Monthly Archives: December 2010

2011: Is It Getting Better?

2011: Is It Getting Better? My Answer to The National Apartment Association’s QuestionBy: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Whether you are an investor, owner/operator, manager or broker, the 2011 forecast for the apartment industry is something to smile about. Depending on your market, property values are likely trending upward toward more attractive sales prices, interest rates […]

An Investor’s Thoughts On the Census

An Investor’s Thoughts On the CensusBy: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Property owners should marvel over the recently released 2010 US Census data. The United States now has over 308,745,538 residents. Additionally, the South and West were the strongest geographical areas in terms of overall percentage growth at 14.3% and 13.8% since 2000. Texas has grown […]

The Age of Value

The Age of Value By: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM As perplexing as it may seem, it took the multifamily industry a great while to adapt to the ways of the American consumer. It was as if landlords felt that their product was different than other commodities that are purchased and sold. Although housing provides warmth, […]

The Texas Two Step

The Texas Two-Step By: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Disgruntled public employees in California must love the headline in today’s Orange County Register. Often behind the times and trends of Business and Real Estate, the Register today proclaimed that Texas has begun to “Lasso California Businesses”. Essentially what the state of Texas has begun to do […]

The Blind Side

The Blind SideBy: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Clinton had 35%, Bush and Reagan over 50%, now at just 10%, Barack Obama has become the US President with the least private sector experience in his cabinet since JFK had 28% in 1963. Clearly, these significant differences also illustrate the growing ineptitude of the Government towards fiscal […]

When Obama Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade

When Obama Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade By: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Newspaper headlines can almost be read as sarcastic when they proclaim that mortgage rates have reached 6 month highs at a whopping 4.87%. However, the slight increase represents a .5% bump in just two weeks. While the Federal Reserve appears to understand the […]

The Hollywood Farmer’s Market Fiasco

The Hollywood Farmer’s Market Fiasco (From a Property Owner’s Point of View)By: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM I love a farmer’s market as much as the next guy. In fact, I frequent the two here in Fullerton and try to support the small businesses who participate in these weekly events as much as possible. But what […]