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The widespread economic disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak could affect the availability of affordable housing across the U.S., according to a new report from Apartment List. Social distancing, a rapidly retracting job market, and various eviction and foreclosure moratoriums in various states and cities all point to reduced population mobility. Apartment List Chief Economist Igor Popov…


As the coronavirus pandemic continues to shut down businesses, schools and institutions across the U.S., federal authorities are taking action to prevent residents from being evicted from public housing as a result of loss of income due to the outbreak. HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson tweeted on Wednesday afternoon that the agency has spoken with…


The National Apartment Association is implementing protocols for property owners and managers to follow in response to the spread of the coronavirus. As cases of COVID-19 escalate in the United States and more cities declare a state of emergency, there is a growing concern for containment, not just in public spaces, but in homes —…


Last May, a cybersecurity researcher discovered a security flaw on the website of First American, a leading provider of title insurance to homebuyers and sellers, that had left an estimated 885 million sensitive files exposed to the world. The digitized documents contained private information ranging from bank account statements and tax records to driver’s license…


Buying a rental investment property (or multiple rental properties!) is a great move to build wealth, diversify your investments, and possibly even generate some monthly income. And while you may be excited to get started, it’s not as easy as it looks, so take your time. Consider your reasons behind investing and lay out your plan of attack early so you don’t…


Tenant problems plague landlords every day. While lower rents obviously affect a landlord’s profitability, evictions are also expensive and can cost a landlord time, money, and resource to conduct. In addition to the basic turnover expenses such as marketing, lost rent, new paint, and appliance repairs, attorneys’ fees for evicting a tenant can be outrageous. Also, a…


To find the hottest design trend in Los Angeles right now, look no further than your own backyard. In 2017, when California relaxed the rules for obtaining building permits for accessory dwelling units — otherwise known as ADUs or “granny flats” — on single-family residential properties, it ignited a building industry gold rush of sorts…


New York calls its new rent regulation law the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act. In reality, it will destabilize and wreck the state’s affordable housing market. I know because I’m the landlord of a small building, and the law will make it impossible for me and others like me to survive. As a young…


Nearly five years after a gas explosion in the East Village killed two people and injured 20, the landlord and two contractors have received prison sentences for their role in the incident. Maria Hrynenko, who owned the building at 119-121 Second Avenue, contractor Dilber Kukic, and plumber Athanasios Ioannidis were sentenced to four to 12…


The prospect of a contentious presidential race looms as the calendar flips to 2020. What’s more, the uncertainty of an election year often leads to a dip in the economy. Although most people I’ve spoken with feel good about the current dynamics of the financial system, there are already concerns about what lies ahead in…

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