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Tag: July August 2019

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...

Unintended consequences of public housing

My grandfather was the first landlord I ever met. It was he who taught me about the business of rental housing, starting and running...

Infographic: Unsustainable California

5 reasons California is unsustainable in its current state 1. Rent control Several rent control bills failed to make it through the California Senate. AB 1482...

Infographic: Comfort creatures

The curious case of comfort animals in apartments Why pay a pet deposit when you can pass an animal off as a comfort animal? Or...

Infographic: Active shooter

What just happened? Mass killings are still rare. They account for 1 percent of all homicide victims annually 12 percent of mass killings are...

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...

Most college graduates move in with parents

With apartment rents continuing to rise, Generation Z members are more likely to move back home than to their own apartment. More than half (54...

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...

FCC blocks part of San Francisco’s first-in-nation broadband law

The Federal Communications Commission voted to preempt part of a San Francisco city law that prevents property owners from denying internet service providers access...

Rental payment reporting benefits renters and property managers

There are over 111 million renters in the U.S. today and for a large percentage of them, paying rent is one of the biggest...

Silence is gold

To combat the noise from construction and increased traffic, soundproofing is required to preserve a quiet home/work environment and maintain property values. For developers as...

Smart apartments aren’t just about smart lighting

As a consumer, it’s easy to view the launch of connected home devices and want the same functionality in my apartment. But for the...

Smart buildings will upend resident experience

Technology is set to overhaul the resident experience at SFR and multifamily properties, according to a panel held at the IMN RealTech Forum which...

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