California realtors oppose new rent control measures

Californian lawmakers last Wednesday approved a bill that, if it comes into effect, would lead to rents being capped throughout the state. The move has since drawn widespread criticism from real estate industry professionals who worry it could have a negative impact on renters in the long term. The New York Times reports that many

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HUD Says Maine Landlord Wouldn’t Allow Disabled Vet to have Assistance Animal

HUD recently charged a Maine landlord with housing discrimination for not allowing a disabled veteran to have an assistance animal in his apartment. According to HUD’s Charge of Discrimination (HUD Charge) against Roderick Apartments, LLC, Jo Roderick told the veteran that once she allowed a tenant to have an assistance animal, and other tenants wanted

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“Millions” left unable to buy thanks to rising rents

As the home ownership rate has fallen, the amount of rentals has soared, and so has the costs of renting. Last year, rents climbed at a 3.2 percent rate – double the pace of overall inflation.

Are You Investing In A Local Housing Market That Would Be Drastically Impacted By The Fiscal Cliff?

One of the most unique aspects of investing in real estate is the fact that individual local markets can be quickly and significantly impacted for better or worse, by changes in local market conditions. The fiscal cliff represents just such a possibility. Assuming there is no agreement forthcoming for avoiding the “fiscal cliff”, real estate

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