Posts from February 2018

Apartment Executives’ Sentiment Index Indicates Further Softness in Trends

February 23, 2018 by Zelman & Associates

Once a month, we survey private multi-family operators, developers, brokers and lenders to gauge fundamental trends across the sector. Our survey covers roughly 1.5 million institutional-quality units and developers that accounted for 9% of ...

What Percentage of First-Time Buyers Will Never Leave? Higher Than You Think

February 09, 2018 by Zelman & Associates

In 2017, we estimate that there were approximately 6.4 million home closings, inclusive of existing home transactions and new construction. We further estimate that 79% of these homes were purchased by owner-occupants, as opposed to investment ...

A Hush Likely Emerging from Homeownership Bears

February 09, 2018 by Zelman & Associates

We have previously written extensively about the outlook for homeownership, including in a November 2016 analysis titled “Why We Believe the Homeownership Rate Has Bottomed.” Recent trends from the Housing Vacancy and ...