Battle of the sexes: Who wants to own a home more?

Here’s a peek at the latest research in gender and ownership value, renting and capitalism, consumer perceptions and millennial trends.

Many renters struggle to meet basic needs: study

According to new research from the Urban Institute, renters are not only more likely than homeowners to find themselves in distress, they are also more likely to have difficulty digging themselves out of their financial issues.

Over a third of renters plan to buy in next 2 years

Some renters are being held back by “persistent homebuying myths,” according to the latest Insights Report from Bank of America, but other would-be buyers are getting the ducks in a row and considering when, where and even with whom to buy.

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.

Homeowner Households Outpaced by Renters: Zillow

From the crest prior to the recession up through 2016, the country’s largest markets now have more renters, according to an analysis recently released by Zillow. In 2000, the rate of renters was 33 percent; from 2006 to 2016, the rate rose from 31 percent to 36 percent. More than half of the 50 largest […]

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Seattle crown jewel of WalletHub’s ‘Best Big Cities’ list

It’s the home of technology giants such as Microsoft and Amazon, so it’s no surprise Seattle nailed the top spot on WalletHub’s ‘Best Big Cities’ list.

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 …