How to Raise Rent Without Losing Your Tenants

It is difficult to come by good tenants. They are unlikely to give you any trouble because they always pay on time, and this makes you go an extra mile in ensuring you retain them. But for you to maximize your profits and still keep up with the ever-increasing market rates, it is proper to

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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.

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.

Zillow Acquires HotPads for $16 Million

In real estate technology news, Zillow has announced the acquisititon of real estate search site HotPads for an estimated $16 million in chash. This acquisition is supposedly slated to grow Zillow’s “rental audience” as well as extend the company’s marketing for rental pros.

Trulia Rent Versus Buy Goings On

Listings portal Trulia and Minnesota based Re/Max Results announced yesterday a partnership that will allow the Realty more visibility via the property website.

Is There Really A Rental Property Boom? If So, Where Is It?

These days it’s pretty common to see articles with headlines that refer to “the hot rental market“, “rental property boom” and “soaring rental rates”. And I’m thinking “oh really?” Frankly, in my market, metro Atlanta, GA the only boom I am seeing is the number of investors from all over the world attempting to buy

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Easy, Breezy Property Management – It’s Real, It’s Here, It’s LeaseRunner!

LeaseRunner recently released a rental industry report which revealed some interesting numbers about the rental market. As long time readers may remember, LeaseRunner is the brainchild of Joe Buczkowski, internet and business attorney and finance instructor at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Zillow® Launches New, Innovative Rental App for Android™

Zillow, Inc, a national leader in real estate information and home search tools, recently announced the launch of a brand new Android™ application called Zillow® Rentals, which marks the first time the company has developed an app dedicated solely to the rental market.

As Wall Street Stampedes Into Rentals – Will It Really Help The Housing Market?

It’s a “Twilight Zone”  kind of plot twist that even Rod Sterling could not have imagined. Wall Street’s biggest names are rushing to jump into the single family rental market in a big way. They believe that there are “fat profits” to be made in the rental property business, and many of the same firms

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