The Salary You Need to Live Alone in Every Major U.S. City

The Salary You Need to Live Alone in Every Major U.S. City   (Image credit: Andy Dean/Shutterstock) Living in an exciting urban environment is a priority for a lot of people, but the prospect of swinging rent in a major city without the help of a roommate can be daunting. If you're wondering what it … Continue reading The Salary You Need to Live Alone in Every Major U.S. City

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

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

Make Your Rental Irresistible to Families

8 Features That Make Your Rental Irresistible to Families by Brian Davis | BiggerPockets.com By Brian Davis updated January 2, 2018 Landlording and Rental Properties Kids are high-impact on rental properties. So why the heck would any landlord go out of their way to attract families? First, because families tend toward longer tenancies. Young adults … Continue reading Make Your Rental Irresistible to Families

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

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

The 2017 Cost of Renting vs. Owning a Home in Every State

The 2017 Cost of Renting vs. Owning a Home in Every State Traditionally, owning a home is touted as a smarter financial move than renting one. But with demand increasing and the supply of houses for sale falling, home prices have been rising nationally, according to real estate marketplace Zillow. So, you might be wondering: … Continue reading The 2017 Cost of Renting vs. Owning a Home in Every State

10 Invaluable Lessons I Learned From My Very First Tenant Eviction

~ I have added CA Tenant/Landlord Handbook for your convenience also, but otherwise this is pretty accurate break down. Also one thing I have learned is that you need to jump on the eviction process as soon as you can ~ 10 Invaluable Lessons I Learned From My Very First Tenant Eviction by Nick Baldo … Continue reading 10 Invaluable Lessons I Learned From My Very First Tenant Eviction

With Tight Inventory, Rents are on the Rise

With Tight Inventory, Rents are on the Rise Rents have been rising month after month, and if housing inventory continues to be as strapped as it is, that’s likely not changing anytime soon. According to the June 2017 National Rent Report released by Apartment List on Friday, national rents grew 0.5 percent last month, marking … Continue reading With Tight Inventory, Rents are on the Rise

The Pros and Cons of Accepting Section 8 Housing

https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/wp-content/themes/smart-mag/js/html5.js The Pros and Cons of Accepting Section 8 Housing by Brandon Turner | BiggerPockets.com Section 8 is a rental subsidy program funded by The Department of Urban Housing and Development (HUD) and run by local public housing agencies. In other words, Section 8 will help pay all or some of a tenant’s rent. Section … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Accepting Section 8 Housing