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Fannie Mae: Economic Growth to Accelerate Through 2018

Upsides include consumer-spending increase; downsides, Fed tightening. More

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Reis: Investor Interest in Multifamily Remains High

Effective rents rose 0.8% in Q1; rent growth expected to continue. More

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Buyers Outnumber Sellers in Capital One Multifamily Finance Survey

Majority believe the current cycle is ending, and cite rising interest rates as a... More

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How Small Loans Are Busting the Agency Financing Myth

Are Agency-Funded Small Balance Loans Worth A Second Look? More

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Rent Reporting Helps Subsidized Renters Build Credit

A new study from Experian RentBureau released in August 2014 reveals that affordable housing renters have a lot to gain from having positive rental payments reported to credit bureaus. More

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Demand Drives Preservation Deals

Competition is being driven by new GSE programs, CRA needs, and ultra-low interest rates. More

Cap Rates Fall to Historic Lows as Investors Chase Yield Far Afield

Cap rates compressed even more in the gateway metros on the coasts in the year's first half. But those prices are pushing even the biggest institutional investors into secondary markets. More

ACC and EdR Take a Break From Buying, Stoking Cap-Rate Fears

With REITs ACC and EdR pulling back from the acquisitions market, questions remain about where cap rates will go in that sector. More

The Future of Apartment Cap Rates

With construction growing, the cycle maturing, and interest rates rising, many observers are now wondering whether cap rates have bottomed and will head upward over the next few years. More

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