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Our blog is a collection of news, articles, advice, and other commentary on real estate and the economics driving the market.  We pick the most pertinent information and share it with you, adding our take on what it means and why it’s interesting.  We hope you find it useful for keeping track of the market, trends, and economic forces shaping the real estate industry.

January 7, 2018

Real estate technology (RE Tech) companies are bridging the gap between technology driven services and real world assets. And their solutions are maturing fast. In 2017, RE Tech hit its stride, gaining more attention from venture capital funds. As a result, global RE T...

January 2, 2018

Multifamily investing conditions were steady in the third quarter according to Freddie Mac.  Nationally, Freddie Mac’s Multifamily Apartment Investment Market Index (AIMI)* was flat.  However, 11 of the 13 markets that AIMI tracks showed stronger conditions.  Slight NO...

December 22, 2017

Two indicators for health in the multi-family market show strength heading into 2018. Fannie Mae’s December Multi-Family Commentary report states that concessions are near historic lows even with a plentiful supply of new apartment deliveries. Concessions have remained...

December 21, 2017

Brian Milovich, Managing Principal and Co-Founder of Calvera Partners, penned a great article in Forbes today.  In his article, Brian explains why real estate is typically not a large part of most people’s retirement portfolios.  He also points out that real estate can...

December 19, 2017

With the holiday season in full swing, we hope you'll take a moment to consider giving back to a non-profit or charitable organization.  We'd like to help you find the one that fits your goals.  To make that easier, we put together a list of non-profit and charitable o...

December 16, 2017

With so many tax related articles out there, it’s tough to cut through the jargon to figure out who the big winners and losers are.  But one group in particular appears set for some big advantages: real estate investors.  If you own property, you should read this...

December 8, 2017

Well, maybe not everyone is watching yield curves. But the smart money is keeping an eye out for a yield curve inversion. What’s that? It’s when interest rates on long-term investments, like 10-year treasuries or bonds, are paying a lower rate than the short-term ones....

December 6, 2017

In today’s Bitcoin frenzy, it’s hard to find an industry that isn’t getting disrupted by blockchain technology.  There are innovative upstarts in every corner of the economy.  And now, the real estate industry is beginning to see its day.  News of the first “all-bitcoi...

December 2, 2017

Even though the economy appears to be strong right now, GDP and productivity growth, two key economic indicators, remain stubbornly below long-term averages.  Some of this below trend performance can be explained by restrictive land use regulations, says the National B...

November 30, 2017

This year was predicted to be the peak for delivery of new apartment units with more than a half million currently under construction; however, longer construction times are holding back much of that supply.  Now, 2018 is predicted to be the peak of the apartment deliv...

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