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The whole city will be itching for payouts like this. A Bushwick tenant scored a fat $300,000 judgment against his landlord over a bed bug infestation — because the owner ignored repeated requests to help him get rid of the creepy crawlers, his lawyer said Friday. Luis Cotto, 35, filed the suit on Jan. 23…

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For Invitation Homes Inc., the U.S. landlord built by Blackstone Group LP, the 220 houses it owned in working-class areas around Atlanta were outliers, filled primarily with low-income tenants paying rents well below those at its other properties. For another company with big private equity ties, the homes were an opportunity. Promise Homes Co., a firm started…

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As housing inventory sank to its all-time low during the fourth quarter, home prices increased, creating all-new highs in many U.S. markets, according to the latest quarterly report from the National Association of Realtors. The national median existing single-family home price in the fourth quarter came in at $247,800, up 5.3% from $235,400 in the fourth…

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The luxury market is largely overbuilt, while there is a shortage of affordable rental housing. Lower- and middle-income households are spending proportionally more on their rent, says apartment developer Toby Bozzuto. Nearly half of all renter households pay more than 30 percent of their income for housing. Scan the downtowns of the nation’s largest cities,…

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More and more, apartment dwellers expect ultrafast broadband. Yet multi-dwelling unit (MDU) building owners rightfully reject the offer to install fiber to the home (FTTH) because it’s messy, disruptive and can be a costly ultrafast option for tenants. But there’s a way to get to ultrafast broadband without all the sawdust and disruption: Gfast. There…

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Following failure of a bill that would have expanded rent control, a trio of California lawmakers is introducing legislation aimed at adding other protections for renters. Democratic Assemblymen David Chiu of San Francisco, Richard Bloom of Santa Monica and Rob Bonta of Alameda want to make it harder to evict tenants and extend timelines before evictions…

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Though its effects on neighborhoods and real estate markets aren’t universally agreed upon, there’s no doubt that Airbnb has provided many a homeowner with an extra income stream. And if you’re a host who’s used those earnings to pay off some of your mortgage in the past, a new program is here to further sweeten the deal….

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Between 2006 and 2016, there was a significant increase in the number of renters nationwide. According to an analysis of United States Census Bureau data by the rental listings site RentCafe, by 2016, roughly 23 million additional people were living in rentals — or nearly the same number of people that the country’s overall population rose…

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Both lease expirations and vacancy rates among single-family rental securitizations showed continued improvement in December 2017, according to the latest data from Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. According to Morningstar, single-borrower, single-family rental lease expirations declined for the second consecutive month, dropping from 5.2 percent in November to 4.5 percent in December. The vacancy rate also continued…

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About 75% of current non-homeowners say they would like to own a home one day, and consider it as part of the American Dream, according to the quarterly Housing Opportunities and Market Experience survey from the National Association of Realtors. However, the reasons why they want to buy a home, or more specifically, one major reason…

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