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Startups push into Tampa Bay’s competitive housing market

May. 22, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — For nearly a month, Julie Youngblood has been traveling across Florida to meet with real estate agents. She’s helping the Austin-based company Homeward — which pays cash for homes upfront while homebuyers finalize their own financing — launch in the...

Glendale OKs new rules on property rentals before Super Bowl

May. 21, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The city of Glendale has preemptively adopted new rules regulating short-term rental properties before the city welcomes a bevy of visitors for the 2023 Super Bowl. Ordinances approved by the Glendale City Council on May 10 amend the city's codes on...

South Carolina church to rent out affordable homes

May. 15, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Grace Church has purchased a dormitory building from Greenville Technical College to convert into affordable housing as part of a special program to address the local housing crisis. The church will serve as the landlord for the property, and rent will be...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

May. 11, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. May 6, 2022. Editorial: Local governments alone can’t solve the housing crisis. NC must step up Charlotte and the Triangle have experienced some of the fastest growth in the country in recent years, but it hasn’t been...

Airbnb overhauls site searches with categories of rentals

May. 11, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Airbnb said Wednesday it is overhauling the way that consumers search for rental listings, adding dozens of categories including “chef's kitchens” and “historical homes” to its current listings, which are mostly searched by location. The company will...

Tenant: Thousands of bees found in Mississippi apartment

May. 09, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A woman says she has left a Mississippi apartment where thousands of bees were found living in the walls and ceiling. Alexa Lee told The Oxford Eagle that she moved to Oxford from Georgia in February to be near her mother. Weeks after moving in, Lee noticed...

Michigan looks to fix the state's affordable housing problem

May. 07, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Rents and housing prices are increasing in Michigan while existing housing infrastructure is in need of updates to improve energy efficiency and eliminate outdated toxic building materials, according to a coalition of groups who this past week proposed $1.6 billion in...

Anonymous donor pays $60K overdue rent for NY public housing

May. 05, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — Numerous tenants who faced eviction after the end of New York's eviction moratorium in January had their overdue rent paid by an anonymous person who donated $60,000 to a public housing complex in Hudson. The donation was made through a Black-led housing justice...

Airbnb will revive rules aimed at curbing summer parties

May. 04, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Airbnb said Wednesday it will impose special restrictions over the Memorial Day and July 4 holidays to prevent parties at rented houses, bringing back measures that the company claims worked last summer. Renters who don't have a “history of positive reviews...

Lawmakers eye tenant protections from bed bug infestations

May. 03, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state Senate has voted unanimously for legislation prohibiting Delaware landlords from renting residential units with known or suspected bed bug infestations. The bill approved Tuesday also requires landlords to notify prospective tenants if an adjacent unit...