StreetEasy raises rental fee for better listing integrity

StreetEasy is raising its listing fee from $3 to $4.50, the New York City-based subsidiary of Zillow announced Tuesday. 

Airbnb to start designing houses

Home sharing behemoth Airbnb plans to further branch out of vacation rentals and will begin designing homes as part of a new initiative dubbed “Backyard.”

iBuyers are fueling Wall Street’s rental takeover

Homebuying startups that offer quick sales to antsy sellers are fueling the steady incursion of mammoth investors into the single-family rental market.

New website helps NYC renters bypass agents, commissions

TransparentCity, a new website that helps renters keep down costs by bypassing brokers and commission fees, has launched in New York City.

Vacasa now offers short-term apartment rentals in cities

In an announcement today, the company unveiled a new service called Vacasa Multifamily that will provide short-term rental management in cities. Property managers and developers using the service will be able to turn their urban units over to the compa…

Vacation rental company Vacasa will now manage entire communities

The new program is a full-service management option for communities, such as condo developments, that are primarily used as vacation rentals.

Surprising rental market trends to watch in 2019

A series of major shifts are reinventing the rental industry as we know it. People are renting later in life than ever before—a result of the affordable housing shortage and a number of other socioeconomic factors.

Vacation home rental platform Vacasa snags $64M

Vacation home rental platform Vacasa has secured another round of funding to the tune of $64 million, the company announced Thursday.

Can the co-living market become a new revenue stream for agents?

Co-living is about small spaces, but for astute real estate agents across the United States it may also represent a huge, largely untapped opportunity.

3 ways real estate agents can help renters become homeowners

Here’s how three real estate agents in three distinct markets — New York City, Chicago and Fargo — are helping renters make their dreams come true.