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Landlord Characteristics, COVID-19 Impacts

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Introduction to the study

Feb 03, 2021By Jane Rongerude
The purpose of this study is to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected owners of residential rental properties. In this survey, we are focusing on owners of self-managed properties.
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Why don’t we know more about landlords?

March 03, 2021By Jane Rongerude
We started this project with a simple question: How are landlords responding to the COVID 19 pandemic? In our early conversations as a research team, we realized that we could not predict how rental housing might play out as the shelter in place requirements stretched into the future and the economic repercussions of the pandemic continued to grow.
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The landlord tenant relationship - It’s complicated!!

March 10, 2021By Biswa Das
The past year has been unlike any that most of us have witnessed during our lives. While natural disasters and pandemics in specific parts of the world have occurred with growing frequency, the global scale and magnitude of COVID-19 will remain as one of the most devastating and disruptive events in world history.
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Understanding Property Owner Decision-Making

March 30, 2021By Daniel Kuhlmann
How do residential property owners make leasing decisions, and how do their decision-making processes differ from other businesses? The primary goal of owners of rental properties is to maximize their return on their investments.
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Pairwise correlation between variables

May 10, 2021By Lin Quan and Lily Wang
It is important to discover the degree to which variables in your dataset are dependent upon each other. This knowledge can help you better to further analysis, such as linear regression, whose performance will degrade with the presence of these interdependencies.
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The summaries of variables

May 26, 2021By Lin Quan
It is the summary of each variable we selected in the analysis.
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What I learned about Rental Registries*

August 29, 2021By Biswa Das
The pandemic has impacted every community across the nation in so many different ways. There has been loss of human life, loss of jobs, continued anxiety over the resurgence and spread of the COVID-19 virus, and political interference in matters relating to public health that have proven costly.
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Rental property owners and pandemic-related stress

September 29, 2021By Jane Rongerude
After completing our survey last spring, we conducted 52 follow up interviews with individuals who owned residential rental property in Cleveland, Des Moines, Minneapolis, and Tampa. The survey revealed that many landlords were experiencing pandemic-related stress in their rental business.
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Rental Property Owner Stress During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Results from a Minneapolis, MN survey

January 14, 2022By Daniel Kuhlmann
We are happy to share a new working paper summarizing our findings from our survey of residential landlords in Minneapolis, MN. We administered this survey between November 2020 and January 2021, asking landlords how the pandemic had impacted their businesses. Minneapolis still had an active eviction moratorium when our survey was live, but the federal government had yet to unveil the Emergency Rental Assistance program.
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