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Money Management for the 'Boomerang' Household

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Jason Alderman

Combined households sharing living expenses, childcare, eldercare and maintenance duties made life more affordable in the '50s. Due to recent economic realities, multi-generational living has been on the rise for many families.

How Much You Need to Make to Rent a Home in U.S. Cities

SmartAsset.com | Posted 06.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
SmartAsset.com

In a growing number of cities, a significant portion of the population spends 40% or even 50% of income on rent alone. Indeed, SmartAsset's analysis of rent data across the country found that in many places, a family would need to earn six figures to afford average market rents.

3 Pieces Of Advice For Move-In Day That are Classic Dad

Posted 07.02.2015 | Good News

Everyone can relate to the excitement, stress and worry of moving into a new apartment or house, especially on the inaugural move into independence. L...

The Tonys, 'Fun Home' and Kids

Barry Singer | Posted 06.06.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

This year, however, two things intrigue me: My kids' first-time stake in the proceedings, and Fun Home. Lea and Sara have seen a lot of Broadway theater this season. As a result, they feel personally invested in their Tony connection to You Can't Take It With You, On the Town, An American in Paris, Something Rotten!, The King and I. Each show is real to them.

America's Rate of Homeownership Matters to You--Whether You Own a Home or Not

Garrick T. Davis | Posted 05.29.2015 | Business
Garrick T. Davis

Even the most casually informed reader has likely heard at least some of the troubling news and numbers tied to homeownership in America today.

Another San Francisco Art Commune Battles Eviction, Guess Who They're Up Against?

Dieter Holger | Posted 05.26.2015 | San Francisco
Dieter Holger

The press conference held on March 26 made it clear the artists weren't giving up anytime soon.

8 Things Every Renter Should Know

Domino | Posted 05.11.2015 | HuffPost Home
Domino

Research your neighborhood. Do a little digging on everything from the safety ratings of the area to your landlord themselves. Use free search features on rental websites to help you with the process.

Taye Diggs Reveals His Favorite Song From 'Rent'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 02.17.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Before Taye Diggs was following you (and everyone else) on Twitter, the actor had a home on the Great White Way, starring in the original production o...

In 2015, Will It Be More Renters or a Buyer Binge?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 03.11.2015 | Education
Dean Graziosi

If you don't anticipate a buying binge, investing in rental property or wholesaling to those investors who do may continue to be profitable strategies in the coming year.

Idina Menzel And Taye Diggs Are Officially Divorced

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 01.03.2015 | Entertainment

Sorry, "Rent" fans. It's officially over. Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have been separated for a year, but the two actors have now finalized their d...

All They Want for Christmas is Home -- A Holiday Gentrification Story

Daisy J Lin | Posted 02.22.2015 | Impact
Daisy J Lin

Lara is scared. She is on the front lines of a controversial phenomenon taking place in many heavily populated urban areas across the country -- gentrification. This Christmas, many are worried about just keeping the roof over their heads.

An Ode to Roommates

Cristina Lopez G. | Posted 02.14.2015 | DC
Cristina Lopez G.

Roomies are an interesting concept: they range from casual acquaintances to best friends, including complete strangers contacted after Craigslist prospecting. With roommates, the dating stage is omitted, going sometimes straight from handshaking to the intimacy of non-romantic cohabitation.

Is Housing Cost as a Percentage of Income a Failing Measure?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Dean Graziosi

Real estate practitioners love times like these for marketing, as they can show that in most markets it's cheaper to buy than to rent. With interest rates still low and owned homes having to compete with foreclosures in the market, prices of homes not in foreclosure haven't been rising much.

Which Illinois Communities Have High Median Rents?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.22.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

There are homes for rent in nearly every community in Illinois, whether as apartments or single-family homes. The median varies in each city depending on housing demand and proximity to amenities such as shopping, restaurants and transportation.

Watch These Wedding Guests Totally Nail 'Seasons Of Love' From 'Rent'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.11.2014 | Weddings

"Five hundred twenty five-thousand six hundred minutes" is one of the most iconic lyrics in Broadway history, and for one lucky bride and groom, it wi...

The Most Expensive 'Hoods for Renters: NYC Edition

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 09.29.2014 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

The team at Lovely put together a list of the most expensive neighborhoods in New York City, featuring each neighborhood's Q2 2014 median rent price. Check it out.

You Pay More for a Crappy 1-BDRM Apartment in San Francisco Than the City Does for Hetch Hetchy Valley

Sierra | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Sierra

San Francisco is one of the most expensive places in the country to live. The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $3,285. But! If you want to rent this beautiful valley in Yosemite National Park and then drown it, it will only set you back $30,000 a year.

Tucson's Top 10: Neighborhoods Renters Love Most

Courtney Craig | Posted 09.10.2014 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Craig

Whether you're after the warm sunshine, the dry climate or the delicious food, Tucson, Arizona, has something to offer tourists and residents alike.

Why Your Decision to Live Upstairs or Downstairs Will Floor You!

MyBankTracker | Posted 09.09.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

To life's many choices -- paper or plastic, Mac or PC, traditional dating or speed dating -- apartment dwellers face another: renting an upstairs apar...

Rent Prices Inch Up in Second Quarter Nationwide

Courtney Craig | Posted 09.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Craig

This post originally appeared on the Apartment Guide Blog on July 9, 2014. The median entry-level rent prices for the nation went up by 1.44 percen...

Study: Renting Is Hot, But Affordability Concerns Loom

Courtney Craig | Posted 08.27.2014 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Craig

According to a study released June 26 by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, more people are renting than ever before - but the issue of affordable housing is one that continues to plague the rental market as well as the housing economy at large.

Renter Hotspots: Where Are There More Renters Than Homeowners?

Courtney Craig | Posted 08.25.2014 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Craig

In the United States, it's a fact that most people own their homes. But there are few areas in which renting is king.

Get Fit In These Top Metros For Apartment Fitness Amenities

Courtney Craig | Posted 08.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Craig

So where will you find the most apartments with basketball courts, fitness centers, etc.? Here's how the Apartment Guide data shakes out.

America's New Wealthy Have so Little to Offer Society

Sean McElwee | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Today, instead, we have a wealthy class with the culture of new money and innovativeness of old money (i.e., rather little of either). This new rentier class, with little to offer society, subsists largely on legalized grift or, in economic terms, rent.

Where are Rent Prices Getting Cheaper (and Where are They Rising the Most?)

Courtney Craig | Posted 08.06.2014 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Craig

If you think the rent is too damn high, you're in luck - if you live in a city where rent prices are actually going down.