Weekly Roundup: News & Updates

Weekly Roundup: News & Updates

Your weekly news & updates
Here is this week’s “Weekly Roundup” from Real Estate Investing Today, the news & views site from the National Real Estate Investors Association.
Consumer Price Index Up 4.9% Year Over Year
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was up 0.4% in April, 2023. Click here to read more.
Yardi Says Apartment Demand Remains Stable Despite Slowing Economy

According to the latest Yardi Matrix Multifamily Report, the average U.S. multifamily rent was $1,709 in April. Click here to read more.

Nearly 7 in 10 Metros Saw Home Prices Gains in Q1 2023

The National Association of Realtors is reporting that in Q1 2023 seven in 10 metro areas saw home price gains. In addition, they say 7% of the 221 tracked metros registered double-digit price increases over the same period, down from 18% in Q4 2022. Click here to read more.

Real Estate News Brief; Hints at a Pause, Mortgage Rate Averages, ChatGPT Home Search

On a recent episode of Real Estate News for Investors, Kathy Fettke discusses why economists are expecting a rate hike pause, where homeowners are paying the most and the least for their mortgages, and new home search help from a chatbot! Click here to read more.

21% of Americans Currently Use Self Storage

Storage.com says the storage industry has been trending for a while has momentum. In fact, their data say 21% of Americans use self storage in one form or another. In addition, there are plans to add close to 53 million more square feet of storage space in 2023. Click here to read more.


Share of FHA-Backed New Home Sales Climb in First Quarter

Citing data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent Quarterly Sales by Price and Financing report, the NAHB’s Eye on Housing says the share of FHA-backed loans for new home sales rose by its largest share since 2007, climbing to 11.7%. Click here to read more.

AAA Says 42.3 Million Americans Will Travel Over Memorial Day

The unofficial start of Summer (aka Memorial Day) is next weekend along and with that reminder comes AAA’s annual travel forecast. The venerable AAA predicts that 42.3 million Americans will travel 50+ miles from home this Memorial Day weekend – an increase of 7% over 2022! Click here to read more.

Los Angeles’ Mansion Tax a Complete Flop After One Month

After one month in effect, a tax on high-end properties in Los Angeles appears to be dud. Breitbart news is reporting that Measure ULA has brought sales of luxury homes to a halt while raising little money for affordable housing. Click here to read more.

The Best States for Retirement

Infographic: Citing data from WalletHub, the Visual Capitalist visualizes in a fancy bar chart the best states for people to retire in. The rankings are based on 47 different metrics across three dimensions. Click here to read more.

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