Attention: Fed’s 1st Rate Cut in 10 Years!

Fed's first rate cut in more than 10 years: What it could mean for your finances What does this mean for you? Check out the article here

Buyers – What are you paying in maintenance costs?

Apartment Owners: Let’s Do the Math With Maintenance Costs How much does it cost each year to maintain your apartment? For apartment owners, that answer contains two elements: what you pay to buy the place and what you pay each month to carry it. These two factors, in theory, exist on a sliding scale to … Continue reading Buyers – What are you paying in maintenance costs?

Rent or Buy: Either Way You’re Paying A Mortgage!

Rent or Buy: Either Way You’re Paying A Mortgage! There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize, however, that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. As Entrepreneur … Continue reading Rent or Buy: Either Way You’re Paying A Mortgage!

Think Your Landlord Is Trying to Get You to Move Out? Do This

~ just in case you might need some tips ~ Think Your Landlord Is Trying to Get You to Move Out? Do This (Image credit: peterspiro/Getty Images) Finding an apartment you absolutely adore and want to stay in is a rare and special thing in the rental market today. But, unfortunately, a renter's desire to … Continue reading Think Your Landlord Is Trying to Get You to Move Out? Do This

Bad Landlord?

~ read below if you need to break your lease. also if you need any help give me a call or check out the tenants rights handbook ~ So Your Landlord’s Bad. Does This Mean You Can Break Your Lease? (Image credit: Bernadette Gatsby/Unsplash) Let's say you are in the middle of your lease and … Continue reading Bad Landlord?

Why so many families are renting, not buying, homes

~ Do you find yourself in this situation as well? Can I help, give me a call ~ Why so many families are renting, not buying, homes  As home prices soar in a booming economy, one impact is becoming dramatic. Families are being squeezed into rental properties, according to "The Dream on Hold," a study … Continue reading Why so many families are renting, not buying, homes

Hourly Wage Needed to Rent in Each State

~ some people might be surprised by where their state ranks, but what surprises me is the on average needed of $21.21/hr nationwide. Again many times you are able to buy rather than just be left renting ~ The hourly wage needed to rent a two-bedroom home in every state A new report shows the … Continue reading Hourly Wage Needed to Rent in Each State

Renting the Dream: The Rise of Single-Family Rentals

~ have you read this? possibly not as this was published by The Terner Center for Housing Innovation UC Berkeley, but it is interesting ~ Renting the Dream: The Rise of Single-Family Rentals Tenants living in single-family homes in the United States represent the fastest growing segment in the housing market today, but neither academic … Continue reading Renting the Dream: The Rise of Single-Family Rentals

The 10 Most Unaffordable Places to Rent an Apartment in Retirement

~if you are getting ready to retire, look out for these places.~ The 10 Most Unaffordable Places to Rent an Apartment in Retirement Costly coastal cities Some retirees are becoming renters to save money, get help with household maintenance or transition into a new location in retirement. In many parts of the country renting is … Continue reading The 10 Most Unaffordable Places to Rent an Apartment in Retirement

Dos and Don’ts of Screening Tenants Legally

~ in case you are looking to lease out any of your homes, take a look at these ~ Dos and Don’ts of Screening Tenants Legally Property managers can use these eight recommendations to keep discrimination lawsuits at bay In October, a Massachusetts landlord who refused to rent to pregnant women or families with minor … Continue reading Dos and Don’ts of Screening Tenants Legally