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At REIM, our mission to deliver current and revelant intel in the multifamily market. Every week we share the top five articles we are reading from sources we trust. Our goal is to keep you informed, up to date and real estate intelligent.

2 in 5 Renters Don’t Believe They’ll Ever Own a Home

Up from 27% less than a year ago, 38% of U.S. renters don’t believe they’ll ever own a home, according to a new report from Redfin. With lack of affordability as the prevailing reason, nearly half (44%) of renters don’t believe they’ll buy a home soon because available homes are

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Prime Multifamily Cap Rates Show Improvement

For the first time in two years, financial and operational metrics are improving for Class-A multifamily properties, says CBRE. “Going-in cap rates, exit cap rates and unlevered internal rates of return (IRRs) targets for prime multifamily assets improved slightly in Q1 for the first time since the Federal Reserve began

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Apartment Demand More Than Doubled in Q1

In the early months of 2024, apartment demand more than doubled, putting it well above the decade average, according to a new report from RealPage. “We might be in for a banner year for absorption,” the firm’s analyst Kim O’Brien said in the report. But truly, RealPage said, this Q1

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These 7 Metro Phoenix Cities See Home Prices Double Fastest

Home prices are reaching for the stars across the country. And Arizona isn’t simply riding this wave — it’s at the helm. Seven Metro Phoenix cities are among the Top 25 cities that have seen home prices double the fastest. We looked at the largest U.S. cities to see where home prices

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Why More Renters Are Opting Out of Ownership

A house on the corner with a white picket fence and a backyard has long been a big part of the American Dream. But it’s no longer a major factor for a large share of the American populous. For two out of every five renters, in fact, their “American Dream”

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Community Improvements That Drive NOI

In the never-ending pursuit to remain ahead of the competition—or at least on par with them—owners and operators are constantly considering community improvements. But with margins becoming increasingly tight in the multifamily market due to the elevated costs of materials, labor, and insurance, deciding which upgrades to implement requires a

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