Tag: single family

The State of Multifamily: January 2016

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Once again, we are back at attempting to explain the complex, fluctuating, multi-factor state of the U.S. apartment rental market. Thankfully, we have another info-graphic for our visual learners out there. Stay with me. Some are concerned that, after a booming…

Happy Halloween! Do You Live In A Murder House?

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It’s almost Halloween, so I figure I’ll keep it light today by talking about death. Specifically, the ways in which “stigma” affects real estate activity. You may have heard about this start-up on Bloomberg or CNBC or in a variety…

Mensch of the Week

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Mensch: Noun. A decent, upright, mature and responsible person. Once again this week, we do not have a Schlemiel of this Week. We can either attribute this to the fact that everyone is on their A-game this week… or we can…

National Spotlight: Huge Influx of New Resi Inventory in SoCal

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National Spotlight: Huge Influx of New Resi Inventory in SoCal  Place: Ventura County, CA, north of Los Angeles Project: California-based agriculture and real estate development firm Limoneira plans to capitalize on strong LA-area residential demand with the development of as many…

Sacred Ground

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As U.S. cities resume population growth and development interest increases across asset types, city officials and aspiring developers must address questions of space. After all, it’s all well and good to recognize that a market needs more residential options, or…

Income Inequality and Its Real Estate Implications

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1. Income Inequality in America Despite so much proof to the contrary, some people still cling to the notion of trickle-down economics. The concept, that in any capitalist economy, wealth is naturally redistributed from top to bottom, is still a convenient…

Top 10 U.S. Cities with the Cheapest Home Prices

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Today’s ranking was published by the Wall St. Cheat Sheet. Even though this ranking is residential-focused, I figured it would be a useful beginning for today’s discussion, given the fact that many major institutions including REITs are now focusing on…

Top 10 Residential Mortgage REITs of 2014

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Based on data published by MarketWatch, here is a ranking of the Top 10 Residential Mortgage REITs of 2014: 10. Chimera Investment Corp. (dividend yield, as of the end of May: 11.5%) 9. Dynex Capital, Inc. (11.51%) 8. Ellington Financial,…