• Multifamily Rent Growth Accelerates
    In: Latest News
    Multifamily Rent Growth Accelerates

    SANTA BARBARA, CA-The multifamily sector evidently hasn't gotten the memo that growth in fundamentals is supposed to be on the verge of losing steam. Yardi's latest Matrix Monthly report says that average rents hit a record high of $1,150/month in June, up 6.3% year over year. The report is based on a monthly survey of apartment owners in the 100 US markets covered by Yardi's Pierce-Eislen business unit. “Rent growth, which has been above-trend for the last couple of years, actually has accelerated,” according to the Matrix Monthly report. “The average national rent grew 1.3% month-over-month and is up 2.9% over the past three months,” which compares favorably to 1.1% and 2.3% in...Read more >

  • 5 Fast And Cheap Ways To Spruce Up ...
    In: Remodel and Repair

    Many landlords automatically add a fresh coat of paint to their rentals between tenants. While new paint can certainly help freshen-up an apartment after a tenant moves...

  • Should You Ever Pay Cash For A Home?
    In: Real Estate Investing

    Consider what paying in cash will do to your savings - emergency, retirement and otherwise - in the short term. While some of us may be struggling just to...

  • The 20 Hottest U.s. Real Estate Markets In ...
    In: Latest News

    Summer is officially here, and just like the heat waves sweeping through much of the country, the real estate market shows no sign of cooling off any time soon,...

  • Rent Control Vs. Keeping Landlords Happy
    In: Latest News

    The past few weeks have offered a window on the tensions between landlords and tenants in New York's real estate market. Amid the political machinations in the city and...

  • Rentpayment Deal May Boost Or Dip Renters' Credit
    In: Latest News
    RENTPAYMENT DEAL MAY BOOST OR DIP RENTERS' CREDIT

    The online and mobile rental payment solution RentPayment announced plans to integrate with TransUnion's ResidentCredit program last week (June 25). The partnership of RentPayment, which is powered by YapStone’s payment platform, and the credit agency giant will promote a seamless reporting process of rental payment information, in hopes of boosting the credit scores of renters. “Rent is the largest monthly expenditure for many Americans today,” YapStone Vice President and General Manager of RentPayment Michael Denbeau said in a company release. “However, renters who make on-time rent payments each and every month see little to no benefit in their personal credit scores...Read more >

  • Very Helpful Home Buying Checklist And Trends
    In: Landlord Quick Tips

    Buying a home is not only a huge financial decision but it taps the emotional side too. The property that is going to be purchased can be a family heirloom and an...

  • An Investor's Guide To Being A Landlord
    In: Landlord Quick Tips

    Are you up to the task? Owning rental properties requires time and commitment. For real estate investors who choose to follow a buy-and-hold strategy, owning a...

  • Wealthier Baby Boomers Shun Homeownership
    In: Latest News

    The U.S. home ownership rate is at the lowest level in 25 years and is widely expected to go even lower. That's not just the result of younger Americans struggling to...

  • Zumper Raises $6.4m To Compete In Crowded Market ...
    In: Latest News

    Real estate tech startup Zumper Inc. has raised $6.35 million in funding in a bid to battle for the rental-listing market dominated by Craigslist, the go-to resource for...