Kindred Home Swapping Network Aims to Make Travel a Way of Life

Kindred home swapping network is for property owners with a passion for travel who either want to swap homes or host while away.

Should You Sell Your House or Rent It Out?

If you’re a homeowner who is considering moving to a new area or has simply outgrown your current house, you have a large decision to make: should you sell your house or rent it out? Each option has various benefits as well as drawbacks. To make the decision that is right for you, carefully consider

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Rental application fraud rises during COVID-19 pandemic

Rental application fraud has grown significantly since the COVID-19 crisis began, according to new data from real estate technology and fraud detection company Snappt. The company’s latest report shows that application fraud has increased by 9% month-over-month since the pandemic began, with many inflating their income to qualify for rentals, or else disguising the source

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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.

Ditching security deposits could come back to bite renters, expert says

Recently, some lawmakers have been proposing alternatives to the traditional security deposit in an effort to help tenants by eliminating the need for a large, upfront payment. But some housing experts say this could actually end up costing renters more money in the long run. Charles Tassel, chief operating officer of the National Real Estate

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Luxury apartment building will boom in 2020, experts say

American building firms are set to construct the highest number of apartments in 2020 for more than 40 years, according to a new analysis from property management software firm RealPage. Many of those new apartments are targeted at the luxury home sector, RealPage added. In total, around 371,000 new rental apartments are expected to be

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Beyond Pricing Raises $42.5M in Series A Funding

PropTech startup Beyond Pricing has just announced having raised $45 million in Series A funding from Bessemer Venture Partners.

Builders are targeting the growing build-to-rent market

The homebuilding sector has underperformed in recent years, but one segment, the “build-to-rent” market in which homes are built explicitly to be rented out, has managed to pull off some stunning growth CNBC reported that 37,000 homes were built as rentals in 2017, rising to 43,000 last year, which accounts for just under 5% of

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PropTech Star Guesty Raises $35M in Series C Funding

Guesty, a property management software that helps simplify short-term rental management, has announced raising $35M in Series C funding.

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

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