Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Dallas No. 1, While Other Texas Markets Strong in Real Estate Investment Potential via Realty News Report

With Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 1 in the nation, Houston is a real estate market on the rise and “has it all” as cited in the investment market rankings of Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2019 by PwC and the Urban Land Institute.

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ALN Monthly Market Stats November 2018 via ALN Apartment Data

ALN Data just released their October 2018 market stats on occupancy and rents for over 80 markets. In Texas, it includes DFW, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Lubbock, Amarillo, Abilene, Corpus Christi and more. It is a must read from a great provider of apartment data.

Read more...ALN Monthly Market Stats November 2018 via ALN Apartment Data

Friday, November 9, 2018

Dallas And Fort Worth Diverge On Rent Growth via Bisnow

Dallas and Fort Worth are acting surprisingly differently in apartment rent growth these days, with Fort Worth clocking a healthy 3.1% rent growth to Dallas’ sluggish 1.3% rent growth, according to third-quarter multifamily statistics from RealPage.

“It’s unusual for the performance patterns to be this far apart,” RealPage Chief Economist Greg Willett said. “The two metros normally move pretty closely together, and it really just reflects the large block of construction on the Dallas side.”

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Can you afford rising rents for Dallas apartments? via Dallas News

A single worker getting Texas' minimum wage of $7.25 an hour would gross $1,160 working four 40-hour weeks. That's $11 less than the average rent in the city of Dallas. Layer onto those stats news from a recent report showing that last year, almost 100 percent of the apartments built in Dallas-Fort Worth were high-end units, spurred in part by the increasing cost of labor and construction materials.

Occupancy rates are strong across all apartment segments in Dallas, even in the face of higher rents. That shows that the market has yet to hit "oversupply" territory. Class A properties have a lower occupancy rate because more are new builds seeking to fill up.

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Houston Economic Indicators via Dallas Fed

Houston economic conditions remain mostly positive, as does the overall outlook for the area. The business-cycle index continues to exhibit strong growth, and the Houston Leading Index is accelerating. Existing-home sales have cooled slightly, while the supply of lower-priced homes remains tight. Construction labor demand is very strong, driven by petroleum industries and residential building.

Read more... Houston Economic Indicators via dallasfed.org

Austin Economic Indicators November 2018 via Dallas Fed

The Austin economy expanded at a strong pace in September. The Austin Business-Cycle Index accelerated and continued above its long-term trend. Employment growth was robust, and construction and mining activity continued to surge. Wages continued to climb, while permits for new-home construction dipped from very high levels.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Multifamily Deals Are Getting Harder to Pencil via GlobeSt

“How are you navigating current market conditions,” asked Mark Renard, executive vice chairman of the capital markets group at Cushman & Wakefield, at the opening of the Transaction Talks: The Art of Multifamily Dealmaking panel at RealShare Apartments this week. For some of the panelists, the response was that the market is challenging today—and it is getting more challenging—but there are still reasons to be excited about the multifamily market, including growing demand and class-B and secondary market rent growth.

Read more...Multifamily Deals Are Getting Harder to Pencil via GlobeSt

Monday, October 29, 2018

Big D is second only to the Big Apple in new building projects via Dallas News

A slowdown in commercial building this year hasn't been enough to knock Dallas-Fort Worth off its perch as one of the country's top commercial building markets.

Construction has started on more than $17 billion in D-FW area commercial and residential projects in the first nine months of 2018. Only New York City with $31.7 billion in construction starts has seen more building activity so far this year, according to the latest figures from Dodge Data & Analytics.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators October 24, 2018 via Dallas Fed

Dallas–Fort Worth economic growth moderated in September. Payroll employment expanded at a slower pace in the third quarter than the second. Unemployment held steady near record lows, and the Dallas and Fort Worth business-cycle indexes expanded further. Housing market indicators suggest a cooling in home price appreciation and sales; however, inventory still remains tight, particularly at the lower price points.

Read more...Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators October 24, 2018 via Dallas Fed

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Eleventh District Beige Book October 24, 2018 via Dallas Fed

Solid expansion continued in the Eleventh District economy. Manufacturing output increased robustly, although demand growth slowed from last period. Healthy growth continued in retail and nonfinancial services. Loan demand and volumes increased further, as did loan pricing. Home sales were flat to up over the past six weeks. Drilling activity was flat as limited pipeline and transportation capacity inhibited growth. Employment increased, and widespread labor shortages continued to pressure wages and even restrain business growth in some sectors. Price pressures stayed elevated, partly due to tariffs driving up input costs. Outlooks remained optimistic despite increased uncertainty stemming from trade disputes, rising interest rates, and labor constraints.

Read more...Eleventh District Beige Book October 24, 2018 via Dallas Fed