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

Terry Connelly | Posted 09.03.2014 | 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 09.02.2014 | 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.

Are Inflation and Mortgage Interest Rates Killing the Party?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dean Graziosi

It's all over right? The most recent glory days of real estate investments, when we could buy foreclosed homes for pennies on the dollar are disappear...

How Mom and Pop Real Estate Investors Can Compete With the Wall Street Big Boys

Dean Graziosi | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Dean Graziosi

Unless you've just recently been rescued from decades stranded on a deserted island, you've heard of someone buying, fixing and flipping single family homes. It has long been the staple method for the everyday person to make money in real estate.

America's Housing Story: One Size Does Not Fit All

Frank Keating | Posted 08.17.2013 | Business
Frank Keating

In the past, government policies overemphasized homeownership. Instead, Americans should have a variety of affordable and attractive rental and purchase options, in line with their needs and resources.

Micro Living Sweeps The U.S.

Reuters | Posted 08.02.2013 | Business

By Elaine Porterfield SEATTLE, June 2 (Reuters) - Aaron McConnell doesn't mind sharing a kitchen with seven neighbors. He's fine in li...

DC Real Estate Market Update: Heating Up With Summer?

Melissa Terzis | Posted 07.01.2013 | DC
Melissa Terzis

Simple economics teaches us that we have a self-correcting economy but whenever we're all mired in the throes of an exciting market, we seem to develop amnesia for what could happen based on how similar markets have transpired in the past.

Is Your Housing Market Booming, Rebounding, Humming or Struggling?

Jed Kolko | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

Although most of the housing markets with big price gains exhibit unhealthy fundamentals, some markets with rising prices are healthy. Markets with flat or falling prices include both healthy and unhealthy markets.

Brooklyn Rent So High, Residents Move To Manhattan

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 01.17.2013 | Business

The days of moving to Brooklyn to escape Manhattan's ridiculously high rent are no more. Skyrocketing rental prices in Brooklyn could be leading re...

Asking Prices Rise Year Over Year in Six Out of Seven Election Swing States

Jed Kolko | Posted 12.09.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

Here's the scoop on where prices and rents are headed.

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.

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.