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Want to Become a 'Super Saver?' Consider Your Housing Costs

What’s the one thing that separates the “super savers” from those of us who are simply trying to save whatever we can?Read more...
Tags: Renting, Saving Money, Housing, Lifehacks, Financial Independence, Super Saver


Meet the property manager with a tech platform and big ambitions

Livly describes itself as a property management "platform," gives renters a way to communicate with their management, pay rent and accept packages.
Tags: Industry News, Rentals, Select, Technology, Chicago, Jacob Rynar, Livly, Property Management, Renters, Renting


Knock Nabs $10M in Bid to Become the Opentable of Apartment Leasing

People in the market to rent an apartment have plenty of options for contacting property managers, from phone calls to e-mail messages and live chats hosted on their websites. A Seattle-based startup, Knock, says it can help managers track the range of these communications with prospective tenants by storing them on a single digital platform.On Thursday, Knock announced it has raised $10 million to support its continued growth. Madrona Venture Group, which is also headquartered in Seattle and h...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Real Estate, Renting, Housing, Trends, Tech, Vc, Software, SaaS, Apartments, Seattle, Rentals, Madrona Venture Group, Opentable, Property Management


Pricey housing prompts more married couples to get roommates

The soaring cost of real estate on the West Coast is prompting more married couples to start living with roommates, according to a new report from Trulia.
Tags: Renting, Marriage, Data, Radio, West Coast, Roommate, Rentals, Industry News, Select


What to Change When You Move Into a New Place

When you move into a new property, you’re probably just one of many residents who’s lived there over the years. And that means there are some safety (and hygiene) hazards that should be addressed as soon as you’ve moved into a new place.Read more...
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Renting A Home More Affordable Than Buying In 59 Percent Of U.S. Housing Markets

Home Prices Outpacing Wages in 80 Percent of the U.S. Housing Markets Irvine, CA – Jan. 10, 2019 (PRNewswire) ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its 2019 Rental Affordability Report, which shows that renting a three-bedroom property is more affordable than buying a median-priced home in 442 of 755 U.S. counties analyzed for the report — 59 percent. The analysis incorporated recently released fair market rent data for 2019 from the U.S. Depart...
Tags: Real Estate, Renting, News, California, Boston, Buy, Radio, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Tennessee, Rent, Ohio, Michigan, Rental, Orange County California, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Monroe County Florida


How to Move Cross-Country: See How These Renters Made It Work

When former New Yorkers Erica Warren and Cici Harrison drove across the country and settled in the Pacific Northwest, they had a list of criteria for their new rental. They’d need a parking space, a home office so Erica could work remotely and, of course, a yard so they could adopt a dog. And this rental couldn’t be too splashy, because a cross-country move is expensive enough. All of this complicated their search in Portland’s tough rental market. Luckily the couple were able to stay locally wi...
Tags: New York, Renting, Billie, Radio, Brooklyn, Portland, Warren, Moving, East Coast, Pacific Northwest, Richmond, Marty, Erica, TERA, Cici, Relocation


How to Make the Most of 500 Square Feet: See How This City Renter Did It

When Lola Simmons and boyfriend Garrett Moore began looking for an apartment in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, they were hoping to spend around $1,400 on monthly rent. So when the pair found their dream spot for just over $1,000 a month in Seattle's infamously difficult rental market, they knew they'd struck gold. "I walked in, and after about two minutes, I said, 'Yep, I'll take it,'" says Simmons. From there, the process was easy, and the couple experienced little surprise throughout the...
Tags: Renting, California, Radio, Ikea, Capitol Hill, Seattle, Lola, Simmons, Garrett, Tips & Advice, Garrett Moore, Lola Simmons


5 Expert Tips for Organizing Your Rental's Bathroom

For many renters, it’s easier to live out of a suitcase than face organization headaches head-on. But according to organization expert Dorothy Breininger, the process starts with debunking the myth that being organized means being neat. “Your stuff can be a jumble,” Breininger says. “Being organized is about finding what you need when you need it.” The key, she says, is to think about how you use a room. Breininger believes that home organization is highly personal and should cater to your lifes...
Tags: Renting, Home Improvement, Radio, Home Organization, Bathrooms, Susan, Dorothy Breininger, Breininger


Tenant Troubles: Who Is Responsible for Problems in Your Rental?

