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    The weather outside is already frightful for some parts of the country, and leaner supplies of ice melt aren’t helping. Severe winter weather last year and earlier this year along with increased usage of calcium chloride in oil and gas fracking are depleting supplies of ice melt products. The chemical is a salt of calcium […]
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    Analyzing single-family affordability is an important data point to understanding the current and potential size of a metro’s renter pool. In other words, it’s another pin in the map to help you forecast. Here’s what we mean: The U.S. average for single-family home prices was four times larger the national median income. If we use […]
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    Want fewer service requests this holiday season? How many of your residents will be traveling or entertaining company this season? Help them ensure everything goes smoothly and potentially prevent last-minute service calls by sharing this helpful list with residents before they realize a service order is needed in the midst of the holiday rush! Be […]
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    In the previous blog titled, “Structural Shift or Mean Reversion: Exploring the NOI Profit Margin Cycle,” we discussed the importance of the profit margin cycle in relation to the pro forma analysis. This piece will expand upon the original idea by including a valuation metric: price-to-sales ratio. A price-to-sales ratio is a common metric used […]
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    New apartment supply is back up to recent highs in Minneapolis/St. Paul, but that hasn’t changed the story of the local apartment market in the Twin Cities. As usual, vacancies are few. And as usual, rent growth is limited.
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Weathering the Ice Melt Shortage this Winter

The weather outside is already frightful for some parts of the country, and leaner supplies of ice melt aren’t helping. Severe winter weather last year and earlier this year along with increased usage of calcium chloride in oil and gas fracking are depleting supplies of ice melt products. The chemical is a salt of calcium […]

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Home Price and Ownership Trends and How They Impact the Depth of a Renter Pool

Analyzing single-family affordability is an important data point to understanding the current and potential size of a metro’s renter pool. In other words, it’s another pin in the map to help you forecast. Here’s what we mean: The U.S. average for single-family home prices was four times larger the national median income. If we use […]

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Prep your Property: Reducing Seasonal Service Requests

Want fewer service requests this holiday season? How many of your residents will be traveling or entertaining company this season? Help them ensure everything goes smoothly and potentially prevent last-minute service calls by sharing this helpful list with residents before they realize a service order is needed in the midst of the holiday rush! Be […]

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Do Apartment Fundamentals and Valuations Line Up?

In the previous blog titled, “Structural Shift or Mean Reversion: Exploring the NOI Profit Margin Cycle,” we discussed the importance of the profit margin cycle in relation to the pro forma analysis. This piece will expand upon the original idea by including a valuation metric: price-to-sales ratio. A price-to-sales ratio is a common metric used […]

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Even as Supply Mounts, It’s Business as Usual for Apartments in the Twin Cities

New apartment supply is back up to recent highs in Minneapolis/St. Paul, but that hasn’t changed the story of the local apartment market in the Twin Cities. As usual, vacancies are few. And as usual, rent growth is limited.

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Structural Shift or Mean Reversion: Exploring the NOI Profit Margin Cycle

Investing is a game, a game ruled by expectations. Future expectations are commonly shaped by the business and real estate cycles, but for the purpose of this piece, let’s investigate a less frequently discussed topic – the profit margin cycle. For real estate investors, net operating income or NOI, is the primary focal point because it […]

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Spend Management: Save Money by Standardizing your Property

The scenario is all too common in the multifamily housing industry. An apartment portfolio will unnecessarily spend itself out of a good thing. The fruits of years of planning and executing the next move in a major market or acquiring a new set of properties are slower to come simply because a spend management program […]

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Federal District Court Rejects ‘Disparate Impact’ Housing Discrimination

The following is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.  Please consult your attorney for legal advice regarding these matters. On November 3, a U.S. federal district court in the District of Columbia rejected the notion that a disparate impact discrimination claim can be brought under the Fair Housing Act (“FHA” […]

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Is a Comeback Story Brewing in Las Vegas?

As most of the country’s apartment market has enjoyed boom times in recent years, Las Vegas has been left behind … until recently. In 3rd quarter, Las Vegas posted some impressive numbers – particularly in rents. Does this suggest renewed optimism moving ahead?

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Is Apartment Supply Heading to Where Households Are Forming?

What do household formation and apartment supply have in common? MPF Research looked at the relationship between total household growth and apartment supply growth among the top 50 U.S. metros, since the recession. Overall, we found that there is a linear relationship between the two. But by region, clear differences emerge, especially when viewed in […]

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