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Rent vs. buy? Ownership getting less advantageous

BOCA RATON, Fla. – June 6, 2018 – With housing markets around the U.S. nearing the peak in their cycles, renters who reinvest their money have an increasingly better chance at creating wealth than individuals who purchase a home, according to the latest national index...

Study: Rents still rising but not as fast

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – May 31, 2018 – RentCafe creates a monthly rent report with data compiled from actual rents charged in the 250 largest U.S. cities. In its latest report, it found that nationwide rents rose 2 percent year-to-year – the lowest increase since 2010....

No bubble yet – but a dearth of construction could hurt

WASHINGTON – May 21, 2018 – An increase in housing supply is crucial to the health and sustainability of the real estate market and the economy, according to speakers at a session organized by the Realtor® University Richard J. Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies...

Older adults have option to sell a home without moving

NEWARK, N.J. – May 10, 2018 – A new investment system not yet in Florida may appeal to aging boomers: In exchange for some money now and perhaps more later, “Irene” buys houses, allows residents to stay “forever” or rent it out, and pays for...

Freddie Mac expedites financing for affordable rentals

MCLEAN, Va. – April 4, 2018 – Freddie Mac announced a new product, Targeted Affordable Housing Express (TAH Express), that it says will provide faster, simpler and cheaper financing for the preservation of smaller, affordable rental properties. TAH Express financing...

New business rent tax cut, budget victories become law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – March 29, 2018 – It’s official, the second cut to the business rent tax in as many years is now law and will take effect Jan. 1, 2019. The cut was included in House Bill 7087 (known as the tax cut package) which was signed into law by Gov....