Real Estate Investment Articles

The good, bad and ugly of renting in America today

A lot has changed in the last 30 years for renters – some for the better and some still leaving much to be desired. The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University released its 30th anniversary State of the Nation’s Housing report…

Phoenix Apartment Market Bumps its Rent Growth in Q3

The nation’s apartment market saw a reversal in rent growth trends in 3rd quarter 2018, as previously slowing price positioning suddenly rose again. While nearly all top 50 markets picked up some momentum in recent months, a handful progressed…

With existing home sales at a three-year low, are more people turning to renting?

With home prices and interest rates both on the rise, will more people look to renting as their only “affordable” option for housing? It looks like that might already be happening. Newly released data from the National Association of…

Apartment Rentals Now Make Up a Larger Share of New Housing Units in the U.S. Than They Have in Decades

Apartment rentals have been luring residents away from other kinds of housing since the housing crash—and that is not likely to change in the foreseeable future. “Apartments should continue to play a role in the total housing market that…

221K people relocated to Metro Phoenix from 2012-2017

With the middle-class squeezed by the rising cost of living, particularly housing costs, many average-earners find it an onerous endeavor to create a decent life for themselves and their families. Living in a big metro like New York or Los Angeles…

Valley home prices still on rise; outpace national average in August

Valley home prices continued their rise during the summer, easily outpacing national averages in August, according to the latest CoreLogic price report. The region saw a 7.43 percent price increase compared with August 2017, pushing the region…

Rent Growth Holds at 1.2% as Vacancy Rate Rises in Q3 2018

Construction and rent growth expected to “remain robust” through the first half of 2019.

Almost 90% of new metro Phoenix apartments are luxury, requiring hefty rents

Metro Phoenix’s apartment boom is a pricey one. About 87 percent of all the new rental complexes to go up in the Valley in 2017 and this year are luxury apartments, according to new survey. Renters looking for apartments they can afford…

Apartment Rent Growth Accelerates in the Third Quarter of 2018

Multifamily Apartment Rent Growth Accelerates in the Third Quarter of 2018 After a slowdown, apartment rent growth increased to 2.9 percent in the third quarter of 2018.

Rents continue to rise in Phoenix, according to new report

Though Phoenix remains one of the cheaper places to live in the country, rents in the region continue to outpace national growth. A new study from RentCafe stated rents rose 6.9 percent during the past 12 months, up from $933 to $997 on average…

Phoenix Value-Add Plays Still Exist, But Renovations Are Slowing

CoStar Market Insights: Capital Improvement Programs Have Generated Strong Returns for Investors This Cycle

Why Apartment Rent Growth Is Still Heading Up

Apartment rents grew 3.1% nationally, but West Coast hubs are growing at an even faster pace.

Despite Rising Interest Rates, Multifamily Investors Still Confident in the Strength of Market

Multifamily investors are bullish on the strength of the market, according to the recent findings of the Mid-Year Berkadia Powerhouse Poll, conducted by the lending firm in July.

Home Prices Rise 3 Times Faster Than Rents

As home prices rise across the U.S., choosing to rent has become increasingly popular. New analysis by realtor.com reveals the monthly costs of buying a home have risen by 14 percent over the past year. This is more than three times the 4 percent…

New Apartment Builds Inflate Multifamily Pricing in Phoenix

Multifamily prices are surging in Phoenix, according to research from Colliers International. For the last several years, Phoenix multifamily sales have been largely driven by value-add deals. In the second quarter of this year, there was a…

Apartment Building Investing for Beginners

If there’s one exciting truth about real estate investing it’s the fact that it’s accessible and open to all. No matter your age, educational background, or current profession, as long as you have some money to invest with, you’re in. Owning…

Yardi: Average U.S. Multifamily Rent Hit All-Time High in July

The average monthly rent for multifamily communities in the United States rose $3 to an all-time high of $1,409 in July, according to a recent report by Yardi Matrix. The increase is thanks in part to strong second-quarter economic growth and…

Phoenix among few large cities where renters can save money

With burdensome living costs and a massive shortage of affordable housing in the U.S. on everybody’s lips these days, money saving sounds like a foreign concept to many. Are there any people out there who still manage to put money in their…

Phoenix apartment construction rises despite national downward trend

Despite nationwide apartment construction slowing in 2018 after a six-year upward trend, both construction and rent prices in Phoenix continue to climb. According to a RentCafe report, developers in the Phoenix area plan to build more than…