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A reckoning on rent

Three of Petra Drauschak’s 14 tenants have abandoned their leases during the pandemic. One had already stopped paying by February 2020, when Covid began sweeping across the U.S., but Drauschak’s hands were tied by...

A reckoning on rent
Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman and RentPath CEO Dhiren Fonseca (Redfin, RentPath/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)

Redfin to buy RentPath for $608M

Making a major push into the rental market, Redfin has struck a deal to buy RentPath for $608 million, the brokerage said Friday. The deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, comes less than...

Redfin to buy RentPath for $608M
From left: Flex’s Shragie Lichtenstein; Piñata’s Lily Liu; NestEgg’s Eachan Fletcher; and Till’s David Sullivan
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These startups want to guarantee your rent

As millions of Americans struggle to pay their rent on time, investors are betting on a crop of startups to help landlords get their money. New companies such as Flex, Till and NestEgg have...

These startups want to guarantee your rent
Rhino co-founders Parvaag Sarva and Ankur Jain (Getty; LinkedIn)

Rhino raises $95M and eyes IPO

Rhino, a startup offering an alternative to security deposits, has raised $95 million after a surge in demand sparked by the need for more affordable housing. The round, led by Tiger Global Management, values...

Rhino raises $95M and eyes IPO
President Joe Biden (Getty; iStock)

Biden to extend limits on evictions, foreclosures

President Joe Biden is extending federal limits on evictions through at least the end of March. Biden is expected...

Biden to extend limits on evictions, foreclosures
Zillow CEO Rich Barton (Illustration by The Real Deal)

Zillow is now charging for rental listings

Against the backdrop of a booming housing market, Zillow is upping its fees for agents and for the first time will charge them to post rental listings. As of Jan. 12, the Seattle-based listing...

Zillow is now charging for rental listings
Empty offices, shut down retail stores, closing restaurants and literal fires are among the biggest real estate disasters of 2020. (Getty)

Worst of the worst: The real estate disasters of 2020

 Vacant offices. Shuttered restaurants. Empty hotels. The pressure on real estate was relentless this year as the pandemic took...

Worst of the worst: The real estate disasters of 2020
We read the details on federal rent relief so you don’t have to. (Getty)

The nitty gritty on federal rent relief

 As the multifamily sector welcomed the inclusion of $25 billion in rental assistance in the federal relief package, it rushed to decipher the 5,000-page bill. Here are some key details. The funds will be...

The nitty gritty on federal rent relief
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