Multifamily

Finalists Announced for 2020 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards

Filed in Awards, Membership, Multifamily by on November 24, 2020 0 Comments
Finalists Announced for 2020 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards

NAHB announced 64 finalists for the 2020 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards, competing in 25 categories. Finalists were selected from 150 entries by a panel of 10 judges, comprising industry professionals from a variety of multifamily-related backgrounds.

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Multifamily Construction Sentiment Showed Improvement in Third Quarter

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on November 19, 2020 0 Comments
Multifamily Construction Sentiment Showed Improvement in Third Quarter

Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing increased in the third quarter, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey released today by NAHB.

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FHFA Announces Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Multifamily Loans Purchase Caps for 2021

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance, Multifamily by on November 17, 2020 2 Comments
FHFA Announces Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Multifamily Loans Purchase Caps for 2021

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that the 2021 multifamily loan purchase caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will be $70 billion for each Enterprise. The cap structure allows the Enterprises to offer a combined total of $140 billion in support to the multifamily market.

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Suburban Housing: Increased Trend or Permanent Shift?

Filed in Disaster Response, Economics, Multifamily by on November 16, 2020 2 Comments
Suburban Housing: Increased Trend or Permanent Shift?

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, certain patterns and trends have begun to emerge in the housing industry — in particular, higher demand for housing in lower-density areas. How much of these trends, though, are actually a change in demand or behavior, or just a continuation of existing trends that may have been accelerated through COVID?

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NAHB-Commissioned Study Finds Reduced Rent Control Means More Housing

Filed in Advocacy, Multifamily by on October 23, 2020 3 Comments
NAHB-Commissioned Study Finds Reduced Rent Control Means More Housing

A recently completed study from NAHB found that — even after accounting for employment growth, density, rent growth and local place-specific factors — the supply of housing grew faster when rent-control restrictions were loosened in California’s rent-controlled cities.

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Is Single-Family Built-for-Rent the Future of Rental Housing?

Filed in Economics, Multifamily, Trends by on October 22, 2020 2 Comments
Is Single-Family Built-for-Rent the Future of Rental Housing?

Although a small segment within the overall housing industry, single-family built-for-rent has growth opportunity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as various demographics seek out lower-density areas and living spaces, while also providing the flexibility of renting.

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How Multifamily Developers Can Save Money Through Green Certification

How Multifamily Developers Can Save Money Through Green Certification

Some multifamily developers forgo seeking green building certification because they believe the costs are too high. It can cost a lot — but not for the reasons they may be thinking.

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How COVID-19 Continues to Impact the Multifamily Industry

How COVID-19 Continues to Impact the Multifamily Industry

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to resonate throughout the country, and has presented some unique challenges to the home building industry. Leaders in the multifamily segment shared their experiences navigating these challenges with YieldPro TV’s Power Hitters series, and how they see the industry moving forward.

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HUD Secretary Carson Discusses Agency Actions on Key Housing Issues

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Membership, Multifamily by on September 25, 2020 0 Comments
HUD Secretary Carson Discusses Agency Actions on Key Housing Issues

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Sept. 24 participated in an exclusive webinar for NAHB members and invited guests, and discussed the need to address the lumber crisis as well as HUD’s actions to address housing needs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Single-Family Housing Continues Growth in August

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on September 17, 2020 269 Comments
Single-Family Housing Continues Growth in August

Single-family starts showed continued growth in August but overall housing production fell 5.1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million units due to a double-digit percentage decline in multifamily production, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. The pace of single-family starts in August was the highest production rate since February.

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