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Charles Rettig, Commissioner of the IRS (Getty)

Opportunity Zone rule change seeks to entice foreign investors

Potential changes to the rules for Opportunity Zones could soon allow some foreign investors to reap major tax benefits...

Opportunity Zone rule change seeks to entice foreign investors
A million homeowners haven’t requested forbearance on their mortgages — and are now at risk for foreclosure and eviction. (iStock)

1M struggling homeowners didn’t request forbearance. Now what?

One million homeowners are at risk of losing their homes because they haven’t taken advantage of an option that...

1M struggling homeowners didn’t request forbearance. Now what?
As widespread protests sweep the country, the real estate industry reflects on its decades-long support of the NYPD (Getty, iStock)

As Black Lives Matter protests rage on, NY real estate bleeds blue

UPDATED, 1:42 p.m., June 6: Each year, titans of real estate get out their tuxedos and checkbooks and head...

As Black Lives Matter protests rage on, NY real estate bleeds blue
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Loophole allowed big-name landlords to get bailout funds

Some lucky landlords have secured bailout funds through the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program — all thanks to a...

Loophole allowed big-name landlords to get bailout funds
Uncle Sam (Credit: iStock)

Here’s what real estate received from the PPP program: SBA report

 Real estate companies received about 3 percent of the $342 billion in loans approved through the federal Paycheck Protection...

Here’s what real estate received from the PPP program: SBA report
Equity Group president Sam Zell (Credit: Getty Images, iStock, Equity Apartments)

Equity Residential decries rent control’s “chilling effect” on development

Sam Zell’s Equity Residential said rent control is having a “chilling effect” on capital going into development. The real...

Equity Residential decries rent control’s “chilling effect” on development
LeBron James and California Governor Gavin Newsom (Credit: Getty Images and iStock)

LeBron wanted it and California’s governor signed it. What the college athlete compensation law means to real estate

California’s landmark student athlete compensation bill has now been signed into law, and while the NCAA has strong objections, one very high profile athlete...

LeBron wanted it and California’s governor signed it. What the college athlete compensation law means to real estate
College athletes could soon be allowed to make money on endorsement deals in the state of California (Credit: Getty Images and iStock)

Playing the real estate game: College athlete bill could mint young millionaires and homebuyers

In the not too distant future, college athletes playing at top-tier schools may be hitting the open houses as hard as they hit the...

Playing the real estate game: College athlete bill could mint young millionaires and homebuyers
From left: President Trump and Geoff Palmer

Developer Geoff Palmer, longtime Trump backer, hosts presidential fundraiser in Beverly Hills

UPDATED, Sept. 17, 2019, 9:34 a.m.: Real estate and presidential politics will once again converge in Beverly Hills tonight. Prolific Los Angeles apartment developer...

Developer Geoff Palmer, longtime Trump backer, hosts presidential fundraiser in Beverly Hills
 There are warning signs that the U.S. economy is closer to a slowdown. What does that mean for real estate? (Credit: iStock)

The economy may be starting to slow. Real estate is taking notice

The yield curve inversion and threats of an escalating trade war recently sent markets into a tizzy last week....

The economy may be starting to slow. Real estate is taking notice
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