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Economy Watch: There are Fewer Apartment Applicant Deadbeats than Before

Economy Watch: There are Fewer Apartment Applicant Deadbeats than Before

The rental pool risk is decreasing. Here's why.…

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TODAY’S DEALS: Legacy JV has Big Plans with Marina del Rey Acquisition

TODAY’S DEALS: Legacy JV has Big Plans with Marina del Rey Acquisition

A joint venture led by Legacy Partners buys in Marina del Rey; Relative Properties acquires a 248-unit community from TGM Associates; and details emerge in Armada Hoffler Properties' sale of a newly built asset in Durham, N.C.…

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Economy Watch: A Reason CRE Deals Continue to Move Forward

Economy Watch: A Reason CRE Deals Continue to Move Forward

Speculation about interest rates and CRE.…

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Economy Watch: Housing Surprises

Economy Watch: Housing Surprises

Housing starts are taking economists by surprise. Here's why.…

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TODAY’S DEALS: University of Chicago Lists 676 Units for Sale

TODAY’S DEALS: University of Chicago Lists 676 Units for Sale

HFF lands a hefty marketing contract in Chicago; Bascom buys in Long Beach, Calif.; and Hamilton Point buys two properties for $41.2 million.…

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Economy Watch: Why Homebuilders are Relying on Millennials

Economy Watch: Why Homebuilders are Relying on Millennials

Home builders are still fairly confident about the state of their industry, whose health affects a number of other kinds of real estate. Should they be?…

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Economy Watch: Consumers Don’t Like the Looks of the Economy

Economy Watch: Consumers Don’t Like the Looks of the Economy

Do consumers have the jitters? That's happened before, and it always has the potential to cut into retail sales, and thus impact the property types that retail sales support, namely retail and less directly, industrial. …

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Economy Watch: Retail Sales Growth Slows to a Halt

Economy Watch: Retail Sales Growth Slows to a Halt

Retail sales growth took a pause in April, according to the Census Bureau.…

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Economy Watch: Another Lackluster Q1 Metric (And One That Wasn’t So Bad)

Economy Watch: Another Lackluster Q1 Metric (And One That Wasn’t So Bad)

More evidence that the first quarter is going to be remembered as one in which the U.S. economy ran in place (which doesn't do anyone any good, including various stripes of real estate): consumers didn't do much more borrowing of any kind during the quarter. …

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Economy Watch: Two Tales of Employment Recovery: Construction and Hospitality

Economy Watch: Two Tales of Employment Recovery: Construction and Hospitality

Construction has had a fairly good run lately in terms of job creation, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting that the industry added a net of 45,000 positions in April, after not budging much in March.…

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TODAY’S DEALS: Praedium Buys Massachusetts Apartments from Wood Partners JV

TODAY’S DEALS: Praedium Buys Massachusetts Apartments from Wood Partners JV

Wood Partners and Bavin Inc. complete a Boston-area disposition; Canada’s Starlight Fund finds value in Florida; and Berkadia arranges $18.5 million for affordable and student housing.…

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Economy Watch: How Strong is Employment Among Millennials?

Economy Watch: How Strong is Employment Among Millennials?

The April Bureau of Labor Statistics employment report was generally good news, with a net gain of 223,000 jobs and an unemployment rate of 5.4 percent, the lowest that metric has been in the last seven years, since the onset months of the recession.…

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