Airbnb has a rough history with landlords and even homeowners, and many cities continue to crack down against the short-term rental company. But now Airbnb found an interesting way to begin avoiding these regulations: the real estate market.
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.
The International Business Times is offering an explanation as to why GOP Sen. Bob Corker switched his vote for tax reform to a “yes.”
The reason is the addition of the so-called “Corker Kickback” to the tax reform bill.
Thanks to a newly enacted law in the state of Colorado, renters in the state on short-term leases will now receive more advanced notice of rent increases or lease terminations. Previously, landlords were only required to provide a 7-day notice to short-term tenants.
Rentalutions, a Chicago-based online platform for landlords, announced this week that it plans to expand its offerings thanks to a $2 million round of funding. The company said that it plans to use the funding to add new features to “automate common time-consuming and expensive processes, including finding and screening tenants, accepting payments and managing maintenance requests.”
Much has been made of the risks Airbnb landlords face when using the unregulated short-term rental service. But until now, the hidden danger to Airbnb renters has not been given nearly enough attention.
While 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medicinal pot use, along with four states legalizing recreational use, marijuana is still illegal according to federal law, which could leave some landlords in a bind if their renters are caught.
Homeowners are faced with two options when they decide to move up the property ladder: sell the old home or rent it out. If you live in Oklahoma, you might want to check this list before putting your home back on the market.
The problem with that duration of unemployment, the article points out, is that half the country would be in serious trouble if they were unemployed for longer than 13 weeks, almost five months short of the average time it takes to find another job.
Eight years after we began recognizing women for their influential work in the expanding housing and mortgage finance ecosystem, a traditionally male-dominated field, our Women of Influence list is bigger and better than ever! This year, we honor 85 women who are making lasting achievements in each sector of the housing economy. Read on to learn more about these accomplished women and the strides they are making in their industry segments.
The financial world at large is experimenting with changing its workforce culture in ways not fathomable 10 years ago. For example, in 2011, the dress code for female workers at UBS came to light with unflattering results. In it, the Swiss bank instructed female employees on not just how to dress and how to smell, but also preached the importance for ladies to apply lotion after taking showers. Fast forward to today and fellow Swiss bank, Credit Suisse has now created an official role to boost equal opportunities and create a fair treatment environment. Has the American mortgage industry made similar progress?
The conversation around student loan debt and its economic impact on Millennials, those born from 1980 to 1998, has some questioning whether the future of the American Dream is in jeopardy. The nation’s student loan debt has soared to $1.4 trillion, surpassing credit cards in becoming the largest source of personal debt outside a mortgage.