Friday, November 15, 2019

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The changing face of rentals: single-family

Second quarter data for 2019 reveal that approximately 42,000 homes were constructed as single-family built-for-rent homes over the last year—equal to the prior four...

He who lives by the crystal ball will eat shattered glass.

In times such as these who needs prognostication? Truth alone is a wonder if you’re working from facts. Here are just a few. “We are...

Growth strategy

Today’s tight job market, the current housing crisis and concerns about the impending softening of the multifamily market are prompting property owners to look...

Brave new, networked world

Apartment dwellers today expect a high level of technology services. Thanks to the growing demand for bandwidth and internet-enabled devices, managed Wi-Fi and internet...

How property managers can survive (and thrive) in the era of proptech

Rent collection: There’s an app for that. Scheduling repairs: There’s an app for that, too. Apartment showings can now be handled by a suite...

Apartment cleaning service expands business model

Lapa Lopa is a cleaning service that leverages technology to deliver an improved experience for apartment residents. Headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., the company recently...

Smart city backlash

A new phase of pause seems to have gripped the three-decades-old global movement of overstressed urban centers transitioning to so-called smart cities with innovative,...

Putting sharing economy property rentals on the straight and narrow

The romanticized view of the sharing economy runs something like this. We all have assets that we can share with other people in return...

More rent control in California will make the housing problem worse

Rent control is a terrible idea that just won’t die. The latest example is a new bill working its way through the California legislature...

HUD proposes new disparate impact regulations

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a sweeping proposed rule on August 1 seeking to amend HUD’s interpretation of...

Apartment REITs: Roaring rents

Hoya Capital Real Estate is an SEC-Registered Investment Advisor based in Rowayton, Conn. Within the Hoya Capital Apartment REIT Index, we track the eleven largest...

Opportunity zones might be getting less investment, not more

The Opportunity Zone program has faced criticism for benefiting wealthy investors who are planning projects in neighborhoods not considered distressed, and will instead provide...

This tax credit wasn’t meant to help with housing, but that’s exactly what it’s...

As rents rise and wages stagnate, many families struggle to find affordable housing in the U.S. This is especially true for low-income households who often...

The crystal ball of data

In the opening scenes of The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy runs away from her Kansas home and promptly encounters Professor Marvel, a seedy, itinerant...

Rent control laws seize New York apartments

Last ditch attempts by real estate developers to thwart final approval of rent control legislation was just too late, reported the New York Times. “There...

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