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.

Increasing Tension Between Landlords, Tenants and City of Dallas

More and more cities are stepping into the landlord and tenant relationship, especially in multifamily housing, as rental markets tighten up and municipalities began to take a role in making decisions.The tensions are developing...

Nightly Rentals – The Hottest Investment Right Now?

Nightly Rentals –The Hottest Investment Right Now?How to earn 2-5 times the gross profit of traditional rental propertiesI am sure by now you have heard of the many nightly rental websites that allow property owners...

U.S. Housing Market Shows Signs of Flattening, According to HomeUnion 

U.S. Housing Market Shows Signs of Flattening, According to HomeUnion Meanwhile, investment home prices rose 8.5% in MarchHomeUnion, an online real estate investment management firm and data provider enabling value investing in residential properties, has released...

Loan Originations On 1- to 4-Unit Properties Down 8 Percent Driven by Refinance Drop

The 1.4 million  loans were originated on U.S. residential properties (1 to 4 units) in the first quarter of 2016 were down 12 percent from the previous quarter and down 8 percent from a year...

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...