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Have a Real Estate Regret? You're Not Alone: 52 Percent of Americans Agree

Jed Kolko | Posted 06.23.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

Home searches peak in March and April, and this year the search is especially frantic as inventory is near a 12-year low. But when it comes to searching for a home, as with everything else, moving too fast leads to mistakes and regrets.

LOOK: 10 Most Horrifying Things Landlords Have Done

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.14.2013 | Business

First of all, just the word is off-putting: landlord. Many of us urban-dwellers don't have any land. And the person who charges above market rate for ...

Helpful Tax Tips for Renters

Jeff Golding | Posted 05.26.2013 | Business
Jeff Golding

Most taxpayers assume that those who get the most money back are homeowners, business owners, and non-profit organizations. But lo and behold, renters are a strong competitor! Most of them just don't know it yet.

Renters Now Moving Up Their Homebuying Timetables

Chris Birk | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business
Chris Birk

Buying a home is now cheaper than renting in most of the country's housing markets. A litany of recent studies and surveys have almost belabored the point given home values and historically low interest rates.

2013 Living: Austerity With Double-Dip Frugality

Marian Salzman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Money
Marian Salzman

Americans are deleveraging to reduce their debts to manageable levels. What will they do once they get debt to relatively manageable levels, predicted for around mid-2013?

Most Expensive Cities For The Middle Class

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 10.22.2012 | Money

While Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama debate who's is going to help the middle class more, the two candidates are sidestepping one of the most ...

Buying a Home Is 45% Cheaper Than Renting

Jed Kolko | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

Buying may beat renting in every major metro by a wide margin, saving consumers thousands of dollars a year, but buying still remains out of reach for many would-be homeowners.

The Irreplaceable Opportunity of Homeownership: A Rental Society Is Not the Answer

John Taylor | Posted 09.09.2012 | Business
John Taylor

Homeownership offers an opportunity to build wealth, through equity, that renters simply do not enjoy. It needs to be done right; the loans need to be responsible and sustainable. But make no mistake: Homeownership is an irreplaceable engine of class mobility.

The Unfinished Business of the Obama Administration: The Foreclosure Crisis

David Coates | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
David Coates

This Administration's failures -- in domestic policy at least -- are more the product of doing too little too late, than of doing too much too soon. Nowhere is that failure clearer than in the Administration's inept handling of the home foreclosure crisis.

10 Cities Where Rents Are Soaring

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 11.16.2012 | Money

While recent data shows that the housing market is making a gradual recovery, booming rental prices are stealing the spotlight. Rents are up 5.4 p...

Do You Find My Mortgage Sexy?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.25.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

There's a couple in my community where the 6-foot-2-inch woman, a former model, towers over her 5-foot-4-inch businessman husband. As a less-than-kind observer noted: The husband may appear much taller when he stands on his stacks of money. (I did say less-than-kind, right?)

The 10 Worst Cities For Renters

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 06.16.2012 | Money

When it comes to housing, renting is in and owning is out. Though mortgage rates are at record lows, a number of factors are pushing more American...

Are Millennials Dragging Down The Whole Economy?

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.02.2013 | College

Millennials could be dragging down the housing market, and--in effect--the national economy. The bust in the housing market was a large part of wha...

How to Avoid Being a Bad Roommate

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.30.2012 | Money
Jason Alderman

Roommate tensions are not limited to strangers. When cash-strapped young adults return to the nest, or older parents move in with grown kids for financial or caregiver assistance, long-suppressed family grievances can erupt if you're not careful.

7 Ways to Swap, Share And Rent What You Already Own

Posted 05.25.2012 | Green

From Terri Bennett, Founder of There’s a new movement afoot that could create a wholesale change in how we, as consumers, get wha...

Renting? Think Again

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.04.2012 | Money

If you're trying to save money, you may want to consider buying a home. As contradictory as that may sound, renting cost 15 percent more than ownin...

Everything You Need To Know About Renting

Investopedia | Jean Folger | Posted 03.23.2012 | Money

Renting property rather than owning is an option for many people who are not yet ready to settle down, who will be living in an area only temporarily,...

Owning A Home Cheaper Than Renting One

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.23.2012 | Money

Despite very low prices, many Americans can't or don't want to buy houses. Instead we're paying ever-higher rents and watching as housing prices fa...

Why Location Matters If You're on the Fence About Renting vs. Buying

Jed Kolko | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

Marking a big shift from the boom years, the cost of buying relative to renting has fallen a lot. But just because prices dropped and rents held steady or rose in most places, does that make now a great time to buy? The answer depends on you and on where you live.

Defining Your Own Chaos

Kristal Brent Zook | Posted 04.24.2012 | Women
Kristal Brent Zook

"Why not leave the city?" we asked ourselves. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Get some fresh air. A yard. A real house. It would shorten my commute to Hofstra University out on the Island, and of course, we would be saving all that money.

The Rent Is Too Damn High In Every State In America

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.17.2012 | Business

The poorest people in America are running out of places to live. In every state in the country, there are people looking for cheap rental housing -...

Toni's Take on Real Estate: The Rent Race

Toni Haber | Posted 03.25.2012 | New York
Toni Haber

They say if you can make it here you can make it anywhere, and that old line certainly rings true for Manhattan's renters. NYC is truly a tough market for those looking to lease or ready to rent.

Four Ways to Get Out of Your Lease: Part 1

Jim Thomas | Posted 03.25.2012 | Denver
Jim Thomas

That your business is suffering, or rent is lower across the street, is generally of no concern to your landlord. If your business is viable, any change in your lease has to present some upside to both landlord and lender.

NYC Real Estate Survival: 6 Ways to Get Your Landlord to Fix Stuff

Teri Karush Rogers | Posted 03.25.2012 | New York
Teri Karush Rogers

Compared to owning a place, renting is supposed to be a pretty hassle-free existence. If your dishwasher leaks or the window won't open, you tell your landlord and someone comes to fix it. That's the theory.

NYC Real Estate Survival: The 7 Worst Places to Live in an Apartment Building

Teri Karush Rogers | Posted 02.15.2012 | New York
Teri Karush Rogers

Admit it: When you hear the real-estate maxim "location, location, location," you think about great neighborhoods and awesome transportation. That's fine -- unless you're looking for an apartment.