What You Need to Know About the Fair Employment and Housing Act from the State of California

Below are some frequently asked questions about source of income and the Section 8 housing program.   Q:  What is the new law regarding source of income protections? A: California has a law called the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) that protects people from housing discrimination based on categories including race, color, national origin,…

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Seven Rental Market Trends to Watch in 2023 – by the Editors of the Rental Housing Journal

Buildium writes about the seven rental market trends for 2023 that the company is seeing in its annual property management and industry report and analyses from leading real estate sources in the industry. The company  reports that over the last two years, many property managers’ business plans “were  reactionary”, keeping their businesses afloat amid lockdowns,…

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What are Single-Family Renters Looking For? By Todd Katler

As more multifamily operators venture into the single-family rental market, (SFR) and build-to-rent arena, (BTR) they’re moving not only into a new real estate sector but a new renter demographic, as well.  Prospective renter preferences and expectations vary significantly, as do renter profiles, between the multifamily and single-family space. Operators must market and manage accordingly…

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Staying Competitive and Sticking to the Basics in Multifamily By Debbie Willis

Staying competitive and sticking to the basics in multifamily communities means showing residents how much on-site and property management teams care. In today’s market, we continue to see high demand in the multifamily rental industry, yet the basic priorities remain in place: leasing up properties, staying competitive, and providing quality housing. New communities have the latest…

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Housing Industry News By Lloyd Segal, President of The Los Angeles County Real Estate Investors Association

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and times are, arguably, increasingly desperate. The persistence of high inflation might force the Federal Reserve to resort to the biggest increase in a key U.S. interest rate in more than 40 years. After another dismal inflation report (see below), economists predict a full-percentage-point increase in the Fed’s benchmark…

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White Hot Rental Market By Mercedes Shaffer

While the housing market has been cooling off mostly due to higher interest rates, the rental market is white hot! Bidding wars on rentals are driving up the market for newly listed properties. When the pandemic hit, we had historically low inventory throughout California, historically low interest rates and huge buyer demand.  This resulted in…

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U.S. Needs 4.3M More Apartments by 2035 to Address Demand, Deficit and Affordability

Washington, D.C. – Amidst demographic shifts and lingering pandemic impacts on the population and broader economy, the U.S. faces a pressing need to build 4.3 million new apartments by 2035, according to a new study commissioned by the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association (NAA). Based on research conducted by Hoyt Advisory…

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What Are the 3 Most Important Things to Tenants Post-Pandemic? By Justin Becker

Tenants are thinking a little differently now post-pandemic, so what are the 3 most important things to tenants and what things in rentals are they are looking for these days? There is no argument that the best tenants are the ones who pay rent on time, have long-term leases, and respect the properties they occupy. As…

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