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.
It came as a shock to everyone (well, the friends I texted, so three people) when I assembled a kitchen table and four accompanying chairs this past fall. I am not one for DIY, but after four hours of swupper lip (sweaty upper lip) and a playlist title…
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.
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.
Imagine sipping on a cosmopolitan while relaxing on a balcony overlooking the ocean. This summer you can make those “Sex and the City” fantasies come true:
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.
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.
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.
Whether you’ve been doubled-up and are now looking to strike out on your own or you’re thinking about finally moving out of your parents’ house, here are a few things you need to know about today’s home rental market.
As a renter, it’s easy to feel pressure to buy. Owning a home means you can start building equity and cash in on tax breaks. But in some parts of the country, it can take quite a while to break even on a home purchase,
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.
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…
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,…