Friday, July 13, 2018

Some Key Apartment Markets See Essentially Flat Rents in Q2 via RealPage

U.S. apartment rent growth is moderating, and some of that slowdown is due to essentially flat rents in a handful of large metros.

Nationally, rents were up 2.5% annually as of mid-2018, the softest upturn since 2010. In five large markets, however, rent growth measured 1.0% or less, and 10 saw increases of 1.0% to 1.5%.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Austin Economic Indicators 7/5/18 via Dallas Fed

Austin economic activity held steady in May. The Austin Business-Cycle Index continued to grow near trend. Job growth accelerated after softening in March and April, while the unemployment rate fell to its lowest rate since the beginning of the year. Recently released detailed job data for high-tech employment suggest that growth in both tech services and manufacturing was strong last year.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Texas is CNBC's Top State for Business in America this year via CNBC

Riding the rising tide of energy prices — and the job growth that goes with it — Texas lands the top spot in CNBC's 2018 America’s Top States for Business rankings.

This is familiar territory for the Lone Star State, which becomes the first four-time winner in our annual study, now in its 12th year. But it has been a long time coming. This is the first time since 2012 that Texas has claimed top honors. Not coincidentally, West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil — the state’s most important export — peaked at just over $108 per barrel that year, a figure it has not seen since. But it has risen enough — around 60 percent in the last year, powering through the $70-per-barrel mark in June — to turbocharge the $1.6 trillion Texas economy.

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Rental Mismatch: Where do renters struggle to find the amenities they want? via Apartment List

At Apartment List, our goal is to help renters find homes that they love by making the apartment hunting process as smooth and enjoyable as possible. To do so, we take the time to ask renters important questions about their preferences. The answers power the product's tailored search experience and provide us with unique insights into which amenities renters are seeking in their next home.

In some cities, however, the types of amenities that renters desire may not match what is available in the marketplace.

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Apartment rents are actually falling in some DFW neighborhoods via Dallas News

Dallas-Fort Worth's net apartment leasing totaled 5,465 units in the second quarter.

That sounds like a lot, but it's not enough.

Developers completed almost 7,000 apartments in the last three months. And on an annual basis, apartment demand is lagging new supply by almost 10,000 units, according to the latest data from Richardson-based RealPage.

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Average Dallas apartment costs rising at one of the slowest rates in U.S. via Dallas News

Two booming Texas cities are seeing some of the smallest apartment rent gains in the country.

Austin apartment rents were unchanged from a year ago and Dallas rents rose by less than 1 percent in a new nationwide rental market update from Richardson-based RealPage.

"Some of the country's biggest markets register largely flat rents, with prices up less than 1 percent from a year ago," RealPage analysts said in the just-released report. "Seattle and Dallas are among the metros where rent growth has slowed most dramatically during 2018."

Read more...Good news for renters: Average Dallas apartment costs rising at one of the slowest rates in U.S.