One of renting's major benefits is that you don’t have to worry about upkeep, maintenance and expensive repairs. So when things go bad - your dishwasher stops working, the roof is leaking or the bugs just won’t go away - your first call is usually your landlord. But how do you know what’s really their responsibility and what falls to you? And what do you do if they refuse to handle the repairs? Read on for the most common rental issues and how to get them fixed quickly. Water damage & mold Eas...
Tags: Renting, Radio, Landlords, Legal Issues, Don, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Tips & Advice


Rental Discounts are Scarce Amidst Strong Summer Demand

The number of rental units offering discounts hit new lows while rents reached all-time highs, according to the July 2018 StreetEasy Market Reports NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Heightened competition during peak moving season has given the rental market a boost in July, as a rush of new residents arrive in the city and current residents move into new apartments. The share of units discounted fell city-wide, reaching its lowest point in Manhattan and Brooklyn since 2011, according to th...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, Renting, New York City, Summer, Radio, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Rent, Market, Upper West Side, Zillow, Rental, Williamsburg, Demand


How to Perform a Landlord Background Check

You’ve found the perfect new apartment or rental house. You love the neighborhood. Your application has been approved. You’re ready to sign on the dotted line, right? Not so fast. How much do you know about your soon-to-be landlord, property manager or property management company? There are lots of reasons why you should take the time to ask yourself, “Who is my landlord?” before you commit. Your rent payment is likely one of your biggest monthly expenses, and if you’re signing a lengthy lease, ...
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Small Kitchen? Try These 9 Tips for Making the Most of Your Limited Space

Is there some kind of law that requires rental apartments to supply no more than a single square of kitchen counter space to each unit? Between the white walls, scarce and often outdated cabinets, and a lack of amenities, it's rare to find a solid kitchen in the world of yearlong leases. But no good makeover starts with a beautiful subject, right? All you need to transform that bleak little kitchen into a well-designed, functional space is a bit of imagination, some basic home maintenance skills...
Tags: Renting, Radio, Kitchens, Tips & Advice


Why Higher Rent Can Be a Good Investment

Owning a home has been part of the American Dream for decades. It was a sign of attaining a certain level of wealth, and the stability that comes with it. And for many, it was a great investment.Read more...
Tags: Renting, Housing, Investing, Lifehacks


5 Expenses Homeowners Pay That Renters Don't

Homeownership may be a goal for some, but it’s not the right fit for many. Renters account for 37 percent of all households in America - or just over 43.7 million homes, up more than 6.9 million since 2005. Even still, more than half of millennial and Gen Z renters consider buying, with 18 percent seriously considering it. Both lifestyles afford their fair share of pros and cons. So before you meet with a real estate agent, consider these five costs homeowners pay that renters don't - they could...
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What You Need to Know About the Fair Housing Act

If you've searched for a new place to live recently, you've likely seen the Equal Housing Opportunity logo (an equal sign inside a house) on a landlord's, real estate agent's or lender's paperwork. But the Fair Housing Act is more than just a logo. It's a federal law designed to protect renters and buyers from discrimination. Here are some key points to know about the Fair Housing Act when you're searching for a place to live. What is the Fair Housing Act? Also known as the Civil Rights Act of...
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Ameritech Financial on Renting Versus Buying a Home and the Impact on Student Loans

Rohnert, CA – June 29, 2018 (PRNewswire) In 2015, a study of 1,427 adults revealed 41 percent of college-educated Americans with student loans have postponed buying a home because of their debt. However, being able to rent or buy a home does not have to depend on student loan debt. Ameritech Financial, a document preparation company that helps federal student loan borrowers apply for repayment programs, can assist borrowers in applying to reduce their student loan payments and help free up room ...
Tags: Real Estate, Renting, News, Buy, Radio, Student Loans, Rent, Zillow, Anderson, Student Debt, Impact, Real Estate News, Jamie Anderson, Rohnert, Ameritech, Rent Versus Buy


5 Things to Look for in a Rental Listing

Whether you're looking for an apartment, single-family house or townhome - and whether you're in a city, the suburbs or a small town - be prepared to spend a lot of time online and even more time driving around to tour the most promising places in person. If you want to save time and avoid headaches, make sure that every rental listing you consider has all the information you need. High-quality listings help you weed out the places that don't fit your criteria (wait, Fido's not welcome?), but th...
Tags: Renting, Radio, Moving, Zillow, Tips & Advice


4 Ways to Ensure Your Pet Is a Good Rental Resident

Nobody likes living next to a yappy dog - or even a howling cat. And while a growing number of rental properties specialize in pet-friendly apartments and homes, it's understandable why both property owners and their leasing agents are skeptical about pets. Here are some quick tips to help your pet be a neighborly renter. 1. Get them certified To really show your future landlord that your dog is a good resident, consider getting a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate. Offered by the American ...
Tags: Renting, Pets, Radio, AKC, CGC, Tips & Advice, American Kennel Association AKC


'You're Throwing Money Away' and Other Myths About Renting

Renting often gets a bad rap. It’s true that some aspects of being a renter are less than glamorous, but it’s not all bad. In fact, the number of renters is on the rise, and the traditional mindset about renting is changing. Let’s debunk three of the most common myths about renting. 1. You're throwing money away Many people say that paying rent is like taking your money and throwing it away. While you may not be gaining equity in a home, you are paying for somewhere to call home, which is not ...
Tags: Renting, Radio, Seattle, Atkinson, Goodman Real Estate, Tips & Advice, Tracy Atkinson


