Time to Invest in Multi-Family Real Estate Stocks? Not So Fast

The Fed's aggressive rate hiking is weighing on the housing market, leading many to wonder if it's a good time to invest in multi-family real estate stocks.

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Is it time to invest in multi-family real estate stocks? There's plenty to consider before investors rush in.

It's no secret the housing market is getting hit hard as the Federal Reserve's aggressive tightening campaign lifts mortgage rates and cools demand. Just one example of this is the September housing starts report, which showed new home construction slid 8.1% – led by a 13% drop in multi-family real estate. 

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Will Ashworth
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Will has written professionally for investment and finance publications in both the U.S. and Canada since 2004. A native of Toronto, Canada, his sole objective is to help people become better and more informed investors. Fascinated by how companies make money, he's a keen student of business history. Married and now living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he's also got an interest in equity and debt crowdfunding.