Senior Housing REITs to Feel the Impact of Rate Hikes in 2017

As expected, the Federal Reserve updated its policy to effectively raise short-term interest rates Tuesday, and said it will impose as many as three rate hikes in 2017. Senior housing real estate investment trusts (REITs) saw swift losses, despite the decision coming as no surprise. Fortunately, the impact of the announcement is unlikely to negatively impact […]

Smoother Waters Ahead for Senior Housing Dealmakers

After 2016 got off to a slow start in terms of transaction volume, industry experts are seeing more stability in deal flow and expect sustained interest in the senior housing sector. And following the most recent Federal Reserve meeting on Wednesday, a steadier interest rate environment and less jumpiness from investors may lead to more confidence […]

REIT Share Prices Rise But Outlook Remains Mixed

As the stock market rallied around the news that the Federal Reserve would refrain from raising its benchmark interest rate in March, the senior housing industry saw some immediate short-term gains but remained in the midst of a shifting environment. The Central Bank’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced it would not raise interest rates […]

Senior Housing Braces for Impact of Fed Rate Hike

Those waiting on bated breath for interest rates to rise finally got an answer Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced it would aim to increase its benchmark interest rate, potentially cooling down a hot senior housing market. The historic move is a positive sign for the economy—which the Central Bank has deemed strong enough to […]

Fed: Older Americans Not Ready for Retirement, 20% Have No Savings

While some senior housing options can be costly — nursing home care costing upward of $10,000 to $15,000 a month — 25% of Americans admit they don’t know how they will pay their expenses in retirement, a Federal Reserve report suggests. The report is part of a broader study of the economic well-being of U.S. households and […]