Zillow Housing Hackathon winners create renter affordability app
The HBCU Housing Hackathon was a 7-day virtual competition to challenge students to create and pitch tech solutions to help consumers overcome obstacles in finding a home. The winning team was from Morehouse College
Haven't used much of that rental assistance yet? The Treasury could take it away
Groups that have received federal rental assistance and have not yet used a certain portion of it may soon see the funds revoked by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and redistributed elsewhere
Essential workers sacrifice space and home age to afford their rent: Zillow
Millions of renters throughout the US are often forced to choose smaller and older homes to afford their rent, according to a recent report from Zillow
Short-term rental demand is looking strong for fall, winter
A number of short-term rental markets saw a slowdown in August due to families going back to school and the spread of the Delta variant, but those factors aren't impacting fall and winter bookings
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 27
Interest in second homes remains down for third consecutive month
Many buyers are still considering second-home purchases, but the number was down from last year's blistering levels, according to a report from Redfin on Wednesday
by Daniel Houston Sep 22
'I’ve never seen anything like this': Bidding wars hit the rental market
The for-sale market appears to be cooling down, but the rental market is fiery-hot in housing markets nationwide, with would-be tenants getting their first taste of bidding wars
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 21
Rent prices skyrocket yet again: CoreLogic
In July, rent for a typical American property grew by 8.5%
CRMLS to integrate RentSpree technology
The integrations mean RentSpree tools, such as tenant application links, can be added to the listings of real estate professionals in California
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 17
A Florida landlord is requiring vaccines for tenants. Is that legal?
The landlord operates approximately 1,200 rental units but will require vaccines for anyone wanting to move in or renew a lease. The situation could serve as a test case
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 16
7 ways to find dependable renters now that moratoriums are ending
After a rocky year-and-a-half due to local and federal eviction moratoriums, most landlords and property managers are finding ways to ensure they pick solid tenants this time around
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 14
Jetty Rent allows tenants to choose when they want to pay rent
Renter financial services startup Jetty launched a new flexible rent product to help renters avoid late fees and give financial security to landlords and property managers
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