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Portland Mayor Proposes Making Landlords Who Raise Rent Pay For Tenant Relocation

Portland Approves Measure to Make Landlords Who Raise Rent Pay to Move Tenants

The Portland City Council has unanimously approved a measure effective immediately requiring landlords who raise rent by any amount to pay tenant relocation costs to move tenants who do not want to pay the...
Remote Learning Sends Rent Prices Down in College Towns

Remote Learning Sends Rent Prices Down in College Towns

Rent prices in college towns have fallen this summer as colleges and universities across the country have opted for remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Zillow analysis. “The drop throughout college areas...
California newspapers unite in fighting rent control “rehash”

California newspapers unite in fighting rent control “rehash”

The San Francisco Chronicle has joined many other newspapers in California warning against passage of Proposition 21, the “housing-freeze” initiative, joining nearly all of the other state’s major newspaper editorial boards in opposing the...
Pandemic Rent Debt Piling Up as Renters Continue to Struggle

Pandemic Rent Debt Piling Up as Renters Continue to Struggle

A new survey shows 32 percent of renters had pandemic-rent debt from previous months still due in the first week of September, but that number had dropped to 10 percent by the second week...
Rent Payments Slowing In Early September

Rent Payments Slowing In Early September

Rent payments are slowing in early September, according to a national rent-tracking service. The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) rent-payment tracker survey found that 76.4 percent of apartment households had paid rent in early September....
Apartments have gotten smaller in the past 10 years while single-family homes have grown

Residents Working from Home Require More Space in Apartments, Homes

The pandemic has meant our homes are required to double as entertainment and working spaces, with nearly half of the U.S. labor force working from home full-time, StorageCafe writes in a new report, but...
Remote Work Means Renters in Expensive Cities May Move to Homes

Remote Work Means Renters in Expensive Cities May Move to Homes

Remote work trends mean many renter households could likely telecommute and afford monthly payments on the typical U.S. starter home, but couldn't afford a starter home in their current metro, says a new Zillow...
Rental Concessions Offered in 30 Percent of Listings

Rental Concessions Offered in 30 Percent of Listings

The share of rental listings that advertise some form of rental concessions rose from 16.2 percent in February to 30.4 percent in July, according to a Zillow release about its listings. More rental concessions are...
Governor Extends Oregon Foreclosure Moratorium to End Of The Year

Governor Extends Oregon Foreclosure Moratorium to End Of The Year

Governor Kate Brown has extended Oregon's foreclosure moratorium to December 21, 2020; however, she has not yet extended the evictions moratorium set to expire September 30. Executive Order 20-37 will extend House Bill 4204’s current moratorium...
No guns in my apartments can a landlord say that?

 No Guns In My Apartments: Can A Landlord Say That And Put It In...

“No guns in my apartments” is again a point of discussion as the country struggles with violence around recent demonstrations. How are landlords to decide whether to prohibit or allow tenants to have firearms...