The Markets with the Highest Rental Rate Increases

RentRange released an analysis of the top U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) with the highest increases in average rental rate for single-family homes in Q3 from the year prior. The report found that there was a notable shift from the past several quarters’ trend of metros located in the Sun Belt to metros found in …

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Former FHFA Director Announced as Keynote for 2017 Five Star Government Forum

James B. Lockhart III, Vice Chairman of W.L. Ross & Co. LLC and former Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, will deliver the morning keynote address at the 2017 Five Star Government Forum in Washington, D.C., in April.

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Now That a Real Estate Developer is President-Elect . . .

In this special report to DS News, Collingwood Group Vice Chairman Brian Montgomery, former FHA Commissioner, discusses housing policy considerations the new Trump Administration should make its focus. Editor’s note: This is a sneak peak at the full story that appears in the January 2017 Black Book issue of DS News.

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HUD Launches New Community Investment Tool

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today unveiled the Community Assessment Reporting Tool (CART) – an innovative reference and mapping tool created to help answer the question, “How is HUD investing in my community?”. CART provides a snapshot of HUD investments across a community, cutting the time it takes to generate this information from several business days to minutes.