Posts Tagged ‘rent’

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...

For many renters, location and budget are two critical factors in deciding on a home to rent. After all, we want to be close to our jobs, as well as the activities we enjoy in our down time. Yet, landlords also use apartment amenities of their property to sway potential renters. These renters may observe resort...

For many of us, when we are creating a limit to how much rent we can afford, rarely do we factor in the utilities to that amount. But utilities themselves can easily be an additional $200 or more a month, depending on what the landlord includes within the rent itself. Therefore, it is important to do your homework and...

For many renters, saving a down payment is truly one of the greatest obstacles to making the move to home ownership. As rent payments continue to go up in response to low inventories and high demand, renters find themselves unable to meet their savings goals and still accommodate a growing family or other goals. Thus,...

When it comes to Seattle, one can say this is a city of neighborhoods. Each district is distinct, providing a special flair that contributes to the beauty of this sea-faring city. Originally built to accommodate an expansive fishing trade, today Seattle is a hub of industry. From Boeing to Internet start-ups, Seattle...

While the number of foreclosures and delinquencies has been on a downward slide, particularly compared to a year ago, affordability in the housing market remains elusive. Home prices have been on the rise. In areas of high demand, these increases are quickly removing the affordability component for both renters and...

Next generation renters are a contradictory bunch. After all, some of them want the joys of ownership but not necessarily all the expenses and financial outlay that comes with it. Here are just a few of the unique facts of the next generation to join the rental community. Next generation likes renting when they are...

A credit score can be the difference between receiving credit or finding yourself unable to finance anything from a car to a home. Building credit takes time, with you paying the rent on time being consistently reported to the various credit agencies. As an individual, it is important to regularly check your credit...

For many in the housing industry, there are a myriad of discussions as to why Millennials are not making the move into home ownership. Reasons listed include the economy, student loan debt and struggling to save for a down payment. While these might have some bearing on their decision to remain renters, others have...

There may be a time when you find yourself needing to move out of your rental before the lease is up. Breaking a rental agreement can be a problem, as you’ve signed a contract to say you’ll be renting the property for a certain length of time. Legally, it isn’t easy to get out of a rental agreement. The usual ways are...

It is not an illusion that more of your paycheck is going to rent. Statistics show rents have increased approximately 15% between 2009 and 2014. Depending on where you live, the cost of renting may have amplified even more. Metropolitan areas have seen the sharpest gains. The tightening inventory and increased renter...

It’s not something any of us wants to happen, but it may happen to you. What I’m talking about is eviction. Eviction happens for a lot of reasons, and not always because you’re a bad tenant (Usually that’s what it means, however). In the U.S., 3.4 million tenants were evicted in 2014. That’s a lot of people and no...

Renting on a low income is difficult. Landlords in general need to know you can pay your rent on time all the time, your choice of rental property is lessened, and you may need support in finding a rental place. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides help and assistance for low income renters....

New York City is a place that’s been turned into a myth by the media and in entertainment Think of how many movies have shown the iconic city, how many stories take place in its streets. It’s a city that so many people come to for a life beyond their dreams, to make it big in the Big Apple. New York is a city that so...

Digital technology has changed how rental properties are advertised and searched for, but the changes haven’t stopped happening. What’s possible in the future when searching for an apartment, and where could technology take us to help me finding an apartment a better and more efficient experience is an interesting...