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Richmond adopts rules for Airbnb-style home rentals; declares the public security building as surplus

A map showing short term rental operations in March 2018. (Courtesy of Richmond Planning & Development Review) Five years after the state allowed localities to do so, the City of Richmond now has new rules in place to legalize the rental of short-term homes in the city, although not all rentals are permitted because they […]

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Single-family home rentals excel in the pandemic

Stay-at-home orders related to the COVI / D-19 pandemic have not dampened rental demand for single-family homes, executives from two REITs said in recent first-quarter earnings calls. Dallas Turner, president and CEO of Invitation Homes, said occupancy hit a record 97.2% in April as the company increased its access to working capital and suspended research […]

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This Seattle-based startup is offering big discounts on home rentals, but only if you accept a room from Airbnb

Hannah Exner (left) and Sam Joselyn in the living room of their home in Westlake rented from Seattle startup Loftium, which offers people discounts on housing they accept to host Airbnb guests. (Photo GeekWire / Taylor Soper) It sounded like a scam. When Hannah Exner and Sam Joselyn spotted an ad for an artisan house […]

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Home rentals rise as buyers sit on the sidelines

Real estate agent Marisa Bowe often helps families moving to Houston find homes to rent while they get to know the city and decide where they would like to buy. “But it’s funny,” she said of her current clients, “it’s more people who moved last year, filled their one-year leases, but still aren’t all of […]

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Single-family home rentals are hot after the recession

PITTSFORD, NY – Apartment living brought Bill and Jennifer Schumacher together, the two neighbors meeting while living in the same apartment complex in the Philadelphia area. When Jennifer received a job offer in the Rochester, NY area, the couple were okay with moving, but they didn’t have much time and they knew they didn’t want […]