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Bill Deegan

About Bill Deegan

Bill Deegan is the Founder and CEO of Renter Nation. He can be reached at bill.deegan@renternation.com

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Move-In Fees Are a Rip-Off

  Many states have begun to focus regulatory attention on the issue of the equitable return of rental security deposits.  It has always been our experience that many landlords have come to view residents’ security deposits as an additional revenue … Continue reading

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Grand Theft Security Deposit

  San Francisco tenants’ rights attorney Dave Crow, in a recent blog post on his law firm’s website, offered some great ways tenants can strengthen their position when it comes to recovering their security deposits.  Mr. Crow likened the practice … Continue reading

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“Homeownership” No Longer Viewed as Critical to Middle Class Status

  According to a recent survey by Pew Research “Americans now believe that having a secure job is by far the most important requirement for being in the middle class, easily trumping homeownership.” Only 45% of those surveyed put homeownership … Continue reading

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It’s Time For Security Deposit Reform

  Renter Nation, the country’s only nationwide group by, for, and about America’s more than 100 million residential renters and a leading advocate for the “renting lifestyle,” has called on the providers of rental housing to broadly reform their policies … Continue reading

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Wall Street As Landlord

What does Wall Street’s multi-billion dollar investment in single-family homes mean for residential renters? What does it mean for the providers of multifamily housing? What does it mean for future homeowners? These questions come readily to mind as major hedge … Continue reading

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