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Investors Are Putting Their Money in Build-to-Rent Homes at a Record Rate—What’s Causing the Frenzy?

In This Article Key Takeaways A record-high 27,500 build-to-rent homes were completed in 2023, almost triple the number of completions from two years prior. This year, the number of completions is set to nearly double.Institutional investors have poured large chunks of cash into build-to-rent homes. Blackstone, for example, has invested $9.5 billion into development.Most major

By |2024-05-23T06:52:26-07:00May 22nd, 2024|Industry News|

Trump May Consider Shaking Up the Federal Reserve If Elected—Here’s What That Could Look Like

In This Article A group of former officials and other allies of Former President Donald Trump has drafted a document outlining suggested policy changes that would impact the authority and independence of the Federal Reserve. While it’s not clear whether Trump was involved, some say he approved of the effort. Trump has expressed to his advisors that he prefers a low interest rate

By |2024-05-09T06:52:36-07:00May 8th, 2024|Industry News|

U.S. Immigration Crisis: What It Really Means for Housing Markets and Investors

In This Article A record 300,000 migrants entered the U.S. through the southern border in December. Rather than trying to sneak past border agents, many surrendered to apply for asylum.  Overwhelmed immigration courts take years to process these claims, and migrants are protected from deportation in the meantime. They hope to stay, work, and build a life here. But achieving

By |2024-04-30T09:50:53-07:00April 29th, 2024|Industry News|

A Wave of Zoning Law Changes Could Have Huge Impacts for Investors and Housing—Here’s What You Need to Know

In this article The U.S. is facing a housing deficit of about 3.2 million units, and the situation is especially dire in urban areas like New York. It’s one of the reasons prospective homebuyers are finding it increasingly difficult to find affordable homes.  That’s led many cities and communities to consider changes to strict single-family zoning restrictions, which are correlated with high home

By |2024-04-23T09:53:03-07:00April 22nd, 2024|Industry News|

Is New York’s Eviction Bill a Compromise? Or Just More Pain for Landlords and a Blueprint for Other States to Follow?

In this article New York State legislative leaders have agreed on a preliminary housing deal aimed at tackling affordability and supply problems, which are especially severe in New York City.  The legislation, which was intended to balance the interests of tenants and property owners/developers, has spurred discontent on both sides. A group of Democratic lawmakers indicated they would not support some of the provisions, which they believe

By |2024-04-20T09:52:13-07:00April 19th, 2024|Industry News|

Scammers Are Using AI Deepfakes to Steal Millions of Dollars, Including Real Estate—Here’s How You Can Protect Yourself From Fraud

In this article Security experts are sounding the alarm about the potential implications of artificial intelligence (AI)-generated deepfakes, which are artificial audio or video files that have been manipulated to portray someone’s likeness, in real estate fraud.  Earlier this year, authorities in Hong Kong reported that a group of scammers used deepfake technology to steal more than

By |2024-03-29T09:50:58-07:00March 29th, 2024|Industry News|

How a Squatter in Oregon “Stole” a Property, and the Rising Tide of Disputes Ending Badly for Landlords

In this article “I always thought stealing was wrong,” real estate investor and developer George McCleary remarks at the end of a viral video posted on social media last month, “But turns out, if you steal a house, it’s not even against the law here.”  The video details how McCleary easily broke into a rental listing in Portland, Oregon,

By |2024-03-23T09:52:24-07:00March 22nd, 2024|Industry News|

U.S. News Listed Its 20 Hottest Real Estate Markets—Should You Invest in Any of Them?

In this article Denver’s housing market is on fire—at least according to a U.S. News analysis of December 2023 data from the U.S. News Housing Market Index, which includes multiple indicators of housing supply and demand, along with financial health measures. A healthy job market, low rental vacancy rates, and a low housing supply that keeps rents from falling may

By |2024-03-14T09:50:34-07:00March 13th, 2024|Industry News|

Renters Are Still Moving—These Markets Are Where You Should Be Investing

In this article Many renters may be settling down in their home cities as migration outside of metros and across state lines appears to be slowing, according to search data compiled for the Apartment List 2024 Renter Migration Report.  However, renters in California and New York are still seeking out-of-state apartments, presumably to escape expensive rents

By |2024-03-07T08:53:24-08:00March 6th, 2024|Industry News|
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