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Dedicated affordable housing fund is crucial for Denver

Thousands of people in our city lack access to the simple advantages so many of us take for granted, like a place to call home

CREJ

August 15, 2016

This finance game is different

If you are anywhere near the real estate industry, you probably hear your colleagues talking baseball with increasing frequency

CREJ

August 15, 2016

How to deal with wrongful Airbnb subletting

Valued at over $20 billion, Airbnb is the Uber of rentals. Through the Airbnb website, people can rent rooms, apartments and homes.

CREJ

May 27, 2016

Negative trifecta is coming to Denver market

The collapse of the housing bubble in 2007 affected single- and multifamily building. Now that we’re almost 10 years past the problem, we see the multifamily market bouncing back strongly while single-family housing has yet to fully recover.

CREJ

May 16, 2016

Shrinking units become a growing trend

Apartments are getting smaller and the mix of units is getting less diverse as the multifamily market tries to balance demand from population growth with relatively stagnant income growth.

Michelle Askeland

May 15, 2016

How today’s cycle compares to past decades

We’re all aware of what seems to be a building frenzy in the apartment sector in Denver, accompanied, until recently, by strong rent growth.

CREJ

May 15, 2016

Median rental rates vary by $100s across city

Three years ago, about 30 percent of renters in the Denver area paid rents below $1,000. That number now sits at 11 percent, as of the last Multifamily Housing Council survey. While rent increases are widespread, not all neighborhoods are experiencing the same effects as the macro environment. Using 21,000 available apartments listed on Zumper over the end of 2015, we examined which areas felt the greatest effects.

CREJ

February 13, 2016
Infographic about renter expectations

Survey reveals Denver renter expectations

Renting is hot! For some, it’s a lifestyle choice. For others, it’s a financial decision. Whatever the motivation, the rise of renting means the U.S. added 1.6 million new renters over the past five years. These renters, from millennials to baby boomers, are driving new development and raising the expectations of amenities and services. Some in the apartment industry might say it’s sparked an amenity war in search of the answer to the question: What do renters really want?

CREJ

February 12, 2016

New wood-frame codes allow for more flexibility

From the construction of tenements in the 1800s to the high-rise steel and concrete luxury residential towers built today, for-rent housing has come a long way. But one constant is the use of wood to build rental housing. Over the years, architects and engineers have pushed the limits of what wood can do, and the adoption of the 2015 International Building Code allows this to continue.

CREJ

January 26, 2016
infographic in-state vs. out-of-state buyers

Out-of-state buyers show affinity for Colorado

Purchasing an apartment building in Colorado has proven to be challenging due to the growing number of buyers lining up to acquire a limited number of available properties. For certain assets, it is not uncommon to receive upward of 20 offers.

CREJ

January 25, 2016