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The 25 Big Cities Where Your Paycheck Will Go The Furthest

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.12.2016 | Business

Finding a job with a decent salary is a goal for many people, but maybe even more important is finding a place to live where your entire paycheck won...

Living In D.C. Is Absurdly Expensive, And It Just Got Worse

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business

Renting an apartment in major U.S. cities looks a little more affordable this month ― but that doesn’t mean it’s cheap, and especially not in Wa...

This Woman Lived In A Tent And Car To Avoid San Francisco Rents

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business

Here’s one way to deal with the insane housing costs in California’s Bay Area: ditch your home altogether. That’s exactly what Kristin Hanes did...

10 Tips For Becoming A Knowledgeable Renter

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 08.03.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Moving into a new apartment can be exciting. The opportunity for a fresh start or next step, and exploring a new area or living with new people can le...

Here’s How Much Space You Can Rent For $1,500 In Major Cities

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business

Making do with a cozy or cramped living space is part of the traditional tradeoff for people who want to live in urban areas. But to keep your rent re...

Every New Yorker Is Hoda Kotb On Her First NYC Apartment Search

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.09.2016 | HuffPost Home

It's estimated that more than 1.6 million people live in Manhattan, yet there are only about 850,000 apartments. That little formula creates anxiety, ...

10 Incredible Cities Where Rent Is Incredibly Cheap

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 05.12.2016 | HuffPost Home

If you're looking to move someplace adventurous but aren't quite ready to settle down and buy a house, then it's time to choose a great new city where...

There's No Golden Rule For How Much You Should Spend On Rent

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business

The conventional wisdom on how much of your income you should spend on housing has gone unchallenged for nearly half a century. In 1969, then-Sen. Edw...

Don't Pack It, Rent It: You Might Want To Have These Items Delivered

Map Happy | Posted 04.07.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Everyone loves having a meal delivered to their hotel room from the onsite restaurant. Room service is a quintessential perk when traveling. This pos...

18 Things You Could Buy Instead Of Renting In San Francisco

Trulia | Posted 04.06.2016 | HuffPost Home

If you've ever wondered just how expensive the rent is in San Francisco, CA, wonder no more.

San Francisco Newcomer Pays $400 Rent To Live In A Box In Friend’s Apartment

CBS SF Bay Area | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.29.2016 | HuffPost Home

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Amid the Bay Area’s red-hot real estate market, a newcomer to the San Francisco is living in a small wooden box at his fr...

Why We Shame Millennials Living at Home

Michael Restiano | Posted 03.10.2016 | Media
Michael Restiano

I turn 24-years old in June. I graduated magna cum laude from a prestigious NESCAC school, have lived abroad and in New York City, and am lucky enough to have a rewarding, financially sound career. And, I live at home with my parents--out of choice.

Subprime gets bad rap in 'Big Short' but is key to easing affordability crisis

The Conversation US | Posted 02.25.2017 | Business
The Conversation US

Jaime Luque, University of Wisconsin-Madison Anyone who's dug into the 2008 financial crisis knows the role that bundling and selling subprime housin...

Nuns Who Feed San Francisco's Homeless Face Eviction

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 12.26.2016 | Impact

SAN FRANCISCO ― Two nuns who run a soup kitchen for the city’s needy may soon lose their home because of a steep rent increase. The storefront in ...

Earn More Money in 2016 by Renting Out These 5 Things

Michael Carpenter | Posted 01.05.2017 | Business
Michael Carpenter

Have you thought about renting one of your rooms on Airbnb--you know, the extra bedroom with the exterior door where you've been storing junk for the past decade--but cleaning up and letting people into your house feels like too much to handle? Cheer up!

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...

Try-Before-You-Buy: How More Americans Are Renting Products

Bloomberg | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business

Lumoid CEO Aarthi Ramamurthy discusses the company's try-before-you-buy service. She speaks on "Bloomberg ‹GO›."...

Top 10 Most and Least Expensive Illinois Cities for Renters

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.14.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Considering cost-of-living, it's no surprise renters are paying the most in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. In Chicago, the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $1,980, nearly $900 more than the statewide median.

This Is The Hourly Wage It Takes To Afford A 2-Bedroom Apartment

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.02.2015 | HuffPost Home

The National Low Income Housing Coalition released its annual housing report "Out of Reach" earlier this month. The organization calculated the hourly...

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.

Renters Need Insurance Too

Terry Savage | Posted 05.24.2015 | Money
Terry Savage

chedule expensive items separately. If you have a coin collection, fur coats, valuable antiques or the family silver in your rented apartment, get an appraisal. You'll need specific coverage for those items, which adds to the policy cost but is well worth it.

New York, New York -- So Good They Named it Twice (and Just Kept Going)

Matt Hutchinson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel
Matt Hutchinson

Everyone loves a new coffee shop on their block but, as rents rise and New Yorkers get squeezed out of neighborhoods they've called home for years, is N.Y.C. simply becoming a city for rich people?

Are You a Renter or a Buyer?

Richard Barrington | Posted 04.20.2015 | Money
Richard Barrington

You face a choice between renting or owning many of the essentials you use every day: your home, your car, even furniture and appliances. So is it better to rent or to own? There is no set answer, because the cost of each depends on a number of variables. It's a question of economics, but the economics come down to your lifestyle.

5 New Year's Resolutions to Help You Get Your Own Place | Posted 03.08.2015 | HuffPost Home

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!

Rent vs. Buy: Which Is Best in an Affordable City? | Posted 12.03.2014 | HuffPost Home

Not every urban area will overwhelm your wallet whether you're paying rent or a mortgage. You can find hot cities both desirable and affordable if you look close enough.