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In spite of a chaotic political environment at home and abroad and volatility in the stock market, debt capital should continue to flow freely into the commercial real estate space this year, according to panelists at the MBA CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo 2019 taking place in San Diego this week. Here are the takeaways…


These buildings are in almost every U.S. city. They range from three to seven stories tall and can stretch for blocks. They’re usually full of rental apartments, but they can also house college dorms, condominiums, hotels, or assisted-living facilities. Close to city centers, they tend toward a blocky, often colorful modernism; out in the suburbs,…


A package of bills aimed at reforming eviction practices were considered in the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee this week. House Bills 1453, 1964 and 1462 would provide protection to tenants by granting courts jurisdiction over unlawful detainer proceedings, allowing tenants to pay nonrefundable fees and holding deposits in installments, and extending notice requirements…


Cities from New York to Minneapolis are providing free attorneys to low-income tenants facing eviction. NEW YORK — Shawn Johnson’s mom died of a heart attack in his arms in their Brooklyn apartment. He recounts that day in August 2018 folding his arms like he’s cradling her ghost. His brother, who also lived with them, died of cancer…


To become a homeowner today, buyers need to earn more money than households who already own their home. The typical homebuyer’s household income grew by more than twice the rate of homeowners’ between 2012 and 2017. After eight years of relative parity, buyers in 2017 typically earn about $5,000 more a year than owners. The…


You may not have the extra funds to stage a property, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways you can still spruce it up. “Everyone needs to stage their home to sell it efficiently,” Laura McHolm, co-founder of NorthStar Moving, told realtor.com®. “But you do not need to spend a lot of money to stage…


Open houses can increase the likelihood that your home will sell but it can also increase the potential of theft. “With so many people touring your open house…the most prominent open house security issue during a house showing is thefts and robbery,” said reolink. “KABC reported that more than $150,000 worth of watches, jewelry, and electronics…


Covering the cost of a major home repair is one of the great challenges of home ownership — especially if you’re a landlord. Things can go wrong even in newly constructed homes, so it just makes sense to be ready for the unexpected. But there are some repairs, like a new roof or a new…


The IRS on Friday gave owners of rental properties a better idea of how they can qualify for the 20 percent deduction on qualified business income from pass-through entities such as sole proprietorships, partnerships and S corporations. This deduction is a big, complicated part of the sweeping Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that Congress passed…


The Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants will launch as a new oversight agency, with the goal of cracking down on unscrupulous landlords, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in his State of the City address Thursday. “The city’s worst landlords will have a new sheriff to fear: the Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants,” de Blasio said. “A new…

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