Experts call on landlords to refrain from increasing rents



The reduced number of rental vacancies available, combined with strong demand for such properties, could tempt landlords to increase their rents even more. However, housing experts are advising landlords against doing so, saying that any further hikes would overburden tenants, many of whom are already struggling to keep up with the costs. The largest landlord […]

Developers are building more rental homes, NAHB says



The National Association of Home Builders says a rising number of single-family homes are being constructed for the rental market, according to its chief economist Robert Dietz.

Broker James Wachob reaches Major Milestone helping Investors Build Rental Homes



Real estate investment broker James Wachob, of Memphis Investment Properties, reaches 150 homes built for investors.
James Wachob, a real estate investment broker

Report: Acute nationwide shortage of affordable rental homes



The widely publicized shortage of housing inventory is being felt hardest in the “affordable home” category, where there’s a shortfall of 7.2 million available homes

Top Markets for Buying Rental Homes Revealed



As rental prices continue to rise, investors are still hunting for the best buys for single-family rentals. RealtyTrac found the top markets for buying residential property to use as rentals by factoring in unemployment rates as well as annual gross rental yields.

Lennar Corp., ready to build homes to rent



Lennar Corp., one of the nation’s largest home builders, is “considering” a move to build homes intended to rent if first-time home buyers continue to be reluctant, said Stuart Miller, the builder’s chief executive, in a quarterly conference call Thursday.

States Selling Pot Legally Attract Renters In Their Droves



Apparently, legalizing marijuana can do wonders for the rental market.

Renters and Realtors Warned to Watch out for False Ads



The Better Business Bureau has warned realtors and people looking to rent property to watch out for false adverts on popular websites such as Craigslist when they are looking to sell a home or to rent somewhere.

Rentenna Rates over 15,000 Apartment Buildings in Philadelphia



Rentenna.com is a free rental tool that handily condenses everything a renter could want to know about the rental building into a single score. It now has over 15,000 apartment buildings rated in Philadelphia, and has included several new scores such as school scores and food delivery scores.

Billionaire Buys Up 10,000 Homes For Rent



A billionaire has just snapped up 10,000 single-family homes to in order to do them up and rent them out, becoming the second-biggest owner of rental homes in the US in one fell swoop.

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