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Moody’s 2012 Multifamily Construction Predictions 'Overly Optimistic,' NAHB says.

Moody's predicts 310,000 apartments and townhomes starts in 2012. Is it too much? A lot of people say so. Read more

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22 Markets to Watch: The 2011 BUILDER Market Health Index 22 Markets to Watch: The 2011 BUILDER Market Health Index

In this follow-up to the Healthiest Markets story, we present a collection of 22 intriguing markets. Read more

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Healthiest Housing Markets for 2011 Healthiest Housing Markets for 2011

The BUILDER Market Health Index points to much better prospects for 2011. Read more

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Red Flags

IN EARLY MARCH, the unemployment rate fell to 8.9 percent, making things even brighter. Read more

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Zandi: Recession Will End This Year

Moody’s economist also says housing will not be ‘an early source of growth’ in this recovery. Read more

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Generation Next: REITs

While many leading U.S. REITs remain under the control of a founder or founding family, a growing number of these publicly traded firms are passing the reigns to a professional manager outside the family. This significant move, as well as the increasing appointment of second-generation family CEOs ready to embrace change, poses a number of governance challenges, as outlined in a new report from Moody's Investors Service. Read more

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NEWS

New York City—This September, as the housing credit crisis on Wall Street stretched into its third month, Moody’s Investors Service issued a report trumpeting the “great demand” for housing targeted to workers such as teachers, policemen, and nurses. Read more

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Full House: REITs See Maximum Occupancy

With occupancies at their “effective maximums,”multifamily REITs are enjoying improved cash flow and are well positioned in the current environment, according to “Moody's Real Estate Finance—Multifamily REITs,” a report released July 2007 by New York-based ratings agency Moody's Investors Service. Read more

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Capital Crisis Hits Conduit Lenders

New York City—Loans are still available from most conduit lenders. But interest rates are much higher and underwriting terms much tougher than they were just a few months ago—and according to experts, some of these changes will be permanent. Read more

Risky Business
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Risky Business

Traditionally, the world of multifamily finance has been anything but exotic.... Read more

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