Monthly Archives: November 2014

Apartment Sector Remains On Top

    Rick Sharga of Auction.com told GlobeSt.com “The continued strength of the apartment sector is directly related to the trends we’ve been seeing in residential real estate, namely the rise in household formations and the ongoing decrease in home … Continue reading

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Commercial Real Estate Sector Rising

  Commercial real estate is expected to show continued improvement during the next few years, but property owners, investors and commercial real estate practitioners need to keep a close eye on the Federal Reserve, which is poised to raise interest … Continue reading

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Institutional Investors Pull Back

  The share of institutional investors — entities who purchase at least 10 properties in a year — dropped to a four-year low in the third quarter, according to RealtyTrac’s third-quarter 2014 report. Institutional investors accounted for 4.3 percent of … Continue reading

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Why Renters Keep Renting

  Most Americans who do not own their own home say they intend to one day and hold strong feelings toward home ownership. But 20 percent of householders say they intend to stay renters now and in the future. Researchers … Continue reading

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The Commercial Market’s Hot Sector

  Analysts are pointing to the sizzling warehouse sector as the industry to watch in the nation’s commercial sector. Robust leasing for warehouses the last few quarters have prompted developers to scour the nation looking for new sites to accommodate … Continue reading

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Office Sector Soars to Post-Recession High

  Developers are ramping up construction of office space, as thesector reaches its highest pace since 2008. More markets seeing job growth, rising rents, and falling vacancies – such as in Texas and the San Francisco Bay Area – are … Continue reading

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Single-Family Rental Market Strong

  “The single-family rental market is still strong,” says Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac vice president. “Even so, the market is softening. In the high-risk, high-yield markets, where unemployment and vacancy rates are higher than national averages, the average return was a … Continue reading

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Renters Account for Growth in Household Formation

    Construction on buildings with at least five apartments reached the highest monthly pace since the beginning of 2006, Freddie Mac reports in its Economic and Housing Market Outlook for September. A similar boom has swept the Omaha metro … Continue reading

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Top City for Tech Company Launch

    Think Silicon Valley is the best place to start a company? Think again! Inc. Magazine contributing editor John Brandon says the best place to start a tech company is right smack in the Midwest, most notably in Omaha, … Continue reading

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Builders Say Apartment, Condo Market Continues to Strengthen

        Builders and developers are optimistic about the current conditions in the apartment and condominium market, which posted more gains in the second quarter. The Multifamily Production Index, produced by the National Association of Home Builders, netted … Continue reading

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