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This could be a great time to be a landlord. The real-estate market still only has enough supply for half the population. We’re still seeing high divorce rates, so people need more places to live. And households are still being created faster than the housing supply. All that combined means higher rents and that trend…


Despite rents continuing to rise throughout much of 2018, renters are choosing to remain in the same apartment more than they ever have before, even if their rent goes up. In fact, a new report from RealPage shows that apartment resident retention (renters electing to renew their lease after its initial term expires) hit an all-time high last year,…


Millions of senior citizens are staying in their homes longer than their predecessors in earlier generations, keeping homes off the market and making it more difficult for younger Americans to break into ownership. According to an analysis from economists at Freddie Mac, 1.1 million homes have been “held off the market” by owners born between…


Housing is a big part of America’s story of innovation, productivity, and economic growth. For much of the industrial 20th century, housing helped to drive the economy by stimulating demand. Building more housing—especially in the suburbs—stoked the demand for more cars, washing machines, and other durable goods from America’s factories, creating good jobs for American…


Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but not when it comes to real estate. Viewing a number of high-end properties in recent weeks brought this fact home to me again: Every property needs to be dressed for success. Editing and staging completely transform a property’s curb appeal, especially during those first crucial…


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…


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Three Oregon lawmakers are looking to give renters a break by eliminating the special fees landlord charge for pets.  KOIN reports that House Bill 2683 would wipe out the monthly fees. Pent Rents HB 2683 by on Scribd With the exception of a deposit, it would prohibit landlords that allow pets in their units…


As people move in droves to Colorado, limited housing is an ongoing issue. While newcomers are looking for a place to live, it’s common practice for rental companies to charge an application fee. The fee often covers the cost of a background check, credit check, and the processing of the rental application. However, in some…


CHICAGO (CBS) — Several buildings across Chicago were without heat during this week’s record cold snap, including high and low rent properties. Typically the city takes landlords who aren’t providing adequate heat to court, but with courts shut down the past couple of days and some buildings identified as high risk, they’re bypassing that step and…


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…

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