Jersey City voters opt to restrict short-term rentals

The referendum prohibits using a property as a short-term rental for more than a total of 60 nights a year if the owner is not present.

Vacasa wraps up purchase of Wyndham Vacation Rentals

Vacation rental startup Vacasa announced today that it has wrapped up a massive deal to acquire Wyndham Vacation Rentals, in the process growing its total portfolio to include tens of thousands of units.

All that you need to know about filing Form 1099-MISC

The 1099-MISC, a form used to report the income businesses pay to contractors, is a common way to report the payments you make in your line of business to the IRS.

Inman News quiz: Think you’re on top of the week’s biggest stories?

The real estate industry threw some curveballs. Take Inman’s real estate news quiz to demonstrate how strong your talking points and cocktail banter are this week.

Trade group and landlords divided on rent control law in California

The law exempts most apartments built within the past 15 years, and, thanks to lobbying by the California Association of Realtors, it doesn’t apply to most single-family homes.

An over-the-top housing complex to rise near Amazon HQ in Seattle

Known as Seattle House, the 45-story towers will feature 8,000 square feet of coworking space, a spa, pool and game rooms, among other amenities.

Los Angeles to implement strict rent controls in unincorporated areas

The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors is proposing to link rent hikes to the overall rate of inflation and make it more difficult to evict tenants.

Rent-to-own startup Divvy raises $43M in new Series B round

The company will use the cash to add team members and beef up its technology as it works to disrupt the rent-to-own sector.

TransUnion revamps renter screening model

Consumer credit reporting agency TransUnion launched this week an updated version of its proprietary resident scoring algorithm, called ResidentScore 3.0.

Inman News quiz: Think you’re on top of the week’s biggest stories?

The real estate industry threw some curveballs. Take Inman’s real estate news quiz to demonstrate how strong your talking points and cocktail banter are this week.