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Short-Term Rentals Are on the Rise
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Short-Term Rentals Are on the Rise

Short-term rentals are growing in demand, and that is prompting more landlords to consider offering flexible leases. Renters who are perceiving...

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Fannie, Freddie Launch Resources on COVID-19 Relief Options
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Fannie, Freddie Launch Resources on COVID-19 Relief Options

For those financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, knowing where to look for updates on information about aid programs has proven challenging...

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Is Your Brokerage’s Office Ready to Reopen?
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Is Your Brokerage’s Office Ready to Reopen?

As more brokerages weigh the decision of when to reopen their offices, they're considering new precautions and policies to help workers and...

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Landlords in Tourist Hot Spots Look to Lengthen Leases
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Landlords in Tourist Hot Spots Look to Lengthen Leases

Several traditionally daily and short-term rental owners in tourism hot spots are reportedly transitioning their properties from Airbnb and Vrbo...

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Watch for Home Sales Rebound as Economy Opens Up
News 2 weeks ago
Watch for Home Sales Rebound as Economy Opens Up

Acknowledging the many unknowns in relation to the COVID-19 virus, Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of REALTORS®, sounded...

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What Property Managers Can Do If Tenants Can’t Pay
News 3 weeks ago
What Property Managers Can Do If Tenants Can’t Pay

Many cities and states have put a moratorium on evicting tenants who are struggling to pay rent due to job loss during the COVID-19 pandemic. So,...

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Home Sellers Staying Firm on Asking Prices
News 1 month ago
Home Sellers Staying Firm on Asking Prices

Nearly 75% of REALTORS® report that their sellers have not lowered listing prices to attract buyers during this time, according to a new survey...

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COVID-19 Prompts Rethinking of Coworking Spaces
News 1 month ago
COVID-19 Prompts Rethinking of Coworking Spaces

Prior to COVID-19, coworking office spaces were surging in popularity. Rob Speyer, CEO of the commercial firm Tishman Speyer even called the sector...

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Freddie Mac Extends Multifamily Loan Forbearance Options
News 1 month ago
Freddie Mac Extends Multifamily Loan Forbearance Options

Mortgage financing giant Freddie Mac announced several changes on Wednesday to its COVID-19 protection options for tenants and landlords. Its...

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Change in Buying Habits Leads to Real Estate Warehouse Boom
News 1 month ago
Change in Buying Habits Leads to Real Estate Warehouse Boom

The industrial real estate sector is seeing a bright spot: Warehouse demand is surging. The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown has changed consumers'...

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A Hefty Contribution to Needy Neighbors
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A Hefty Contribution to Needy Neighbors

During the COVID-19 crisis, REALTORS® all across the country are stepping up to support their neighbors. Washington REALTORS® last week targeted...

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Should Landlords Disclose COVID-19 Status of Tenants?
News 1 month ago
Should Landlords Disclose COVID-19 Status of Tenants?

Building owners and homeowner association boards aren't legally required to disclose if a tenant tests positive for COVID-19, real estate attorneys...

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Why Observe Fair Housing Month in a Time of Crisis?
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Why Observe Fair Housing Month in a Time of Crisis?

In April, amid the flurry of spring market activity, REALTORS® usually set aside time to commemorate the anniversary of the passage of the Fair...

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HUD to Award $40M in Grants Combating Housing Discrimination
News 2 months ago
HUD to Award $40M in Grants Combating Housing Discrimination

The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday that it will award $40 million to help nonprofit organizations address...

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Where Single-Family Rentals Are Performing the Strongest
News 2 months ago
Where Single-Family Rentals Are Performing the Strongest

The returns on single-family rental have decreased from a year ago in 59% of 389 U. S. counties tracked, but not all cities have seen profits slip...

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Cities Move to Suspend Evictions
News 2 months ago
Cities Move to Suspend Evictions

Cities across the country are issuing temporary bans on evictions as the COVID-19 outbreak worsens. From coast to coast, cities such as San...

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Bricks-and-Mortar’s Secret Weapon: Experiential Retail
News 2 months ago
Bricks-and-Mortar’s Secret Weapon: Experiential Retail

E-commerce has changed shopping habits, and some bricks-and-mortar retailers have been shuttered as a result. But retailers are finding a way to...

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New Apartment Supply Expected to Reach 30-Year High This Year
News 2 months ago
New Apartment Supply Expected to Reach 30-Year High This Year

The apartment sector is expected to have a banner year, with new supply reaching a three-decade high across the country's 150 largest apartment...

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The Real Estate Market Is 3.3M Homes Short, Study Says
News 2 months ago
The Real Estate Market Is 3.3M Homes Short, Study Says

Many home buyers are having a tough time finding a home they want, and the problem will likely get worse. A new study by Freddie Mac puts the...

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Study: Lack of Accessible Housing Fosters Unfair Cost Burdens
News 3 months ago
Study: Lack of Accessible Housing Fosters Unfair Cost Burdens

Accessible homes-those with features designed to improve quality of life for people with disabilities-are 10% more expensive than nonaccessible...

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Single-Family Rentals Continue to See Escalating Prices
News 3 months ago
Single-Family Rentals Continue to See Escalating Prices

Economic growth helped to accelerate single-family rental prices in 2019, and that momentum is expected to continue for the rental market well into...

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Industry Backlash Prompts NY to Pause Brokers’ Rental Fee Ban
News 3 months ago
Industry Backlash Prompts NY to Pause Brokers’ Rental Fee Ban

After a real estate groups' lawsuit, a New York judge has granted a temporary restraining order to prevent new rules taking effect that banned...

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Groups Fight Back Against New York’s Ban on Broker Fees for Renters
News 3 months ago
Groups Fight Back Against New York’s Ban on Broker Fees for Renters

Two real estate groups say they intend to file a lawsuit to challenge a new rule last week in New York that says tenants no longer have to pay a...

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NAR Calls for Stronger Measures to Achieve Affordability
News 3 months ago
NAR Calls for Stronger Measures to Achieve Affordability

The National Association of REALTORS® has been warning about the growing housing affordability crisis, and it's asking the Department of Housing...

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Single-Family Rental Investors Drawn to Click-and-Buy Strategies
News 3 months ago
Single-Family Rental Investors Drawn to Click-and-Buy Strategies

Single-family rental investors are reportedly completing more of their transactions online to reduce time and cost. The trend is likely to get...

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Older, Richer Renters Are Feeling Cost Burdened, Too
News 3 months ago
Older, Richer Renters Are Feeling Cost Burdened, Too

Renters who are priced out of homeownership aren't getting financial relief by renting either, according to a new report from Harvard's Joint...

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Office Buildings With Green Upgrades Gain a Sales Edge
News 4 months ago
Office Buildings With Green Upgrades Gain a Sales Edge

Developers who take steps to improve the energy efficiency of their office buildings may boost the property's value, gain a competitive sales edge,...

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Single-Family Rentals Remain Increasingly Lucrative
News 4 months ago
Single-Family Rentals Remain Increasingly Lucrative

Property owners of single-family rentals continue to see climbing profits. U. S. single-family rents rose 3% year-over-year in November 2019,...

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Could Ditching Security Deposits Increase Rental Costs?
News 4 months ago
Could Ditching Security Deposits Increase Rental Costs?

One big trend in rentals lately has been to eliminate security deposits that require tenants to pay a large payment up front. But now some housing...

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How Will Commercial’s Capital Markets Fare in 2020?
News 4 months ago
How Will Commercial’s Capital Markets Fare in 2020?

A strong economy has translated into a booming past year for commercial real estate. Employment is high, commercial real estate loan delinquencies...

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