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Home Improvement Patterns in San Francisco Suggest a Growing Divide in Living Standards Between Owners and Renters

Jiyan Wei | Posted 11.16.2014 | San Francisco
Jiyan Wei

We recently released a report that investigates the relationship between remodeling activity and the movement of home prices and rents in San Francisco.

10 Surprises When Inheriting Real Estate

Andrew Lieb | Posted 11.03.2014 | New York
Andrew Lieb

Following the death of a loved one, you may become the recipient of an unexpected parcel of real estate. Yet, with every windfall comes great obligations, so be prepared for the surprises you may encounter when inheriting property.

A Look at the New York City Rental Market

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 10.29.2014 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Despite being contained in a single city, life in Tribeca on the island of Manhattan is undoubtedly drastically different than life in Astoria, which is located in Queens.

The 30 Cities With the Highest Median Rent Are...

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 10.27.2014 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Renters across the nation have it rough. With cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago experiencing the highest median rent prices in almost 3 years, it can be a huge financial burden to rent in major cities across the nation. However, it's not just major cities that have high prices.

Hot New Real Estate Trend

Mary Buffett | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Mary Buffett

In good times and bad, home ownership remained a safe bet even when the contours of life changed. Then everything went to hell.

Miami Should Exempt Parking Requirements for Small Buildings

Marianne Cusato | Posted 10.22.2014 | Miami
Marianne Cusato

Miami has a big decision to make about parking. What we decide will determine who we want to be when we grow up. Which sounds better to you -- a walkable city like Boston, Portland or San Francisco or an auto-dependent one like Atlanta, Phoenix or Las Vegas? It's your choice.

5 Things Your Landlord Wants You To Know

Michael Corbett | Posted 12.15.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

Understanding the lease allows you to to avoid costly extra charges and keep you protected from giving the landlord reason to financially penalize you or worse ... evict you. Take the 15 minutes to read your lease -- it is a win/win for everyone.

Top Reasons Millenials Shouldn't Buy A Home...Yet

Michael Corbett | Posted 12.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

Home buying is not for everyone. For all the positive aspects to home ownership, there are some very compelling reasons not to buy a home right now. So, if you're ready to jump headfirst into the 'American Dream,' read this first.

Quick Quiz: Find Out If Your Rent Is Too High

realtor.com | Posted 12.03.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

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?

Are We Building Too Many Single-Family Homes?

Jed Kolko | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The vacancy rate for single-family homes increased in 2013 and remains well above bubble and pre-bubble levels.

Mobility Math: More Folks Renting = Fewer Mortgages = Lower Deficit and Lower Unemployment

Terry Connelly | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Indeed, it has long been U.S. government policy to encourage home buying among young adults, especially by providing favorable tax subsidies for homebuyers in the form of the famous mortgage interest deduction.

10 Things to Do Before Signing a Lease

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 11.02.2014 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Having a place to call home can be one of life's greatest comforts and pleasures, but finding that perfect pad isn't always easy! Getting approved to rent an apartment and filling out the paperwork can be stressful.

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.

Tips for Avoiding a Rental Scam

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Money
Elizabeth Pullman

With peak rental season right around the corner, we want to make sure that you have the most stress free, streamlined and transparent rental process. It's important to begin your apartment hunt armed with all of the tools and insight you need to win the apartment of your dreams.

Class of 2014: Tips for Renting Your First Post-Grad Apartment

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Pullman

You've got your diploma and a killer new job, now all you need to do is find a place to live! Relocating and landing your first apartment can be stressful, but we're here to help.

Could a Bad Credit Score Make You Homeless?

Adam Levin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

A landlord in San Francisco recently wrote letters to tenants that said if their FICO credit score was below 725 or they made less than $100,000 a year, they would have to move out. While this is an extreme case, it just goes to show that good credit is increasingly linked to your ability to secure housing.

Top 6 Apps for Every Renter on the Move

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 07.06.2014 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

April showers brings May... moving trucks? If you're thinking about relocating, you picked the right time! These apps will help make your transition a breeze (and they might even add some fun along the way)!

Rent Vs. Own: Manhattan's Continuously High Rent Encourages the Move to Ownership

Toni Haber | Posted 07.01.2014 | New York
Toni Haber

It is no secret that New York City apartment rental rates have skyrocketed. These days, those NYC residents unwilling to fathom the high rent any long...

Report: Rent Prices Shut Out Minimum-Wage Workers In Every State

Posted 03.27.2014 | HuffPost Home

Think the rent is too damn high? Well, it actually is. No matter where you live in the country, a new report says that no full-time worker making mini...

What The Home-Price Slowdown Really Looks Like

Jed Kolko | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The current slowdown of home prices has been sharpest in markets that crashed during the bust and bounced back last year. And although asking-price ga...

How to Get Out of a Bad Lease

Jack Garson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Leases and labor are two of the biggest costs for many businesses. In these cost-conscious times, companies have already made painful cuts in staff, but often view their leases as inescapable handcuffs. Wrong.

The Shocking Reality of Rental Housing

Larry Oaks | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Larry Oaks

Here is the part that stopped me in my tracks: In all but three states more than 40 percent of renters are considered "rent-burdened."

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.

7 Housing Trends for 2013

realtor.com | Posted 02.17.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

As 2013 comes to a close and real estate experts predict where the housing market is headed in 2014, a look back reveals several trends.

Are We Seeing a Perfect Storm Building for Small Real Estate Investors?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Dean Graziosi

In moving around the Web and reading my news feeds, there is mounting evidence that a perfect storm may be building for individuals and small partnership firms investing in rental property.