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Even in the Best of Times for Apartment Rentals, There Can Be Too Much in the Pipeline

Aug 5 2016

From a national perspective, new rental apartment construction is sailing along, with an exceptional number of units now underway — buoyed by healthy job growth and strong ongoing demand for rental properties.

But hunkering down for a look at local markets finds some wrinkles in the outlook for multifamily homebuilding, along with temporary challenges for some metro areas that are heading for an oversupply, according to Fannie Mae’s Multifamily Market Commentary for July.

“At a national level, the total amount of new multifamily development underway looks sound,” says Kim Betancourt, director of economics for Fannie Mae’s Multifamily Economics and Market Research group. (View video recap)

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