Apartment markets expanded in three of four areas in the January National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) Quarterly Survey of Apartment Market Conditions, indicating a slight moderation of the pace of improvement. Only the sales volume index (44) dropped below 50, with market tightness (51), equity financing (55) and debt financing (71) showing continued expansion.
From the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC): Apartment Markets Moderate Slightly in January NMHC Quarterly Survey
The Market Tightness Index fell from 52 to 51. More than half (58 percent) of respondents reported unchanged conditions, and slightly over one-fifth (22 percent) saw conditions as tighter than three months ago. Looser conditions were reported by 20 percent of respondents. This is the fourth consecutive quarter where the index has indicated overall improving conditions.