Archive for May, 2017

Latest Readings Show Commercial Property Prices Continuing to Moderate

Commercial real estate prices remain flat according to the most recent readings from three major indices. Read full story Read more

Fed minutes indicate a rate increase coming in June

Assuming economic conditions warrant it, the Federal Reserve indicated it will raise its benchmark rate in the near future, possibly at its next meeting in June, according to minutes from the last policy meeting. The Fed also came to an agreement on the mechanics of unwinding its $4.5 trillion in Treasury and mortgage securities holdings. Read full story Read more

Luxury Apartments Galore: At What Cost?

Too many high-end units are creating an affordability crisis among renters. But a huge opportunity for owner–operators. Read full story Read more

Fannie, Freddie Profit Payments Should Continue, Treasury Says

The position is likely to disappoint some advocates of immediately suspending the dividend, including small lenders, affordable housing advocates and large home builders. Read full story Read more

RCA: Apartment Deal Volume Falls 35% in 1Q

Despite the drop in volume, apartment investment activity is still ahead of the $17.0 billion average pace set in the first quarters of 2001 through 2016, and prices remain tight. Read full story Read more