Pricey housing prompts more married couples to get roommates

The soaring cost of real estate on the West Coast is prompting more married couples to start living with roommates, according to a new report from Trulia.

NYC Council aims to limit rental broker fees, security deposits

Members of the New York City Council took aim at the fees associated with renting an apartment in New York City, which sometimes requires prospective tenants to spend thousands of dollars in deposits and charges to obtain.

Want to start buying investment properties? Then get creative

Want to be a property owner? Think way outside the box, a panel of real estate investors told attendees Wednesday at Inman Connect New York.

Trade group offers rent relief to furloughed government workers

The National Rental Home Council (NRHC), a trade group made up of some of the largest single-family home rental owners in the country, is offering relief to its renters with rent deferrals and fee waivers.

Roofstock hires former Tesla executive to run operations

Rapidly growing real estate investment company Roofstock has tapped a former Tesla executive to help run and scale up operations.

Massachusetts becomes first in nation to register Airbnb rentals

A bundle of new regulations is poised to make Massachusetts the first state with a registry of short-term, Airbnb-style rentals.

Los Angeles is cracking down on Airbnb

Los Angeles has adopted sweeping regulations that will restrict how long people can rent out homes using Airbnb, as well as which properties they will be allowed to list with the home-sharing service.

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.