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Freddie Mac Releases its 2017 Multifamily Housing Market Forecast

A new report from Freddie Mac predicts rising rents and rising vacancy rates in the national multifamily market. The report also compares submarkets.
February 5, 2017, 1pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The Freddie Mac Multifamily Research Group released its 2017 Multifamily Outlook [pdf] on demand, vacancies and rent growth nationally and in the nation's top metro markets," according to an article on

"At the national level, oversupply risks are expected to be kept in check by steady absorption rates, a modest drop in multifamily starts, stable employment growth, new household formations and changing lifestyle preferences that favor rental housing," adds the post.

For a different angle on the findings of the new report from Freddie Mac, the Associated Press drills down on the metropolitan areas considered top multi-family markets, as measured by income growth combined with low apartment vacancy rates. Tacoma, Washington is a perhaps surprising third on the list, following only Sacramento and Seattle.

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Published on Thursday, February 2, 2017 in MultifamilyBiz
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