If you asked 53 real estate economists and analysts what they see in the future of the housing economy, what do you think they’d say?
Thankfully, you don’t have to guess; Urban Land Institute released its semi-annual Real Estate Consensus Forecast today.
Rental rates, home starts and prices
“The apartment sector has performed very well the past several years,” stated the report.
Vacancy rates were 7.1 percent in 2009; then they hit 4.6 percent in 2015 before bumping up to 4.9 percent last year.
They’re expected to grow in the next few years, hitting 5.2 percent this year, 5.3 percent in 2018 an...