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Cities Look to Uber, Lyft to Support Affordable Housing
News 3 days ago
Cities Look to Uber, Lyft to Support Affordable Housing

Some cities are eyeing ways to tap the ride-share economy to help fund affordable housing. Seattle lawmakers, for example, have proposed a 51-cent...

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Rents Are Moving Higher, But at a Slower Pace
News 6 days ago
Rents Are Moving Higher, But at a Slower Pace

Increased demand and slow-moving construction are making national rents higher, according to new data from the RentCafe and Yardi Matrix. The...

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California’s New Rent Control Law Alarms Industry
News 1 week ago
California’s New Rent Control Law Alarms Industry

Lawmakers in California approved a measure on Wednesday that would cap rents throughout the state-a move that has drawn widespread concern from the...

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Doubts Rise Over Open Office Concept
News 3 weeks ago
Doubts Rise Over Open Office Concept

The open office concept has grown in popularity over the years, employers believing it adds to a collaborative workspace that workers prefer. But...

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Single-Family Rents Rising Fastest in the Southwest
News 1 month ago
Single-Family Rents Rising Fastest in the Southwest

The number of single-family rentals is growing, and landlords continue to accrue high profits from their investments. Single-family rents rose 2.9%...

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HUD’s Proposed Rule Targets Fair Housing Discrimination Lawsuits
News 1 month ago
HUD’s Proposed Rule Targets Fair Housing Discrimination Lawsuits

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed a rule that makes changes to how fair housing rules are interpreted, a move that...

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Can Tech Firms Rescue Cities From Affordability Woes?
News 1 month ago
Can Tech Firms Rescue Cities From Affordability Woes?

Several tech companies have stepped up to provide millions of dollars-even $1 billion-toward improving affordable housing in high-priced West Coast...

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Study: It Pays to Live Near Specialty Grocery Stores
News 1 month ago
Study: It Pays to Live Near Specialty Grocery Stores

Certain grocery stores may help lift nearby home values, particularly if those stores happen to be Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, or Aldi, suggests a...

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Investors Have Their Sights Set on Senior Housing
News 2 months ago
Investors Have Their Sights Set on Senior Housing

Investors are increasingly eyeing senior housing and plan to increase their buying within the sector over the next 12 months, according to the CBRE...

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Renters Rely Heavily on Web Reviews of Landlords
News 2 months ago
Renters Rely Heavily on Web Reviews of Landlords

Consumers largely depend on online reviews and ratings websites when deciding where to rent a property, according to the 2019 Renter Insight &...

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HUD Pursuing Affordable Units in Frank Lloyd Wright Tower
News 2 months ago
HUD Pursuing Affordable Units in Frank Lloyd Wright Tower

Affordable housing may be taking inspiration from legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is...

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N.Y. Landlords Face Fallout From New Rent Control Laws
News 2 months ago
N.Y. Landlords Face Fallout From New Rent Control Laws

New rent control laws in New York are being blamed for eating away at landlords' profits and putting many in a financial bind. Some real estate...

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Google Pledges $1 Billion to Add Housing in San Francisco
News 3 months ago
Google Pledges $1 Billion to Add Housing in San Francisco

Google is the latest tech giant to make a big financial pledge for easing housing affordability. This week, Google announced a pledge of $1 billion...

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NAR: Gay Buyers Aren’t Settled on Single-Family Homes
News 3 months ago
NAR: Gay Buyers Aren’t Settled on Single-Family Homes

The lesbian, gay, and bisexual community is a growing segment of buyers and sellers who show distinct patterns and behaviors that real estate...

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Amazon Swoops in on America’s Shopping Malls
News 3 months ago
Amazon Swoops in on America’s Shopping Malls

Online retail giant Amazon was once blamed for driving local shopping malls out of business. Now, it wants to reinvent them into warehouses. "While...

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Landlords Charging More for Single-Family Rentals
News 3 months ago
Landlords Charging More for Single-Family Rentals

Rents for single-family homes jumped 2.9% year over year in March, according to the CoreLogic Single-Family Rental Index. The index measures rent...

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Renters’ 10 Most-Requested Amenities
News 4 months ago
Renters’ 10 Most-Requested Amenities

As temperatures heat up across the country, renters have cooling systems on their minds. Air conditioning units are the most-searched amenity among...

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Should You Hire a Fee-Management Company?
News 4 months ago
Should You Hire a Fee-Management Company?

Landlords who opt to collect rent and manage properties themselves appreciate a higher level of control and an easier decision-making process with...

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HUD to Strengthen Landlords’ Rights in Service Animal Requests
News 4 months ago
HUD to Strengthen Landlords’ Rights in Service Animal Requests

Landlords and property managers are entitled to "reliable verification" of a tenant's need for a service animal and can require proof beyond an...

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Study: NIMBYism is Limiting New Apartments
News 4 months ago
Study: NIMBYism is Limiting New Apartments

Rents have been skyrocketing in recent years, but now a new survey of government officials, private developers, and owners say a big reason why...

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NAR Report: Inventory, Affordability Hurting Sales Volume
News 4 months ago
NAR Report: Inventory, Affordability Hurting Sales Volume

Inventory shortages are continuing to dig into agents' home sales volume. In 2018, the typical agent completed 11 transactions, the same as 2017,...

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Staging Tips for Your Listing’s Photo Shoot
News 5 months ago
Staging Tips for Your Listing’s Photo Shoot

Photos often make the first impression for your listing. That's prompted real estate professionals to carefully scrutinize their listings' online...

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Lone Wolf Acquisition Won’t Change Your ZipLogix Benefit
News 5 months ago
Lone Wolf Acquisition Won’t Change Your ZipLogix Benefit

In a move that could make paperless transactions even more mainstream, residential real estate software firm Lone Wolf announced Monday that it has...

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What Online Can’t Beat: Consumers Still Like Going to Stores
News 5 months ago
What Online Can’t Beat: Consumers Still Like Going to Stores

Online shopping has surged in popularity, but don't count brick-and-mortar stores out. Consumers still want to shop, in-person. Nearly 80 percent...

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Washington REALTORS® Fight Off Bill to Limit Dual Agency
News 5 months ago
Washington REALTORS® Fight Off Bill to Limit Dual Agency

REALTORS® in Washington State helped kill a legislative proposal that would have prohibited commercial practitioners from engaging in dual agency...

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Can ‘Net Zero’ Help Reinvent Cities?
News 5 months ago
Can ‘Net Zero’ Help Reinvent Cities?

"Net zero," which refers to buildings that produce enough energy to offset what they use, is a growing buzzword in residential and commercial...

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Report: Climate Change Affecting Investors’ Decisions
News 5 months ago
Report: Climate Change Affecting Investors’ Decisions

More real estate investors are taking into consideration the impact of climate change on their properties, according to a joint report from the...

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Where Rental Costs Are Running Up Budgets
News 5 months ago
Where Rental Costs Are Running Up Budgets

Rental costs across the country have surged, jumping 13 percent over the past five years for a two-bedroom place, according to Apartment List data....

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Study: Can High Rents Cause Health Problems?
News 5 months ago
Study: Can High Rents Cause Health Problems?

High rents don't just hurt Americans' pocketbooks-they could be affecting people's health too. A new study shows that more than half of renters say...

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How Well Do You Know Millennial Buyers?
News 5 months ago
How Well Do You Know Millennial Buyers?

Millennials are the largest buying force in the housing industry, according to the National Association of REALTORS®' newly released 2019 Home...

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