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Who Is Renting and Who Is Buying in Illinois?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.28.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Buying a house is a huge lifetime commitment, and the decision is often fraught with questions upon questions and one pro/con list after another. How can you really know what the best choice is?

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...

The $21 Million Problem

Brian Chesky | Posted 06.15.2014 | New York
Brian Chesky

Unlike many companies who go to government officials to ask for tax breaks, Airbnb has done just the opposite and asked leaders in Albany to change the law to let our community pay taxes.

11 Things to Know Before Signing Your First Lease

Lauren Boston | Posted 05.19.2014 | HuffPost Home
Lauren Boston

Wait, you thought adulthood meant fewer rules to follow? Oh you sweet, naïve cherubs.

Ann Brenoff

13 Things You Didn't Know You Should Ask When Renting An Apartment

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.04.2014 | HuffPost Home

When renting your first apartment, you're more likely to think about the end game than the process. You are swept away with visions of painting the wa...

How to Rent an Apartment With Bad Credit

MyBankTracker | Posted 02.18.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

When going to look at an apartment, bring copies of pay stubs, copies of prior years' tax returns and any proof of additional income. It will not only provide proof of income, but also of being an organized person who is serious about taking care of business.

Your Landlord Probably Hates You... Here's Why

Brandon Turner | Posted 02.09.2014 | Money
Brandon Turner

I've been a landlord for seven years and have had dozens of tenants that I simply can't stand. They irritate me, cost me a lot of money, and make my life a stressful nightmare. Now, I know you think that you aren't one of "those" tenant, but how sure are you?

Like Your Neighbors? Most Americans Do Actually

Jed Kolko | Posted 12.24.2013 | HuffPost Home
Jed Kolko

Do Americans love their neighbors as themselves? Although "love" might be pushing it, most Americans are pretty happy with their neighbors. To underst...

A Big Problem For Renters

www.theatlanticcities.com | Posted 11.05.2013 | HuffPost Home

From The Atlantic Cities: About a week ago, I walked through a two-bedroom row house for rent in my neighborhood, a place where my husband and I th...

Finding a Roommate Safely

realtor.com | Posted 10.28.2013 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

Knowing more about a potential roommate, whether it is their character or their financial situation, can save you from frustration before cohabitation begins.

Is This The New Relationship Deal-Breaker?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.18.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I know young couples who ended things because one of them wanted kids and the other didn't. Homeownership is the same kind of deal breaker. It speaks to lifestyle choices, values and what things you're willing to sacrifice for.

Co-Op vs. Condo: What You Need to Know

Greg Jacobs | Posted 08.28.2013 | New York
Greg Jacobs

Our homes are divided into a series of different housing types. For those of you looking to buy, or simply for those of you looking to understand more about the housing industry in the city, here is a breakdown of the most popular forms of home ownership in New York City.

Unless Mortgage Rates Hit 10.5 Percent, Buying Still Cheaper Than Renting

Jed Kolko | Posted 08.14.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

Because mortgage rates are still near long-term lows, and because prices fell so much after the housing bubble burst and remain low relative to rents even after recent price increases, buying is still much cheaper than renting. That means that the recent jump in rates doesn't change the rent-versus-buy math much.

If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now! (PHOTOS)

Marianne Cusato | Posted 07.22.2013 | Miami
Marianne Cusato

You hunt and search and tour and tour. Then you make a move and live happily ever after... or so the story is suppose to go.

Have a Real Estate Regret? You're Not Alone: 52 Percent of Americans Agree

Jed Kolko | Posted 06.23.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

Home searches peak in March and April, and this year the search is especially frantic as inventory is near a 12-year low. But when it comes to searching for a home, as with everything else, moving too fast leads to mistakes and regrets.

LOOK: 10 Most Horrifying Things Landlords Have Done

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.14.2013 | Business

First of all, just the word is off-putting: landlord. Many of us urban-dwellers don't have any land. And the person who charges above market rate for ...

Helpful Tax Tips for Renters

Jeff Golding | Posted 05.26.2013 | Business
Jeff Golding

Most taxpayers assume that those who get the most money back are homeowners, business owners, and non-profit organizations. But lo and behold, renters are a strong competitor! Most of them just don't know it yet.

Renters Now Moving Up Their Homebuying Timetables

Chris Birk | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business
Chris Birk

Buying a home is now cheaper than renting in most of the country's housing markets. A litany of recent studies and surveys have almost belabored the point given home values and historically low interest rates.

2013 Living: Austerity With Double-Dip Frugality

Marian Salzman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Money
Marian Salzman

Americans are deleveraging to reduce their debts to manageable levels. What will they do once they get debt to relatively manageable levels, predicted for around mid-2013?

Most Expensive Cities For The Middle Class

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 10.22.2012 | Money

While Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama debate who's is going to help the middle class more, the two candidates are sidestepping one of the most ...

Buying a Home Is 45% Cheaper Than Renting

Jed Kolko | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

Buying may beat renting in every major metro by a wide margin, saving consumers thousands of dollars a year, but buying still remains out of reach for many would-be homeowners.

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.

The Unfinished Business of the Obama Administration: The Foreclosure Crisis

David Coates | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
David Coates

This Administration's failures -- in domestic policy at least -- are more the product of doing too little too late, than of doing too much too soon. Nowhere is that failure clearer than in the Administration's inept handling of the home foreclosure crisis.

10 Cities Where Rents Are Soaring

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 11.16.2012 | Money

While recent data shows that the housing market is making a gradual recovery, booming rental prices are stealing the spotlight. Rents are up 5.4 p...

Do You Find My Mortgage Sexy?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.25.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

There's a couple in my community where the 6-foot-2-inch woman, a former model, towers over her 5-foot-4-inch businessman husband. As a less-than-kind observer noted: The husband may appear much taller when he stands on his stacks of money. (I did say less-than-kind, right?)