Tag: multifamily

Multifamily Permits Increase in February

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on April 16, 2021 0 Comments
Multifamily Permits Increase in February

Multifamily permits were robust across the country in February compared to last year, from a large gain in the West (22%) to a modest 5.4% increase in the Midwest.

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Mixed-Income Community in Tennessee Sets a High Standard for Redeveloping Distressed Public Housing

Filed in Awards, Housing Affordability, Multifamily by on March 26, 2021 2 Comments
Mixed-Income Community in Tennessee Sets a High Standard for Redeveloping Distressed Public Housing

One project that has taken providing affordable housing options to the next level is this year’s Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards Community of the Year, Kirkpatrick Park.

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Lumber Prices Stalling Much Needed Multifamily and Affordable Housing Supply

Filed in Advocacy, Material Costs, Multifamily by on March 22, 2021 7 Comments
Lumber Prices Stalling Much Needed Multifamily and Affordable Housing Supply

Although the multifamily sector is expected to rebound later in 2021 and in 2022, the current environment is placing significant pressures on the industry, which is experiencing shortages and delays in obtaining building materials, rising prices and labor shortages.

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NAHB Wins Legal Decision on Eviction Moratorium Case

Filed in Advocacy, Legal, Multifamily by on March 11, 2021 0 Comments
NAHB Wins Legal Decision on Eviction Moratorium Case

On March 10, NAHB won a key legal decision when the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio ruled that by issuing a nationwide eviction moratorium the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC) exceeded the authority Congress had granted it.

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Multifamily Construction Shifts to Lower-Density Markets

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on December 14, 2020 0 Comments
Multifamily Construction Shifts to Lower-Density Markets

Housing demand for not only single-family homes, but multifamily developments as well, continued to shift to lower-density, more affordable markets in the third quarter of 2020, according to data from the latest NAHB Homebuilding Geography Index (HBGI).

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Marnella Homes Earns First 2020 NGBS Green Certification

Filed in Multifamily, Sustainability and Green Building by on December 8, 2020 3 Comments
Marnella Homes Earns First 2020 NGBS Green Certification

Washington-based Marnella Homes’ Greenwich Condos, located in Portland, Ore., was the first building to be NGBS Green Certified under the 2020 National Green Building Standard (NGBS).

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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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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 8 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 5 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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