Timothy Ahern

Some multifamily markets face changing supply, growth realities in 2017

Growth in multifamily will continue strong in many areas this year, buoyed by job growth and new inventory.

February 22, 2017 | Timothy Ahern

What we can learn from the resilient Southeast housing market

The housing recovery after the Great Recession hasn’t lived up to expectations.

February 8, 2017 | Timothy Ahern

Workforce renters at a disadvantage in finding affordable homes

In some areas of the country, renters with median income are finding a scarcity of affordable places to rent.

January 25, 2017 | Timothy Ahern

Land, home costs paint different pictures for two Southern California multifamily markets

Fannie's Multifamily Economics and Market Research Group compares two leading, but different, multifamily markets in California.

January 4, 2017 | Timothy Ahern

Lenders are beginning to notice ‘green’ multifamily building

More than 80 percent of units Fannie finances are for working families, so green buildings' lower utility bills are a win-win.

December 28, 2016 | Timothy Ahern

Shift to rentals eats into supply of available starter homes

A study describes why starter homes, described as having 2,000 square feet of floor area, are in short supply.

December 12, 2016 | Timothy Ahern

GSE multifamily loan acquisitions appear headed for record-setting year

The first six months of the year indicate that multifamily housing lending is on its way to setting another record in 2016.

November 23, 2016 | Timothy Ahern

Home equity could be an important source of financial security in retirement

Aging Baby Boomers may find an important source of financial security in their home equity.

November 16, 2016 | Timothy Ahern

Replacing older small apartment buildings may erode affordability

California accounts for about one-third of the entire supply of small multifamily properties.

October 14, 2016 | Timothy Ahern

Can higher education help boost homeownership?

New research from USC shows a college degree can boost the chance of homeownership, largely independent of family wealth.

September 23, 2016 | Timothy Ahern

New Orleans Rental Market Facing Some Troubled Economic Waters

In the aftermath of torrential rain and flooding, southern Louisiana now faces a massive cleanup and rebuilding effort.

August 31, 2016 | Timothy Ahern