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Why U.S. Population Shifts Gave Greater Congressional Representation to Six States

When Americans go to the ballot box on November 8, the congressional map will look slightly different than it has for the past decade. Six states picked up seats in the House of Representatives: Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina, Texas, and Oregon. The results of the last five years (2018-2022) of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey ASEC explore the reasons households provided for moving to those states that will be gaining more representation in Washington, D.C.

Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q3 2022

Liquidity, Inflation Protection Draw Investors Even as Underwriting Standards Tighten With investors now seeking inflation protection, the small multifamily sector continues to see gains. Arbor’s new quarterly Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report, published in partnership with Chandan Economics, sheds light on key trends, including firm cap rates, climbing valuations, and elevated originations, despite tightening underwriting standards.   Key Findings: Small multifamily originations are on pace to hit $85.1 billion in 2022, sliding from 2021’s record high. Cap rates hold at 5.0%, despite rising benchmark interest rates. Underwriting standards tighten as LTVs fall and debt yields tick up. Complete the form to instantly access the full report!

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U.S. Metro Labor Markets Show Sizable Gains and Solid Growth

All of the top 50 metropolitan areas in the U.S. registered unemployment rate improvements during the 12 months ending in August 2022. Los Angeles led the country with the largest decline in its unemployment rate, shaving off 3.7 percentage points from one year ago. Riverside (-3.3%), Detroit (-3.2%), San Diego (-3.1%), and Sacramento (-2.8%) all followed closely behind with sizable declines.

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Florida Population Growth Steady Despite Ongoing Hurricane Threats

The increased frequency of major hurricanes brings into question whether robust in-migration patterns will hold in the face of growing climate risks. While there is a growing concern that the increase in extreme weather events could dampen housing demand in at-risk or effected areas, history displays a different pattern.

Current Reports

Affordable Housing Trends Report Fall 2022

Arbor’s Affordable Housing Trends Report Fall 2022, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, examines the affordable housing market’s growth trajectory in a challenging economic climate. It examines key programs, including the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), likely to influence the market’s performance in the coming year.

Affordable Housing Trends Report Fall 2022

Affordability Poses New Challenges to Low-Income Housing Market Arbor’s Affordable Housing Trends Report Fall 2022, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, examines the affordable housing market’s growth trajectory in a challenging economic climate.   Key Findings: Rising construction costs have slowed new Affordable construction as financing gaps for Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) developers have widened. A sizeable expansion of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program was removed from the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, though the White House continues to call for increased funding in its annual budget resolutions. Nearly 90% of developers reported they will avoid markets with mandatory affordability requirements as local rent control measures are under consideration in five states. Complete the form to instantly access the full report!

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Chandan Economics in Partnership with Arbor Realty Trust
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