Landlords, lobbyists launch legal battle against eviction moratorium
In the wake of the Trump administration's federal moratorium on evictions, landlords, apartment owners and housing industry groups have issued legal challenges against the order, leaving millions of renters in a precarious position
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 13
Graffiti artists just won millions against a property owner. How to ensure it doesn't happen to you
Legal experts advise negotiating terms upfront and giving artists a 90-day notice before destroying a work of art in order to avoid running afoul of the Visual Artists Rights Act
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 13
Hines branches out to property management with new firm
Hines, a real estate development company with offices in over 200 cities, is launching Willowick Residential, a branch specifically aimed at multi-family property management
How building managers can prepare for a COVID-19 winter
Real estate industry intelligence firm Propmodo recently produced a report detailing the ways property managers can best prepare for both commonplace and worst-case COVID-19 scenarios
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 6
Florida and New York go separate ways on eviction bans
Governor Ron DeSantis has allowed Florida's eviction ban to expire while Governor Andrew Cuomo expanded New York's tenant protections to apply to pre-COVID evictions
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 1
Carrying out an eviction? How property managers can play it safe
Following the attack of a property manager by a tenant in Seattle last week, real estate safety expert Tracey Hawkins shares her tips on how to avoid violence during an eviction
Chocolate factories, churches and courts: Residential conversions heat up
As new apartment building starts slow, commercial-to-residential apartments conversions are picking up steam as they offer renters affordability and style
by Marian McPherson Sep 29
America's biggest artificial surf park is coming to Florida — along with 800 new homes
'Willow Lakes,' a 200-acre development, will include at least 800 residential homes, 600 hotel rooms, 400,000 square feet of retail and 125,000 square feet of office space
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 28
The motel from 'Schitt's Creek' can be yours soon
The owner was about to put the iconic property on the market before the coronavirus pandemic ground his plans to a halt
Stabbing of property manager tied to tenant's eviction at luxury tower
A double stabbing in Seattle that left one dead and another seriously injured may be connected to a property manager's attempt to evict a tenant on Wednesday
Need help with an eviction? There's an app for that
Civvl promises independent contractors they'll earn up to $2,000 per week for helping with evictions and foreclosure cleanouts. But is it legal?
by Marian McPherson Sep 23
Bucking co-living downturn, Common raises $50M round
Despite a housing landscape that increasingly disfavors co-living arrangements, co-living startup Common is forging onward with a $50M Series D funding round
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 23
Mobile-home parks are a sound investment, especially during a pandemic
Mobile-home parks have long been touted as a recession-proof sector of real estate, and investors say they continue to be a wise choice during the nation's current economic turmoil
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 22
Over 11M households struggled with rent and mortgages this spring
Renters were much more likely than homeowners to struggle with monthly payments, according to a new Mortgage Bankers Association report
EasyKnock debuts new leaseback program
ReLEASE lets homeowners sell their houses, then lease them back for an indefinite period of time
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 15
Co-living startup HubHaus to shut down
The venture capital-backed startup, which sought emergency funding before taking steps to shut down, has been unsuccessful in attracting a potential buyer
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 14