Items Tagged with 'rental affordability'

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  • Zumper: Here are the amenities that renters want the most

    Find out what renters really want from property managers
    As national rent prices begin to slow in appreciation, rental affordability is growing amongst the nation's renters. This could lead to increased competition amongst property managers as more renters take to the market. So, what’s the best way to attract renters? Zumper says it’s simple – amenities.
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  • These are the most affordable rental markets

    Majority of top affordable metros located in inland markets
    A new report by Zillow reveals the country’s most affordable rental markets, measuring affordability by the amount of income that renters need to set aside for monthly payments. According to the company's research, these are the five most affordable rental markets.
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  • Renters are renewing their leases more than ever before

    Rents rise, but people still choose to stay in their apartment
    Despite rents continuing to rise throughout much of 2018, renters are choosing to remain in the same apartment more than they ever have before, even if their rent goes up. In fact, a new report from RealPage shows that apartment resident retention (renters electing to renew their lease after its initial term expires) hit an all-time high last year.
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  • Rent just hit an all-time high… again

    Rents just keep on climbing
    With more and more renters feeling the affordability crunch, there seemed to be some light on the horizon recently with the steady rise in rents appearing to finally slow down over the last few months. Nevermind. As it turns out, rents are still going up and just hit an all-time high, again.
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  • Senate Democrats unveil sweeping rent reform proposal

    Dems introduce act that could bring tax relief to renters
    Increasing rent prices leave many American families struggling to afford housing, but Senate Democrats have introduced new legislation to help alleviate that stress. The Rent Relief Act will award a refundable tax credit to renters that pay more than 30% of their gross income on rent, including utilities.
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  • New bill could bring tax relief to renters struggling with affordability

    Bill from New York’s Joseph Crowley seeks to provide relief to “rent-burdened”
    A new bill introduced Monday by Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-New York, could bring relief to renters who find themselves struggling to afford their rent. Crowley’s bill, entitled “The Rent Relief Act,” would offer refundable tax credits to people who live in rental housing. Here are more details about the bill.
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  • Housing thinktank proposes bold renter tax credit

    Seeks to provide relief to cost-burdened renters
    The Terner Center for Housing Innovation released a proposal that would give tax credits to low-income renters. The proposal lays out three different structures for the new credit, and details the cost for implementation.
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