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NAHB Continues to Push Back Against Rent Control

Filed in Affordability, Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on September 6, 2019 3 Comments
NAHB Continues to Push Back Against Rent Control

Rent control legislation is being considered in California that will exacerbate housing shortages and drive up rents.

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Harvard Study Shows U.S. Housing Production is Lagging Far Behind Demand

Harvard Study Shows U.S. Housing Production is Lagging Far Behind Demand

Despite a solid economy, rising wages and household growth that is now back from post-recession lows, new home construction remains depressed, due to supply-side challenges that are making it increasingly more difficult to build at affordable price points.

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Rent Control Legislation Heats Up Amid Affordability Concerns

Filed in Affordability, Multifamily by on June 12, 2019 5 Comments
Rent Control Legislation Heats Up Amid Affordability Concerns

Rents for apartments and single-family homes are rising nearly as fast as home prices. As already high rents climb higher, frustrated renters may move further away from employment centers or look for smaller apartments. Exacerbating the issue is increased legislative interest in rent control — which often creates more challenges, including reduced supply of available units and reduced income to states and municipalities because of slowed or halted development.

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How’m I doin?

Filed in Economics, Homeownership by on June 16, 2015 0 Comments
How’m I doin?

While “how’m I doin?” was the catchphrase of Ed Koch, the late former mayor of New York City, a similar question was posed to home owners and renters in a recent Federal Reserve survey.

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Want to Keep Your Millennial Renters? Give Them Reasons to Stay

Want to Keep Your Millennial Renters? Give Them Reasons to Stay

Millennials (18-to-34-year-olds) have a strong desire to be home owners and landlords would be well-advised to take several steps to give this growing demographic reason to stay as renters, according to Lori Snyder, president of The Lori Snyder Co. situated in Aurora, Colo.

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To Rent or Buy is Not an Either/Or Decision

Filed in Economics, Homeownership, Housing Trends, Multifamily by on August 21, 2014 0 Comments
To Rent or Buy is Not an Either/Or Decision

A recent U.S. News & World Report article by NAHB economist Robert Dietz shows that renters and home owners are not static categories, something that policymakers often miss.

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