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An Ode to Roommates

Cristina Lopez G. | Posted 12.15.2014 | DC
Cristina Lopez G.

Roomies are an interesting concept: they range from casual acquaintances to best friends, including complete strangers contacted after Craigslist prospecting. With roommates, the dating stage is omitted, going sometimes straight from handshaking to the intimacy of non-romantic cohabitation.

Is Housing Cost as a Percentage of Income a Failing Measure?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business
Dean Graziosi

Real estate practitioners love times like these for marketing, as they can show that in most markets it's cheaper to buy than to rent. With interest rates still low and owned homes having to compete with foreclosures in the market, prices of homes not in foreclosure haven't been rising much.

Which Illinois Communities Have High Median Rents?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.22.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

There are homes for rent in nearly every community in Illinois, whether as apartments or single-family homes. The median varies in each city depending on housing demand and proximity to amenities such as shopping, restaurants and transportation.

Watch These Wedding Guests Totally Nail 'Seasons Of Love' From 'Rent'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.11.2014 | Weddings

"Five hundred twenty five-thousand six hundred minutes" is one of the most iconic lyrics in Broadway history, and for one lucky bride and groom, it wi...

The Most Expensive 'Hoods for Renters: NYC Edition

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 09.29.2014 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

The team at Lovely put together a list of the most expensive neighborhoods in New York City, featuring each neighborhood's Q2 2014 median rent price. Check it out.

You Pay More for a Crappy 1-BDRM Apartment in San Francisco Than the City Does for Hetch Hetchy Valley

Sierra | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Sierra

San Francisco is one of the most expensive places in the country to live. The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $3,285. But! If you want to rent this beautiful valley in Yosemite National Park and then drown it, it will only set you back $30,000 a year.

Tucson's Top 10: Neighborhoods Renters Love Most

Courtney Craig | Posted 09.10.2014 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Craig

Whether you're after the warm sunshine, the dry climate or the delicious food, Tucson, Arizona, has something to offer tourists and residents alike.

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

MyBankTracker | Posted 09.09.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

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

Rent Prices Inch Up in Second Quarter Nationwide

Courtney Craig | Posted 09.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Craig

This post originally appeared on the Apartment Guide Blog on July 9, 2014. The median entry-level rent prices for the nation went up by 1.44 percen...

Study: Renting Is Hot, But Affordability Concerns Loom

Courtney Craig | Posted 08.27.2014 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Craig

According to a study released June 26 by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, more people are renting than ever before - but the issue of affordable housing is one that continues to plague the rental market as well as the housing economy at large.

Renter Hotspots: Where Are There More Renters Than Homeowners?

Courtney Craig | Posted 08.25.2014 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Craig

In the United States, it's a fact that most people own their homes. But there are few areas in which renting is king.

Get Fit In These Top Metros For Apartment Fitness Amenities

Courtney Craig | Posted 08.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Craig

So where will you find the most apartments with basketball courts, fitness centers, etc.? Here's how the Apartment Guide data shakes out.

America's New Wealthy Have so Little to Offer Society

Sean McElwee | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Today, instead, we have a wealthy class with the culture of new money and innovativeness of old money (i.e., rather little of either). This new rentier class, with little to offer society, subsists largely on legalized grift or, in economic terms, rent.

Where are Rent Prices Getting Cheaper (and Where are They Rising the Most?)

Courtney Craig | Posted 08.06.2014 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Craig

If you think the rent is too damn high, you're in luck - if you live in a city where rent prices are actually going down.

Protect Yourself From a Terrible Landlord With These 10 Renter's Rights

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.30.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

According to the city of Chicago's website, more than 60 percent of the city's residents are renters.

Millionaires Are Hogging NYC's Affordable Housing

| Posted 04.30.2014 | Business

By James Fanelli NEW YORK CITY — It’s affordable housing — for the 1 percent.A polo-playing multimillionaire who allegedly broke up Gov. Andre...

The 6 Weirdest Things You Can Rent When You Travel

Thrillist | Posted 04.24.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

Te list of "normal" things people rent when they travel has gotten considerably less normal.

What Happened to the Neighborhood Restaurant?

Toni Haber | Posted 06.23.2014 | New York
Toni Haber

What happened to the neighborhood restaurant? It seems now more than ever your favorite go-to has shuttered, leaving you on a hunt for a new regular spot yet again. With neighborhood favorites who bank on their loyal customer base closing, perhaps newcomers can figure out the right recipe to success.

Landlord From Hell Tries To Collect Rent With Chainsaw

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2014 | 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 05.13.2014 | 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 05.06.2014 | 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 04.29.2014 | 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...