Property developer LeFrak backs ‘insurtech’ startup Jetty

Jetty is a startup working to upend insurance and security deposits for renters — and it just got a major vote of confidence from LeFrak …

58% of renters believe it’s a good time to buy

Despite low inventory and high home prices, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Q4 Aspiring Home Buyers Profile says Americans are still holding on to their homeownership goals …

Automation and Customization: Renter Wishes

Apartment dwellers’ preferences are shifting…toward what owners want, new research shows. According to the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), an apartment industry organization, convenience, personalization and smart home technology are high on renters’ wish lists. In the NMHC’s 2018 Consumer Housing Insights Survey, 92 percent of respondents believe convenience and ease are important in a […]

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Apartment List raises $50 million to add more kinds of listings

Apartment List raised $50 million through a Series C funding round to add a greater variety of listings to its rental marketplace, the platform announced Thursday. The round, led by Passport Capital founder John Burbank, brings Apartment List’s total funding …

Tenants across America are being exploited by corporate landlords, report finds

Three activist groups claim institutional investors have turned the American dream into a ‘nightmare’ in new report released today …

Consumer optimism about the housing market dips in Q4

Low inventory, lack of access to affordable homes, and increased buyer competition are starting to wear on homeowners and renters, making them less optimistic about the housing market, economy and their personal finances as the year comes to a close …

Changing Demand for Rentals Strains Supply

Demand for rentals is still strong—but what does it look like today, a decade after the recession? According to America’s Rental Housing Report, recently released by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, demand is evolving. In the aftermath of the crash, demand exploded, and a large portion of rentals were single-family homes. […]

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NAR: Even With Economic Gains, Homebuyers and Sellers Unsure

Even with economic gains and employment growth, homebuyers and sellers are less optimistic about their prospects, according to recently released findings from a survey by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). NAR’s quarterly Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) report reveals 60 percent of renters believe now is a good time to buy a home, […]

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Realtor.com rentals will now be powered by Apartment List

As homeownership becomes an elusive dream for a growing number of Americans, real estate portals are bolstering their rental search capabilities …

Keycafe hubs convert shops, bars and delis into key storage

Security and convenience are often at war. And one major area where they intersect in real estate is in the shuffling of keys, whether they’re being transferred to open the doors for a home tour, cleaning service or short-term guest …