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The Associated General Contractors of America released a report identifying which areas around the country gained the most construction jobs during the past year. Here are the top ten:10. Baton Rouge, LA.9. Oakland, CA.8. San Jose, CA.7. The Denver, CO. 6. Orlando, Fla. 4. (tie). Both Fort Worth and Dallas, TX.3. The Boston, MA. area 2. Seattle, WA.1. H...
Read Post [Posted on 12/17/2014 By John Askins]
Black segregation in American cities has reached its lowest point in more than a century, according to a Manhattan Institute report. However, the report cautions that doesn’t mean segregation has disappeared completely from neighborhoods across the country.  But the report suggests the country has made strides in making neighborhoods more inclusive. “All-white neighborhoods are effectively e...
Read Post [Posted on 12/15/2014 By John Askins]
While investors are reportedly dwindling in numbers lately, some single-family rental markets are still garnering a great deal of investor interest. Some investors are finding it’s the little-known areas that may offer some of the highest returns due to less competition.  “Buying single-family homes as rentals still yields solid returns in many markets across the nation, but it is difficult...
Read Post [Posted on 12/14/2014 By John Askins]
As builders quickly ramp up building of apartments across the country to meet rising demand, vacancy rates are starting to rise. That could help limit rent increases in 2015, according to economists with the CoStar Group. The economists predict rent growth to slow to below 2 percent in 2015 as the multifamily market increases construction. They say apartment vacancy rates will rise in 46...
Read Post [Posted on 12/11/2014 By John Askins]
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Read Post [Posted on 12/10/2014 By Katie Kohlhauff]
Renters need to brace themselves: Apartment rent is expected to continue to outpace inflation next year. It’s a landlord’s market, which means strong demand continues to give landlords justification to hike rents.  Rent growth will likely reach 3.9 percent in 2015, only a slight dip from 4 percent this year, according to a recent forereleased by the National Association of REALTORS®. ...
Read Post [Posted on 12/10/2014 By John Askins]
With the New Year just around the corner, this is an ideal time to say “thanks” to all those who send referrals my way. Showing your vote of confidence through a referral is a much appreciated gesture. Meeting new clients this way proves how helpful relationships can be.Whenever you need real estate assistance, I’m ready to help you and your friends, relatives, and acquaintances in any way I can....
Read Post [Posted on 12/03/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
More Americans are showing a stronger desire for walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods, according to a survey by the National Association of REALTORS®.  Which cities offer up some of the most walkable neighborhood? Walk Score rated the walkability of nearly 3,000 cities nationwide. According to the report, here are the cities that topped the list for walkability:  New York...
Read Post [Posted on 11/29/2014 By John Askins]
Despite a 15.5 percent drop in multifamily construction last month, the apartment sector is still roaring strong this year. Multifamily construction has moved higher than its last previous peak in 2006. Indeed, construction of multifamily housing units is at its strongest pace since 1989. Furthermore, the share of multifamily buildings—those with five units or more—being constructed as ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/28/2014 By John Askins]
Investors have targeted the nation's undeveloped land. They're snatching up undeveloped land heavily discounted in bankruptcy proceedings from developers and banks that foreclosed on the builders once they ran out of money for their projects, Reuters reports. The investors then resell the land for up to 20 percent or more returns on their investment. Or, in a buy-and-hold strategy, the investors p...
Read Post [Posted on 11/25/2014 By John Askins]
The U.S. apartment vacancy rate has fallen to some its' lowest levels in more than a decade during the past year, according to real estate research firm Reis Inc., some of the lowest rates since the third quarter of 2001, when it stood at 3.9 percent.  "Demand has been so strong to push vacancy rates to such a low level, yet we haven't seen rent growth of the magnitude we would normally expe...
Read Post [Posted on 11/20/2014 By John Askins]
The Blackstone Group has been the largest investor in the U.S. of single-family rental homes, having purchased more than 6,500 foreclosed homes in eight metro areas. Investors have been taking advantage of lower home prices over the last few years by snapping up foreclosed properties at big discounts and turning them into rentals. That could equate to about 40,000 to 80,000 properties, according t...
Read Post [Posted on 11/16/2014 By John Askins]
Asian investors are continuing to eye office and retail properties in North America. The Wall Street Journal reports that Asian private investors are targeting small office buildings, retail shops, and branded hotels in North America as well as in Europe. "There's great depth and interest in deal sizes between $30 and $80 million,” says Alastair Meadows, head of the international capital grou...
Read Post [Posted on 11/16/2014 By John Askins]
Distressed sales are making up a shrinking share of sales nationwide, but the average discount on them continues to be “substantial,” says Daren Blomquist, vice president of RealtyTrac.The median sales price of distressed residential properties, whether foreclosured or bank-owned, was $130,000 in September — 37 percent below the median nondistressed sales price of $205,000, according to RealtyTrac...
Read Post [Posted on 11/08/2014 By John Askins]
When it comes to apartment living, more renters want convenience and to be near urban and public transportation hubs, according to industry experts and the National Association of Home Builders. The experts highlighted some current trends in multifamily housing, including: Urban lifestyle: The millennial generation makes up the largest segment of renters and they are showing a preference for liv...
Read Post [Posted on 11/05/2014 By John Askins]
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