Lew Sichelman has been covering the housing and mortgage markets from his Washington, D.C., perch for more than 50 years—first at the Washington Daily News and then at the Washington Star. In addition to providing his insights for MHN, he writes a weekly consumer column, “The Housing Scene,” that is distributed to newspapers throughout the country by the Andrews McMeel syndicate. Over his varied career, he was written for National Mortgage News, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Banking magazine, Builder magazine and Sports Illustrated. And his work has been recognized with numerous awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors, Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors.

Lew Sichelman

SFR Rent Growth Hits the Brakes

While rates are still increasing in most areas, the pace has slowed, columnist Lew Sichelman writes.

Lew Sichelman

Multifamily Ranks No. 1 as Investor Choice

Respondents to a CBRE survey saw the sector as offering the most opportunity, Lew Sichelman writes.

Lew Sichelman

The Art of Securing Historic Tax Credits

A vacant courthouse complex turned into multifamily housing shows how it’s done, columnist Lew Sichelman writes.

Lew Sichelman

Why More Renters Are Opting Out of Ownership

One in five renters expect to continue renting for life, a recent Entrata study shows. And the reasons why might not be so obvious.

Lew Sichelman

CFPB Shifts Onus of Apartment Fraud Onto Owners

Columnist Lew Sichelman on how recent advisories impact landlords during a time of rampant fraud.

Lew Sichelman

Office Conversions Run at a Record Pace

Top markets for these adaptive reuse projects include Washington, D.C., New York City and Dallas, columnist Lew Sichelman writes.

Lew Sichelman

‘Real Money’ Is Out There If You Look

Financing opportunities and federal funds are available to multifamily if you just know where to look, columnist Lew Sichelman writes.

Lew Sichelman

Renters Take Online Reviews Seriously

Columnist Lew Sichelman on the latest study of renters’ habits by ApartmentRatings and SatisFacts Research.

Lew Sichelman

Multifamily Housing ‘In God’s Backyard’

Columnist Lew Sichelman on the potential symbiotic relationship between housing and religion.

Lew Sichelman

Bills Take Aim at Big SFR Providers

Lawmakers want to put an end to the burgeoning business, writes Columnist Lew Sichelman.