Why built-to-rent homes are booming

In recent years, institutional investors (defined as those owning more than 10 properties), started buying newly built homes following a long hiatus after the foreclosure flood ended five years ago. Instead of buying bargain basement homes, many of these real estate investment trusts and private equity funds are buying properties purpose-built as rentals.

Map visualization tool SightMap offers renters a better way to apartment hunt

Engrain, a data visualization software company based in Denver, Colorado, released a new version of SightMaps, which empowers users to create and publish web-based, unit-by-unit and site plan maps of apartment properties and office spaces, for potentia…

Map visualization tool SightMap offers renters a better way to apartment hunt

Engrain, a data visualization software company based in Denver, Colorado, released a new version of SightMaps, which empowers users to create and publish web-based, unit-by-unit and site plan maps of apartment properties and office spaces, for potentia…

Roofstock expands to Pennsylvania and South Carolina

Roofstock, an online marketplace of single-family rental properties for investors, is expanding to Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

Largest single-family rental company Invitation Homes sued for excessive late fees

Invitation Homes, the nation’s largest single-family rental company, is being sued for charging late fees that a plaintiff is arguing violates state law in all 12 states where the company rents homes.

Slack Fund invests in property management startup Aptly

Slack, the messaging software often used in offices and newsrooms, is investing in a real estate startup.

‘Silver Tsunami’ on horizon as aging baby boomers seek to downsize in greater numbers

An influx of baby boomers approaching their 60s and 70s could signal a “Silver Tsunami” in search of smaller homes, a report from the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis found.

New York City’s rent stabilization laws are easily exploitable, NY Times reports

Weak rent stabilization laws in New York City are ripe to be exploited, a new piece published in “The New York Times” found. While there are still roughly 1 million rent-stabilized apartments left in New York City, they’re starting to vanish one by one, according to the report.

Most housing complaints come from people with disabilities, study says

Individuals with disabilities made up nearly 60 percent of housing discrimination complaints in 2017, a new report from the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) found.

California Realtors pledge to build affordable housing at LA headquarters

The California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) is considering the redevelopment of its Los Angeles headquarters to create new affordable housing. The proposed development would pave the way for 181 residential units, which would include rental and for…