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Giving a Holiday Gift Can Improve Your Rental Life

realtor.com | Posted 12.17.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

Your holiday gift list might not include landlords, mailmen and property maintenance staff--but adding these key players to your gift list this season could be a smart idea.

7 Ways to Keep Your Place Safe While You're Away

realtor.com | Posted 11.20.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

Whether you're lying on a beach in the Caribbean for a week, touring the country on a road trip or spending the holidays back home, the last thing you want to worry about is coming back to a ransacked apartment.

6 Flooring Options That Won't Anger Your Landlord

realtor.com | Posted 11.13.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

Floor décor may seem as permanent as a wall, but just because you don't own your home doesn't mean you have to live with bad laminate, splintering hardwood or pastel tiles circa 1984 -- or cover every inch with cheap rugs.

4 Things to Know Before Suing Your Landlord

realtor.com | Posted 10.20.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

The amount you're suing for will determine which court you'll go to, but in most cases you'll wind up in small claims court. Rules and compensation limits for small claims court vary by state, so ask your small claims clerk about local fees and rules.

'Go Local!' and You Just Might Return a Better Person

Nicholas Kontis | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
Nicholas Kontis

On your next journey, ditch the idea of staying in an all-inclusive or high rise hotel. Make a positive mark on our planet. Become a better traveler. Go and find an authentic, original experience and "go local."

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)!

The Rental Discount for Shacking Up

Jed Kolko | Posted 04.12.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jed Kolko

It's Valentine's Day. Picture a romantic restaurant. Main course is finished. Lights are low. Your sweetheart leans over the table, and with a quiet v...

3 Simple Landlording Mistakes Costing You Big Money

Brandon Turner | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Brandon Turner

No one likes to lose money. However, if you are a landlord you are probably losing real money every single month and you don't even know it. Or maybe you do know it, and are just ignoring it, hoping no one reminds you (sorry!)

Is Living in a Mixed-Use Building for You?

realtor.com | Posted 04.14.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

While plenty of people want a yard and the privacy of a single-family detached home, others prefer to ditch the car when they can and live in areas where they can walk to schools and services.

How Rising Mortgage Rates May Impact You

realtor.com | Posted 04.08.2014 | Money
realtor.com

While mortgage rates fluctuate daily and the interest rate you'll pay on a home loan depends on multiple factors, most mortgage experts anticipate an increase in average mortgage rates by the end of 2014.

How to Handle a Dispute With Your Landlord

realtor.com | Posted 04.06.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

The more detail you can muster, the more tools you give the landlord to fix the problem. Records also show that you mean business, and it starts a paper trail in case you need to take additional measures.

Trulia: 2014 Will Be The Year Of Repeat Home Buyer

Jed Kolko | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The housing market continued its uneven recovery in 2013 and will enter 2014 closer to normal than it was a year earlier. Consumer optimism is climbin...

The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer: A Room

Amanda Andere | Posted 01.25.2014 | DC
Amanda Andere

With the holidays around the corner, I start getting questions from many volunteers about how they can help those in our community who are struggling....

Why We Have An Inventory Shortage, NOT A Housing Shortage

Jed Kolko | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

The 2013 Q3 Census Homeownership and Vacancy survey shows that the vacancy rate is still above its pre-bubble level and remains unchanged from one yea...

Why Own a Car?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Sidonie Sawyer

We depend on insurance companies to likely rip us off as insured members. We depend on foreign oil from far away lands (some unfriendly) to feed the metal beasts we drive. Is that still a pleasure you think? But what if we only need a car every other day, or only on weekends, or only twice a month?

5 Tips on How to Avoid Rental Application Rejection

realtor.com | Posted 11.27.2013 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

If you have dealt with rental rejection, consider the following tips before submitting your next apartment application.

Real People, Real Design

Irene Edwards | Posted 09.17.2013 | HuffPost Home
Irene Edwards

Please meet Angie Hranowsky. Recently, editor Sarah Storms got an inside look at the interior designer's Charleston Single House in South Carolina -- a family-friendly abode infused with vintage finds and vibrant hues. The best part of the transformation: the house is a rental!

Rental Contracts 101: What to Ask Before You Sign

realtor.com | Posted 09.11.2013 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

t's terrible to settle in to a new rental home or apartment only to discover something amiss. Once you sign a lease or contract, you are legally bound to what is written in the rental agreement.

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.

Las Vegas and Seattle Named 2012's Top Turnaround Housing Markets

Jed Kolko | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

Nationally, rents rose 5.2 percent year-over-year, still slightly ahead of the national price gain of 5.1 percent. In Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, rents are rising much faster than home prices.

Third Quarter NYC Residential Sales Report Released

Toni Haber | Posted 12.16.2012 | New York
Toni Haber

While no one can predict the future, all signs would seem to indicate that we are at the start of a very exciting time in real estate. A one percent increase in prices may not get the average home owner so excited, but it's evidence of an upward trend.

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.

PHOTOS: Loft Rentals For The Creative Jet Set

Departures Magazine | Posted 11.25.2012 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Lofts had their beginnings in mid-19th century Paris, where artists worked in large-windowed, sun-drenched studios.

Step Aside, Florida: Biggest Price Gains Now in the West

Jed Kolko | Posted 10.08.2012 | Money
Jed Kolko

Because asking prices lead sales prices by approximately two or more months, the Monitors reveal trends before other price indexes do. With that, here's the scoop on where prices and rents are headed.

Rent vs. Buy: What the Standard Indices Aren't Telling You

Dr. Stan Humphries | Posted 10.02.2012 | Money
Dr. Stan Humphries

Rent or buy? It's a popular topic, and plenty of experts are quick to trot out a simple rent vs. buy index and tell you that if you live in, say, San Francisco, you should be renting, while if you live in Detroit, buying makes more sense.