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Renting “Preferred” Theory a Fallacy
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Renting “Preferred” Theory a Fallacy

What's driving the current boom in apartment demand? It's not that recession-weary... Read more

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At Your Service At Your Service

Lenders fought hard against stiff competition to make loans to affordable housing properties in 2013. Among those competitors, commercial banks once again crowd the top of affordable housing ­finance’s annual list of the biggest lenders. Read more

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Taper Caper: Where Interest Rates are Heading for Multifamily Borrowers

As the Federal Reserve tapers its rate-lowering bond purchases, what movement should borrowers expect ahead in the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield—and in turn long-term mortgage rates? Read more

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Catch a Rising Knife

I’m a big fan of buzzwords and slang. They provide a colorful snapshot of a given time and place, even though their inevitable overuse becomes highly annoying (and an occupational hazard). Read more

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Life Companies Win the Early Rate Lock Race

As the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury continues to stay low—and as the Federal Reserve ends its QE-2 program—the ability to lock a rate as soon as possible has become a huge competitive advantage for life insurance companies. Read more

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Forecasters Hedge Bets on Improvements in Housing Market for 2011 Forecasters Hedge Bets on Improvements in Housing Market for 2011

Job growth will be key to spurring buyer demand. Read more

The Gen Y Phenomenon
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The Gen Y Phenomenon

The apartment industry has long anticipated the arrival of the image-conscious,... Read more

Slow and Steady
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Slow and Steady

Despite an uptick in vacancies, the City of Brotherly Love still has a lot to offer. Read more

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Texas Tenacity: Dallas Multifamily Market

All signs point to prosperity in the Dallas/Fort Worth multifamily market. Read more

Rising Fortunes
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Rising Fortunes

For three decades, San Jose and the greater Silicon Valley have been among the... Read more

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