Items Tagged with 'multifamily property'

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  • HUD slashing advanced notice for inspections on public housing, privately owned apartments

    Cutting inspection lead time from as much as 4 months to 14 days
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development is about to give landlords and property owners much less of a warning about when it is going to inspect public housing or privately owned apartment buildings that include HUD-subsidized units. According to HUD, it currently provides as much as four months advanced notice before inspecting a multifamily property. But HUD is cutting that lead time to 14 days.
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  • NRP Group rolling out multifamily property management services

    In-house services now available to third parties
    The NRP Group, a developer, builder, and manager of multifamily housing, is set to begin offering its property management services to third parties. NRP Group announced this week that it is rolling out NRP Management, which will allow other multifamily developers and property managers to use NRP Group’s property management services.
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  • Here’s what renters are really looking for in their next apartment

    Search trends reveal the things renters really care about
    Surely one of the top questions for any landlord or property developer is what do renters really want in their next apartment? What matters to them? What do they care about? For the most part, answering that question is probably a guessing game. Well, maybe not anymore. Newly released data from RENTCafé and Yardi Matrix provides insight into what renters truly want, based on the one place they can’t really lie about – their search history.
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  • Inside the scandal that could explode multifamily real estate

    WSJ reports on massive multifamily mortgage fraud investigation
    Everything is going swimmingly in multifamily real estate these days, right? Rents keep rising, construction is still chugging along, deals are being made, and delinquencies are still at historic lows. So everything’s good, right? Maybe not. It appears there could a deep, dark secret at the core of multifamily lending. Fake residents, fake incomes, and inflated mortgages. Sound familiar?
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  • NAA: Multifamily parking ratios lowest since 1960s

    Impending autonomous cars, ride-sharing, affordability, legislation are pushing parking ratios down
    Parking ratios for multifamily properties are falling in most metros thanks to urbanization and changing attitudes toward car ownership. According to a study from the National Apartment Association, over the last decade, the average parking ratio per unit dropped to 1.46, the lowest it has been since the 1960s.
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  • Multifamily investment market is getting tougher still

    Freddie Mac's Apartment Investment Index took a tumble thanks to rising property prices, interest rates
    The Freddie Mac Apartment Investment Market Index fell 3.4% year-over-year in the first quarter, despite strong fundamentals. The index tracks 13 markets across the nation, aggregating employment data, permitting data net, operating income data and property price data to come up with a score that captures the investment climate in the multifamily market.
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  • Fannie Mae experts: How to address rising rents for moderate income households

    Bob Simpson and Tanya Zahalak on helping middle income renters afford their rent
    [Expert commentary] There should be a surplus of available units for for middle income renters, so why do rents keep rising? It's complicated. And what are we supposed to do about it? That's complicated too. Here's a look an exclusive look at some solutions to these issues from experts at Fannie Mae.
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