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7 Ridiculous Things Renters Have Done To Score The Perfect Apartment

Trulia | Posted 06.24.2016 | HuffPost Home
Trulia

Some renters are going to extremes to snag (and keep) the apartment they want: paying a full year's rent in advance, delivering their application with a bottle of wine, or offering to paint the walls and replace the cruddy carpet on their dime.

Best (And Worst) Cities For New Graduates

Trulia | Posted 06.09.2016 | HuffPost Home
Trulia

If you listen carefully, all across the country you can hear tassels flipping from right to left. It's graduation season, which means a slew of newly minted graduates are entering the job market.

Here's What an Average Apartment Costs in 50 U.S. Cities

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.07.2016 | New York
GOBankingRates

By Andrew DePietro, Finance Writer If you want to move to a city that's better for your budget -- or maybe just to a different housing complex in ...

Is Homeownership Right for You?

Tracy Shaffer | Posted 05.23.2016 | Denver
Tracy Shaffer

Prices are up 8% in the prior 12 months vs historical 6%. Inventories are tighter than last year, especially for small, lower priced homes. In 2016, we expect 8-9% appreciation, flat unit sales volume increases, and continued tight inventories.

If We're Serious About Tackling Poverty, Let's Talk About Housing

Terri Ludwig | Posted 04.06.2017 | Impact
Terri Ludwig

The rising cost of housing in U.S. cities like San Francisco and New York is a well-known problem. Flying under the radar: an affordable housing crisis is growing in every state in the union.

Finding a Place to Live on the Minimum Wage

R.J. Marx | Posted 03.12.2017 | Business
R.J. Marx

The U.S. Census Bureau deems "30 percent rule" a guideline for the portion of income a family can spend for rent and still have enough left over for other nondiscretionary spending.

Santa Barbara Tourism Industry Under Fire by City Council Regulation

Kiley Smith | Posted 03.03.2017 | Travel
Kiley Smith

A new study measuring the impact of short-term home rentals in Santa Barbara County, one of California's top tourism destinations, shows that the indu...

Want Your Security Deposit Back? Ask These 6 Questions.

Trulia | Posted 03.04.2017 | HuffPost Home
Trulia

When you've just landed a new apartment, a security deposit is kind of like the pile of work on your desk at 5 p.m. on a Friday. You could push it asi...

The Establishment vs. Bernie Sanders

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

The very ferocity and coordinated nature of the attacks on Sanders makes clear that the Democratic establishment views Sanders not merely as an annoyance, but as an existential threat. And he may be, at that.

The Grim Reason Why Less People In San Francisco Struggle With Rent

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business

As residents are priced out of big cities like New York and San Francisco, unaffordable rents are quickly rising in some smaller urban areas. A repor...

5 Houses You Can Start Squatting in Tomorrow!

Elford Alley | Posted 12.15.2016 | Comedy
Elford Alley

Looking for a place to live? Low on cash? Did your wife change the locks? Did Cheryl change the locks on you? Then you need a place to stay ASAP! Well, here are five houses you can start squatting in tomorrow!

Renters Are Mostly Screwed. Here’s A City That’s Actually Affordable.

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.22.2015 | Business

Nearly half of Americans who rent are spending more on housing than they can afford, according to a report released this week. But it’s still possib...

Quick And Easy Home Hacks Every Renter Should Do

Thrillist | Posted 09.22.2016 | HuffPost Home
Thrillist

By: Alex Robinson Credit: Shutterstock Renting a new home or apartment can be an invigorating opportunity to start anew -- but moving all your...

Top 5 Risks for Airbnb Landlords in the Hamptons

Andrew Lieb | Posted 09.03.2016 | New York
Andrew Lieb

It may seem homeowners have a money tree at their house. It's easy, just rent your house for the weekend and the dollars will shake into your bank acc...

Link House Numbers With Colors for Positive Energy

Linda Lauren | Posted 09.02.2016 | HuffPost Home
Linda Lauren

Though I am not a numerologist, I have studied numbers and added my intuitive impressions regarding color to the meanings that we know today. It is my experience that by recognizing the colors of what the numbers may represent, and applying that additional knowledge to the equation, you can manipulate a more harmonious and positive outcome.

Top 5 Discrimination Issues in Residential Real Estate Leasing

Andrew Lieb | Posted 09.02.2016 | Business
Andrew Lieb

Landlords and their agents are restricted by civil rights laws from privately discriminating against prospective and current tenants. Yet, what does it mean for a landlord to discriminate? Here are the five ways a landlord can get sued under discrimination laws.

What "Cozy" Really Means: Decoding Real Estate Listing Language

Posted 08.20.2015 | HuffPost Home

Apartment searching in big cities is a lot like a regrettable online-dating meetup. You travel great distances to a neighborhood you’re not complete...

Top 5 Disputes Between Landlords & Tenants

Andrew Lieb | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business
Andrew Lieb

Savvy tenants know to dispute every aspect of the service of everything. Plus, these tenants understand the value in making the case about how the landlord didn't observe the required procedures instead of a case about the tenant wrongfully possessing the landlord's property.

Top 5 Real Estate Lawsuits Aspiring Landlords Need to Know

Andrew Lieb | Posted 07.23.2016 | Business
Andrew Lieb

There are so many get-rich-quick schemes for investing hard-earned savings in real estate to generate a huge passive income through rentals. Wake up -- nothing in life is always roses, and not everyone can be Kiyosaki's Rich Dad.

What It Really Means To Be A Renter Who Makes Minimum Wage

Gino Zahnd | Posted 06.22.2016 | HuffPost Home
Gino Zahnd

We decided to take a look at our data to see how affordable rentals are in major cities across the U.S, based on current minimum wage laws. Spoiler: it's grim, and even one-bedrooms are out of reach in many metro areas for even a couple earning two incomes.

Say It Ain't So! HCDA Says NO to Affordable Rentals

Powell Berger | Posted 05.29.2016 | Hawaii
Powell Berger

When HCDA, the planning oversight organization in charge of the future of Honolulu's urban core, denied the Howard Hughes request to convert a planned building from condos-for-sale to rental units, the HCDA said no.

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

Cindy Tansin | Posted 05.16.2016 | 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 06.23.2015 | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.