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Wind at our back

The new tax system, which was reformed for the first time in 32 years in December, strips away some of the long-standing benefits that would incentivize Americans to become homeowners. “This is definitely a tailwind...

Where rents still rise

A report on the 2017 national rental market, released by RENTCafe shows that rent increases in large cities (with a population of 600,000 or more) slowed down and lagged behind the national average. In contrast,...

The push for rent control

In November 2018, election ballots in California might include a question on rent control. Right now, California law restricts the spread of rent regulations on housing built after 1995, in addition to many older...

Walking tall

Of course, there are some obligatory qualifiers for that optimism. Most economists continue to project sustained moderate growth; but if a national recession takes root, that changes everything. And gone are the days of...

The passive-aggressive boss

If you’re struggling with the effects of your boss’s toxic personality, you aren’t alone. According to Mental Health America’s examination of over 17,000 employees across 19 industries, 64 percent of employees don’t feel their...

When email turns ugly

Lee had spent the entire weekend preparing for the presentation. Not only did he know the numbers inside and out, he was also excited to get some face time with the board. Performing well...

It might be time for a housing revival

On November 15, 2017, Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of HUD, gave the keynote address at the Housing America’s Families Forum hosted by the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Mich....

Broadband’s tangled web

In fact, multifamily industry groups warn that the FCC’s investigation into the best ways to promote competition among broadband service providers and renters’ access to service providers could have an adverse effect. It’s no secret...

Mixing it up

The mostly urban projects that captured the judges’ votes echo a popular and growing trend—the inclusion of ground-floor retail and dining establishments that add another revenue stream to a community’s earnings and enhance resident...

Aging baby boomers still want it all

As a segment of the growing senior population seeks upscale urban living, an affordability crisis looms. Michael Gordon, VP of planning and development for a Boston real estate firm, has been counting down the days...