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Category: Rental Housing

Rent Controls Growing?

Will Rent Controls Spread? As we wrote in this post originally, the threat of rent controls are real. And to prove it, just this week California approved new rent control measures.  And in New York, there is concern rent controls will be extended as court battles rage. Since state governments want to avoid renter subsidies…

The Housing Affordability Crisis

Is The Affordability Crisis Someone Else's Problem? You've no doubt read news stories about renter payment default, or their rent is now up to 60% of their monthly income, or how well-employed workers are living on the streets. The reality might be even harder to comprehend. We're not going shy away from tough topics like…

Build to Rent Housing Market Exploding

The Build to Rent Revolution Shaking up Real Estate Is the build to rent sector about to shake up housing markets in the US? More big companies seem to think build to rent properties have a promising ROI. That's due to excellent demographics, profitability, and easy of property management. From 2009 onward US property investors bought…

Airbnb and the Short Term Rental Boom

Airbnb and the Short Term Rental Industry As Airbnb prepares for a likely IPO this year, a good number of property investors and property managers still disregard the burgeoning short term rental market's potential. Airbnb is moving the short term rental market and their marketing machine keeps building awareness in different segments. The company announced a…

Co-Living 2.0 Trend Stronger Than Airbnb and WeWork?

The Phenomenon of Coliving Is the growing interest and investment in common living going to solve the US housing problem? Is it a threat to traditional home ownership and rental housing leasing? Coliving appears to be a housing market trend to note and it's in your neighborhood already. Like Airbnb short term rental and Wework…

Student Housing Rentals 2019

Investors Eyeing Student Housing in 2019 The key stories of 2017 and 2018 had to be rising interest rates and housing prices. And when rates rose quickly, real estate investors backed out of the housing markets. One of those housing markets vacated temporarily was student housing. This is a multi-billion dollar rental income market and…

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