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Top 10 Most and Least Expensive Illinois Cities for Renters

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.14.2015 | 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.

Quick Quiz: Find Out If Your Rent Is Too High | Posted 12.03.2014 | HuffPost Home

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?

Budget 101: Determining Your Monthly Rent

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 12.02.2014 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

We've uncovered some easy tips to make sure your apartment is a peaceful respite, and not something that causes financial stress!

Is Renting Really That Bad?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 11.24.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

It is not an easy decision in the best of economies, and these days buying or renting decisions are even more complicated than in the past. Weigh all of the financial, job-related, and personal preference factors.

Who Is Renting and Who Is Buying in Illinois?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.28.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Buying a house is a huge lifetime commitment, and the decision is often fraught with questions upon questions and one pro/con list after another. How can you really know what the best choice is?

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

MyBankTracker | Posted 09.09.2014 | Money

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

The $21 Million Problem

Brian Chesky | Posted 06.15.2014 | New York
Brian Chesky

Unlike many companies who go to government officials to ask for tax breaks, Airbnb has done just the opposite and asked leaders in Albany to change the law to let our community pay taxes.

11 Things to Know Before Signing Your First Lease

Lauren Boston | Posted 05.19.2014 | HuffPost Home
Lauren Boston

Wait, you thought adulthood meant fewer rules to follow? Oh you sweet, naïve cherubs.

Ann Brenoff

12 Questions You Absolutely Must Ask Before Renting An Apartment | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.15.2015 | HuffPost Home

When hunting for an apartment, many renters fall into the same ugly trap: They get swept away with visions of painting the walls deep purple and havin...

How to Rent an Apartment With Bad Credit

MyBankTracker | Posted 02.18.2014 | Money

When going to look at an apartment, bring copies of pay stubs, copies of prior years' tax returns and any proof of additional income. It will not only provide proof of income, but also of being an organized person who is serious about taking care of business.

Your Landlord Probably Hates You... Here's Why

Brandon Turner | Posted 02.09.2014 | Money
Brandon Turner

I've been a landlord for seven years and have had dozens of tenants that I simply can't stand. They irritate me, cost me a lot of money, and make my life a stressful nightmare. Now, I know you think that you aren't one of "those" tenant, but how sure are you?

Like Your Neighbors? Most Americans Do Actually

Jed Kolko | Posted 12.24.2013 | HuffPost Home
Jed Kolko

Do Americans love their neighbors as themselves? Although "love" might be pushing it, most Americans are pretty happy with their neighbors. To underst...

A Big Problem For Renters | Posted 11.05.2013 | HuffPost Home

From The Atlantic Cities: About a week ago, I walked through a two-bedroom row house for rent in my neighborhood, a place where my husband and I th...

Finding a Roommate Safely | Posted 10.28.2013 | HuffPost Home

Knowing more about a potential roommate, whether it is their character or their financial situation, can save you from frustration before cohabitation begins.

Is This The New Relationship Deal-Breaker?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.18.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I know young couples who ended things because one of them wanted kids and the other didn't. Homeownership is the same kind of deal breaker. It speaks to lifestyle choices, values and what things you're willing to sacrifice for.

Co-Op vs. Condo: What You Need to Know

Greg Jacobs | Posted 08.28.2013 | New York
Greg Jacobs

Our homes are divided into a series of different housing types. For those of you looking to buy, or simply for those of you looking to understand more about the housing industry in the city, here is a breakdown of the most popular forms of home ownership in New York City.

Unless Mortgage Rates Hit 10.5 Percent, Buying Still Cheaper Than Renting

Jed Kolko | Posted 08.14.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

Because mortgage rates are still near long-term lows, and because prices fell so much after the housing bubble burst and remain low relative to rents even after recent price increases, buying is still much cheaper than renting. That means that the recent jump in rates doesn't change the rent-versus-buy math much.

If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now! (PHOTOS)

Marianne Cusato | Posted 07.22.2013 | Miami
Marianne Cusato

You hunt and search and tour and tour. Then you make a move and live happily ever after... or so the story is suppose to go.