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Atlanta’s Gentrification Problem - How it Impacts Real Estate

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017
  Georgia   

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.

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Why Is Colorado One of the Least Affordable Places to Live?

  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017
  Colorado   

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.

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101 Insider Secrets to Filling Rental Vacancies Fast!

  • Friday, December 1, 2017
  Rental Market   Advertising & Marketing   

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?

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Aftermath: Irma Hits Orlando Real Estate Market Hard

  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017
  Florida   

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

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San Francisco Renters Need Higher Credit Scores Than Renters in Other Cities

  • Friday, November 24, 2017
  California   

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.

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CBRE Global Investor Intentions Survey Ranks Los Angeles as #1 International Real Estate Investor Hotspot

  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017
  California   

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.

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Nashville Real Estate Market Expected to Remain Strong in 2018

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
  Tennessee   

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.

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Seattle Viewed as the Hottest Real Estate Market for 2018

  • Friday, November 10, 2017
  Washington   

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.

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China Oceanwide Makes a Splash on the Hawaii Real Estate Market

  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  Hawaii   Tips   

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.

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13 Tips to Avoid Rental Property Scams for Tenants and Landlords

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017
  FCRA   Advertising & Marketing   

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.

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8 Steps to Renting High-end Real Estate in Texas

  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017
  Texas   

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.

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Payscape Announces Payment Integration With VerticalRent

  • Thursday, October 12, 2017
  Rents & Deposits   

Leading financial technology company, Payscape, announced today that they have formed a strategic merchant processing and payment integration partnership with VerticalRent.

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7 Reasons Why the Detroit Real Estate Market is Heating Back Up

  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017
  Michigan   

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.

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The Bay Area Housing Crisis, Explained

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017
  California   Tenant Screening   Criminal & Eviction Checks   Tips   

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.

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International Buyers Are Cooling on Chicago Real Estate

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017
  Illinois   

In 2015, Chicago placed 10th on the list of cities most searched by international buyers, according to Realtor.com International.

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A Guide to Where to Buy and Where to Rent in New York City

  • Sunday, September 10, 2017
  New York   Tips   

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.

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The Feds Crack Down on Dirty Money in Miami Real Estate

  • Monday, September 4, 2017
  Florida   Tenant Credit Checks   Tips   

If you work in real estate, you know the importance of tenant screening and rental credit checks. What you might not realize is there is another issue in real estate, and it’s a big one. It’s money laundering, and it’s hit Miami in a big way.

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8 Ways to Retain Residents for Another Lease Term

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017
  Advertising & Marketing   

Renting can become a very lucrative and rewarding experience when you have the right tenants. You're perhaps fortunate most to all your renters are people who follow the rules and always pay their rent on time.

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5 Keys to Successfully Marketing your Rental Property Vacancy

  • Friday, August 18, 2017
  Tips   

If you rent your vacation property, then your marketing program needs to aim at bringing the kind of visitors that deliver the best return on your investment.

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Buying Rental Property in Erie, Pennsylvania: Facts to Know Before Moving

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017
  General   Pennsylvania   

If you've never lived in Pennsylvania, you'll find some great cities in the state with good property investment opportunities. Some cities (like Erie) also have one of the lowest costs of living over any other city in the region.

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