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Ask the HOA Expert: Can a Board Control The Tenant Approval Process From Owners?

Can a board require unit owners to have background check conducted on their renters and control the tenant approval process?

Think Curb Appeal When Remodeling to Sell

With home prices up in some areas, the return on remodeling investments at resale can be good. Making little changes can have big impacts when it comes to remodeling your home to sell. Some updates will return as much as they cost in hotter markets, but unless your home is in a rapidly inflating city, you may not get enough bang for your buck.

ERIC ROLLO ON BUYING AND THE ‘3 LS’ OF REAL ESTATE

Whenever I consider buying something, I always want to know everything upfront, whether it’s with price, possible defects, warranties, insurance coverage, and yes, even life span. I don’t want to go through the hassle of having to go back within 30 days after buying an item to return it because there were things I didn’t know about it …

TOP COMMENTS OF THE WEEK APRIL 11-15

In this whirlwind of a week, our readers’ voices stood out, propelling conversations about basic industry standards, Nate Ellis and his generous soul, how to leave a legacy and things that matter more than your car …

MORE MANHATTAN APARTMENTS ENTER LANDSCAPE

Although prices remained stable overall month-to-month, MNS reports an 8.25 percent increase in Manhattan apartment listings in its new March rental report. The borough contained 9,317 units for rent in March, up from 8,607 in February, according to the real estate report. Although prices hardly moved on the overall scale with a decrease of .005 percent, MNS expects to see prices gradually increase closer to mid-year …

MOVE-ZILLOW SPOLIATION HEARING: DAY 5

The fourth day in the spoliation hearing between Move, Inc. and Zillow Group. Move and NAR allege Zillow execs Errol Samuelson and Curt Beardsley have destroyed a “massive” amount of evidence that would have shown the execs misappropriated Move and NAR’s trade secrets …

ZIP CODE PROFILE: 94804

The 94804 ZIP code comprises the area of Richmond, including Marina Bay, Park View, Santa Fe and Pullman. Interstates 580 and 80 cut through the ZIP code as well. The Brooks Island Regional Shoreline, Barbara and Jay Vincent Park, Inner Harbor Basin and the Ford Channel are all considered a part of the ZIP code. …

IS THE SAN FRANCISCO TECH BOOM HARMING BUSINESS?

A few months ago, I penned a piece on my personal blog discussing what is now trending in the media: San Francisco’s tech boom and its impact on local rent and real estate prices …

WHAT DOES YOUR CUSTOMER SERVICE SAY ABOUT YOU?

I was staying in a hotel in California as I traveled to speak to real estate agents. I got to the room after a rather frustrating day, and I came face to face with a pilot and his escort (the paid kind of escort). It made me wonder about the accommodations, so I took to Yelp to figure out what was up with this place. I found some not-so-flattering reviews that included dead bugs, lice and hookers …

SAN ANTONIO NAMED A TOP MARKET FOR MULTIFAMILY INVESTMENT BY HOMEVESTORS

Continued job growth within San Antonio made the city the second best market for real estate investing during the first quarter of this year. According to HomeVestors and Local Market Monitor, the market was a prime one for multifamily investors as rents continued to grow and the demand for units drove down vacancy rates …

ZIP CODE PROFILE: 60467

The 60467 ZIP code comprises the area of Orland Park that stretches along Will-Cook Road and as far east as LaGrange. The ZIP code covers parts of Tampier Slough Woods in Cook County and a portion of the Orland Grassland …

WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO BECOME AN AGENT?

There are over 1.1 million Realtors in the United States. So why in the world would anyone want to become a real estate agent in this over-saturated, ultra-competitive, seasoned agent-dominated world …