The road to recovery: Brooklyn
Remarks by President Dudley at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn, New York.
Bureaucratic rent trends
Data suggest soft rental markets in the district.
Apartment vacancy rates are falling around the Ninth District, but slower home sales are only part of the story.
Large-Scale Buy-to-Rent Investors in the Single-Family Housing Market: The Emergence of a New Asset Class?
In 2012, several large firms began purchasing single-family homes with the stated intention of creating large portfolios of rental property. We present the first systematic evidence on how this new investor activity differs from that of other investors in the housing market. Many aspects of buy-to-rent investor behavior are consistent with holding property for rent rather than reselling quickly. Additionally, the large size of these investors imparts a few important advantages. In the short run, this investment activity appears to have supported house prices in the areas where it is ...
A trend and variance decomposition of the rent-price ratio in housing markets
We use the dynamic Gordon-growth model to decompose the rent-price ratio for owner-occupied housing in the U.S., four Census regions, and twenty-three metropolitan areas into three components: The expected present value of real rental growth, real interest rates, and future housing premia. We use these components to decompose the trend and variance in rent-price ratios for 1975-2005, for an early sub-sample (1975-1996), and for the recent housing boom (1997-2005). We have three main findings. First, variation in expected future real rents accounts for a small share of variation in our sample ...
Low Income Housing Tax Credits: strategies for year 15
As the Low Income Housing Tax Credit 15-year compliance period begins to expire on affordable housing projects across the country, the Wyndham Financial Group?s William S. Hettinger examines how organizations are addressing this issue and offers strategies for success.
Preserving small rental buildings
Smart investment in small two- to four-unit buildings?for renewed owner occupancy or nonprofit ownership and management?stabilizes neighborhoods and provides affordable housing.