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Apartment Market Slowdown Continues

The gravitational forces of rising supply, economic uncertainty, and the return of seasonality have all pulled the apartment market back down to Earth.

Apartment Rents Don’t Grow to the Sky

Rents are set to fall in many areas around the country, which is exactly what the Fed needs to help get inflation under control.

“Housing Reset” Becoming Widespread

The Fed’s plan—in the words of Chair Powell—to create a “housing reset” is working in more ways than many realize.

The Light: It Is a Great Time to Be a Flipper

We are proud to introduce the Burns Fix and Flip Market Index (FFMI), in collaboration with our partners at Flatiron Realty Capital and Sundae. The FFMI is a diffusion-based index driven by our proprietary Fix and Flip survey of 400+ …

We May Not See Runaway Inflation, but Don’t Discount the Impact of Rising Prices

Firms and consumers are worried about inflation due to the unprecedented increase in the money supply over the last year. The Federal Reserve and most Biden administration officials are attempting to assuage fears of runaway inflation by referring to the …

The Light: Surviving the Studio Slump

Economic conditions have converged to make life especially difficult for one particular type of floor plan: the studio. We expect demand for studio units to remain depressed in the short term, but we anticipate a post-vaccine snapback will reinvigorate demand, closer to …