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Scenario. A family of five applies to rent a two-bedroom home. The family is turned away by the housing provider after being told that its occupancy policy only allows a maximum of three people in a two-bedroom unit. The family has been told this before by other housing providers and is upset they have been…


How the job of property management is changing “came through loud and clear” in this year’s annual survey of property managers, said Chris Litster, CEO of Buildium, in a recent webinar. Litster presented the 2020 State of the Property Management Industry Report along with National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) CEO Gail Phillips. The survey was actually three surveys…


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Renters are proposing a tenant bill of rights in Kansas City. Now, landlords are pushing back. An ordinance being considered by the special committee on housing would protect tenants from discrimination against criminal history, rental history and source of income. “We need the ability to make sure the person we put…


FALLBROOK – Photo spreads in home design magazines can be awe-inspiring. Quite often homeowners wish they could lift the looks right off the pages of magazines and transform their own homes into picture-perfect retreats. It takes an eye for design to pull a room together – even with inspiration – and make it both functional…


Given that opportunity zone (OZ) development is my firm’s core business, I am constantly reading and educating myself about how this young industry continues to evolve. I subscribe to all of the available blogs that cover the space and try to absorb as much as I can every week in order to learn more about…


Low-income tenants are the losers when landlords are continually ignored by localities, governments and politicians. “Do you accept vouchers from the township?” “Do you take Section 8?” “Are you income-based?” These are questions that have plagued property managers for years. Contrary to the stereotype, landlords, owners and property managers don’t want to say no to…


Los Angeles will cushion the blow of rent hikes for some tenants facing big increases, under a new program approved Wednesday at City Hall. The Emergency Renters Relief program is meant to help tenants who are facing “exorbitant” hikes before California implements a new law capping rent increases. Under the program, L.A. will provide payments for up…


Consider the massive size of real estate lending. The Fed’s latest report shows mortgage debt topping $9 trillion. When including mortgages from businesses, it tops $15 trillion. Over 10 million homes and commercial properties sell each year. Equally staggering is how much data exists on the borrowers. Lending is big business and big data, and while banks are harnessing…


A few months ago, I was in the incredibly fortunate position of receiving a call from my real estate agent. He’d found a unit about to go on the market that would make, he thought, a strong investment. After weighing a number of options, I ultimately decided to purchase a different rental property in Boston….


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New laws meant to limit rent increases in rent-subsidized apartments might be having adverse affects. Some landlords say now they simply don’t have the money to renovate certain apartments, instead keeping them vacant or in poor shape, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reported. Rozner saw one apartment in the Bronx on Monday that was…

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