House Hacking: 7 Ways to Live for Free

Free housing seem too good to be true? Not necessarily. There are many ways to have your housing costs covered by others by a system known as house hacking.  Wave goodbye to the stress of paying your rent or mortgage in full and on time every month. House hacking offers housing alternatives that decrease or

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HUD Charges Idaho Landlord with Familial Status Discrimination

On May 31, 2019, HUD charged the owners and manager of an Idaho rental property with violation of the familial status provisions of the Fair Housing Act (FHA). HUD alleges they refused to rent a home to a couple with seven children. What is Familial Status Discrimination? When first adopted in 1968, the FHA only

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Can You Lease Option a Multifamily Property?

A good question I get asked often is if you can lease option multifamily properties? The answer is YES, you can lease option multifamily properties. In fact, it can be a great way to grow your real estate investment portfolio.

Overseas Buyers Planning to Purchase More Apartments

A recent article in National Real Estate Investors shows that overseas buyers are planning to continue investing in apartments in the US. This is based on a recent survey of the members of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate. Experts feel that the fundamentals of investing in US real estate are still good

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Last Month Saw Housing Starts Rise by 5.9%

Figures from the US Census Bureau and the HUD show that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of nationwide housing starts rose to 896,000 units in July. Multifamily construction increased compared to the previous month, while single-family construction declined slightly compared to June.

Moore Design Group Partners with Prominent Houston Developer

Moore Design Group is about to embark on an enterprise with Martin Fein Interests Ltd., one of Houston’s premier multifamily development firms. There are to be three projects built simultaneously on 10 acres of prime real estate inside the 610 Loop, merging three types of high-end multifamily projects on a single high density urban site.

New Law Allows California Landlords to Restrict Smoking

The Smokefree Housing Law (SB 332) went into effect in California on January 1, 2012, giving multifamily property owners and managers the power to prohibit smoking in rental units. Like many of the public smoking bans in the areas across the United States, the Smokefree Housing Law is aimed at curbing secondhand smoke. Although many

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