What real estate investors can do for renters whose homes were hit by Ida
The clean up and repair work that remains in Hurricane Ida's aftermath is overwhelming for many, and investors who have rental properties that have been impacted will want to ensure their renters are treated with care
Housing insecurity ticks down in most states, but some worse off
Nationwide, the share of households behind on payments and worried about eviction or foreclosure has barely changed from a year ago, according to Household Pulse Survey
by Daniel Houston Sep 7
Guests struggle to get VRBO refunds amid California wildfires
The Caldor Fire has ripped through a popular travel region, but travelers say they've struggled to get their money back after booking trips to vacation rentals
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 1
Investor-focused LendingHome to rebrand as 'Kiavi'
The company focuses on lending for investors who plan to rent out or flip their properties. The new name is a reference to the word for 'key' in Italian
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 1
Short-term rental company AvantStay launches brokerage arm
Demand from the company's customers has spurred the launch of AvantStay's brokerage arm, which aims to assist buyers in search of sound investments
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 31
Roofstock acquires property management platform Great Jones
With the acquisition of Great Jones, Roofstock will now be able to support the full lifecycle of single-family property investment for owners
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 30
New York City-based rental startup Knock raises $5M
On Knock's app, the rental process is quicker and more efficient thanks to AI bots, a self-touring feature, big data machine learning and cybersecurity
by Libertina Brandt Aug 27
Zumper and Mint Mobile launch 'free rent for a year' promo
One grand prize winner will be chosen at random from the sweepstake's entrants to receive $36,000 that can be used for one year of rent
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 27
Supreme Court shoots down latest eviction moratorium
Six justices called the CDC's claim of authority 'unprecedented' and indicated that if an eviction moratorium were to continue it would have to come from lawmakers, not the Biden Administration
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 27
RentSpree teams up with LA-based multiple listing service
The partnership should give more than 16,000 Southern California agents easy access to RentSpree's technology
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 26
Airbnb offers free housing to 20K Afghan refugees
The short-term rental platform and its nonprofit arm will pay to temporarily shelter those fleeing persecution from the Taliban
by Andrea V. Brambila Aug 24
Institutional investors are coming for the short-term rental market
Experts say the transition for institutions is 'inevitable' and that it may ultimately bring a few perks, like lower pricing and more inventory, to short-term rental guests
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 24
Zillow sharpens Rent Zestimate for homeowners
The refreshed Rent Zestimate has a 5% greater accuracy rate than its previous rendition, according to Zillow
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 23
Even before the pandemic, rents weren’t expected to rise this high
Rent prices were 9% higher in July than at the same time last year, evidence of a rental market recovery in full swing
by Daniel Houston Aug 20
4 apartment problem areas landlords should keep an eye on
RentCheck co-founder Lydia Winkler suggested that property managers be proactive about maintenance to keep tenants happy with a fully returned deposit and avoid headaches in between leases
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 17
Rent prices rise at highest level since 2005: CoreLogic
Rent for a single-family home rose 7.5% year over year in June