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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. More

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Too Much? April’s Multifamily Permit Numbers Hit Historical Highs

Though multifamily starts rose almost 40 percent in April and permits approached historical high, many observers still appear unconcerned about over development. More

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Rental Infrastructure: Lack of Units May Cause a Gen Y Brain Drain

Though the production of rental units is integral to a city's growth, many communities, namely single-family strongholds, are still staunchly against multifamily projects. But the lack of rental units across states like Massachusetts is starting to cause something of a brain drain among the Gen Y crowd. More

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ULI: The High Costs of Developing Affordable Housing

Affordable housing developers spend a huge amount of time trying to cut high development costs—but the knotty problem is difficult to untie. More

Milwaukee's Tall Order

The Milwaukee area is in the midst of a solid recovery after three years of minimal development and slow rent growth. More

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Seattle Sits Pretty

Nicknamed the Emerald City for its lush evergreen forests, Seattle has evolved... More

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Renting Gaining in Popularity on Homeownership

New multifamily industry data show that consumers are rethinking the prospect of... More

Housing Strain Increases

For developers and apartment owners who can provide decent affordable housing, the... More

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Burning Questions for the Next Decade

The answers to these tough questions will shape the home building industry's future. More

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Universal Design Holds Universal Appeal

Winners of AARP’s 2010 Livable Communities Awards blend good looks with comfort, convenience, and safety for all ages. More

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