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.

Phoenix Apartment Owners Win Multimillion-dollar Lawsuit Against Insurance Company

The owners of two apartment complexes in Phoenix, damaged in a hail storm, have won a multimillion lawsuit against their insurance company which claimed it was normal wear and tear.A Phoenix U.S. District Court...

Facebook Flap Shows Why Landlords Need To Understand How Social Media Works

A new lease agreement taped to tenants' doors by landlords in a Salt Lake City apartment complex requires the tenants to like the complex on its Facebook page within five days or be found in...

The Baby Boomers Next Housing Move – Are You Ready For Them?

Tomorrow’s retirees will completely transform the housing industry from renting to buying to where and when they decide to live, according to a new study from John Burns Real Estate Consulting. Only 10 years...

300 Natural Gas Underground Storage Facilities Near 4.8 Million Homes in 28 States

 A new report has identified the locations of more than 300 natural gas underground storage facilities with a 10-mile radius of homes and apartments across the country, according to a release from RealtyTrac.com and...

How And Why Apartment Rents In San Francisco Rise 6.6% Every Year

Rents have gone up every year in San Francisco by 6.6 percent going back to 1956, according to some excellent new research by Eric Fisher who has posted his findings in his blog Experimental...

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...