Monday, November 30, 2020

News And Trends

At News & Trends you will find trends in rents, real estate sales, apartment development, the economy at large and property management and investing industry matters.

Seattle Bars Landlords From Using Criminal Records To Screen Tenants

The Seattle City Council has passed an ordinance 8-0 to bar landlords from using criminal records to screen tenants based on past arrests or criminal convictions, with the exception of sex offenders, according to...

Apartment Pet DNA Testing Expands To “Travel Dog” Concept

Pet friendly apartments have turned to pet DNA testing to help keep common areas clear of dog poop. It has worked for many apartment complexes. By John Triplett The company that started pet DNA testing for...

Man Who Shot Portland Property Managers Sentenced to 13 Years

A man who shot two employees working as property managers at the Cascadian Terrace Apartments in Portland during an eviction last December has been sentenced to 13 and a half years in prison, according...

Tenants United Protests Portland Property Managers Awards Ceremony

Protests by Portland Tenants United  happened for the second year in a row at the annual awards ceremony of a Portland property management association as pickets showed up at the event, according to various reports.The...

Two Property Managers Shot During Eviction At Portland Apartments

Two property managers for Community Development Partners, working at the Cascadian Terrace Apartments in Portland, were shot and wounded by a tenant during an eviction “due to behavioral issues” in late December. Both managers, a...

First Quarter 2016 Multifamily Loan Originations Up Two Percent Year-Over-Year

First quarter 2016 multifamily and commercial loan originations were 38 percent lower than the fourth quarter of 2015 but in line with the seasonality of the market, according to the quarterly survey by the...

HUD Seeks to End Discrimination Against Tenants with Criminal Records

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published guidelines in April, 2016, for the proper consideration of applicants’ criminal records when considering them for housing.  HUD notes that because a disproportionate amount...