How the Fed’s Response to Inflation could Create Headwinds for CRE

How the Federal Reserve responds to inflation could create headwinds for the commercial real estate market, particularly as the Fed walks back earlier efforts to keep the pandemic-era economy in... View Article

Time to trade your multifamily property into a Commercial or NNN property?

Many real estate investors are transitioning from Multifamily investments to commercial and NNN investments. Why are they doing this? Because they are tired of dealing with the day-to-day challenges of... View Article

Apartment Demand Smashes Previous Record High by 66%

For the vast majority of market-rate renters, apartments remain affordable and these renters moving in are bringing big incomes, according to recent data from RealPage. Demand for market-rate apartments in... View Article

Drywell Permitting Becomes More Formalized and it Affects Most Real Estate Owners in Oregon

By Cliff Hockley, CPM, CCIM, Principal Broker and Senior Advisor Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services SVN | Bluestone and Hockley Most commercial or multifamily properties have parking lots, and... View Article

Sticker Shock Coming for Renters Receiving Concessions

The multifamily sector has experienced the effects of an increase in pent-up demand this past year, resulting in higher-than-average asking rents as well as concessions, depending on the type of... View Article

Lumber Prices Should Have Their Own Storm Advisory

The winter solstice is an occasion for many old religions, in one form or another, on the longest night of the year to be thankful for the promise of lengthening... View Article

November Unemployment Numbers Are In

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.2% in November, down from 4.4% in October. The U.S. unemployment rate was also 4.2% in November. Oregon’s unemployment rate has declined rapidly over the... View Article

Fed will aggressively dial back its bond buying, sees three rate hikes next year

The Federal Reserve provided multiple indications Wednesday that its run of ultra-easy policy since the beginning of the Covid pandemic is coming to a close, making aggressive policy moves in... View Article

Real Estate and Accounting: A Matched Pair

By Cliff Hockley, CPM, CCIM, Senior Advisor Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services SVN | Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate investors forget how important accounting is to their investment success.... View Article

Is CRE headed for a Bubble?

Commercial real estate in the US is nowhere near bubble territory in the near-term, but investors would be well-served to consider the three- to five-year supply and demand outlook before... View Article

More Companies Tightening Remote-Work Eligibility

New research shows that the number of companies willing to allow all employees to work remotely fell to 26% to 39% between March and September 2021 and 70% of survey... View Article

Will increased inflation affect Real Estate Investors?

By Cliff Hockley, President of Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services Executive Director, SVN | Bluestone and Hockley Inflation is up and is more persistent than expected. The path of... View Article

Build Back Better is Better for 1031 – For Now!

The Biden Administration’s framework for the Build Back Better bill has some good news for 1031 Exchangers such as: No limitations on Sec. 1031 like-kind exchanges; No increase in the... View Article

Unemployment Continues to Improve in Oregon

State of Oregon’s Unemployment Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.7% in September from 5%, as revised, in August. In September, 102,0000 Oregonians were unemployed. This is a remarkable improvement from... View Article

Where are interest rates and mortgage originations going in 2022?

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s annual forecast, they predict rising interest rates will significantly impact refinance demand in 2022. With the average interest rate on a 30-year fixed loan... View Article

Why is the LIBOR transition important to real estate investors?

First, what is LIBOR? For decades, the basis of the interest rates for loans— particularly for commercial real estate loans, has been the London Interbank Offered Rate, more commonly known... View Article