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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 03.07.2014 | 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.

Housing Market Turns Corner; U.S. Home Values Post First Annual Increase In Nearly Five Years

Dr. Stan Humphries | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business
Dr. Stan Humphries

Nationally, home values reached their bottom in February of 2012 and have since appreciated at very robust monthly growth rates.

Landlord Turned Three Apartments Into 44 And People Rented Them Out

Posted 06.26.2012 | Business

Sure, people put up walls in apartments to turn one-bedroom units into two-bedroom units. In Los Angeles, one landlord's taken this thrifty tactic...

Americans Opting Out Of The Dream

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business

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Wall Street Seeing Gold In Foreclosed Homes

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business

* Hedge funds, private equity firms eye single-family homes * Fannie's 2,500 pilot offering drawing out bidders * Skepti...

Alexander Eichler

Why It's A Terrible Time To Be A Low-Income Renter

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business

Everyone knows the economy has been rough on homeowners lately. But for people who rent -- especially for people who rent and don't make very much mon...

Thanks To The Government You Can Now Rent A Foreclosed Home

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The government is looking to sell off some of its stock of homes in foreclosure. The Federal Housing Finance Agency has control ov...

Loren Berlin

Selling Homeowners Short: Bank Strategy Backfires In Foreclosure Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 01.20.2012 | Business

Housing investors and advocates are embracing a new strategy to keep struggling borrowers in their homes: Purchasing houses from homeowners who can no...

Alexander Eichler

Homeless Rate Ready To Rise

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

Although the recession has officially been over for two years, the worst may be to come for many people. Job losses rose during the last few years....