Weekly Digs – We’re all going down (again)

This week in real estate news: It appears the U.S. Mortgage Debt hits a new record, breaking the peak of the 2008 financial crisis. Also, it seems that rising labor and material costs are slowing down new residential building projects in the U.S.

From Realtor.com’s Latest News


From Spark Rental’s Latest Blog Posts


  • Cats vs. Dogs: Should I Allow Pets in My Rental Property? (Infographic)
    •   Pet lover? So are we! There are some great reasons to allow pets in your rental property… and some risks. What are the pros and cons of allowing pets in your rental? Is renting to tenants with cats better than allowing dogs? What are the risks of each? Most…
  • Should I Pay Off My Mortgages or Invest in New Rental Properties?
    • You have $15,000 set aside, and you have a few rental properties. Should you aim to pay off a mortgage or invest in a new rental property? The answer, of course, is it depends. But it’s an easier question to answer than you think. Here’s what you need to know to…
  • The Best Cities for Real Estate Investing in 2019, by 8 Metrics & Maps
    • What are the best cities for real estate investing in the US? Sure, it’s subjective. And yes, it depends on what kind of investing you’re doing. But that doesn’t mean that some cities don’t have better fundamentals for rental investing. In our hunt for the best cities…
  • How to Get a Mortgage for an LLC-Owned Rental Property
    • When new investors start looking into buying real estate, one of their most common questions is: “How do I get a mortgage for an LLC-owned rental property?” Spoiler alert: it’s easier than you think. In fact, it’s one of the easiest things to learn as a new investor…

From Bigger Pockets’ Top Popular Posts


From PM Insider’s Latest Posts


  • Smart Home Technology: Managed versus Unmanaged Systems
    • Smart home technology is hardly vanilla these days. For an apartment community to provide residents with amenities like smart locks, smart thermostats, lighting and shades accessible through their smartphones, finding the right recipe may be akin to having too many cooks in the kitchen. The answer is boiling down to managed and unmanaged smart community[…]
  • RealWorld 2019: Reliving the Magic
    • Taking a break from the glitz of Las Vegas, RealWorld 2019 captured the magic, imagination and inspiration known for one of America’s top vacation destinations in July. RealPage greeted customers and industry leaders for three days in Orlando and demonstrated how its software changes how people experience, utilize and monetize rental space for working, living[…]
  • NMHC Toolkit Designed to Stimulate Affordability in Apartment Industry
    • The multifamily housing industry has reached the point of crisis in many communities where rent rises have surpassed households’ pay raises, straining affordability. Attempts – some of them successful – to enact rent control have cast a dark cloud, and leaders argue that mandatory limits to price increases aren’t a viable solution, now or tomorrow.[…]
  • Feeling Good Inside
    • The multifamily industry impacts millions of lives every day. As such, it is in society’s best interest that multi-family professionals do what they can to create healthy indoor environments within their communities. Residents receiving the full benefit of healthy indoor air is a win for everyone. Residents benefit when apartment communities in deregulated energy markets[…]

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