Essentials to Know Before You Sublet Your Dwelling

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.

Texts Between Tenants and Landlords: New Legal Territory

Real estate and text messaging. Is there really a connection between these two seemingly unrelated things? Interestingly, the answer is yes. As texting becomes more ubiquitous it is also entering the realm of real estate law, raising questions about whether texting information between landlord and tenant is legally binding. In many cases, it is.

Watch A Tiny Apartment Grow With A Wave Of The Hand (VIDEO)

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.

Kardashians Rent in Southhampton for Summer Reality Show

The quaint village of Southampton is charging “Kourtney & Khloe Take the Hamptons” producers $500 a day to film the E! reality show there this summer, but they will not be allowed to film on the beach. But no matter the sisters are renting their own. The Kardashians have leased a waterfront mansion for the summer for $300,000, according to Page Six.

7 Key Steps to Renting Your First Apartment

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.

Tips on Living With a Lot of Roommates

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.

Renters’ Common and Costly Mistakes

  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…

Renovate for Rent

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…

Top 10 Tips Every Renter Should Know

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.

How to Know When You Need a Rental Broker

  By Jennifer Chan – Finding the right apartment takes a lot of time and effort. In competitive markets, it can be well worth the extra fee to work with a rental broker, who will help you navigate the ins and outs of the rental landscape. While it’s not necessary to work with a broker to land…

How to Buy Good Rental Property

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,…