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Affordable housing is her business model

Jun 11, 2019
How a first-generation homeowner became a landlord who focuses on reasonable rents.
As a real estate investor, Anna Taylor says she focuses on affordable rents for tenants.
Courtesy of Anna Taylor

Landlord's credit check reveals incorrect background information

Aug 8, 2016
A reporter was recently confused for a serial felon when a landlord did a tenant screening on him.
The tenant background search report from TransUnion for reporter Bobby Allyn.
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Mobile home park residents see erratic water service

Feb 24, 2016
Ohio mobile home park resident said water routinely turned off without notice
One study found that mobile home park residents are more than three times as likely as others to  experience at least one water outage a year. 
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How investors are profiting off a 'rentership society'

Oct 10, 2014
The housing crisis created a slew of new landlords. Does an investor makes a good one?
A house on Beech Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio.  In Cincinnati's East Price Hill, Ken Smith runs a community development corporation Price Hill Will. Their community development work includes buying neglected buildings that are unattractive to investors, and rehabbing them into beautiful homes. Smith shows me a stately yellow two-story on Beech Avenue. "The street has a lot of potential, and has a lot of investment," he says.
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Oakland landlords pay it forward

Jan 25, 2013
One of the reasons prices are going up in many U.S. neighborhoods is because investors are buying houses, sprucing them up and then renting them out. Landlords like these don't have a great image. But in Oakland, Calif., they can…

Am I nuts -- or not?

Mar 13, 2012
I'm seriously thinking of purchasing a small (six-unit) apartment building in a college town. I've never been a landlord and I'm already a single father of two with a full-time job. Am I NUTS? Clay, College Park, MD