Real Estate Roundup 1/14/16

“Are we headed for another bust?”
Frank Shostack,

On Wednesday December 16, 2015, Federal Reserve Bank policymakers raised the federal funds rate target by 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent for the first time since December 2008.

Apartment Markets’ Health in 2016 And Beyond
KC Sanjay,

The national apartment market is forecast to continue to be quite healthy in 2016, though the magnitude of growth will likely decelerate slightly from the robust pace of 2014 and 2015.

Market rate rent: ‘a problem that needs to be solved’
Pat Evans,

With thousands of new apartment units coming online in downtown Grand Rapids in the next year, the “market rate” rent attached to them has created much discussion, and not just among renters.