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Fannie Mae Predicts Housing Market Will Soften This Year - MikeLembeck.com, Orange County Multifamily Broker, Apartments, 1031 Exchanges

Fannie Mae Predicts Housing Market Will Soften This Year

Consumers continued to report substantially divergent views of homebuying and home-selling conditions when asked if it is a good time or a bad time to buy or sell a house. The Fannie Mae Home Purchas...

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SFR, Multifamily Battle for Investment Dollars - MikeLembeck.com, Orange County Multifamily Broker, Apartments, 1031 Exchanges

SFR, Multifamily Battle for Investment Dollars

The flows of cash aren’t all pulling out of multifamily and settling into single-family rentals. But the SFR category has been getting more attractive to big investors over time and has become a...

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A Housing Slowdown Forms in the West - MikeLembeck.com, Orange County Multifamily Broker, Apartments, 1031 Exchanges

A Housing Slowdown Forms in the West

Although home prices are rising all around him, one Florida Atlantic University professor suggests that home prices appear to be settling in Western US markets, signaling the start of the anticipated ...

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Multifamily’s Record-Setting Rent Growth Likely to Slow in 2022 - MikeLembeck.com, Orange County Multifamily Broker, Apartments, 1031 Exchanges

Multifamily’s Record-Setting Rent Growth Likely to Slow in 2022

National average asking multifamily rents rose 13.5% year-over-year between 2020 and 2021, with December’s average hitting an all-time high of $1,594 per month and unit absorption exceeding the ...

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Private Equity Will Drive More Transaction Activity This Year - MikeLembeck.com, Orange County Multifamily Broker, Apartments, 1031 Exchanges

Private Equity Will Drive More Transaction Activity This Year

One sign that the commercial real estate industry is nearing full recovery: record transaction volumes. Last year, transaction activity came roaring back, breaking new records in multifamily and indus...

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CBRE Forecasts 4.7% Economic Growth in 2022 - MikeLembeck.com, Orange County Multifamily Broker, Apartments, 1031 Exchanges

CBRE Forecasts 4.7% Economic Growth in 2022

The economy will continue to grow in 2022 and 2023, according to Richard Barkham, global chief economist, head of global research and head of Americas research for CBRE. In a recent CBRE webinar, Bark...

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Three Threats That Could Derail Recovery in 2022 - MikeLembeck.com, Orange County Multifamily Broker, Apartments, 1031 Exchanges

Three Threats That Could Derail Recovery in 2022

Economic experts agree that the recovery will continue through 2022 and 2023, producing outsized growth of 4.7% next year. While there are a lot of positive trends supporting growth, there are three r...

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CRE's Growth Forecast for 2022 - MikeLembeck.com, Orange County Multifamily Broker, Apartments, 1031 Exchanges

CRE's Growth Forecast for 2022

Commercial real estate can be expected to perform well this year despite the prospect of higher interest rates, according to the National Association of Realtors.  While interest rates are expec...

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US Retail Sales Grew 8.5% This Holiday Season - MikeLembeck.com, Orange County Multifamily Broker, Apartments, 1031 Exchanges

US Retail Sales Grew 8.5% This Holiday Season

Consumers splurged throughout the season, making it a “resurgent season” for retailers as shoppers stocked their carts with gifts and gadgets, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse for hol...

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Trade Transportation Is Driving Employment Growth in OC - MikeLembeck.com, Orange County Multifamily Broker, Apartments, 1031 Exchanges

Trade Transportation Is Driving Employment Growth in OC

Orange County has steadily regained jobs since the onset of the pandemic. The latest employment report from JLL shows that the market unemployment rate has fallen to 4.1%, as of November 2021. Unemplo...

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