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…

5 tips to help create exposure for your listing

A property listed for sale during off-peak times is likely to face a similar situation. While there is no magic bullet, catch-all solution, we have compiled our top five expert tips on creatively creating exposure for your listing—from fix and flip, buy to hold, rent and repeat, or something else, these ideas can be utilized during peak seasons too! …

Apartment.com’s rental content is on the Move

Apartment.com’s rental content will be extended to six leading websites, including realtor.com, according to a strategic partnership agreement jointly announced last week by Apartment.com’s owner, CoStar Group Inc., and News Corp. subsidiary Move Inc. The companies said the agreement is expected to increase traffic across their rental websites to about 17 million unique monthly visits and is designed to enable more leads, faster responses and increased revenue opportunities …

Inman Educational Webinar – Conversion marketing strategies with Appfolio

Inman Educational Webinar – Conversion marketing strategies with Appfolio …

Why single-family rentals are the new PWM alternative

Market volatility tied to macroeconomic events in places such as China and Greece and abysmal fixed-income returns have lured 14 million U.S. investors to single-family rental (SFR) portfolios as a private wealth management (PWM) alternative (according…

HomeUnion: Real estate investors should look to the Windy City for opportunities

Just as certain markets bounced back quicker than others following the recession, some markets have become more friendly to single-family investors as a result. HomeUnion, a real estate investment management firm, recently released a report outlining t…

Infographic: What’s it cost to rent a 1-bedroom in Miami?

Zumper examined the median rent for a one-bedroom home in Miami. Here are the company’s findings …