City living is exciting. It’s also expensive. Or is it?
Here are four quick ways you can tell if your rent is too high.
Secondary suites are seeing an enormous surge in popularity around the world – but particularly in Australia. If you are interested in an affordable means of adding value to your property, or even offsetting the cost of your mortgage repayments, building a secondary suite may be an ideal option.
Apartment hunting can be stressful for any renter, but New York City dwellers encounter a unique set of circumstances when looking for a place to live. Every seasoned New York City renter has a horror story — whether it’s the time they lost the perfect apartment or a blacklist of brokers they refuse to work with again.
The Burleys owe about $30,000 more on the downtown home’s mortgage than the home is currently worth. That made selling it a problem.
ST. LOUIS — A woman who discovered her rental home was the likely site of several slayings by a suspected serial killer is moving out early after appealing to St. Louis public housing officials when her landlord wouldn’t budge.
Providing insight into the patterns of today’s renters, realtor.com® recently named the 10 most searched cities on the realtor.com® rentals mobile application for iOS and Android since the launch of the application.
Summertime means you might be away from your apartment more than you’re living in it. Whether you’re a student headed home at the end of the semester or lucky enough to have a summer booked full of vacations, finding someone to sublet your pad while you’re away is a great way to bank some extra cash. Here are a few tips for navigating the subletting process.
One of the biggest advantages of having a roommate is the ability to split the cost of rent and utilities, which usually means you’ll be able to afford a larger apartment with better amenities than you could if you were living by yourself. However, when you live with a roommate
It’s no secret that when it comes to micro-dwelling, everyone’s looking for space-saving solutions that can really open up even the teeny-tiniest apartment. But instead of resorting to hanging stuff everywhere or purchasing double-duty furniture, MIT Media Lab’s Changing Places group is going in a drastically different direction and really taking things to the next level with their new CityHome project.
As a 10-year resident of New York City, I have had my fair share of roommates. The only way to make affordable living a possibility in this town, and many others, is to split the biggest expense, which is rent.
Finding your first apartment is an exciting milestone. You finally have a space all your own to do whatever you want — whether it’s decorating your living room in leopard print or hosting a dinner party for all your friends. But as with many firsts, your first apartment hunt can be overwhelming and stressful.
Living with other people is a very big part of the college experience. It helps you learn a lot about yourself, and better yet, what you like and dislike in other people. Whether you are coming in as a freshmen or a continuing student trying to find a new living situation, being thrown into a living environment with people you don’t know/don’t know as well as you think you do is pretty crazy.
By Susan Johnson As graduation season approaches, many new grads will be returning home to mom and dad or searching for an apartment in a new city. Rent may be one of their largest reoccurring expenses, so choosing the wrong apartment can be an expensive mistake. Here’s a look at how new and seasoned…
A year and a half ago, my (then) wife and I realized the inevitable: we needed to get a divorce. While it was mutual and we are the best of friends, I was suddenly faced with the reality of having to find a place to live suitable for myself and (more i…
The number of U.S. renters has expanded significantly nationwide since the burst of the housing bubble. Between 2009 (the start of the housing market decline) to 2013, the U.S. rental vacancy rate decreased 8.4 percent to 4.1 percent. Meanwhile, rents climbed 3.2 percent for all of 2013. Still, the demand for apartments remains strong.
If you are considering building your wealth, think about getting rental property. This might be a challenge for those who are new to the field, and here are some tips for you to make it a success. Location is a first issue to pay attention to – if the traffic in the area is heavy,…
Renter’s insurance is much the same as homeowner’s insurance. The main difference is that it covers your belongings but not the building you live in. As with all your other monthly expenses, you’re probably looking for ways to make it less expensive. Here are five tips that may help reduce the amount you pay for…
From left: Governor Andrew Cuomo and Ellen Davidson speaking before a crowd of protesters A group of landlords have brought a case to the Brooklyn courts that challenges the legitimacy of recent changes to rent regulations. Two building owners and three landlord groups filed a lawsuit with the state Supreme Court in Brooklyn that accuses…