Category Archives: Housing

Buyers and Sellers Adapting to Changes In Home Buying as Site Tours Are Limited

    I HOUSING APRIL 2020 I Research Brief Buyers and Sellers Adapting to Changes In Home Buying as Site Tours Are Limited I Apartment owners benefit from retreating home sales. The sale of existing homes in March posted the largest month-over-month decline in more than four years, retreating 8.5 percent. Yet sales are up […]

Rental Demand Elevated in 2Q; Home Refinancing Intensifies as Rates Fall

  I I HOUSING JULY 2019 I Research Brief Rental Demand Elevated in 2Q; Home Refinancing Intensifies as Rates Fall I Mortgage rates falling but home sales still soft. Though mortgage rates have declined 80 basis points since they peaked last November, single-family home sales remain sluggish. An increased preference for rentals, the limited number […]

Low Mortgage Rates and Tight Labor Market Bolster Housing Demand

  I I HOUSING JUNE 2019 I Research Brief Low Mortgage Rates and Tight Labor Market Bolster Housing Demand I Housing outlook rises as mortgage rates fall. Existing home sales fell for the second consecutive month in April, as the higher mortgage rates weighed on demand and the limited supply of available homes left entry-level […]

Affordability Slows Home Sales, Turning Rising Residential Demand Toward Apartments

    Follow us: |  |  Research Brief October 2018 HOUSING Developing Trends ■ Despite lowering apartment vacancy, tightened construction lending has led to a tapering in multifamily permitting issuance, while single-family permitting also remains low. A slowdown in housing construction will be met with heightened residential demand and could lead to a shortage of stock if […]