• High Apartment Costs Are Forcing Some Renters To ...
    In: Latest News
    High apartment costs are forcing some renters to skip medical services

    Instead of building dog parks and rooftop terraces, apartment developers might think about putting in a free dental hygiene clinic. Skyrocketing apartment rents in many U.S. cities are causing apartment renters to cut back on regular medical services including trips to the dentist, prescription drugs and doctors visits, according to a study by Zillow Inc. “It’s not pushing out their cable bills or nights out with friends,” said Zillow economist Stan Humphries. He said that in most U.S. markets apartment rents are rising faster than home prices. “The problem is not going to go away anytime soon,” Humphries told members of the National Association of Real Estate Editors...Read more >

  • 3 Ways To Green Your Rental Community
    In: Going Green

    A greener community benefits both the environment and your wallet. Many landlords fear that going green will require greater investments of time and money than they can...

  • Strong Student Housing Market Produces New Decor Styles
    In: Remodel and Repair

    The student housing market is looking stronger and stronger. The latest research report from Dallas-based data firm Axiometrics Inc. shows that this year and next will...

  • Berkeley Landlord Coalition Raises Money To Seek Greater ...
    In: Latest News

    A group of Berkeley property owners is seeking at least $500,000 annually to fund a coalition for landlord rights. Landlords announced this month the search for an...

  • Gen-xers Don't Want To Be Homeowners
    In: Latest News

    Millennials are often blamed for the drop in homebuying, but Generation X isn't jumping on the homeowner bandwagon either. The U.S. homeownership rate has been...

  • 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...