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Are Investors Fueling The Rapid Decline In Housing Affordability?

By Xander Snyder on August 26, 2022

According to data from First American Data & Analytics, investor purchases of residential homes as rental properties as a share of all residential home salesRead More›

Commercial Real Estate Housing

How Will Rising Interest Rates Impact Cap Rates?

By Xander Snyder on June 30, 2022

When inflation first began to surge in 2021, many believed it would be transitory. Inflation has remained Read More›

Commercial Real Estate Interest Rates Potential Cap Rate Model

Commercial Real Estate Prices Still Have Room To Run

By Xander Snyder on April 14, 2022

In the initial stages of the pandemic, some sectors of the commercial real estate market suffered. As people shifted to working from home – avoiding travel, visiting retail stores, and dining in restaurants – prices for hotels, retail properties, offic... Read More›

Commercial Real Estate Interest Rates Potential Cap Rate Model