector's biggest players weighing in on their challenges, opportunities and exit plans. Read more

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Google Is Still Clicking on ‘Affordable Housing’

An accounting rule change could make low-income housing attractive to more corporations. Read more

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True Immigration Reform Is Vital to the Apartment Industry True Immigration Reform Is Vital to the Apartment Industry

With immigrants playing a dual role in driving apartment demand and providing a key labor source, the industry has a growing stake in the debate over immigration reform. Read more

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New Survey Measures Multifamily's Fragmentation

A new survey by HUD and the Census Bureau shows just how much of the industry is run by smaller owners, while providing metrics around financing issues. Read more

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Housing Permits Hit Four-Year High in November

Starts, however, did poorly, led by a significant drop in single-family. Read more

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Multifamily Sector Boosts Starts and Permits Report

May’s numbers reflect a larger shift from owning to renting, says economist Patrick Newport. Read more

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New-Home Sales Are Up, But a Trend Is Still Hazy

The good news is muted by the fact that the numbers, which are just coming off the bottom, are still very low. Read more

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Residential Construction Spending Up

Overall construction spending dipped in January, likely a consequence of the weather. Read more

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