Watch out for your uncle’s drunken holiday antics, but the economy is booming

While the political machinations are sometimes like a drunken family episode, the economic landscape is an entirely different story …

Developer gets 10 years for fracking real estate scam

As part of the con, the developer sent emails and letters to investors, replete with detailed building renderings and property specifications …

Study finds renting can make you more money than owning a home

Overturning conventional wisdom, the study found renters who invest wisely in the stock market can generate more wealth than property owners. But …

Roomi closes $11M in Series A funding

Roomi, a peer-to-peer marketplace for shared housing, has raised $11 million in Series A funding with new investor, Atami Capital, leading the way. Rosecliff Ventures, Townsquare Media, JXC Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital and DCM Ventures also con…

Facebook debuts ‘hundreds of thousands’ of rental listings

Facebook has expanded its digital Marketplace product to include a special section for housing rentals with listings from sources including Apartment List and Zumper …

Tech startup StreetWire wants to be the true north of property data

Anyone who’s gone through the process of renting, buying, or selling a home knows how much of a hassle–and potential security risk–it is. You end up disclosing loads of information about yourself, most of it seen by several people you …

Airbnb teams with Pillow in new home-sharing initiative

Pillow, the San Francisco-based short-term rental management service, is teaming with Airbnb to help landlords and tenants more easily navigate increasingly complex home sharing laws (including some laws passed specifically to regulate Airbnb-type rent…

Rents drop in New York City for second month straight

Bucking a state and national trend toward rising rental rates, New York City tallied its second-straight month of declines, according to Apartment List’s October rent report, released Wednesday. But don’t go signing a lease on that amenity-stuffed TriBeCa pied-à-terre just yet — the minuscule drop represents a measly $5 on the average $2,500 two-bedroom apartment …

How successful property managers plan to grow in 2018

Have you ever wondered whether your property management business stands up to the competition — or what factors have helped others succeed? The National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) and Buildium recently surveyed property managers nationwide to learn what’s working — and what’s not — in property management for the year ahead …

Here’s the Soho condo Manafort allegedly used to launder money

The indicted and arrested former Trump campaign manager reportedly purchased the swank property at 29 Howard Street, Unit 4, in 2012, and Airbnb-ed it out …