U.S. News Reveals 2024 Rankings for Best Hotels

U.S. News & World Report revealed its 14th annual rankings of the Best Hotels. The 2024 rankings highlight more than 37,000 hotels across more than 400 destinations to help travelers find the hotel that suits their needs. For the second year in a row, Acqualina Resort & Residences in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, takes the No. 1 spotContinue reading “U.S. News Reveals 2024 Rankings for Best Hotels”

Rent and Mortgage Rewards Company Bilt Valued at $3.1 Billion

Bilt Rewards (“Bilt”), the leading loyalty platform specializing in rent and neighborhood rewards, today announced a $200 million equity investment, led by General Catalyst, with significant contributions by Eldridge, alongside existing investors Left Lane Capital, Camber Creek and Prosus Ventures. This catapults the company’s valuation to $3.1 billion. Bilt welcomes Ken Chenault as Chairman of itsContinue reading “Rent and Mortgage Rewards Company Bilt Valued at $3.1 Billion”

Zillow Launches New Credit-Building Payment Reporting

Zillow is introducing a new feature that allows renters who pay their rent on Zillow to have their on-time payments reported to a major national credit bureau at no cost to them. This is a first for any online rental marketplace, offering a unique opportunity for renters to build credit through regular rent payments atContinue reading “Zillow Launches New Credit-Building Payment Reporting”

AirDNA Acquires Uplisting, Setting New Standards in Short-Term Rental Intelligence and Management

AirDNA, a leading short-term rental (STR) data provider, announced today the acquisition of vacation rental software and channel management system Uplisting. This acquisition marks a pivotal leap in AirDNA’s mission to provide a comprehensive, one-stop solution for those investing in and operating short-term rental properties. Demi Horvat, CEO of AirDNA, shares the vision behind the acquisition:Continue reading “AirDNA Acquires Uplisting, Setting New Standards in Short-Term Rental Intelligence and Management”

TurboTenant and Lula Launch Rental Property Maintenance Partnership

Leading property management platform TurboTenant announced its partnership with Lula, an award-winning rental property maintenance service, in select markets. “The top challenge landlords report is managing rental maintenance requests,” said TurboTenant Vice President of Marketing Harrison Stevens. “Partnering with Lula allows us to work with high-quality professionals nationwide to provide a simple solution for our 600k+ landlords. ByContinue reading “TurboTenant and Lula Launch Rental Property Maintenance Partnership”

10 Essential Tools for Landlords to Lease a Long Distance Rental Property

As more and more landlords are seeking investment properties in cheaper markets or simply trying to save some time with their current rentals, leasing long distance rental properties has been growing in popularity. As a remote-landlord, having the right types of real estate investor tools is critical for leasing vacant units without having to physicallyContinue reading “10 Essential Tools for Landlords to Lease a Long Distance Rental Property”

What is a Resimercial Agent? Unveiling the Hybrid Expert

Resimercial agents are a unique group of professionals in the real estate industry who specialize in both residential and commercial properties. This term emerged a few years ago to describe agents who dabble in commercial real estate transactions while maintaining their primary focus on residential sales, and vice versa. These individuals possess a wide-ranging skillContinue reading “What is a Resimercial Agent? Unveiling the Hybrid Expert”

5 of the Best Vehicles for Landlords

If you are going to be an active landlord then having the right vehicle is something you should give some serious thought to. The level of involvement and amount of work your investment property needs, will have a direct impact on what type of landlord car would be the best fit for you. Of course,Continue reading “5 of the Best Vehicles for Landlords”

Stake – Cash Back Rewards For Rent Payments and Banking

Financial technology startup Stake announced they just raised a $12 Million dollar Series A round of funding to continue developing their suite of renter-centric financial products. The startup launched in 2018 and is targeting the lucrative space of renter loyalty rewards. Who is Stake? Stake is a startup that was founded in 2018 and offersContinue reading “Stake – Cash Back Rewards For Rent Payments and Banking”

Every 10th Home Sold in Q1 2022 was a “Flip” – Highest Since Year 2000

The popular concept of buying a house, fixing it up and reselling it for a profit has grown so much that it apparently now accounts for almost 10% of all home sales in the United States, according to a report by Attom Research. What is House Flipping? House Flipping (also called Fix and Flip) isContinue reading “Every 10th Home Sold in Q1 2022 was a “Flip” – Highest Since Year 2000″