Renters Beware: These Hidden Costs May Be in Your Lease

By Leigh Raper Savvy consumers know that companies do all kinds of things to increase the bottom line. Airlines, for instance, charge for a checked bag, while others tack on fees for extra leg room.  And cereal companies keep costs down by putting fewer flakes in the same size of box. But renters sometimes forget their landlord is running a business too - until they sign a new or renewed lease, that is. Renters may discover that while the rent seems reasonable, the landlord has included itemized...
Tags: Renting, America, Georgia, Radio, Seattle, Legal Issues, Tenants Union, Tips & Advice, Leigh Raper Savvy, Tenants Union of Washington State, Georgia s Department of Community Affairs, Zillow Originally, Zillow Group Consumer Housing Trends


The Top 5 Renting Nightmares and How to Face Them

Renting offers its fair share of perks, but with great flexibility in your living arrangement comes a unique set of challenges - most of which are out of your control. Here are a few tips to help you face the top five renting woes. 1. Pest infestation Pests can be an all-too-common occurrence for renters. They can hide in your drains, in your kitchen cabinets and sometimes even on your bed. To prevent pests in the first place, experts suggest keeping your home clean and properly storing all fo...
Tags: Renting, Radio, Tips & Advice


10 Ways to Make Sure You Get Your Security Deposit Back

Getting your security deposit back after you move may feel like an impossible feat, but it isn't. Remember that your security deposit is essentially your money, so not all hope is lost when it's time to move out. "It's the landlord's obligation to return [the deposit] at the end of the lease,” says Abbie Philpott with move-out company Pleased to Clean You. Here’s some expert advice for making sure your security deposit money goes back into your wallet - where it belongs. Start planning when you...
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Better off Renting? BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index Shows Renters Create More Wealth than Buyers in Many U.S. Housing Markets

Boca Raton, FL – June 6, 2018 (PRNewswire-USNewswire) With housing markets around the U.S. nearing the peak in their cycles, renters who reinvest their money have an increasingly better chance at creating wealth than individuals who purchase a home, according to the latest national index produced by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University faculty. This marginal move in the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index shows an increased possibility of significant ...
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Why We Bought a House When Renting Was Cheaper

Why We Bought a House When Renting Was Cheaper is a post originally published on: Everything Finance - Everything Finance - Its all about Money! Recently, my husband and I bought our first house after renting for several years. Throughout my adult life, everyone I know has told me that renting is just throwing money away and buying is much better. I mean when you think about, why would you want to spend several years paying off someone else’s mortgage? When you look at things from a financial pe...
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Is it better to rent or buy? How to know when renting a home makes sense

I’ve been a homeowner for 24 of the last 25 years. Based on this, you might think I’m an advocate of homeownership over renting. That’s not the case. The older I get, the more I appreciate there’s no correct answer in the perennial “is it better to rent or buy?” debate. Sometimes buying a home makes the most sense. Sometimes renting is the smarter choice. In an editorial in the June 2007 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Knight Kiplinger wrote, “It often costs less to rent. The annual cost ...
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10 Light, Bright and Beautiful Rentals

Everyone has a different list of must-haves for their new apartment: hardwood floors, an updated kitchen, or maybe a short walk to the train. One thing most renters can agree on is having ample natural light throughout. Whether you live in a busy city center, out near the mountains, or in the middle of the plains, a room with a view and some natural light can make any space look spectacular. Check out these 10 light, bright and beautiful rentals to inspire your next apartment search. ...
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Roommate Relations: Making Smart Use of Shared Spaces

Renting a home with other people can be stressful. But with careful planning and clear communication, living with others doesn't have to lead to passive aggressive Post-it notes and arguments. Whether you're living with your sibling, your bestie, or your significant other, here are some tips for making smart use of those shared spaces. Closets Whether you have a hallway closet, entryway closet, or both, what matters most when sharing closet space is equality. No, you don't need to make a line ...
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Rising Rents Push Millennials to Become Homeowners

– Realtor.com® survey reveals who’s looking to buy and what they want – Forty-four percent of all respondents are looking for a three-bedroom home; 93 percent want at least two bathrooms – Twenty-three percent of millennials reported rising rent as a trigger for their purchase – More than 20 percent of 55+ buyers said privacy was the top goal for their purchase; 17 percent of millennials said fulfilling family needs Santa Clara, CA – March 30, 2018 (PRNewswire) This year, the typical spring buye...
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Most Renters Want to Own a Home; Lifestyle Changes Are Top Motivation to Buy

Washington, D.C. – February 7, 2018 (nar.realtor) Despite weakening optimism from non-homeowners at the end of last year that now is a good time to buy, an overwhelming majority said they do want to own a home in the future and believe homeownership is part of their American Dream. That is according to new consumer survey data from the National Association of Realtors®, which additionally found that non-homeowners’ lifestyle changes and improvements in their financial situation outweigh seeing ...
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