Rental Housing

Here you will find all of our articles with topics that cover rental housing.

Apartment Returns Shifting to Secondary Markets

Categories: Rental Housing

Secondary apartment markets and what we call surban™ locations (desirable suburban locations with urban amenities) have shifted to become outperformers. Secondary markets (determined by historical permit activity) have had less construction than primary markets and remain more affordable. These secondary markets …

Successful Age-Restricted Lifestyle Apartments Achieve Higher Rents

In ten short years, from 2005 to 2015, the number of people turning 65 each year exploded from 2.2 million to 3.5 million. Many of these older Americans are increasingly choosing to rent. With this surge of older renters, developers …

Building Single-Family Homes for Rent

Categories: Rental Housing

Building single-family rental home neighborhoods seems like a great idea, until you run the math. Almost 12% of all households in the country now rent a single-family home. Certainly, a portion of these renters will pay a rental premium for …

Airbnb Ready to Invade the Apartment Space

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In only its 8th year, Airbnb is on pace to book 80 million nights this year, double that of last year. It is the third-largest unicorn (a start-up valued at one billion dollars and above) in the world with a valuation …

Owning Costs More than Renting

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In most areas of the country, homeownership costs more than renting. Many economists with calculators claim the opposite, but the calculations and conclusions are often highly misleading. As is often the case, the devil is in the details. We recently …

A New Opportunity to Build Detached Homes for Rent

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10% of Housing Demand Builders and developers will now start building more detached homes for rent. For years, home builders have ignored 10% of housing demand, allowing resale homes to fill the demand. As shown below, 12.7 million of today’s …

Landlords Encouraging Renters to Move

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Rents in the highest-quality apartments rose 4.4% last year, including an 8.0% jump in one West Coast portfolio. With a very high occupancy level (95.8%) and job growth exceeding construction levels in almost every major market in the country, landlords …

Rental Growth Where You Least Expect It

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Take a drive through the urban portion of any major city and you will likely see cranes and construction crews dotting the landscape, building what appears to be an endless supply of apartment units. Your eyes are not deceiving you. …

Independent Living Apartments: A Growing Lifestyle Choice for 75+ Seniors

The 75+ age group should grow rapidly over the next 20 years due to the aging baby boomer generation and longer life expectancy. What options are there for seniors who are relatively healthy but no longer want to maintain a …

Affluent Apartment Renters Slow to Buy a Home

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On an almost-daily basis, we hear the question: When will the millennial / first-time buyer emerge? While predicting the behavior of a cohort still recovering from high levels of unemployment and a record amount of student loan debt can be …