Real Estate Round Up 4/15/2019

Grand Rapids is 13th 'Best Place to Live' in US
Ehren Wynder, grbj.com

U.S. News’ post on Grand Rapids says the area is attracting college students and young families with its healthy job market, affordable housing and outdoor recreational activities.

Best Places To Own A Vacation Rental Property In 2019
Ellen Paris, Forbes.com

 "The Southeast did extremely well this year, especially in non-luxury markets like the Smokey Mountains. There they have very friendly short-term rental regulations, it’s a four-season market and a five-hour drive from several major cities,” explains Andrew McConnell, CEO of Rented.com.

 

You Can't Say A Home Is 'Good For Families,' And Other Fair Housing Rules As The Facebook Suit Roils
Amy Dobson, Forbes.com

Yesterday’s news that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is suing Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act was not a surprise to most who work in the housing industry.