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A Good Tenant Is Hard to Find

Charlie Carillo | Posted 03.13.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

They both heard it -- a strange scraping noise from above, just days after their new tenants moved in. Oh boy. What the hell was this? The old Bro...

Spike is Right! Housing Discrimination is NYC's Hidden Disgrace (Pt 2)

Antonia Marrero | Posted 03.05.2014 | New York
Antonia Marrero

With undercover agents, Fair Housing Justice Center has exposed an epidemic of housing discrimination on the basis of skin color, disability, source of income and LGBTQ identity in every NYC neighborhood.

How to Handle a Dispute With Your Landlord

realtor.com | Posted 04.06.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

The more detail you can muster, the more tools you give the landlord to fix the problem. Records also show that you mean business, and it starts a paper trail in case you need to take additional measures.

Top 5 New Year's Resolutions for Long-Term Renters

realtor.com | Posted 03.02.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

When landlords have great tenants, they are more likely to renew leases and limit rent increases. Stacy Brown, operations manager for Real Property Management, has four golden rules for building a great relationship with your landlord.

How to Rent an Apartment With Bad Credit

MyBankTracker | Posted 02.18.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

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.

Nelson Mandela, the Flame of Hope

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Nancy Cohen-koan

Chanukah comes to an end this week. It is the holiday of extending and holding the light. Mr. Mandela did just that in his lifetime. Perhaps he has passed the torch to all of us who admired his life. It would be a privilege and duty to keep this flame of social justice burning.

The Law Most Landlords Hope You Never Hear About

Upworthy | Rafael Casal | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

Congress does a lot of pussyfooting around, but when it comes to leases and renters, they did good this time....

Is This The Right Way To Fund Retirement?

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 04.21.2013 | Fifty

You may have heard that rental properties can be a great way to generate passive income. Rental properties can provide monthly cash flow, protect agai...

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 ...

Apartment Hunting In Paris

Seth Engel | Posted 01.10.2013 | Travel
Seth Engel

No Paris apartment is ever a sure thing.

A 5-Step Survival Guide for Life Off-Campus

Her Campus | Posted 10.03.2012 | College
Her Campus

The transition from life on campus to life in an apartment or house is a pretty big one in its own right, but luckily, Her Campus has you covered with the five most important things to keep in mind when you decide to venture off campus.

Lose Your House, Gain a Landlord

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 10.25.2012 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

Recently, a landlord looking to engage my services proclaimed that after 15 years of examining and analyzing track records, he'd thrown away the desirable tenant selection playbook.

Mom Skipped Out on the Lease and Collectors Are Chasing Me

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.23.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Sometimes the kids get hurt financially as a result. If your mother is not going to help you to repay the money which you appear to agree is due, then this will rest on your shoulders as a co-signer.

The Moment I Knew I Was an Adult

Brienne Walsh | Posted 08.22.2012 | Women
Brienne Walsh

I wanted to say something, but everything I felt was wordless. I didn't know that we shared a common fondness, or that ultimately, I would miss her more than I did the space itself.

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.

As Demand For Rentals Rises, 2012 Will Be 'The Year Of The Landlord'

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

(MARGARET CHADBOURN, Reuters) - Brian Keith is busier than ever as the architecture firm he works for rushes to wrap up work on a 300-unit apartme...

Tenants' Rights Are Human Rights: A Response to Critics' Misrepresentation of Rent Regulation

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 07.26.2011 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

It should be considered a right to afford to live in the city where you work. There are 2.5 million New Yorkers in danger of losing this ability if the State Senate allows the state's rent regulation laws to lapse.

Experian Now Reporting Rental Payments

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Kelly

It came as big news to me earlier this year when I heard that Experian would now be reporting rental payments. Folks have often said to me that they ...

New York City Apartment Hell Pt. 3

David Serchuk | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Serchuk

The person showing the place wasn't there; the door was eerily open to the world, looking for all intents and purposes like the opening scene of some kind of cheaply-shot horror movie.

Is It Crazy To Forgive Those Who Hurt You? A Christian Perspective

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

I hated him -- with every fiber of my being. It's the first time I think I really understood on a fundamental level what the Bible calls a "perfect" hatred. But, eventually, I had to forgive him.

Mortgage Banker's Forecast: More Regulation Will Cost Consumers and Taxpayers

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Washington, D. C. is hot, but the rest of the nation is not when comparing our unemployment rates to the nation's capitol. "The largest over-the-month...

Apartment Market Strengthens, As Larger Housing Woes Mount

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The best time to sign a lease may have just passed, as the apartment rental market has strengthened, Bloomberg reports. Good news for landlords, bad n...

Slicing Away Some of Suburbia

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lita Smith-Mines

The disappearance of another pizza parlor shouldn't have had much of an impact on me. What's bothering me is that there are proprietors failing in just about every business area around town.

Aftermath of Stuy Town/Peter Cooper Village Debacle

Eric S. Margules | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Eric S. Margules

If the courts can legislate from the bench and reinterpret years of case law and regulatory intent, then who knows what may come next?

New Free Credit Report Advertising Rule

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Now that it will be easier to find your free credit report, you may be curious about who else can see it and how it can be used. Start...