Top 5 Mistakes Landlords Make with Their Investment Properties



Managing an investment property is no easy task. It may sound like big money, but if you are not prepared it can turn into a huge money pit. As a landlord, you have a big responsibility to the property as well as the tenants

European Airbnb rival Spotahome lands $40 million funding round



Spotahome, a company that provides listings for rental listings, has raised $40 million in a new round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. London-based Passion Capital and Madrid-based Seaya Ventures also participated in the round, which brings Spotahome’s total funding to just shy of $64 million. Bloomberg said the company rivals AirBnb […]

Freddie Mac entices landlords to keep their properties affordable



Freddie Mac is launching a new initiative that will see it provide low-cost loans to owners of multifamily properties in order to help them keep their rents affordable for middle class families

Pillow enables short-term rentals with a focus on compliance & transparency



Airbnb partner Pillow is taking the original concept a little further than the industry giant by giving both tenants and property managers the chance to to benefit from short-term rentals.

Co-working startup Mindspace lands $20M in funding to fuel U.S. expansion



Co-working startup Mindspace has just landed a $20 million funding round led by U.K.-based private equity firm Crossroads, ahead of its launch in the U.S.

The most common rental scams today



RentHop has just published the results of a study on the most common rental scams, along with advice on how to avoid falling victim to them.

San Francisco to spend $44M on affordable housing for teachers



San Francisco is working to provide more affordable housing to the city’s teachers, after a report warned that many are struggling to be able to pay their mortgages and rents

Rents Climb, Vacancies Decline



As expected, retention of renters when leases expired continued to increase in March as people find it difficult to find lower rents for comparable properties in this tight rental market. This is based on the analysis of just under 105,000 properties

How to Rent to Tenants with Pets



he APPA’s (American Pet Product Association) national survey of pet owners reveal that nearly 50% of homeowners own a dog and 45% of them have a cat. If the findings of this survey are anything to go by, then any serious landlord needs to soften his or her stand and allow pets into the property.

How to Properly Raise Rent as a Landlord



Raising the rent calls for a blend of remarkable public relations with tenants, good business skills, a lot of research, and knowledge regarding legal requirements. Thus, it usually gives an inexperienced landlord cold feet, especially

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