Renting

How Renting Out Your Home Can Help You Buy Another

One of the biggest obstacles for homebuyers is being able to show enough income, but there is a little-known lending guideline that can help seal the deal. Continue Reading »

How to Know If You Should Keep Renting Instead of Buying

If you think you're ready to buy a home, ask yourself these four questions -- you may find some signs you should keep renting. Continue Reading »

Tech Protesters Get Personal, Target San Francisco Landlord

"When you put a face on it, it suddenly becomes more real." Continue Reading »

France Puts U.N. Ambassador's NYC  Apartment Up for Sale

France's indebted government is selling the prestigious residence in what was once dubbed the world's "richest apartment building." Continue Reading »

Nebraska Town Starts Requiring Renters to Be Licensed

A city of 26,000 people about 30 miles northwest of Omaha began enforcing housing restrictions aimed at illegal immigrants. Continue Reading »

7 Major Cities Where Rents Are Now Below Average

Rentals costing less than $1,000 a month still exist in major cities around the country, with these seven cities being high among them. Continue Reading »

5 Kinds of People Who Shouldn't Be Landlords

Even though most people have the ability to be a landlord, it doesn't mean they should do it. Here's why. Continue Reading »

Rents Keep Rising Amid Strong Demand for Apartments

Rents are projected to rise for a fifth straight year, and apartment construction is unlikely to provide much relief. Continue Reading »

How to Find Balance in a Rental Budget

What are your must-haves for a rental? And are you factoring in all the things you really need? Continue Reading »

Apartment Vacancy Rate Falls to 4% in U.S.

"To be sure, landlords are not raising rents at this relatively slow pace out of the kindness of their hearts." Continue Reading »

Airbnb Agrees to Pay Hotel Tax in San Francisco

Airbnb would collect taxes directly from guests as an extra charge on their bill -- the same way hotels do. Continue Reading »

For Rent: Houses Under 500 Square Feet

"People are evolving in terms of their housing needs. They are looking for smaller options." Continue Reading »

Con Edison Makes Compensation Payments in NY Gas Explosion

Con Edison says it began making the payments last Thursday, a day after the disastrous blast leveled two apartment buildinga in New York City. Continue Reading »

Investors Attack Energy Boomtown's Housing Shortage by Sea

An aging ship will help relieve a housing shortage in one busy Canadian port town already bursting ahead of a promised energy boom that could last more than a decade. Continue Reading »

How to Know When You Need a Rental Broker

While it's not necessary to work with a rental broker to land an apartment, it can certainly make hunting easier in some cities. Continue Reading »

How to Find Rentals Accepting Large Dogs

"A lot of the places that bill themselves as pet-friendly have restrictions about types of dogs they will accept." Continue Reading »

For Renters: 5 Keys to Dealing With Landlords

It’s a good idea to know what the landlord must do for you. Continue Reading »

Understanding Tax Rules for Rental Property

It's difficult for most people to understand how taxes work, and even more confusing once we get into the realm of rental properties. Continue Reading »

How Much Do You Know About Renters' Rights?

Confusion is high around basic rental laws among many renters and landlords, a recent survey shows. Continue Reading »

Bill Would Ban Tenants From Growing, Using Medical Marijuana

A bill introduced in Michigan would bar medical marijuana patients and caregivers from growing or smoking the drug without landlords' permission. Continue Reading »

Oil Town Easily Tops Major U.S. Cities in Average Rent Cost

A 700-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment in this remote locale costs about $900 more than the same-size dwelling in the New York area, a new survey says. Continue Reading »

Best U.S. Cities to Find a Date for Valentine's Day

It's not just about places with the highest percentage of bachelors and bachelorettes, financial factors and the social vibe are important, too. Continue Reading »

Developer Turns Shipping Containers Into Student Housing

Old shipping containers meet abandoned grain silos as part of Mill Junction, an innovative student-housing project. Continue Reading »

For Renters: 5 Essentials When Choosing a Neighborhood

A cheap rental is no bargain if it doesn't offer easy access to these essentials to your lifestyle. Continue Reading »

Real Estate 2014: The New Wisdom

Real estate experts see new rules for those making major decisions about housing in 2014. Continue Reading »

Tenants' Door Won't Close in Extreme Cold [Video]

The door of a South Bend family's rental home refuses to close, admitting freezing cold, and their landlord reportedly refuses to help. Continue Reading »

What Renters Say Would Make Them Move in 2014

Among renters who plan to move this year, the most common reason is economic. Continue Reading »

Rental Property: How to Know Whether It's Worth the Hassle

Before you make any rash selling decisions, here are some issues you should consider. Continue Reading »

Rent-to-Own: New Mortgage Rules Can Make This More Appealing

Even if you don't qualify for a mortgage under the current lending regulations, renting may not be your only option. Continue Reading »

Why You'll Likely Pay More for Housing in 2014

Whether you rent or are looking to own a home, expect costs to rise. Here are projections on how much. Continue Reading »

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