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Will 2018 Be a Good Year for Multifamily Housing?

On 04, Jan, 2018

2017 was a good year for national multifamily housing. In the summer, the national vacancy rate stood at just 4.4 percent amid a strengthening job market, lower unemployment rate, higher cost of homeownership, and a modest but noticeable growth in household income. Now, at the beginning of 2018, it’s prudent to look ahead to see …

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What Should Birmingham Do About Its Stadium Situation?

On 21, Dec, 2017

To build or not to build? That is the question. At a recent Birmingham city council meeting, the council discussed what to do about the stadium situation in Birmingham. The consensus seems to be that either the city will build a new stadium, or will upgrade Legion Field, the Old Gray Lady that has seen …

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New Tax Overhaul Bill Is Friendly to Commercial Real Estate

On 07, Dec, 2017

The latest tax overhaul bill passed by Congress is a business-friendly piece of legislation – especially when it comes to commercial real estate. Not every industry received special favor, but one area that did benefit quite a bit is commercial real estate thanks to several key provisions in the bills offered up by the House …

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A Legislation Update with Chip Watts, CCIM

On 02, Nov, 2017

2017 has been an interesting year across the nation in the legislative arena. In DC, the transition from President Obama to President Trump’s leadership teams have taken quite a while to accomplish and many vacancies will not be filled by year’s end – placing many agencies in awkward positions while trying to continue their missions …

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