Rental Housing

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

Building Single-Family Homes for Rent

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

For Rent Beating For Sale

The stock market has changed its tune from being bullish on for-sale housing to being bullish on rental housing. Apartment stocks are up 35% YTD, and single-family rental stocks are up 5%—while the home builders are flat. While survey after …

Rental Demand: Think Young And Old

Apartment developers and operators should not ignore the quickly growing demographic of aging Americans. In the near future, when designing new apartment complexes, developers will most likely have to make a choice of which demographic to target: young or old. …