Items Tagged with 'Rental markets'


  • Rentalutions rebrands as Avail

    Online rental listing, management platform rebrands itself
    Online DIY rental platform for landlords and tenants is undergoing a full-on rebranding. Rentalutions will become Avail. Rentalutions announced a full-on rebranding and will re-emerge as Avail. This rebranding falls almost exactly one year after a successful acquisition of $2 million in funding allowed the young company to expand its offerings.
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  • Rental population decreases for first time since 2004

    But rent prices surge in 2017
    After steadily climbing for the past 13 years, the population of renters decreased for the first time since 2004. Although the number of renters declined slightly in 2017, they continue to hold a significant claim on the market as renting now far outpaces ownership.
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  • Low credit score? In some markets you'll qualify for a mortgage, but not for a lease

    Hottest renting markets require credit scores over 700
    An analysis into some the most competitive markets in the U.S. shows buying a home is not only financially better than renting, but it could also be easier to qualify for. A new study from RENTCafé shows many of the nation’s hottest renting markets expect tenants to hold FICO scores of at least 700.
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  • Freddie Mac enters rental market to increase affordability

    Could provide up to $1 billion in financing
    Freddie Mac announced its entrance into the rental market, with plans to provide its first financing within the next 90 days. But unlike Fannie Mae, Freddie’s plan is to provide funding for smaller landlords or even nonprofits in order to support affordable housing.
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  • Rents in top 10 most expensive cities cooling off

    National average sees lowest growth rate in 3 years
    The most expensive rental markets seem to be cooling down after a long period of incessant rent increases. A new blog from Rent Café shows six of the top 10 most expensive rental markets saw annual declines in rent prices in May. One of the nation’s most expensive cities even saw its fourth consecutive month as the city with the highest annual decline in rent prices.
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  • These are the most competitive rental markets right now

    And how to beat the competition
    With the housing market as competitive as it is, many are turning to renting as less believe that now is a good time to buy a home. The problem, however, is that the rental market has become just as competitive. Trulia breaks down the top rental markets, and how to get an edge up on the competition.
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  • Expert economists: Latest drop in homeownership no big deal

    Don’t worry, buying homes just at lowest since 1965
    Although homeownership rates hit their lowest level since 1965, some experts say that the change reflects more trends in the rental market than in housing. Others, while concurring that the data shows a lot about rental trends in the market, disagree about the gravity of the decreasing homeownership rate.
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