NAR commercial report: Moderate expansion in 2016 (2/5/2016)
Despite some global and domestic hurdles, commercial real estate should keep expanding this year, with demand for space steady across all industry sectors.
FHA to cut insurance rates on multifamily mortgages (1/29/2016)
FHA announced a multifamily insurance rate reduction designed to encourage capital financing of affordable and energy-efficient apartments.
Construction wave to flood market with apartments (1/15/2016)
Over the next three years, builders will complete almost 1 million new apartments – but some analysts worry that low-end renters won’t benefit much.
Rent hikes stress single-family renters (1/12/2016)
Investment owners of single-family homes may find it more difficult to increase monthly rents even though supply is tight because occupants can’t afford to stay.
Apartment rents still skyrocketing (1/11/2016)
Apartment rents surged 4.6% in 2015 – the largest gain since the Great Recession. It’s a good time to be a landlord but not a renter, one research firm says.
NAR: Commercial to see mild expansion, easing prices (11/30/2015)
Job growth and credit conditions will keep commercial real estate expanding into 2016; but property prices will likely cool slightly in some major markets.
Fla. ‘business climate’ No. 4 in nation (11/19/2015)
Tax Foundation’s “State Business Tax Climate Index” looked at the different ways state governments’ generate tax revenue and ranked their appeal to businesses.
What’s coming in commercial lending? (11/18/2015)
Experts predict several trends to watch for: more online data related to commercial lending, more lending options and growth in the small business environment.
NAR: Commercial RE may peak in expensive markets (11/16/2015)
Chief Economist Yun: “Properties priced above $2.5M have enjoyed large price gains in recent years but are now at risk of experiencing a modest price decline.”
Governor proposes 1% reduction in business rent tax (11/6/2015)
Gov. Rick Scott told state Realtors yesterday that his budget proposal includes a business rent tax cut – a Florida Realtors’ goal for several years.
Fast and easy loans help/hurt small businesses (10/2/2015)
When banks won’t lend operating money, some biz owners opt for easy loans with murky APRs. The loans help a few owners, but some quickly get in over their head.
HUD issues emergency toolkit for multifamily housing (8/19/2015)
The toolkit will help affordable housing organizations develop an emergency plan that promotes business continuity, resident engagement and building protection.
Visa program favored by Asians expires Sept. 30 (8/14/2015)
The EB-5 program that allows business investors to stay in the U.S., should be renewed but with more transparency and accountability, says RE Roundtable.