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  • Steady Growth in the U.S. Apartment Market

    Moderation is the word across several apartment market metrics through the first half of 2016. According to MPF Research, annual rent growth slowed somewhat to 4.5%, compared to 4.9% at this time last year. This is still an impressive figure given the duration of the growth cycle, as well as the 15-year average growth rate of 2.4%. Absorption outstripped new supply and occupancy rates inched up...
  • Using Due Diligence to Minimize Mistakes & MAXIMIZE Acquisition Value

    Shrewd apartment owners understand that the greatest financial value in an apartment transaction can be had during the acquisition—not the exit.Industry veteran Ian Mattingly, President of LumaCorp in Dallas, speaks from experience. He is part of a management team that carries more than 90 years of investor experience when it comes to applying due diligence. LumaCorp owns 24 communities that...
  • An Incredible Year for Grassroots Advocacy

    We’ve reached the mid-point of the second session of the 114th Congress, but in many ways it feels like the end of the session. Most of the heavy legislative lifting that can get done before the elections has been completed.  The campaign for the White House and 435 public service jobs in the House and 34 in the Senate has taken every bit of oxygen in the room. There are only a handful of...
  • Actually, We Are Not a More Mobile Society

    Anyone who regularly consumes Census data knows that mobility rates in this country have been declining for decades. So why do we keep hearing about roving Millennials, and the freedom to move as a main reason they don’t commit to homeownership? It’s true that rates of mobility among young people (ages 20-29) have historically been the highest of any age group, but the fact is that as a whole,...

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