Go-To Experts: Kris Lindahl Talks About the COVID-19 Wolf At the Door

Realty Biz News talks with Kris Lindahl about the pitfalls and possibilities of a post-COVID-19 market.

Most students say they’ve enjoyed being back at home during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions of college students across America to return to mom and dad as campuses emptied, and many of them say they’re enjoying being stuck at home. A survey of about 1,200 college students conducted by CollegeFinance found that most students only expected to stay at home for around four months

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New York mandates HEPA filters in shopping malls

Businesses in New York City are likely going to need to upgrade their air conditioning systems in order to stop the spread of COVID-19 if they’re going to reopen, reports say. This week, New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo said that the state will require malls in the city to install “high quality” air systems

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FHFA extends aid to landlords and renters

As federal protections for landlords near their expiration date, the Federal Housing Finance Agency is offering additional help due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday the FHFA said that multifamily property owners who’re currently in forbearance will be able to request an extension of their payment suspension for an extra three months, which means

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Consumers more eager to buy homes, despite COVID-19

Home buyers aren’t being scared off by the COVID-19 pandemic. On the contrary, 53% of those quizzed in a recent survey by LendingTree said they’re more likely to buy a home in the next year because of the coronavirus outbreak. The most eager to buy appear to be first-time buyers and millennials, the survey found.

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HUD moves to tackle homelessness amid COVID-19

Local governments are hastening to come up with solutions to the growing risk of homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said it would provide $2.96 billion in emergency grants to help homeless Americans, as well as those at risk of becoming homeless due to hardship caused

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Non-eviction order leads to a rise in luxury home squatting

With landlords no longer able to evict tenants due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some tenants are taking advantage of the situation by squatting in some luxury, short-term rental homes. As a result, landlords say they’re missing out on thousands of dollars in rental payments. The problem is that some short-term tenants who rented properties just

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Spotlight: REITs, COVID-19, and the Rental Affordability Act

Successful REITs are being challenged by the coronavirus pandemic for myriad reasons. Can companies like AvalonBay Communities rise to the occasion?

Welcome to the post-coronavirus office space

As companies gear up to get back to work, many are preparing their office spaces to try and make them more immune to the coronavirus. They’re increasingly bringing in thermal cameras, HVAC systems that can eliminate some germs from the air, contactless coffee machines, and more. They can also schedule more office cleaning sessions to

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France’s Gecina Shows How to Lead During a Crisis

Méka Brunel, CEO of Gecina, announced an unpredicented balance sheet considering France and the world are in the grip of a major recession.

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