Author Archives: Andrew Horvath

Seattle City Council Passes New Housing Law

On August 8th, the Seattle City Council approved a groundbreaking change to how landlords approve potential rental applicants. The policy will require landlords in the city of Seattle to rent their available units to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. In the past, landlords were permitted to screen multiple applicants and select the one […]…
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Severe Flooding in Louisiana to Impact Housing Availability

This month we have seen extreme flooding in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area. In the week between August 8th and the 14th, more than 6 trillion gallons of water fell on the area with 40,000 homes damaged or destroyed, displacing at least 100,000 residents. Per the Red Cross, it is the worst natural disaster to […]…
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Chicago Rental Properties “Opting-out” of Early Release

A recent shift in the Chicago rental market has seen fewer landlords agree to early termination or “diplomatic clauses”, which allow renters the ability to break lease agreements early. This trend could be troublesome for clients and their relocating employees who may abruptly need to relocate again, and require the flexibility of ending their lease […]…
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Update: California DMV Complications with Electronic Passport Scans

California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) policies continue to impact an assignee’s ability to obtain their state driver’s license. Many assignee’s passports are not verifying electronically, and manual verification is no longer an option for these applicants due to the DMV requirement that applications be officially reviewed….
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The Federal Reserve Delivers First Rate Hike Since 2006

The Federal Reserve announced the first interest rate increase since 2009….
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Chicago: Rent or Rant?

Thanks to a steady growth market within the city of Chicago, occupancy rates remain high, hovering around 96%!…
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Customer Service Appreciation Week

The Destination Services teams in Detroit and Cleveland participated in Customer Service Week 2015 with a brave new twist! The theme this year was “Everyday Heroes” and the offices took part in several fun and informative activities intended to recognize and thank teammates and DSCs for their great customer service….
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Local Insight: Minneapolis

Minneapolis is a place where nature meets skyscrapers; where you’re greeted with a warm smile and a friendly demeanor. Known as the Mill City – a throwback to its early flour milling days – today, Minneapolis is vibrantly alive with city dwellers in ever-increasing numbers, bustling between cool shops and hot spots. Its solid metropolitan […]…
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Schooling in Luxembourg

The first installation of our series, “International Education Nuances”, highlights schooling in Luxembourg. When relocating with children to Luxembourg, it is important to know that the school system varies from other countries around the world.  Nuances range from what children wear to interactions with teachers to what time school is held during the day. …
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Update: Department of Motor Vehicle Changes in California

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has made several policy changes in the last six months.  This past January, we published “Update: Driver License Application in California” to inform driver’s license applicants about the implementation of formal appointments for first-time drivers and proof of California residency when going to the DMV. Further policy changes […]…
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