Fair Housing lawsuits on the rise
Fair Housing lawsuits are on the rise nationwide and you may be next. Over the last five years, HUD and other tenant rights advocacy groups have stepped up rental discrimination lawsuits and cases against landlords and income property owners—and these cases are not nearly as black and white as most landlords would assume.
Annual Housing Market Trends: 2017 in Review, 2018 Outlook
Growth in rents will soften in 2018, however, the ongoing lack of affordable rentals will spur rental demand. Explore the most important real estate trends of 2017 and their impact on the 2018 housing and rental markets.
Experts Predict Housing to Become Buyers Market by 2020
While housing growth is at an all time high, current housing trends are starting to lose their edge in some of the nation’s biggest markets. More than 70% of experts predict that housing will shift toward a buyers’ market by 2020.
Three Updates to the Fair Housing Act, and What They Mean for Landlords
The Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968 to offer protection against discrimination. Since then it has evolved to encompass a laundry list of housing “do’s and don’ts”. Review three Fair Housing Act updates and what they mean for landlords.
2018-’19 Income Property, Multifamily and Commercial Real Estate Conferences
Find the best 2018-’19 income property conferences, networking events and informational seminars for investors, property managers, real estate entrepreneurs and industry professionals.
Under “Agency Law” landlords are liable for the actions of their property manager.
Under Agency Law, income property owners may be held directly or vicariously liable for the actions of a negligent property manager—even if the property owner had no knowledge of, or involvement in, the act.
When should you consider hiring a property management company?
Many landlords manage their properties on their own—or with the help of an assistant, such as a resident manager. But sometimes hiring a property manager just makes sense. Should you consider hiring a property manager?
Protecting Against Lawsuits for Buy-and-hold Real Estate Investors
What is the best way to mitigate the risk of a lawsuit? Do everything you can to ensure you’re never in one. Explore three asset protection and risk mitigation strategies for the long-term buy-and-hold real estate investor.
Buying Rental Property vs. Investing In A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)
If you want to invest in real estate, investing in a REIT as opposed to buying income-producing property directly might be the best investment strategy for you—but then again, it might not.