New housing starts fell in April, especially multifamily projects

Multifamily housing starts with five or more units fell from a seasonally adjusted 428,000 in March 2018 to 374,000 in April, a 12.6 percent drop. 

Doorport wants to install a smart intercom on every apartment building

Doorport’s intercom turns residents’ smartphones into their keycards. Having a connected smartphone in your pocket will automatically unlock the front door. More significantly for residents on-the-go, their phones will also ring when unannounced visito…

A-Rod: How to turn real estate investing into a home run

Be confident in multifamily home investment, seek out underserved residential areas, and prepare for an uncertain second half of …

Matterport tours will get ‘Rooomy’ in 2018

Virtual staging company Rooomy announced last week a collaboration with 3-D property modeling provider Matterport, who just last month partnered with one of China’s largest real estate agencies …

LA’s new construction booms in first half of 2016, but it’s still nowhere near New York

A new report from Dodge Data & Analytics shows new construction starts in the commercial and multifamily sector down 5 percent nationwide. Following a banner year in 2015 thanks to major project in New York, the first half of 2016 shows signs of leveling off under the previous year’s mark …

Rental market in Baltimore is red-hot, says AppFolio exec

AppFolio Property Management, one of a suite of companies under the AppFolio name, is the proud owner of a massive amount of information about rental markets across the country. With clients in all 50 states, their experts can share insights on the goings-on in specific local markets.

The company’s Vice President for Product Management, Nat Kunes, had quite a bit to say about Baltimore, a surprise entry into the list of markets where it’s good to own rental property now …

AppFolio helps Houston property managers manage better

AppFolio Property Management, one of a suite of companies under the AppFolio name, recently conducted survey to delve into important criteria that renters are looking for in the current multifamily space. The survey results, meant to be used as advice …

Dodge Data & Analytics report ranks NYC, Miami, Dallas at top

A new Dodge Data & Analytics report took a look at the top U.S. metros for commercial and multifamily building starts shows the Big Apple posted the big numbers. And, the report said that an important trend in this sector has continued: for the sixth straight year, multifamily housing construction across the nation as a whole has seen double-digit increases year-over-year …

FHA: Help is on the way to ease affordable housing crisis

Responding to recent housing industry analyst reports that criticized a decline in the construction of affordable, quality rental housing across the country, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) last week announced a multifamily insurance rate redu…

Chicagoland multifamily sector has an upbeat 2015

Multifamily investments in the Chicago area had an up-and-down year in 2015. A summary report from Kiser Group collected data from the counties surrounding the city of Chicago. Sales data from multi-family sales from both Lake counties (those in both I…