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The Federal Fair Housing Act protects renters and homebuyers from discrimination related to race, color, religion, sex, national original, disability, and familial status. Landlords and real estate agents must adhere to the act’s guidelines when selling, renting, and showing properties to potential tenants or buyers. The act ensures that everyone gets a fair shake when buying or renting real estate.
When it comes to rental property investments, one state that often comes to mind is Florida. Known as a top vacation destination state, Florida provides investors with ample opportunity to purchase vacation rental homes, condos and other property to generate income.
Those looking to invest in California may be worried about wildfires. Read below on how they've impacted the market.
Boston’s real estate market has a long history of high prices. In fact, it’s not uncommon for people to avoid real estate in Boston because of the costs associated with it. Just how unaffordable it is might come as a surprise, though. Boston is the seventh-most expensive real estate market in North America, according to the International Housing Affordably Study.
Gentrification has long been a well-known problem for Atlanta’s residents. The longstanding issue recently made national news when candidates in the city’s latest mayoral race talked quite a bit about gentrification and the impact it has on real estate and residents. National publications picked the story up, and now all eyes are on Atlanta.
Sixty percent of U.S. markets saw an improvement in home affordability in quarter three of 2017. Colorado was not one of those markets. Denver County in Colorado has one of the lowest affordability indexes in the United States, and the rest of the state isn’t far behind. In fact, it’s getting so bad that lots of people simply cannot afford to live in the state.
Rental vacancy advertising has changed a lot over the years. Back in the old days, people flipped through newspapers to find vacant properties. That evolved, and landlords started putting ads up in local libraries and grocery stores. Now, with the help of the internet, people have more options than ever before. Modern listing management software like VerticalRent® empowers landlords, brokers, and property managers with a unified lead experience. What does that mean?
When you think of Hurricane Irma, you think of devastation. You picture debris sitting on roadsides and people displaced from their homes. The hurricane also had a devastating effect on the real estate market. Counties in Central Florida reported over $100 million in damages from the hurricane, with $60 million of those damages in Osceola County. This damage caused the Orlando area real estate market to take quite a hit. Buying and selling hit a standstill while people tried to rebuild their liv
San Francisco has some of the highest rents in the entire country. Rent isn’t the only thing that’s high in the city, though. Landlords here also require higher credit scores than those in other cities do, according to a study from RentCafe.
Los Angeles is the preferred North American destination for international real estate investors, according to the CBRE Global Investor Intentions Survey. Other popular North American cities/regions include Dallas/Fort Worth; New York; Washington, DC; and Atlanta.
Nashville has solidified itself as one of the strongest markets in the United States. For the third year in a row, Nashville was one of the top 10 “Markets to Watch” in the PwC/ULI Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report, coasting in at number 9. It dropped three slots from its perch at number 6 last year, but the Music City is still expected to have yet another strong year.
Seattle is going to be the hottest real estate market in 2018, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate. This annual study is produced by PwC and the Urban Land Institute, and it gets its results by conducting 1,600 interviews with homebuilders, property owners, developers, lenders, real estate advisory firms, and investors.
China Oceanwide might not be a household name, but it is a major player in the real estate industry. In fact, China Oceanwide is growing quite a real estate empire in the United States with property in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Now, it can add one more place to its list. It has hit Hawaii with a splash and intends to make a huge impact on the luxury real estate game.
There is a supply and demand problem in North Carolina, especially when looking at the Research Triangle. The strong job market is bringing people to the area, and they’re ready to buy homes. The demand is so great that new construction can’t keep up with it. This has caused housing prices to go up, creating a sellers’ market. In fact, the median home price has gone up by 16.9 percent in Raleigh over the past year.
Take a look at the data, and get information about what this means for investors. Also, get the scoop on hot investments in San Antonio right now and what you need to do to grab those high-end renters. Then, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running with your San Antonio real estate investment.
Leading financial technology company, Payscape, announced today that they have formed a strategic merchant processing and payment integration partnership with VerticalRent.
When people think of Detroit real estate, they typically think of homes that have been abandoned and foreclosed. They picture a city that has seen better days, and for a long time, that was an accurate depiction.
Anyone who stays current on California real estate knows that the state is facing a serious supply and demand issue. There simply aren’t enough homes on the market, and those that are available get snatched up before the ink on the “For Sale” sign dries.
In 2015, Chicago placed 10th on the list of cities most searched by international buyers, according to Realtor.com International.
The New York City real estate market is overwhelming for buyers at best. With a median sales price of $1,335,000, affordable housing isn’t easy to find. Maybe that’s why only 31 percent of NYC households own their homes.