Homeowner groups are trying to stop investors from buying up homes

Apr 20, 2022
Investor purchases made up more than 1 in 5 home sales in December, according to CoreLogic.
According to the National Association of Realtors, sales of existing homes dropped 2.7% in March from the previous month and 4.5% from March 2021.
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A Tennessee woman’s search for housing after a $500 rent hike

Apr 7, 2022
“I've never in my life not been able to afford a two-bedroom apartment on a modest salary,” said Nashville-area resident Ellen Mahurin.
Ellen Mahurin wants to stay in Williamson County so her daughter can finish up high school in the district.
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Corporate investors remain bullish on real estate market

Feb 1, 2022
Corporations bought a record share of homes last year and can make it hard for regular homebuyers to compete.
According to some estimates, firms have invested roughly $50 billion in single-family rentals over the past few years.
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How corporate real estate investors affect tight housing markets

Dec 15, 2021
A researcher found that five real estate Investment corporations own more than 5% of the single-family housing stock in a county just outside Nashville.
Out-of-state investors are partially fueling Nashville's hot housing market. Above: A row of new brick homes in suburban Nashville.
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Millennials locked out of hot real estate markets

Nov 29, 2021
The National Association of Realtors reported on Monday that pending home sales were up 7.5% in October.
Millennials are staying in their apartments for longer than they would have a decade ago, likely due to the high cost of first-time homes.
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What rising rents mean for inflation

Nov 11, 2021
Inflation on a larger scale is "transitory," we've been told by the Fed. But "rent growth is gonna remain strong," one experts says
In October, median net-effective rents for Manhattan apartments with no doorman increased by a 7.4% year over year, whereas apartments with doormen increased by 24.9%. Above, apartments on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
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Voters in St. Paul, Minnesota, to decide on strict rent control proposal

Oct 27, 2021
If enacted, the proposal would be one of the most aggressive rent control policies in the country, applying to new construction.
St. Paul resident Emily Lynch says the rent on her single-family home is going up by $400 per month in January, an increase of more than 30%. She’s now looking for a more affordable place to live.
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In South Carolina town, tenants feel effects of expired eviction moratorium

Oct 4, 2021
Marketplace’s Amy Scott speaks with housing attorney Nicole Paluzzi about the wave of evictions in North Charleston.
South Carolina has distributed a fraction of the federal rental assistance funds the state has received. That's a problem for low-income tenants, says housing attorney Nicole Paluzzi.
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What happens when the eviction moratorium ends in a month?

Jun 25, 2021
The extension of the eviction moratorium may help federal assistance cover some back rent, but long-term solutions are needed.
The federal eviction moratorium has been extended by a month, but experts think long-term solutions are needed for renter assistance.
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Banning evictions for 1 more month could make a big difference

Jun 24, 2021
Experts say it will give both renters and property owners more time to access that Congress gave states for rental assistance.
Experts say it will give both renters and property owners more time to access that Congress gave states for rental assistance.
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