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Pandemic puts more rental properties in private equity hands

Oct 21, 2021
Investment firms might be able to pay more for renovations, but critics say they accelerate evictions.
With landlords dealing with financial stress brought on by COVID, selling properties to private equity firms can be appealing.
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Searching for a rental as prices rise ... and rise

Sep 6, 2021
In Spokane, Washington’s hot rental market, finding an affordable home is “like a full time job” said Spokane Valley resident Kali Capps.
Because of Spokane, Washington's hot rental market, sales representative Kali Capps opted for an apartment out of her price range because “it was the absolute only option that we had,” she said.
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Rents are rising again, making it hard to find an apartment

Jul 22, 2021
Bidding wars to rent? One would-be renter says that's going on in Houston, Texas.
While rents in urban areas dipped during the pandemic, they're climbing back up and inspiring rental bidding wars in some markets.
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L.A. homebuyers are teaming up. Where does that leave renters?

Feb 27, 2019
Los Angeles has one of the country’s most expensive housing markets, leading buyers to band together with others to split the cost of a property. This developing trend helps to cut prices for some, but also has a downside.
Pedestrians walk past new apartments in Los Angeles, California. 
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More Americans are writing their rental checks for single-family homes

May 12, 2017
Corporate landlords bought up properties during the housing crisis. It's worked out well for them.
During the housing crisis, investors with cash snapped up tens of thousands of distressed properties  and converted them to rentals.
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Philadelphia: the largest city to legalize Airbnb

Jul 3, 2015
Just in time for the Democratic National Convention ... and the pope.

What's pushing family homelessness to record levels?

Mar 2, 2015
High rents and a housing subsidy shortage are pushing families into homelessness.

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Apartment shortage is forcing up rents

Dec 22, 2014
Investors who bought rental properties find they can now raise rents.
Not a sign of the times, in Centreville, Virginia. 
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A new financial innovation in the housing market

Oct 13, 2014
Innovation in housing finance is making it easier and more profitable to rent.

How rising rents, falling incomes crush communities

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Jun 30, 2014
The long tail of the recession still wreaks havoc on renters' real estate market.