rentals Archive

Commercial REALTOR® Markets Experience Rising Rents in 2014.Q1

Commercial fundamentals continued to strengthen in REALTOR® markets, as demand for space accelerated during the first quarter. Commercial leasing rose 5.0 percent over the fourth quarter 2013, following a moderate 0.4 percent rise the prior quarter. On the supply...

Are Big Investors a Big Problem?

Highlights: The recent securitization of more than 3,000 single family homes has alarmed some housing analysts who fear that these properties could be dumped back on the market simultaneously causing prices to tumble. The structure of the security allows...

Demand for Residential Rental Properties Still Strong

With potential home owners finding it tough to buy their first home, there is still strong demand for rental units, judging by rental price trends. REALTORS® reported rents that are higher compared to a year ago. Rising rents add...

Demand for Residential Rental Properties Still Strong

The demand for rental units appears to remain strong, judging by rental price trends. Approximately half of REALTORS® responding in the REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey reported higher residential rents compared to 12 months ago. About 23 percent of REALTORS® reported...

“Accidental Landlords” Seeking to Sell Rental Property

In recent years, some underwater owners have opted to rent their property to avoid the loss of equity and/or impact on credit of a short-sale. With prices rising, these “accidental landlords” are now in a better position to sell...