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Moving Up? Should You Keep Your Old House or Sell It?

Cindy Tansin | Posted 05.19.2015 | HuffPost Home
Cindy Tansin

More people today are buying up and keeping - or at least contemplating keeping - their old homes. In fact, 65% of investors are renting their properties instead of flipping? Does this make sense for you? Here are some things to consider:

The Manhattan Subway Rent Map: Where You Can't Afford to Live, By Stop

Thrillist | Posted 04.23.2015 | New York
Thrillist

Whether you want to be closer to work, or closer to awesome dim sum, finding a more convenient (but still affordable... please?) place to live is something pretty much every New Yorker considers at some point. Well, this should help you do exactly that.

Paradise Lost: How Gay Meccas Are Slowly Disappearing Because Of Rising Rents

James Duke Mason | Posted 04.06.2015 | Gay Voices
James Duke Mason

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's likely decision in favor of nationwide marriage equality in June, people will be asking what the next frontier for our cause will be. I believe that new frontier will be the issue of rent, the issue of our gay housing crisis.

What Affluent Renters Consider Before Securing a High-End Summer Home in the Hamptons

Andrew Lieb | Posted 03.29.2015 | New York
Andrew Lieb

Unless the renter completely understands the characteristics of each of the villages and hamlets that comprise the east end, the key to securing a great summer rental is to hire a real estate brokerage that has offices throughout the twin forks of LI.

5 New Year's Resolutions to Help You Get Your Own Place

realtor.com | Posted 03.08.2015 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

If you've been stuck at home with the folks -- or in an apartment with too many roommates -- you may have a different priority in the new year. You're finally ready to rent your own space!

Home Improvement Patterns in San Francisco Suggest a Growing Divide in Living Standards Between Owners and Renters

Jiyan Wei | Posted 01.14.2015 | San Francisco
Jiyan Wei

We recently released a report that investigates the relationship between remodeling activity and the movement of home prices and rents in San Francisco.

10 Surprises When Inheriting Real Estate

Andrew Lieb | Posted 12.31.2014 | New York
Andrew Lieb

Following the death of a loved one, you may become the recipient of an unexpected parcel of real estate. Yet, with every windfall comes great obligations, so be prepared for the surprises you may encounter when inheriting property.

A Look at the New York City Rental Market

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 12.29.2014 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Despite being contained in a single city, life in Tribeca on the island of Manhattan is undoubtedly drastically different than life in Astoria, which is located in Queens.

The 30 Cities With the Highest Median Rent Are...

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 12.24.2014 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Renters across the nation have it rough. With cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago experiencing the highest median rent prices in almost 3 years, it can be a huge financial burden to rent in major cities across the nation. However, it's not just major cities that have high prices.

Hot New Real Estate Trend

Mary Buffett | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Mary Buffett

In good times and bad, home ownership remained a safe bet even when the contours of life changed. Then everything went to hell.

Miami Should Exempt Parking Requirements for Small Buildings

Marianne Cusato | Posted 12.21.2014 | Miami
Marianne Cusato

Miami has a big decision to make about parking. What we decide will determine who we want to be when we grow up. Which sounds better to you -- a walkable city like Boston, Portland or San Francisco or an auto-dependent one like Atlanta, Phoenix or Las Vegas? It's your choice.

5 Things Your Landlord Wants You To Know

Michael Corbett | Posted 12.15.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

Understanding the lease allows you to to avoid costly extra charges and keep you protected from giving the landlord reason to financially penalize you or worse ... evict you. Take the 15 minutes to read your lease -- it is a win/win for everyone.

Top Reasons Millenials Shouldn't Buy A Home...Yet

Michael Corbett | Posted 12.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

Home buying is not for everyone. For all the positive aspects to home ownership, there are some very compelling reasons not to buy a home right now. So, if you're ready to jump headfirst into the 'American Dream,' read this first.

Quick Quiz: Find Out If Your Rent Is Too High

realtor.com | Posted 12.03.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

Demand for rental housing continues to increase, and rent prices are climbing. It's no wonder renters believe their rent payments are too expensive. While it's easy to worry about the bottom line, how do you know if you're paying too much?

Are We Building Too Many Single-Family Homes?

Jed Kolko | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The vacancy rate for single-family homes increased in 2013 and remains well above bubble and pre-bubble levels.

Mobility Math: More Folks Renting = Fewer Mortgages = Lower Deficit and Lower Unemployment

Terry Connelly | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Indeed, it has long been U.S. government policy to encourage home buying among young adults, especially by providing favorable tax subsidies for homebuyers in the form of the famous mortgage interest deduction.

10 Things to Do Before Signing a Lease

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 11.02.2014 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Having a place to call home can be one of life's greatest comforts and pleasures, but finding that perfect pad isn't always easy! Getting approved to rent an apartment and filling out the paperwork can be stressful.

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.

Tips for Avoiding a Rental Scam

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Money
Elizabeth Pullman

With peak rental season right around the corner, we want to make sure that you have the most stress free, streamlined and transparent rental process. It's important to begin your apartment hunt armed with all of the tools and insight you need to win the apartment of your dreams.

Class of 2014: Tips for Renting Your First Post-Grad Apartment

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Pullman

You've got your diploma and a killer new job, now all you need to do is find a place to live! Relocating and landing your first apartment can be stressful, but we're here to help.

Could a Bad Credit Score Make You Homeless?

Adam Levin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

A landlord in San Francisco recently wrote letters to tenants that said if their FICO credit score was below 725 or they made less than $100,000 a year, they would have to move out. While this is an extreme case, it just goes to show that good credit is increasingly linked to your ability to secure housing.

Top 6 Apps for Every Renter on the Move

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 07.06.2014 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

April showers brings May... moving trucks? If you're thinking about relocating, you picked the right time! These apps will help make your transition a breeze (and they might even add some fun along the way)!

Rent Vs. Own: Manhattan's Continuously High Rent Encourages the Move to Ownership

Toni Haber | Posted 07.01.2014 | New York
Toni Haber

It is no secret that New York City apartment rental rates have skyrocketed. These days, those NYC residents unwilling to fathom the high rent any long...

Report: Rent Prices Shut Out Minimum-Wage Workers In Every State

Posted 03.27.2014 | HuffPost Home

Think the rent is too damn high? Well, it actually is. No matter where you live in the country, a new report says that no full-time worker making mini...

What The Home-Price Slowdown Really Looks Like

Jed Kolko | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The current slowdown of home prices has been sharpest in markets that crashed during the bust and bounced back last year. And although asking-price ga...