HomeSuite’s ‘Book Now’ functionality streamlines rental process

Short-term rental housing comes with its own stresses and obstacles, so one company is aiming to make the process slightly less of a headache. HomeSuite, a short-term rental website, recently announced its one-click booking experience for renters to st…

Is Rental Beast taming the market?

After working for years in real estate, Ishay Grinberg moved from New York to Boston to pursue an idea. That idea came to fruition in 2009 as Rental Beast. Since then, Grinberg has built his rental listing service to cover all 50 states, with offices p…

Everything real estate professionals need to know about the Fair Housing Act

Real estate agents who work for one of the nation’s largest real estate brokers in Mississippi are facing allegations that they steered qualified black homebuyers from high-income neighborhoods in Jackson …

Roofstock expands to Miami and Los Angeles

Thanks to technology, RoofStock allows real estate investors to manage their holdings similar to portfolio investments — and now it’s eyeing various markets across the country. The website that lets investors purchase tenant-occupied, single-family re…

Room Ring roommate finder partners with Next Step Realty

The Room Ring (TRR) sounds less like a roommate matching app and more like a term hotel front-desks use to wake people up with a phone call. Alas, it is the former — but it is a wake-up call for young people searching for likeminded roommates in New York and San Francisco …

Republican National Convention is both boon and bust for Cleveland real estate

About 50,000 delegates, RNC staffers, lobbyists, media, demonstrators and others are expected to descend on Cleveland, a city with nearly 400,000 residents, for the convention and its associated, ancillary events. Cleveland has about 5,000 hotel rooms …

650,000 leave prison each year — what’s the impact on real estate?

Almost a third of Americans — 100 million people — have a criminal record, and 650,000 are released from prison each year, adding to the total. This relates to housing because the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently released gui…

Single-family rentals less profitable in costliest markets

Rapidly rising home values combined with low national wage growth is thwarting profitability on single-family investment properties in markets like San Francisco, New York City and D.C. Some of the nation’s most expensive for-sale markets trail the national average in single family rental returns, according to RealtyTrac’s first-quarter single-family rental market investing report …

Apartment Hunters Inc. denies it stole photos and listing information

Apartment Hunters Inc. has responded to a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by Apartments.com, denying that its conduct was “unlawful, unfair or fraudulent.” …

OneRent eases the rental process for San Francisco landlords, property managers

OneRent is an end-to-end residential rental service for landlords and property managers to streamline the rental process. It can serve anyone from one person trying to rent out a single home, to buildings with 20 units. Ideally it’s buildings with betw…