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Those Who Can’t Afford a Single-Family House Are Increasingly Turning to Build-To-Rent Communities

April 27, 2023

Renters who want more space or a different lifestyle but who cannot afford to buy are turning increasingly to rentals. Developers across the U.S. are working to meet that growing need. Rental communities were around before but interest in them exploded as multi-family members sought more space and privacy and more people working remotely. Over...
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Build-to-Rent Becoming More Popular

April 25, 2023

Arizona, Texas, Florida, and other places where there is insufficient workforce housing are turning to build-to-rent models. These rental communities are home to firefighters and teachers, sales professionals and bankers, and others who either can’t find homes or don’t want home ownership. Properly managed rental communities leave families to family time while things like maintenance...
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Trains, Planes and Automobiles

April 20, 2023

How to affordably tame high-impact noise zones. How many times have you found a great parcel only to find it’s near an airport, rail line or highway, sometimes all three. In this story, the property was close to all three. But using ICF, insulated concrete form, a building system that uses lightweight foam blocks stacked...
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Construction Delays, Process and Other Issues Increase Risk, and Threaten Profits

April 18, 2023

The National Multifamily Housing Council quarterly survey between March 7 and 30 of this year and found 79 percent of developer respondents reported construction delays, still, which was down from 84 percent in December, 90 percent in September, and 97 percent in June. Cost fluctuations and labor availability, while significant, are substantially approved. The organization...
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