Shane Squires

Market Analyst, MPF Research

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Shane Squires is a Market Analyst for MPF Research. Prior to joining RealPage, Shane spent two years in the single-family housing industry as market analyst specializing in econometrics. Shane holds bachelors in economics and a masters in Applied Economic Analysis from the University of Texas at Arlington.

How the Affordable Housing Industry Managed the Government Shutdown Together

January’s government shutdown found the Affordable housing industry grappling for a lifeline. Next to the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Housing and Urban Development was the most affected by the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. Contract renewals were put on hold and much needed monthly payments to those properties stopped. Properties with limited[]

Between Generations, Housing Preferences Have Evolved

Over the previous few blog posts, the economic factors that are likely causing Generation Y’s lowered propensity to purchase homes was discussed. Declining incomes, higher costs of living, the unavailability of affordable homes and tighter mortgage qualifications all present significant obstacles to young adults’ ability to buy a home. Those were contrary to the majority[]

Qualified Millennials Find Affordable Homes in Short Supply

A previous post, “Millennials Face Unprecedented Economic Hurdles to Home Ownership,” outlined some of the most pertinent economic constraints facing the Millennial generation with regards to home purchase. Declining incomes, higher costs of living and an increasing cost of homes present significant obstacles to young adults’ ability to buy a home. Another obstacle for would-be[]

Millennials Face Unprecedented Economic Hurdles to Home Ownership

A previous post, “For Millennials, Low Ownership Rates Weigh on Household Formation,” showed a lack of participation in the housing market among young adults in the Millennial generation. As a percentage of the population, Generation Y isn’t renting more than young adults in the previous generation. Instead, they are buying fewer homes. The reason for[]

For Millennials, Low Ownership Rates Weigh on Household Formation

The Millennial generation is frequently a topic of discussion in the real estate industry along with almost every other. While fascination in any cohort that is emerging into adulthood is a recurring theme in modern history, the immense size of the Millennial population has heightened anticipation of their entrance into the housing market. However, the[]

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