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Landlord From Hell Tries To Collect Rent With Chainsaw

Reuters | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business

BERLIN (Reuters) - A landlord demanding rent arrears threatened tenants and German police with a whirring chainsaw, a police spokesman said on Wednesd...

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...

Learning to Love My Unemployed Self

Katie Gibson | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
Katie Gibson

I had everything. I had the perfect apartment, the perfect lifestyle (whatever that even means), the perfect husband, the perfect dog, the perfect job. I was bouncy lollipops and rainbows happy. That is, until it all fell apart faster than you can say downsizing.

MORE NYC -- Why the Rent Is So Damn High

Nathan Newman | Posted 02.27.2014 | New York
Nathan Newman

The problems of inequality and urban displacement of working families in New York City is a microcosm of the problems that have transformed cities across the nation.

9 Things We're Not Looking Forward To This Week

Posted 02.25.2014 | Comedy

Every Monday, HuffPost Comedy takes a look at the most irritating, upsetting and annoying things we can expect in the upcoming week. Good luck out the...

How to Make It in America as a Single Mother, by the Numbers

Taylor Hirth | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Taylor Hirth

I have composed this sample buget. It accounts for the things that many people expect lower income families to maintain, and maintain without public assistance. It doesn't account for saving for college for our children, saving for retirement, or saving for much of anything at all.

525,600 Reasons Why 'Rent' Coming To Netflix Is The Best Thing Ever

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

"Rent" is coming to Netflix on Jan. 19 and that can only mean one thing: it's time to go out to dinner and order a "five miso soup, four seaweed salad...

The Resistance Bill de Blasio Will Face on his Affordable Housing Plan

Ben Townsend | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Ben Townsend

Currently, most new developments in New York face some sort of community opposition. Whenever almost any apartment complex is proposed, local residents find reasons to complain about it.

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.

Slacking on Rent Payments Can Cost You More Than Late Fees

Jeff Golding | Posted 08.12.2013 | HuffPost Home
Jeff Golding

Get on track, stay on track, and don't let a few late rent payments destroy your future plans -- it's just not worth it.

Happy Birthday, 'Rent'!

Posted 04.29.2013 | Arts

Jonathan Larson's iconic rock musical "Rent" premiered on Broadway 17 years ago today, introducing musical theater nerds everywhere to life in downtow...

An SOS to NBC: Save Our Smash

Ben Lerner | Posted 06.23.2013 | TV
Ben Lerner

Saturday's episode of Smash, titled "Opening Night," showcased the premiere of Bombshell. Our beloved Marilyn musical has finally opened on Broadway and it's a glorious accomplishment for all parties involved.

Why Rent? Off the Grid in a Mobile Home on the Alaskan Frontier | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green

On a sunny day in Anchorage, a compact and time-battered RV rests at a pullout alongside Chester Creek in midtown. Perhaps it's a harbinger of summert...

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 ...

Is Being Single More Expensive?

LearnVest | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women

While nowadays, everyone buzzes about how expensive weddings can be, it turns out the price tag on one's nuptials is a mere pittance compared to the cost of remaining single.

The Reality of Hard Times

Dori Hartley | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Dori Hartley

Somewhere between abject poverty and those who can afford to go out to dinner (or lunch, or breakfast), there's an invisible little segment of society called, We Who Are Very Broke.

Oscar's Musical Hypocrisy -- Why Awards Show's Emphasis Is Misplaced

Dan Mirvish | Posted 04.27.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Mirvish

It's very nice that Oscars made a special tribute to movie musicals. The only problem is that not a single one of the musicals honored (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Les Miz) was ever eligible for Oscar's own category of "Best Original Musical."

Why Carrie Is 'One Of Us'

Nathan Blansett | Posted 03.22.2013 | Teen
Nathan Blansett

My life, I've come to realize, is a cliché. I'm a small town boy who wants to make it in New York as some sort of a writer. It's humiliating to even write that.

The Looming Crisis

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2012 | Money

By Michelle Conlin and Melanie Hicken July 5 (Reuters) - One night last spring, David Hall returned home to his studio...

Goodbye, 'Rent'

AP | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- An off-Broadway revival of "Rent" that opened three years after the original show tearfully closed up shop on Broadway has now lost its le...

Get Help Paying Your Rent | Posted 08.25.2012 | Money

If you’re struggling to make your rent payments, you may be able to find assistance from your local Housing and Urban Development (HUD) office. ...

The Etymology of Riffing, or, Why 'American Idol' Is Missing the Point

Ben Toth | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Ben Toth

Riffing had its roots in rhythm and blues. There was so much pain in this music that the melody just wouldn't do. But this is not what we hear in contemporary music. It's almost a competition to see who can do the most riffs, the fastest, the highest and the loudest.

Oil Boom Pushing 'Stressed Out' Residents Of Town To Move Away

AP | JAMES MacPHERSON | Posted 07.22.2012 | Business

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Oil has brought enormous economic prosperity to the busiest city in North Dakota's booming oil patch but also has exacerbated ...

Rent and Tick, Tick... Boom Rock Out Chicago (Well, Almost...)

Robert Bullen | Posted 07.09.2012 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

It's a Jonathan Larson summer in Chicago. Currently, the genre-defining musical theatre composer is receiving productions of his two major shows by a trio of distinguished local theatre companies.

You're Never too Old for Love

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 06.15.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

We met online. He was from West Virginia; I'm from New Jersey. He was looking for Happily Ever After. I was looking for something to do Saturday nights.