For Renters and Buyers

Hurricane Irma is in full throttle, evacuations are taking place and people living in the places where Irma’s heading are hoping the damage will be minimal. Hurricane Harvey just hit Houston and caused a major damage, Irma is coming to Florida now, followed by two more hurricanes. What’s happening? Unfortunately,...

Growing Popularity of Micro Apartment — Google is spending $30 million to purchase micro apartments for its employees in Silicon Valley! Demand for rentals is increasing at a very fast pace, far outpacing the increase in supply. Because of that, every major city in the U.S. is dominated by renters; just in New York...

Imagine a world of automation, where everything can be done remotely with a click or a touch of a button. Smart home technology allows for automation, interconnection and integration of various systems such as lighting, heating, security and entertainment. Gone are the days when we saw doors automatically opening for...

You’re probably thinking, “I’m a regular guy, and I’m not very tech savvy. Do I really need to use an AI bot?” It’s hard to wrap your head around how one of these bots can benefit your life. Then, to top that off, movies are your main reference point regarding these bots. In the movies, humans are often controlled and...

While many renters have shoulder the high rents as a tradeoff for location or space, it looks as though that burden is only going to increase. Many of today’s renters have to accept high rents due to the lack of inventory to match the demand. For those who can afford to make the jump from renter to homeowner, it seems...

As a renter, there are several top amenities that you have. But at the same time, landlords know about these must haves and they are willing to increase the rent based on the fact that they have them. So how can you get the home of your dreams without breaking your rental budget? Get into the mind of the landlord of...

Did you know that you could save money on your utility bills by going green and choosing or upgrading to a smart HVAC system? It’s true: HVAC systems are cleaner and more energy efficient than ever before. Take a look at these technologies to determine which might fit your needs and your budget.   Internet-Connected...

While the recent rental trend has been consistent spikes in rent, it appears the tide might finally be turning. According to Zillow, rents grew an annual 4.5 percent in October, which was down from 5.3 percent in September. This is also a significant decrease from their reported high of 6.6 percent in July. This data...

As we head into the winter of 2015, there are some sweet spots to be aware of within the housing market. One of the most important of note for renters is that the demand for rental housing is not decreasing. In fact, Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies and Enterprise Community Partners noted renters...

For many renters, there are plenty of amenities that have become standard, such as pools, fitness centers and even walking trails. Still, there are amenities on the horizon that reflect trends within the housing market itself. Particularly the trends toward green living, affordability in terms of smaller spaces and...