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?

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

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

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

Investors: Check Out the Latest SFR Market Stats

Investors: Check Out the Latest SFR Market Stats According to data from the Census Bureau’s October New Residential Construction report and the National Association of Home Builders' analysis, the number of single-family rental (SFR) homes increased in Q3 2017 with 10,000 starts. The analysis finds that the SFR market share—measured on a one-year moving average—was 3.8 … Continue reading Investors: Check Out the Latest SFR Market Stats

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