New ApplyConnect Reports are Now Available!

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By Olivia Creighton

ApplyConnect works tirelessly to provide you with the nation’s most trusted tenant screening, and we’re always innovating to bring you the best possible service. In order to keep your property safe, you need the best possible data in a timely manner so you can make the right decisions when filling rental vacancies. To help with that, ApplyConnect is proud to announce that our credit reports have been reimagined to make finding quality tenants easier than ever before!

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Is Facebook Disregarding the Fair Housing Act?

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By Olivia Creighton

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has filed a complaint against social media giant Facebook. The company is allegedly allowing advertisers on their site to be discriminatory with options that violate and target the seven protected classes. As these practices have been brought to light, an investigation into whether they are violating fair housing law is taking place.

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Smell Marketing for Rental Housing Could Fill Vacancies Faster

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By Olivia Creighton

Smell marketing isn’t a new idea by any means, and there’s no doubt that you’ve encountered it before. Casinos utilize it to encourage gambling and increase drink sales; medical offices use it to put you at ease while you sit in the waiting room, and gyms use it to keep the air fresh and encourage you to keep working towards your goal. As this type of marketing advances with technology, could it be of use to you in the rental housing industry?

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Fair Housing Law: What You Need to Know

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By Olivia Creighton

If you’re working in the rental housing industry, there’s no doubt that you’ve heard of the Fair Housing Act (FHA). While you may think that it’s just a piece of legislation that prevents bias of the seven protected classes (race, color, religion, disability, sex, familial class, and national origin), there’s much more to it than that. As a member of the rental housing industry, you need to actively work to fair housing compliant.

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California Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of State Consumer Reporting Statute

By Attorneys Pamela Q. Devata, Jennifer L. Mora, and John Drury

This post was originally published at Seyfarth Shaw LLP

After several years of litigation, in Connor v. First Student, Inc. the California Supreme Court decided that the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (“ICRAA”) was not unconstitutionally vague as applied to employment background checks. It reached this conclusion notwithstanding its finding that there is some overlap between the ICRAA and the California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (“CCRAA”). As such, employers and consumer reporting agencies must abide by both statutes where applicable.

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New ApplyConnect Reports are Coming Soon!

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By Olivia Creighton

ApplyConnect works tirelessly to provide you the nation’s most trusted tenant screening, and we’re always innovating to give you the best possible service. We know that, in order to keep your property safe, you need the best possible data in a timely way to make the right decisions when filling your vacancies. To help with that, ApplyConnect is proud to announce that credit reports have been reimagined to make finding quality tenants easier than ever before!

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Remember the Equifax Data Hack? We Do and You Should Too.

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By Becky Bower

Equifax’s major security breach in September of last year caused irreputable harm to millions of consumer’s personal information. With information accessed including names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and (in some cases) driver’s license and credit card numbers, a large number of Americans are still vulnerable to identity theft even now. As most consumers have long forgotten about the Equifax hack, data criminals might find that one year later is the perfect time to wreak some havoc.

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