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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...
  • 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,...
  • Making Good Choices

    It is July which means beach time and boat drinks, summer camps, lots of seared proteins and of course the 2016 Presidential Nominating Conventions. That last one was on your list, right? Maybe that is just for inside-the-beltway nerds like yours truly. Though with all of the media coverage of Donald Trump these past 12 months, one would think it was on everyone’s mind. The networks might even...

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