Tenant groups become increasingly militant to prevent evictions



With moratoriums on evictions throughout the country starting to expire, tenant groups are stepping in to try and save people from losing their homes. Tenant organizers in South Central Los Angeles last week quickly organized a protest after a local landlord removed one resident’s belongings following their eviction. The landlord had changed the locks on […]

New York can now revoke licenses from real estate pros that discriminate



New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed into law new legislation that makes it possible for the state to revoke real estate licenses from agents and brokers who violate anti-discrimination laws. Cuomo said New York has “zero tolerance” for discrimination of any kind and that the “sheer scope and breadth of the unscrupulous and […]

Baseball fans flock to luxury rentals near ballparks



Baseball fans missing out on the action due to the coronavirus pandemic are taking desperate measures to get their fill by renting out apartments overlooking stadiums. Some of the units at the West Half luxury rental apartment complex in Washington D.C. for example have a great view of Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals, […]

Commercial real estate firm adds an infectious diseases specialist to its staff



Florida-based commercial real estate firm Crocker Partners has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by creating a new position within its organization for a director of environmental health, to help it develop a program that’s designed to keep its employees healthy. Dr. Walter Okoroanyanwu, who is a medical professional with experience in infectious diseases, told the […]

23 million Americans at risk of eviction



With many federal unemployment benefits introduced in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic set to expire at the end of the month, it’s feared that millions of Americans could face eviction from their homes. HousingWire reports that almost 44 million Americans have filed for unemployment since mid-March, when the pandemic began. And with 110 million […]

Zillow says homes are selling at their fastest pace for 2 years



Homes are selling faster now than any time since spring 2018, a new Zillow analysis shows. It means that potential buyers should be prepared to strike quickly, and sellers who have been on the fence through the onset of the coronavirus pandemic might now want to list. Though many sellers have taken a wait-and-see approach […]

A quarter of U.S. home buyers intend to relocate to smaller cities & towns



One quarter of home buyers say they’re planning to move from their current residence, with many saying the COVID-19 pandemic has convinced them to relocate to smaller towns and cities. Redfin reported last week that its database of more than one million house hunters shows that a record 27% are looking to move to a […]

LGBT buyers can’t afford homes in areas with protection from discrimination



Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender home-buyers and renters must pay a premium to live in states, cities and counties that offer legal protection from discrimination. While it is unlikely that legal protections for LGBT people increase home values, the fact that these jurisdictions are more expensive has a disproportionate impact on LGBT buyers and renters […]

Red Swan Digital Deals Web Series June 23rd



Blockchain has been working to transform the landscape of property investment, operations and capital markets for many years now. The goal is to create fractional ownership of real estate, which makes the investment process much more efficient by allowing assets to be divided into fractional shares called digital securities.  This makes real estate investment similar […]

COVID-19 forces almost 3 million adults to move back home



Growing unemployment across the U.S. has prompted millions of adults to move back in with their parents. As a new Zillow analysis shows, the potential rent lost from Gen Z alone could total an estimated $726 million, and the ripple effects of their next move could have far-reaching consequences for the housing market. The number […]