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Rental Applicant Screeners Embracing Payment History Over Credit Scores

Rental applicant screening professionals stress a more hands-on and holistic... More

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Apartment Credit Screeners Improving Rental History Data Sets

“Holy Grail” of apartment prospect screening moves closer to fruition as screening firms and data providers broaden data sets on renter payment history. More

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Apartment Credit Screeners Considering Skip Alerts

Apartment Credit Screeners Considering Skip Alerts: Services that offer apartment owners a notification when residents apply elsewhere is being investigated by major applicant screening providers. More

Eyeing Returns

IN A FEW SHORT MONTHS, EQUITY RESIDENTIAL has become the country's No. 1 buyer of... More

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Credit for Home Builders Remains Tight

One-size-fits-all approach to credit availability will stifle the housing recovery. More

Plan of Attack


Financial Reform Act's Impact on Multifamily Borrowers Yet to be Seen

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will effect both banks and conduit lenders. But as regulators struggle to reconcile the Act's principles with real-world rules, those effects won't be known for some time. More

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Experian Acquires RentBureau, Expands Rental Screening

Global information services company Experion recently acquired RentBureau, one of the nation's largest nuetral rental credit bureaus. The acquistion has many positive long-term prospects, including helping renters who are unscorable through traditional credit bureaus get their foot in the door to lease a new apartment. More

Relaxed & Scrutinized

A QUIRKY DYNAMIC IS AT play at the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs)—... More

Jumping Back In

FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC are no longer the only games in town. More

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